Sunday, January 14, 2007

CRANBERRY 101

Ozzy:
Hey world! sorry ive been M.I.A but not only did i have an eye infection from my contacts in this dusty harmattan weather (not a good look at ALL) but apparently my keyboard stopped "working".. 2 more days and im out of Lagos...its only been about 2 and a half weeks but i feel like ive been here for EVER!! Already have plans to go fabric shopping with the girls on friday in Newyork..and i cant hardly wait...i'm so excited about our sophomore collection!!! We always said years ago that Summer 2006 will be the beginning of the then unnamed clothing line...and i must say the journey has been quite exciting. The early creations were sort of "testing the waters"..but now we definitely know what we want in terms of our designs, fabrics we like to work with, where to find the fabrics at REASONABLE prices, heck we even learnt how to use a sewing machine (all our former creations were done caveman style....gangsta needles and threads..believe me..it wasnt funny..now we take 5 minutes to do what wed have formerly done in like 2 hours lol).. We've even learnt a lot about sizing...lol before i swear we were sewing for stick figures..we used to cringeee at the CRACKS and POPS we would hear when someone was trying on an outfit..while feverishly praying it doesnt come apart at the seams....sigh...we've DEFINITELY come a long way in only a matter of months...but i guess we have 3 times the brain power aye?


It doesnt hurt that we practice a lot on ourselves as well....when we realised that things we liked to wear were conspicously ABSENT in the stores... we mostly started making mostly everything that we wear..par example:









We get a lot of questions about Cranberry so heres a helpful Cranberry 101 (no not 101 things about cranberry) list ive put together...hope it clears up some "issues"

*** Cranberry is made up of THREE people. Not one...not 2..I know most times people associate it with who they know...but it gets very frustrating to work hard on something and then hear someone make a comment like "oseyis line...or Doreens designs..or Joans clothes"... We dont EVER under any circumstance divulge who sewed what or who designed what..we are an entity and we like to keep it that way. Believe it or not..we mostly have the exact same taste..sometimes it borders on scary..but then i guess thats what makes us gel in the first place***

***We all design and sew all the clothes ourselves. We actually share one sketch book where we put down all our ideas so we dont forget. We might work individually on an outfit or we might work together..it really doesnt matter.***

**! All the shoots and shows we've done so far have been styled, directed and photographed by us..we like to think that we are Jacks of all trades..forget the masters of none bit :p...we are on the look out for an excellent photographer now though!***

***Cranberry began only in summer '06....i.e. we are VERY new at this. We get a LOT of requests about where to get the clothes and a lot of questions about buyin stuff. We dont sell our clothes yet cos we dont even have a portfolio, and we need them for pictures. We are perfectionists to the core....we dont feel that our clothes are ready to be worn yet..... patience folks..very soon stingyberry will be available for sale!***

Okay i cant think of any more to add right now, but i hope that makes things a little bit clearer!

Anyways its Ozzy signing out now...Next time I blog i'll be in America..*knock on wood* and i'll be with my girls yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ive missed them SO MUCH.. my mothers ever dissapearing credit can attest to that...as well as the play i have to act "took ur phone? who? me? it was N30,000 on it and now its 50 kobo?? TRES SHOCKING!!!"

Cranberry kisses all!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Stay cool!













FINI!!

14 comments:

bleue said...

pretty sure y'all are fabulous! your collective aesthetic is a little bold and daring where i'm concerned (i don't do color much) but you def. wear it well and cranberry is a welcome breath of fresh air...

on the sewing tip...needle and thread?! are you kidding me?! i have a sewing machine that i'm still trying to figure out. i hear it's straight forward...but cutting? measuring? how'd y'all learn so quickly? i'm curious!

xx all the best xx

Anonymous said...

so who is who? can you label your pics?

Parazone said...

You betta werk! Fierce photos girls fierce!

Anonymous said...

Hello Ladies,

Your clothes are the bomb! Love the designs but i'm more interested in your hair especially the fringe, please let me know where you had it done, and is it weave or a wig? I absolutely love it.

OI said...

Very interesting concept you 3 have going on. Hope you guys understand the ups and downs of being 3 business owners. Dont forget Denstinys Child. It helps to lay down rules and legalities in the early stages. Money, fame, wealth and beauty can be...well you may know the rest. Love what you have going on though. Keep it going.

Indian gal said...

Yes, I luv the bangs they are just what the doctor ordered. And dont come with the we dont tell people where we get our hair and stuff line oh..Me I have the indian hair I would luv to know if its wig or weave..its just to fly jare!

Icy said...

Nice concept to handle yoru line UNITY. me likey and ya'll are too friggin hot it's painful lol! RAWK ON CHICASS!!

Cranberry said...

LOL this HAIR sef...white people...black people...asian people..it doesnt matter..."who does you hair??"....well if you really want to know...they are actually braids!!..yes even the bangs...amazing isn't it!...regular human hair...now the person who fixes it, is our friend and ozzy's cousin Abby...thats is the 4th girl in our pictures...she is sick with it!...but... she doesn't like doing hair for anyone but herself so really there is never any point telling anyone where we did it...

Cranberry said...

@ Oi, we are family oh...its not just cranberry that brought us together...and unlike destiny's child there is NO lead singer..

Oi said...

@ Cranberry thats great. Its nice to know that y'all are family first. Families never act up like that. You can always keep each other in check!

Indian gal said...

braids ke..Cranberry say it aint so? like invisible braids or sumthin? cuz you cant even see the beginnig of the braid upon close examination..You know i went back toi check y'all out! fantabulous..going to hijack Amina in harlem to braid my hair up

Ms Nu Booty said...

^^^ :O)

Anonymous said...

Really? you mean that fringe on your hair is braids. Na wa o! Some people are just so talented. God dey sha! Anyway i live in London and i guess you guys are in the states,right? But in any case if by para- adventure Abby finds herself on the shores of the UK in the nearest future please ask her to inform we the readers especially me of course. I so want to have that fringe done like last year. Please help me!! To say it's beautiful is an understatement. Abeg wetin bi the name of the human hair you use?

Anonymous said...

are you guys (the caven sisters) fully nigerian?