What a great event this was! It was produced by A Berry Special Event who did an outstanding job in organizing everything, detail to detail and keeping us all in the loop until the day of! I definitely enjoyed attending for the first time ever this Hair/Fashion Battle which is held annually here in Sacramento. There are definitely a lot of talented Artists, Designers, Models, Dancers, Entrepeneurs and just people on the "move" and I was lucky to network with a bunch of them. Will do it again next year!! :-) Enjoy the pics!!
Be sure to check out our "Sidewalk Sunday" sale hosted by 2 of our Local Designers:
Jenn's Jewerly & More
Jenn's Crochet Corner
Ever notice after awhile that all the trendy stuff starts to look alike? If you want to make an outfit a little different and unique try adding vintage or consigned pieces here and there to add just a dash of uniqueness to it.
You can start with vintage accessories like the Vintage Stone long necklace shown on the left. Here it is mixed with the Modern Kimono Tunic and then paired with a Vintage 1950's 501 Faded Jean.
If you're willing to go all out Vintage and have fun with fashion you can try the Vintage Fuschia High-Waisted Pleated Bermuda Shorts shown below, paired with a Vintage Silk Leopard Blouse and Vintage Woven Belt (what I like about the woven belts is that one size fits all). Then add some modern Wedge Booties to add some modern in the mix and there you have a unique look.
Most of my Consignors who do very well are the ones who provide either brand new clothing, never worn clothing, some with tags, and some w/o tags but in excellent condition. If you're consigning more on the "pre-loved" side but still great & worth a second life or vintage type of clothing, here's a great tip for you.
Get all the pertinent information on the item that you can. The ones who provide the most history on the items they consign do very well too. Customers like to know what's unique about the item, where it comes from and find that connection with it. In getting the full customer experience connection, I definitely love to give them as much information as possible.
For example, Is it handmade? Where did it come from? What precious stones or material is it made up of that makes it stand out from the rest? If it's Vintage, what year is it? Give me the full story. Stories are fascinating and when browsing, especially through a consignment or vintage boutique, they like to know a little bit of history. Customers are more picky these days and they want value in knowing they have purchased a unique find.
Another tip is being realistic with what you think an item is worth. Remember, we are a small boutique, in a small town of tourists and some locals that can easily buy brand new items from Macy's or Nordstrom. As a boutique we want to offer them something unique & different. People will pay for quality and/or uniqueness first and then realistic prices for average items second.
So be sure to get all the facts on your item before you consign. Ask yourself the questions above and give your item a full story. Be sure you are being reasonable about what you think it's worth, do some comparisons. And as usual, examine your items carefully. I'm sure you want to clear out your closet but keep in mind no one is going to buy something you would normally throw away. Make sure it has value. And most important, make sure your items are either washed or dry-cleaned with no stains, no loose threads, no holes, no loose hems & no loose beads before consigning.
Remember, if you want your money's worth, make sure it's worth it and ask yourself, if you were a customer, would you buy this?
U.BE.U. FASHION's 1st participating fashion show & vendor booth!! ~ August 25 in San Jose (Milpitas), CA ~
This will be our 2nd ever Vendor Booth and I couldn't ask for a more exciting event!!
Proceeds will help the Roberts Family Development Center provide the scholarships for deserving children to experience the fun recreational activities and hands-on education at Camp Grizzly & the center. A Berry Special Event will also have children from the center walk the runway and have a day of pampering. Check them out in our gallery from the last show. They were superstars.
The RFDC provides services in the North Sacramento Community to families with children facing challenges in school and to families who express a desire to improve their existing circumstances. www.robertsfdc.com
“It is our goal to produce a unique and exciting event in Sacramento that will merge a diverse audience and add to the participation of all attendees, sponsors, and contestants to support a great cause that is what make the Hair and Fashion Battle stand apart”.
Marlett Berry, Founder of A Berry Special Event
Producer Of Hair & Fashion Battle
This is an event in Sac you don't want to miss!!