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.