Holy WOW you guys. Where do I even begin? I think I should start by just saying thank you to every single person who stopped by our Artist Alley table, my sewing panel, the fashion show, or just saying hello! The fashion show this year was a whole nother level than the previous years…. we had more than 30 looks from 9 different designers, and the room was PACKED. We’re going to reach out to Fanime for next year and see if we cannot have a longer time slot and possibly make it more of an event rather than a panel, but that’s for next year. The professional shots will be up in a few weeks in a separate update so please keep checking back for those. I know we ran out of programs at the show so I have a .PDF here for you so you can check out all of the fabulous designers and follow all of our amazing models on instagram and sneak a peek at their looks from their personal shots from the big day: Fanime fashion show program
As for my sewing panel. I know there was a small snafu with the website I made for you to check out. It turns out I forgot to hit “publish” and had only a saved draft, but that has been fixed and it is available live at: https://theblackribbon.com/sewingpanel If you have follow up questions feel free to use the contact us page to shoot me an email. It was a pleasure to spend some time talking about something I love doing.
Finally, we sold SO much stuff I had to unlist it from our webshop because we have no more back stock. WOW. There will be a massive restock in a few weeks once we get the new Classic Pinafore pre-order finalized and can focus on new styles. We appreciate your business and hope you enjoyed getting to see our stock live and in person.
Cannot wait to have the professional shots from the fashion show to share with you! Check back soon!
Hello everyone! First off I’d like to say thank you to EVERYONE who stopped by our event in New Orleans. We made a lot of new friends and had a wonderful time. The result from the weekend event is that Kawaii Nola will now be carrying a curated selection of our goods as our very first brick and mortar stockist! We are so excited for this major step forward for our brand. Below are some images from our trip, we hope if you are ever in New Orleans, you’ll stop by Kawaii Nola and say hello for us.
Hello everyone! We have several new items in stock and are taking our show on the road to Kawaii Nola for a very kawaii weekend with Puvithel and Precious Bbyz! We cannot wait to see everyone who’s planning on stopping by! So excited to meet everyone and show off our new wares. Once we get back from the trip we’ll update the website with our new items and an event report. See you soon Big Easy!
For the first time ever we’re carrying socks from the wonderful Santa Cruz based SockSmith. They’re a great company and we love to support other small businesses. We’re carrying carefully selected styles that best suit our clientele. Our retail prices will be the same as theirs and we’ve made it so it’s free additional shipping when you add any accessory to your order! Here are the first few styles we’ve added and look forward to having many new fun styles available as time goes on. Check out the socks in our Accessories section of our webshop!
Hello everyone! We have been busy these last few weeks, making some incredibly cute old-school lolita style aprons and pinafores. The only reason we’ve neglected to update the website about them is that we cannot seem to keep them in stock! No sooner are they listed than they fly off the rack. An excellent problem to have. We’ve resolved this issue on one of our styles by listing it as a pre-order so that we can produce many of them en masse and get them out to their buyers rather than making one at a time, which is slow and inefficient… So if you’d like to pre-order our Mermiad Pinafore, please check out this listing: http://theblackribbon.storenvy.com/collections/1038855-outerwear/products/23117859-mermaid-pinafore-preorder
Here is a gallery of all the pinafores we’ve had come and go these last few weeks:
Last month there were absolutely devastating wildfires just north of our San Francisco studio in Sonoma and Napa counties. We could smell the smoke and see the haze for almost a solid week from our windows. We would like to try to give a little back to our local community by offering this collection of wine inspired prints with 25% of all proceeds going to 2 local charities: Napa County Community Foundation and Sonoma County Resilience Fund. We hope you like these lovely pieces and know that they were made with our hearts and minds on those who are still recovering from the blaze near by.
We’re starting to release our winter collection for this year. Our first set is “Snow Day” with a coduroy and cotton skirt with matching pre-shrunk cotton blouse, both are trimmed in flocked snowflake organza. Available now in the webshop!