I went over to the Javits Center the other day to wander around Fashion Coterie. Since Le Loup-Garou is such a young'n, it was my first time attending this sort of trade show. Here's how they describe it on their Twitter:
1,300+ high end collections presenting their lines to an international who's who of retailers, including US/International majors, boutique/specialty stores.
Here's how I describe it: a context in which I am a short, chubby, nerdy chick (these are the "who's who" of fashunz, you remember)...and I have a rad time at it.
In the span of about three hours, I saw just about every single booth. It became dizzying. Totally overwhelming, especially for someone who had never been before. Also, as a buyer for a very small niche online retailer which focuses on emerging designers, a lot of it could probably be considered superfluous stimuli. But still so totally worth it.
Here's the entrance (courtesy of OriginalCin02):
Of labels sold through Le Loup-Garou, Dear Creatures and Something Else were represented at Coterie, and it was lovely to see their new lines in person. Dear Creatures in particular has some sort of mystical stronghold on me.
But. The best thing by far to come out of attending Coterie was discovery of the new labels that you will hopefully see sometime soon in the shop.
They're a secret....
so stay tuned, friends.
Written by Laura Williamson on September 19, 2011
Hi, besties! Hope you are awesome!
I wanted to share with you my favorite solution to a short dress on a windy day.
I bring you.....me in Neneee's Peek-A-Boo Bloomers!
That is all.
Written by Laura Williamson on September 06, 2011
Hello friends! Major news!
Daily Candy started an annual contest last year called Start Small Go Big, which is an opportunity for small, unknown businesses to be discovered. Last year, Le Loup-Garou wasn’t ready in time to enter, but this year ...
My little Le Loup-Garou was picked from over 5,000 entries to be one of three finalists in the category of Fashion! So huge, you guys!
But I need your help!!
The winner is chosen by vote, so I need to rally the troops. Voting begins Monday August 22nd and runs until September 15th! You can vote once per day per email address (if you are so inclined).
Here is the link: http://www.dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig/the-vote.html
All you have to do is click the check mark for Le Loup-Garou in the Fashion category, scroll to the bottom, enter your email address, and lock it in! Every day!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Written by Laura Williamson on August 25, 2011