Ladies!!! It’s FRIDAY!
It’s almost summer time so that means it’s time to start pampering yourselves. Get a mani/ pedi, try a new nail color. Try a new hair color or style. Buy a new razor and trim up, you can’t wear shorts looking like Chewbacca. A confident woman looks good all the time!
Below you’ll find some links to a few StitchPicks!
Nail Color ideas
Check out the link below and get inspired on a new hairstyle, up do, color.
PS- Our latest line of ladies tee’s are dropping soon. Don’t forget to keep an eye out and buy one!
There are many means to getting steetwear clothing for girls produced on the market. One key factor, however, in producing clothing for women is to first (obviously) consult with women to see what they like. The next factor would be to go out and survey the streets to see what type of girls are rocking streetwear. You may be surprised at what you see. At one point streetwear was a culture totally controlled by Hip-Hop. Being that Hip-Hop’s influence is mostly derived in African American culture you would mostly find streetwear clothing on black women. However, with the advancement of the culture abroad, you may find that most girls who are wearing streetwear are not neccesarily black. In fact, a great deal of people who are embracing the streetwear culture in general are asians. This is why it is particularly important to actually go out on the streets to conduct surveys to actually see what the needs are. If mostly asian girls are rocking streetwear, you want to first try to figure out why? Is it becoming part of culture? Is it the price? Is it the style? What exactly about steetwear fashion attracts the tarket market. Once you do a thorough analysis of the market itself you then can begin a sound sales strategy. You can not implement a sales strategy until you know who you will be selling to. It sounds like it would be an obvious not, but so many start up brands seem to skip this step. There is no way to be successful in business, let alone streetwear fashion for girls unless you take a valid assessment of the people you intend to sell for.
Who He Is: Co-Founder, Black Scale
Founded in 2007, Black Scale really came into its own in the past year. Alfred De Tagle and MEGA started the brand as a side hustle from their gigs at HUF. In fact, Hufnagel was MEGA’s industry mentor in many ways. Embracing dark colors and occult imagery from the start, the brand found itself a part of the currently popular street goth aesthetic—as their snapbacks and T-shirts easily paired with designers like Rick Owens. Black Scale’s fan base grew exponentially in the past year, due in part to the endorsement from their most famous customer to date, A$AP Rocky. As the story has it, Rocky began to wear Black Scale after the label opened a store in New York City in 2011. And while not exactly parallel in their trajectories towards stardom, MEGA and Black Scale have certainly benefited from the Harlem MC’s success.
Who He Is: Designer, En Noir
Rob Garcia came up with Mega as a designer for Black Scale, yet it’s his new venture, En Noir, that got him noticed. Launched in 2012, capitalizing on the baroque themes that were ubiquitous in streetwear and high-fashion during the past year, it found instant fans in celebrities and style addicts alike. En Noir is unique because it sits in that grey area between high-fashion and streetwear—especially since some of the garments are prohibitively expensive to people used to buying graphic tees ($1,000 leather shorts, anyone?). That in mind, Rob’s reputable background in streetwear and En Noir’s current popularity means he definitely knows what he’s doing.
Who He Is: CEO, Karmaloop
Love him or hate him, Greg Selkoe is the king of mass-distributed streetwear. While some accuse Karmaloop for “killing streetwear” by taking it mainstream, others say he democratized the industry. Beyond graphic tees and small brands, Selkoe knows how to turn a dime into diversified dollars—just look at his newer ventures like PLNDR, Boylston Trading Co, and Brick Harbor. He even lets smaller brands get a piece of his pie, thanks to Karmaloop’s Kazbah consignment program. Whether he’s hailed as a shrewd businessman or the game’s biggest sellout, it’s clear that as long Selkoe is the one steering the ship, Karmaloop will continue to reel in boatloads of money.
By Jake Woolf
J.A.’s Annual After Hours. We are collecting coats for local children in need. Come out and have an amazing night. Come celebrate another year with us and let’s work together on keeping the kids in our community warm this winter. They can be new or used coats. All coats are welcomed and appreciated.