Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jodi Arnold's article on Van Jean

Check out Jodi Arnold's new website and read this article she wrote about her trip to Van Jean, where I met her! The pictures are of Vicky Barranguet and the bags she painted for the Van Jean event. I have one! Next week I will start blogging more about NYC. I just have to get unpacked first!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Busy in New York

This is what I wore to my first day of work with my new black sweater my mom and I got at H&M this weekend! I promise I will update about New York, but I am so busy. I haven't unpacked anything, so I can't find my cord to my camera right now. I am currently waiting for UPS to deliver my bed. That's why I have time to write this post.
Check out Chat Tea Kathy's blog. She nominated me for a blog award! Thanks girl!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I am blogging again, because I have nothing to do. I finished packing a few days ago. Emily gave me today off to get the last minute things done before leaving. I am done sewing, so I seriously have nothing to do. These are the skirts I forgot to take pictures of last night. They are all corduroy, except for the black and brown stripe one.

Also, check out shop tart's blog post about last night's party/trunk show!!

Flowers my cousins sent me for good luck before the trunk show yesterday! So beautiful and such a great surprise!


fuchsia corduroy skirt

black and brown stripes

mint green corduroy skirt

purple corduroy skirt

black corduroy skirt

Trunk show Pictures

The trunk show was a lot of fun. It was sad that it was my last day of work, but we all went out afterwards! I forgot to take pictures of the corduroy skirts. I will take one today when I go up to M to say goodbye. You can kind of see them in the pictures.

M girls + LL

My cousins Stephen and Kristi came!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trunk show TODAY!

It is finally here! Trunk show starts this afternoon. Here are the dresses. If you want to order one call M Boutique and Emily will ship it to you! If you are in the area come by M from 3-8. We will have cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and don't forget all M clothes are 15% off today!

Mustard velvet pocket dress, with wide elastic waist. Sizes: 2,4,6

Black stone dress with elastic belt, size 4

One shoulder sequin square cut out with scallop hem, sizes 2,4,6

Vintage print long sleeve dress, sizes 2,4,6

Teal satin, silver sequin bow dress, sizes 2,4,6

One shoulder scallop with blue metallic, sizes 4 & 6

Tie neck dress sizes 2,4,6

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ellen&ollie Trunk Show

Trunk Show is almost here! I have finally finished all of the dresses. I will put up pictures tomorrow morning. M is offering 15% off all M merchandise during the trunk show. I can’t wait!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Brian and Amy's Wedding

Brian and Amy’s wedding was beautiful. Despite the chiller than expected weather it was perfect. It was held outside at Rose Hill Estate in Aiken, which was such a gorgeous place. I wish I would have gotten more pictures, but I was just too cold.

Amy and me at the rehearsal dinner. I made 2 dresses to choose from for the rehearsal dinner. There will be one that resembles this one at the trunk show!

Will and I before the wedding. My brother loves to wear his ellen&ollie ties!

My family

A few of my cousins. Elizabeth, the girl in the middle, has on a dress from M!

I got so many compliments on the shawl I wore. It was my grandmother’s.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Brian's getting married!!

My cousin Brian is getting married this weekend. I can’t decide which dress to wear to the rehearsal dinner and which one to wear to the wedding. I want to wear a Mint dress to one and an ellen&ollie to the other. The dress I am wearing in the pictures is the Mint dress I am going to wear. It’s my favorite Mint dress. I want my grandmother and aunts to see it. The two girls on the right in the middle picture were my first ellen&ollie customers!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dresses for fabricworm

I made these dresses for the girl I order the majority of my fabric from. I have been ordering fabric from fabricworm since before I was making dresses. The fabric I used for my very first dress came for fabricworm. I was honored when she asked me to make dresses for her to wear to the Quilt Market. I was so excited to work with the Japanese fabrics she picked out! I had enough of the strawberry fabric left over to make her a skirt!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Moving to NYC!!!

I do not know where to begin with this blog post. When I met Jodi Arnold last week she offered to help me out in any way she could. I was very surprised with how nice she was. I never imagined someone in her position wanting to help someone like me. She is so busy, how could she even think about helping me? I met with her again Thursday and she said I could come up for a week and stay with her!! I couldn’t believe she was going to let me stay with her. She said I could go to work with her everyday and see everything that goes on. I was freaking out so excited all weekend. I emailed her Monday to see when I could come, because I was so anxious to go and see everything. I was planning to go for a week after my trunk show on the 21st. THEN she emailed me Tuesday and asked me to be a design intern!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe this is happening!! I’m leaving right after the trunk show!

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Chorus Line

My dad loves musicals, so this weekend we all went to Charlotte to see A Chorus Line. My mom, Laura Lee and I all wore ellen&ollie. We had great seats and the cast was amazing. I can’t wait for South Pacific!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Meeting Jodi Arnold!!

Last night was so fun. Jodi Arnold was really really nice! I can’t believe how down to earth she is. She was so easy to talk to. I wasn’t even nervous talking to her. I am glad Emily was there though! These are a few pictures of Emily and I with Jodi Arnold!