Monday, August 30, 2010

Look Book Winners

We narrowed our choices for the Fall Lookbook to 26 shots. These aren't all 26, but here are some of our favorites!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rejection Has Never Looked So Good

Last week we spent some time shooting a look book for Hems & Hers. We got the shots earlier this week and spent some time with Intern Tori choosing our favorites. We narrowed the final selection to about 30 photos that we'll be laying out and binding for our first look book. We loved every shot that Stephanie took, and we thought a sneak peek at the rejects would whet your appetite for the winners. Feedback is welcome!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Buckett"ful of Sunshine

A few weeks ago, SuZeeBee and I discovered a fabulous boutique in Ayrsley called Bucketts. This precious shop sells gifts, home decor and adorable and unique clothes. In fact, for my birthday over the weekend, I received a host of Bucketts' goodies that I've been rocking every day this week.

It is with huge smiles on our faces that we announce that Hems & Hers will be designing an exclusive, capsule collection of skirts and tunics that will be on the racks of Bucketts this fall! We are so excited to be working with Lynn and Keri from Bucketts, and we can't wait to see our garments gracing this lovely store. If you're in Charlotte and haven't been to Bucketts, you're definitely missing out!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Hundred Dresses

When I was younger, I loved the book The Hundred Dresses. While not a feel good story by any means, I was transfixed by the story. Well, in recent months, my life has turned into a new version of The Hundred Dresses. In early spring I was contacted by a sweet blog reader who had followed the progression of Hems & Hers and had the utmost faith in our abilities. She inquired whether I would be interested in creating approximately 100 dresses for her sorority to wear during one round of their fall rush. Ecstatic and foolishly unintimidated by such an enormous task, Little and I leapt at the opportunity to create such a huge order.

This order, more than almost anything else, acted as an incredible catalyst propelling me toward pursuing Hems & Hers full time and believing in it as more than a hobby. The Hundred Dress (as we've taken to referring to them as) are due Friday, and it's hard to believe that the journey we've been on with them is almost over. We've experienced several hiccups along the way that have spurred refinement in our business operations, and the girls' patience of has been wonderfully appreciated as we feel our way through a monumental orientation to this new world and uncharted territory.

We had the pleasure of seeing several of the girls in their dresses Sunday afternoon, and I have no doubt that the girls will be the prettiest on campus come September. I won't post pictures until the chapter does, but trust me when I tell you, that the lovely ladies look, well, just lovely.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Let's Go Ride a Bike

We were honored when our good friend Swankypeach asked us to design some pieces for the 24 Hours of Booty fashion show taking place this Saturday, June 26. Susan got right to work and unveiled these two precious dresses... the Hannah and the Casey. Don't they make you want to go for a pedal in the park?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Feeling the Love

Thank you, thank you to Lisa for this wonderful H&H shoutout!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Help Wanted!

Hems & Hers is hiring a summer intern! The demand for our pieces has (excitingly) exceeded our ability to keep up in a timely manner, and we need you! We need extra hands to help us with all aspects of Hems & Hers from sewing to photography to Web editing, plus, you'll get to work with US (do you really need another selling point?)! You'll refine your sewing skills as well as learn and use marketing and advertising, small business operations, social media and more. Email if you're interested or have any questions.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Even though Twitter has removed Justin Bieber from its trending lists, that doesn't mean you have to go off-trend too.

Here's what to watch for this spring and summer, and Hems & Hers can help you achieve any of these looks:

1. Ruffles galore - designers from Valentino to Chanel embraced ruffles at Fashion Week
2. Sequins - stars need to shine, and sequins are just the way to do it. Whether understated as tee embellishment or adorning a full cocktail dress, warm weather brings the sparkle
3. Neon brights - no one wants to be a wallflower. Neons in any color - pink, yellow, green - add the right pop to any wardrobe and help you stand out in the crowd
4. Tie dye - while not my personal favorite, there's no denying that tie dye is coming back in a big way. Whether in muted shades or screaming hues, this season is all about the dye
5. Gray - more warm weather friendly than black, but still conservative, make sure gray is a piece of your closet this season.
6. Watercolor prints - fresh off a trip to Mood in New York, I am armed with plenty of this handpainted material. These prints lend equal parts romance and fun to any garment.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May Flowers

Here are some great pieces that have blooming at Hems & Hers HQ!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Wax On, Wax Off

Hop on over to waxMAMA Charlotte and take a gander at an amazing write up on Hems & Hers!

Elephants on Parade

I've been hanging on to these two fabrics for a while now wanting to make the perfect garment to match their whimsical feel. As it turned out, the perfect garment was a Belle skirt with pink elephants dancing across the waistband and pocket bands. I am so in love with the results!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

For the Kiddies

We can all remember being little girls and yearning to wear the dresses our mom's would don. I lived in dresses, and I always wanted to find the prettiest, most colorful styles that would make me look like a big girl. Remembering back to those times, my mom decided to create this miniature version of the Hannah. We're calling it The Allie after our favorite "Little Big Girl." We have no doubt that she'll look precious in this candy-colored frock.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We're Live!

Thanks to the amazing help of my friends Geoff and Amy, Hems & Hers now has an official home on the Internet! Come check out our new site and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sweet Caroline

I love how versatile the Caroline dress is. Whether it's a plain strapless, a halter, or a ruffled halter, the sweet femininity and flirtation really shines. I was delighted to use this fun fabric to create yet another Caroline variation with two ruffled straps.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pink and Green And Ribbon-y All Over

Ribbon-y isn't a word, but adorable is, and that's exactly what describes this new dress. This shift is made out of a satin-y lime green fabric that has hot pink grosgrain ribbons swirling all over it. It's fun and unique and the lovely lady who will be donning this soon will sure to be remembered.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Into Style

I'll let the pictures do the talking. If you're interested in ordering any of these pieces, as always, just send me an email at