Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Boston Fashion Week Preparation...the Day Before the Event!

Hi everyone,

Ok I'm a little late with this one...I apologize. There was so much last-minute rushing around that I didn't have time to do this post Friday night. And by the time I got home from the event around 2:30-3am on Sunday morning I was so wiped out and in so much pain from head to toe from all the climbing, lifting, carrying, etc that I was only able to start catching up today.

Friday was my test set-up for the show so I could figure out EXACTLY how my display was going to be done. You saw the new tiered wood display. I covered it with one of my black table covers that I use for my shows, set up some shelving directly behind the table and got to work....

This is the first set-up I tried...

Something wasn't quite working for me. So next I tried this...

Ah, much better. I liked that so I started to fill it with jewelry and fine tune all the placements. Here is the end result of all my fiddling around, the display I decided to go with...

And here are some close-ups so you can see a bit better...

This is my Signature Collection display box. This is an example of one of those times I went to my Dad with an idea and a sketch that turned into a trip to Lowe's :) He cut the wood, nailed the box together and painted it all black as I requested. Then I painted my roses. I love how it came out...it's one of my prized business possessions...lol... and I bring it to every show. The pillow you see in there is a white satin ring-bearers pillow that I used to sew on a strand of all the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl colors that the pieces are available in.

The left end of the display

the middle

the right end

and a close-up of the top right end of the table.

I took these photos once I was happy with the set-up. I do this before every show...I take my time and decide how I want to set everything up based on the size and layout of my booth for the show.... because unfortunately they're always different (makes for alot of work). Then I print the photos and bring them with me to the show so my set-up goes alot faster... because set-ups and take downs at events have to be done quickly...you're only given so much time ;)

Now, time to start packing things up and loading my truck!

Bangle displays packed and ready to go.

Earring displays packed and ready to go.

Signature Collection necklaces packed and ready to go.

Didn't think you'd want me to bore you with the rest of the process so I didn't photograph it. I hope you enjoyed following my preparation process. Tomorrow I'll share my event experiences with you!

Until tomorrow.... have a wonderful time! Thanx for following my journey ♥

♥ Debi


hotglassbabe said...

Everything looks awesome! I love that you wrap your displays with your items on it for ease of set up. I do that too! Makes a huge difference in time! :D Glad to have you back home!

Debi said...

Awwww thanx :) It IS so much faster! I have 2 other bins that are just the width of the necklace easels so I leave the jewelry on them, cover them each back up with their little plastic bag and "file" them into the bin(s) for transport. ANYTHING to make set-up easier is a good thing!