Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tax Return Time

I filed my first business sales tax return today! Since my sales is $0.00 for this quarter, it was easy.

It is a bit of a reality check. It's been 3 months since I started this line, and I don't even have my business plan done.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Magazines from ..... Italy!

So thanks to my friend KO, I've been flipping through the latest batch of magazines from around the world .... well, Italy this time. Love the Vogue.

Here is an inside spread ... what's with the floral print dress ...

.... maybe an inspiration from my flower garden is in order ....

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mags from Japan

The second batch of fashion magazines came from my old high school friend SH who was actually visiting from Japan. He didn't know what to get me at first, so figuring he was a guy and would need help in deciding what fashion mags to get, I gave him a whole list.

He did a really good job in picking up Vivi 'cause it's a very local magazine. I love the different layouts and colors. I especially appreciate all the Asian models 'cause I can better relate to their look. After going through the magazines, it did make want me to perm my hair. All the girls had these gorgeous long wavy hair.

Fashion wise, it was more street fashion, which Japan is so famous for. The other magazine I asked for was Fruits which concentrates purely on street fashion.

Fashion Mags from Around the World

Recently a lot of my friends have been traveling overseas on vacations. And I totally took advantage of this opportunity to ask them to bring back some fashion mags.

The pink one is from Japan, which I'll talk about later.

The first batch was from my friend, Aphrodite who want to Spain. Not only did she bring back Vogue Spain, she also found all these industry mags such as Hola and Moda that are just super expensive here.

They are just wonderful. So inspirational. I love them so much, that I may just spend my money at the incredibly over priced fashion book stores here for future copies ..... unless someone else is going to Spain ....

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

MODA Manhattan

I attended my first apparel trade show on Monday, many thanks to a friend, who is in the industry. She has been so incredibly helpful.

The show is Moda Manhattan. It's a juried trade show with companies in the apparel, accessory, and footwear industry.

My main purpose was just to check out the show and check out the types of people that showed there. There was one whole section on evening wear, which is where I would like to be grouped if I ever showed there.

I thought I would be intimidated by the whole experience, but I wasn't. Once I have a few accounts, I'll definitely be looking to show in some sort of a trade show.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Where Have I Been?

I know I've been MIA for the past few weeks ... my DH and I along with friends, decided to take a last minute vacation to the beautiful blue waters of South Caribbean.

That's my DH's swim trunks in the lower right hand corner.

Our cruise ship, Royal Caribbean, Adventure of the Seas. Highly Recommended.

This Green Monkey may look cute, but I think it was pissed at all the tourists snapping pictures of it. Or, it could be that the only thing he had to eat was that rock in its hands.

Now that I am back, it's back to business.