So I want to share with you some details about my new clothing line, LouBeeClothing!
First and foremost - this is the scariest, most exciting thing I've ever done. I go from weepy with pride, to trembling in fear at the drop of a hat.
But I can say now with certainty that I ABSOLUTELY believe in myself and in these clothes. It's been a long road getting to this point - ask my family about all the late night phone calls and tearful meltdowns. Hot mess. :)
SO, about the clothes!
My plan as of now is to have at least 2 pieces per season. Awkward that I'm starting this thing mid-summer - but hey - you have to start somewhere right?!
The tank top above is what started it all. It's ma'baby. It's got an exaggerated racer-back and a subtle hi-lo hem, and the best part - fabrics that you will not find in your average children's wear. Listen, I love fluff and ruffles and sequins as much as the next girl - but this is not where you're going to find them.
My aesthetic is simplicity. Intentionally un-frilly. Classic style and easy comfort. I firmly believe that kids are at their cutest when they aren't covered in bells and whistles and GLLITTAAARRRR!!!
I am a textbook Taurus and I tend heavily towards all things Earthy-natural in life. How does that translate into LouBeeClothing? Through soft materials, nature-inspired & feminine prints, organic lines & shapes. Nothing hard, nothing cold, and no glitter. That 'bout sums it up.
This is what I said to one of my fabric wholesalers when I was trying to explain what I was looking for: "I'm looking for fabric that mature, grown women would wear; to use in my designs which resemble things that 20-somethings would wear - but it's for toddler clothes." Ha!
So there's a little peak into what's going on with me... If this shop isn't open by this Friday, please come to my house and tell me to click "Sell" - because chances are I'll be sitting in front of my laptop trembling in terror.
I also wanted to let you know that I started a small funding campaign on indiegogo to help raise money for start-up costs. The money from this campaign will go directly to shipping supplies, marketing, and materials for upcoming designs. If you want to contribute - AWESOME. And if you want to be SUPER AWESOME, after you've contributed g'head and share the campaign link on your blog or Facebook, and let me know that you did (there's a coupon in it for you ;). I will be forever grateful, seriously.
You can also find the indiegogo campaign linkage over on my sidebar.