Tuesday, February 13, 2007

NEXT STOP........Cranberry TAILORS?

Okay i am obviously in a Blogging mood!!!....making up for lost time...yay me!!...and this is because...


  • I am AHEAD of my schedule in terms of preparing for the next collection....ozzy and joan need to follow my stellar example...with emphasis on OZZY, "GURR' you need to get to sewing"! ...so i hereby award myself *****...five stars!
  • I am feeling LUCKY after conquering a particular design involving voluminous sleeves which i felt was testing my sewing skills......
  • so yes I'm feeling rather chatty!!

This weekend Joan and I gave ourselves a valentine's day treat(yeah we started early) by renting like 5 romantic movies...from Breakfast at Tiffany's to Pretty woman....sighhh**...this elusive thing they call LOVEE!!!....FIND ME !FIND ME!!(what am i saying?...I've found it wink*)







Anyway I just HAVE to say that Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly was delicious....she was utterly and completely chic...all these fake ass wannabes today trying to emulate her style can NEVER succeed...effortlessly flawless...100 stars.




Pretty woman, pretty woman, pretty woman....I've watched it at least 3500 times.....still gets me every time!!....THE BEST romance movie ever! ill fight anyone who says otherwise LOL....i mean a dirty albeit gorgeous prostitute gets a break??!! what the hell is better than that??!!

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Now before i digress any furthur....let me take a quick stop at the title of this Blog....
For some reason(which we thank God for) after announcing publicly that we were designers...emphasis on the word D.E.S.I.G.N.E.R.S....we have been hit up with several requests from friends, family and other people to make stuff for them....this was/is all very flattering and exciting because that is the intention of all this....you know, to make clothes that people WILL love.....


But

There are ALSO those requests which get us wondering if people see us as just glorified tailors...?????

I had some girl hit me up on FACEBOOK talking about how she loved our clothes and whether or not we do the sewing ourselves...so of cus I go into the whole automatic cranberry promo mode, saying, "yes we do...and we design the clothes..and blah blah blah".....

And she goes, "Oh I'm an upcoming designer too and i am looking for people to help me sew my designs...would you guys mind helping me out with the sewing??.....


so i go, " .......................................????"...

i think i still need to reply that email....very exhausting..

And of course there are those really sweet friends of mine who ask me to sew traditional African designs they have in mind.....hmmm....just because i do this cranberry thing does not mean i can make a wedding dress at will....

And of course there are those who just order one thing from each dress....

going: "uh I'll like the sleeves of that dress in the first picture ...but red....definitely red and the skirt in the other picture but this time with a different fabric and pattern...definitely not that one in the picture...not for me!!"

And i go: " HMMMMMM...anything else ma"???

And of cus there is my boyfie who constantly asks me to sew a pocket onto his jacket...i know he is kidding but men it's a sensitive joke lol....so in all honesty when we do start taking orders and making ready to wear...Please order what you see....in the colors you see it in...or the other colours we put it is available in....unless people don't mind handing out the extra $$$ for going to look for that particular color you have in mind....I will go the extra distance trust me! LOL......

Oh and i forgot to mention getting a call from some modelling troupe to SEW 6 Aquamarine high waisted business skirts for them during the time span of two days.....for like 20 bucks each...MATERIAL included....honey please.


And on an ending note, Cranberry is here to work with you and to find out what is right for your body and what YOU want but it also lies on our own terms.






5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahahaha. LOVE the illustration. you're not going to be oscar de la renta overnight but you WILL/can work your way up there should you dare...

...and you do have to put your foot down now if you don't want to considered mere tailors or it'll be difficult to do even after you've established yourselves. everything you put out there should have the heart and soul of cranberry in it and not the heart and soul of the next person who wants to pick and choose. names and numbers of seamstresses are availabe in the yellow pages ;)

i'll admit that the niche you've chosen isn't the "typical" nigerian route (and i'm not assuming you intend for only nigerians to wear your clothes)...but you're not entirely alone because a number of other people are making us re-think style. it's up to you to convince us that cranberry is the way to go, and go we will!

cranberry rocks HARD, by the way. in my own weird way, i'm proud of all three of you...

xx

Cranberry said...

aww thank you!!

undressed*polaroid said...

the tailor thing must really piss you guys off, I mean it would piss anyone off, u want a tailor, go round the block. Good on youz!

p.s
audrey hepburn is, was, and will forever be a goddess!!!

Anonymous said...

it's a naija thing...designers = glorified tailors.
i know how to sew but i won't kid myself to say i'm a designer. i do knock offs, which one concern me, i'm the one wearing it...

Eniola said...

I'm an aspiring designer too and I get people 'making orders'.. It got me a lil shook at first, esp. knowing that I don't even have a machine yet. But this blog was def. helpful for me... Ama just ask them to shut the heck up and do it MY WAY! j/k, but you know what I mean...

I've been on your thingy for over an hour now (I should be sleeping) but I'm totally loving it, with emphasis on what you do i.e. Fashion design... luv the dresses, luv the everything! Hope we get to meet someday... Honestly, I'll come say hello if I recognize any of you! lol