94 days until launch
Monday morning blahs getting you? Well, if you find yourself in the Garment District, or near Times Square, check out Paris Baguette (567 7th Ave)- only the best bakery on earth. Paris Baguette has no actual connection to Paris, and you really don’t go there for the baguette, but they make really really good cakes and pastries. The fresh cream cake is to die for.
Then check out these iconic sculptures of the Garment District that are right down the block.
97 days until launch
Today I hit the streets of the Garment District to pick up some trims for the styles being prepped for production. Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest impact.
99 days until launch
We conducted a poll (see posting on July 9th) to see what you thought about the options for the HEUCY logo label. Option 6 came out on top and here is the artwork we submitted to the label factory for Option 6. Excited to see the samples!
103 days until launch
Checked out the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibit at the MET last night with my dad – it always takes visitors from out-of-town to remind me to go see these cultural gems in NYC. I love how James’s very feminine couture gowns were inspired by architecture and timeless notions of balance. This quote above from the exhibition caught my eye – it resonated with me in this build phase of HEUCY. The reward for being so studious – the views of the kind of architecture that might have influenced Charles James from the rooftop of the MET (they happen to also serve nice drinks up there).
104 days until launch
A roll of “Fire Red” fabric arrived today from our dye house in LA for us to test. Woo-hoo! With a tinge of orange – this shade is saucy, festive and modern. Exciting to get my hands on this roll of lava!
Spending the day draping this beautiful fabric inspired me to get out my fire red McQ flats. Kicking back with good friends and a glass of rose at Cookshop.
106 days until launch
This is me fitting a HEUCY style with our amazing pattern maker Olivia yesterday. Fittings can be a magical time – this is when the inspiration, sketching and choice of fabric become reality and you get to touch, feel and drape and re-drape your vision into an actual garment. It also helps when you have an amazing pattern maker like Olivia. Over the years Olivia and I have made hundreds of dresses together – literally hundreds – so we can perfect the fit of a dress together without even speaking. Like two old dance partners we operate in synch, she understands my creative vision and I understand the way she constructs the pattern.
110 days until launch
Gone Running….Kicking off a gorgeous summer weekend by stretching the legs around the legendary Jackie O Reservoir. Nothing better to clear the head and feel inspired by the simpler things in life. Happy Friday!