Saturday, March 24, 2012
Henri Bendel Open-See
I brought my new line of British Wensleydale wool and Shetland tweed accessories to Henri Bendel on Friday for the fall-fashion Open See. The buyer said they
"are heavy, for fall, and are preppy." I said politely, "oh yes, they are for fall."
from the website "Our buyers will be viewing product for the Fall 2012 season..."
The moment threw me, and it was downhill from there.
I had barely opened the second part of my line, my lovely collaboration British Shetland tweed headbands and she repeated, "yah, these are preppy." Those I agree are very Classic- of course they are! they are made from British tweed. They are meant to be worn with British knits and tweeds:) She said something about uptown, but I can't remember if it is they who are uptown or if they think my pieces were uptown. Probably the first one? I don't know! It's already sort of a disappointing blur, as right after she said preppy (for the second time) I was trying to tie the brown satin ribbon back on my white box, having barely showed them any of it.
I'm rather confused over the whole thing. Maybe they were just talking out loud. Even though it was the Open See for "Fall Fashion" perhaps, in 80 degree weather, they weren't really ready to select things for fall just yet. And maybe preppy meant too plain, too simple? I'm just unsure what happened, I don't understand, really. I'll just continue to stay in my own creative zone, and begin my spring and summer pieces. My friend in England emailed, "it's a total bloody bummer though."
See me at 24 seconds, chatting with those around me in line. Every passing by New Yorker seemed to come to me to answer the "what is this line for?" question. My new friends said it's because I look friendly.
(you'll have to stop my playlist first so you can hear the video, just stroll to the bottom of my blog to turn the music off).