MODKID Boutique on Oprah?!?
Maybe! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. And my toes and my arms and my legs. I pretty much look like a pretzel right now. LOL! OK, here's how it went down: Susan from Confetti Kidz Boutique contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I would be interested in submitting one of my designs to be a part of a SAHM / WAHM basket that was going to The Oprah Winfrey Show in April. Of course, I could not say no! Can you imagine if one of my designs made into the Oprah show?! I debated for a while as to what to send. I could have sent in one of my existing samples and saved myself a lot of time and effort, but I really wanted to make something special for the show. I mean, if it actually makes it into the show, it needs to be memorable and bright and cheery. And I'm not saying that my other stuff isn't memorable, because IT IS! LOL! But lately I have been using a lot of muted shades in my fabric... I've been working a lot with Heather Bailey's Fresh Cut fabrics and some of Amy Butler's LOTUS and although I am in LOVE with those 2 lines, I wanted something that was colorful and would be seen from far away and stand out among the crowd. Well, I had this gorgeous Alexander Henry print, called Bijoux, that I've been dying to use, so when I went to look through my fabric stash that one jumped right out at me. It is this gorgeous new fabric with Asian-style butterflies and swirls and flowers all over it and has this great metallic silver sheen throughout -- very Mod. Very MODKID. I paired it up with the Michael Miller Pink Ta Dots and a gorgeous eyelet trim from my vintage stash to make this super cute halter dress. I love how it turned out!!
The dress was sent over to Susan on Thursday and I received this email today, "I just received your dress and it is fabulous! ... Besides your outfit being fabulous, you also have the most professional presentation I've seen." Awwwww! That made me feel so great because she receives outfits from so many different designers for her online boutique, including national brands like Lipstik. But what really made me almost fall out of my chair was her next comment: "The PR Firm emailed and asked if anyone would be available to come to a taping of the show, if asked. She also asked if anyone would be willing to give away something, like products or gift certificates." Uh, let me think about it.... YES, YES, YES!
So, as you can imagine, it's been an exciting day for me. I wanted to share with you the dress I made for the Oprah show. I titled it Bijoux, like the fabric because I happen to think it's a fabulous name and so fitting for this jewel-like little dress.
I only have enough fabric and vintage trim to make 2 (maybe 3 depending on size) more of these little beauties. So if any of you would like to get your own copy of this before it (hopefully) airs on Oprah LIVE (or if you just want to read the full description and check out all of my other pictures), you can find it here on Confetti Kidz Boutique. Oh, and check out the little blurb she has at the end of the description... she actually mentions the Oprah thing! Cool, huh?!?
I may also be auctioning it on eBay, but not sure when (maybe sometime this month). I have so many things cooking up right now... :)