Tag Archives: Isabella Louis

Ode to Etsy

15 Aug

Put this hot mama up in the etsy shop.  She’s my fav but I’m making another so there she blows!!!

 

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Some BTS Shots From first IL Fall 2011 Show

10 Aug

Found these hiding on my camera.  They’re from a LATE night fitting for the Emmanuel College show we did back in….hm…April?  Don’t mind the tired faces or the scarves under our hoods. They were tired and most had just gone though the excruciating process of getting a fresh weave.

And if you’re wondering, the hoods will be going on sale later this month. Hopefully…if I get them photographed in time seeing how I just gave all of my samples to my mother.  The other pieces and lookbooks will be out in September.

On Etsy

10 Aug

So, I’ve finally created an Etsy shop after having the account lingering for months. I am slowly photographing and uploading items now.  There’s a mix of Isabella Louis stuff and some vintage things.  I also added a little “custom” section so if you’re feeling up for a project and there’s just something you’re dying for but can’t find in stores I’m your gal! Super cheesy…but no, if you are in need of a pair of studded jeans or maybe some type of extravagant piece lemme know. I’m excited.  Here are a few pieces up now.

New IL Bracelets

21 Jul

And a DIY coming tonight.

Made those babies last night while catching up on Drop Dead Diva and Design Star.  I am going to be selling some Isabella Louis pieces at the next DOLLHOUSE (which is August 7th btw) and I wanted to make some easy things. So I grabbed some old bangles and made them perttty.

A lot of you probably recognize the prints.

Needless to say I need to go print shopping. Maybe today after work. YES! Today after work.

I digress…so, the small ones with all the green will be sold in threes and the larger bangles and cuffs by themselves.  I haven’t quite figured out prices because I need to decide where Ill get my materials from, other than the scrap fabric and old jewelry I have laying around The Factory.

BTW my apartment is my studio. My studio is The Factory.

Now Finally, Summer Fun With IL

23 Jun

Spent a couple of hours styling and photographing some new and old Isabella Louis pieces. The goal is to replace all of the old images on the site.

Here they are…

Euro Print Skirt: $34

Feather Skirt: $92

Electric Blue Tulip Skirt: $60.64

Grey & Yellow Knotted Skirt: $135

Florescent Pink Body Con: $40

Print Body Con: $36

Blue Tulip Dress: $115

New July Turban Print: $21

NEGLECT!

6 Apr

I’ve decided to do a quicky post because the amount of neglect I have shown this poor poor blog is saddening.  Last time we chatted I was preparing for the Isabella Louis show at Emmanuel College…that went well by the way.  And I have a ton of photos to upload and share but I just don’t have time right now.  The fashion show aftermath is always as equally time consuming as completing a collection in two weeks.

Fun News:

Casting director from Project Runway contacted me about trying out for season 9… which I strongly considered until I remembered –> “Hey Asha, you can’t really sew!”  Sure I’m fast, I’m creative, and not to burst my own bubble…pretty damn good.  But I manipulate patterns, I haven’t quite learned to sew from scratch yet.  So, this year I will be taking every class I can and practicing practicing practicing to perfect my craft.  Needless to say, I’ve been reading a ton of sewing books and I have already learned new techniques.

Apparently, there is a similar design based show coming out on NBC but for similar reasons I may have to pass on that one too.

I was interviewed by a journalist for the Northeastern paper about Dollhouse…which I am STILL working on.

I have spent the past few days gathering pricing/fabric information for this last collection and some new Isabella Louis pieces we’ll be releasing this spring. And figuring out order requirements and prices for shops.

I’ve been looking at different manufacturing outlets for the collection because, of course, I have been in contact with a few places that want to carry the line.

AND OF COURSE…there is The Boston Bazaar…I really try to stay on top of that beast but look at all of this.  So, I am trying to squeeze in some time to interview the 127 applicants that have applied!!!

I am in desperate need of an assistant…preferably one that can sew or wants to learn how to.  And one that can multitask and prioritize like a MONSTER… oh, and of course one that’s looking for a resume builder and experience in the field rather than a check every week 😉

I’m not blonde by the way.  I was in a costume shop looking for some feathers for the show when I saw miss whitey wig staring at me from the corner of the store. Had to have her! Oh, and if you happen to be wondering how I found time to take all these blondie photos…they were taken and uploaded before my time management skills were tested.

Anywho,

Catch ya later…hopefully soon.
XOXO,
Bella

Isabella Louis SELLS!

27 Jul

I know. It took a while, but when you really want to do something – just do it.  So in the wee hours of Monday night I decided we were going to sell all of the Isabella Louis pieces from the last show and some pieces I’ve been working on that are not necessarily apart of the SS 2011 collection.

Here are a few just in case you forgot
   

We’ll also be selling those IL chains…remember?

 

And by next month you’ll be seeing a lot more accessories, shades, shoes (SHOES!)… craziness.

Why didn’t I think of this sooner.

Did I mention we have a SS 2011 collection in the works? Whoa.

Love my life right now.

Show some support and invite yourself to the facebook event.  Fans of the Boston Bazaar get a private showing and access before the general public this weekend!

I love you guys. ❤ Heart.

Smack ya later,
Bellz