Markets & Hair Accessories…

FIG March 13

{March FIG Market~Dallas}

Oh markets, we share a love/hate relationship.  The stress, the work involved, not to mention the occasional catastrophe (this particular catastrophe was of the shipping variety) but the advantages make it all worthwhile.

I relish seeing old friends, love the opportunity to make new ones and adore the lines I work with.

Not to mention shopping for personals…

Colette Malouf

{Colette Malouf Fall 2013}

I love accessories (obv, I’m a jewelry designer) and have always had an obsession with the gorgeous hair accessory line Colette Malouf, whose booth was next to mine.  Fate?  Yes, I believe so.

So on Saturdays, as the show starts to slow down and buyers head back home I get in a little sample shopping.  I fell in one with this intricate, very french inspired, tulle and leather flower headband.

Do I need it?  No, but when has that ever influenced anything I have ever done.

Never.

Fashion…Coterie & Fall 2013

HD Office

{Hunter Dixon offices}

I was only in New York for two days but it felt like a week.

It’s amazing how you you can pack so much into such a short period.

HD inspiration

{mood & inspiration board}

I went in the city for market and saw all the new collections for Fall 2013, sat in on a photo shoot and and helped prepare and price all the samples for the show.

HD Booth

The production manager of the line I work with brought cupcakes to the show from a place called Burgers & Cupcakes in Hell’s Kitchen.  It’s funny watching models walk around all day while I eat a strawberry flavored cupcake.

cupcakes & burgers

But, my god, they’re delicious.