Tuesday, June 2, 2009

the juices are flowing

if you follow me on twitter, you know that i've been in a creative mood today. I came across my friend's blog, which directed me to this awesome site, which inspired me to create cute stuff again. Thanks, Kristel!

I've secretly been wanting to open a clothing boutique for a while now. Random, I know. But I figured, I love clothes and I'm organized. Why not share it with others? It would be a great business plan, if it weren't for this terrible economy. {Wah Wahhh} Anyway, I think I have it all mapped out. My mom used to be a buyer for Neiman Marcus back in her single days, so she knows a thing or two about merchandising and retail buying. She can be my partner. Gabby's dad is an accountant, so he can be our financial advisor. There's my administrative help.

When I was a girl, I used to love coming up with "fashion lines"... I'd draw little models and create away. Well, I found some inspiration, and I spent a good hour in macroeconomics creating a modified version of my little models. These would be the logo for our store.

The only thing missing (besides a good loan, haha) is a name. I want something cute, fresh, and girly. Any ideas?

Besides that crazy idea, I have some friends' birthdays coming up (including my hunny!) and I've been short on cash flow recently, so in my burst of creativity, I'm thinking up some cute and inexpensive gift ideas. I'll blog a post with pics once they're done. :)

Hooray for creativity!!

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Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm glad I was able to help just a little bit. ;-)
I think a boutique would be so great!
Elsie (a beautiful mess) started her shop (RVA - Red Velvet Art) during this bad economy...so it can be done!

As for a name....hmmm....I'll be thinking about it and get back to you if I come up with something good.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so I've been thinking about the name thing...I haven't come up with anything...BUT I have a few suggestions.
I think you need to think of stuff that you like...make a list... I know you love pandas...so maybe you could play off of that. Pink Panda (maybe that's too similar to pink panther...lol).
But you get the idea...make it something special and meaningful for you.

alexita said...

Thanks! I've been trying to come up with cutesy things like that.

My friend suggested "SweetPea"... I'm liking it more and more.. would you buy something from there?lol

Anonymous said...

i think this is a marvelous idea. I also have wanted to have a shop of my own. you can do it.

Anonymous said...

SweetPea is cute.
As long as it's not SweetPEE...that would be an unfortunate mistake.

SweetPanda??? lol. Sorry, I'm still stuck on the panda thing. Have you seen Elsie's panda paintings??