Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The Indie Craft Bazaar on Sunday was AWESOME!! I sold a ton of things and met so many great people, it was definitely a day to remember. ^_^ I've got some pics and video to share with you guys so you can see Meow Kiki in action and HOPEFULLY come to one of my next events! Here's what I've got:
A pic of me from New Times Broward Palm Beach Newspaper! You can see the rest of their pictures here: http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/slideshow/indie-craft-bazaar-1250204/
My Meow Kiki setup:
Excuse the hamper under my table! haha. It's hiding extra clothing that I kept pulling out everytime something sold. Women were coming back and saying "You put out new stuff, didn't you?", "What else are you hiding under there?" was another popular question. lol :)
Now best of all video of myself and some new customers/fans. It was great talking to everyone!! I almost lost my voice, that's how awesome it was. ^_^
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Ok so I've got a lot going on... first of all, like I said before in my last post I was going to stop taking custom orders and now I have. It's been really great making everyone's custom orders for the past 2 years I've been doing it! :) I hope those that took advantage thoroughly enjoyed everything we've collaborated on. I'm still taking limited edition custom orders for things in my shop that say "CUSTOM Your Size". Those are the items where you pick your size and I make it. They can't be customized in any way other than the options given. I've already made these patterns in different sizes so simply pick and I will create. It's much easier for me and less time consuming all around. ;)
Now that that's out of the way I've got some events coming up!! Here they are in order:
October 17, 2010 - Indie Craft Bazaar 1-7pm
@ Cinema Paradiso, 503 S.E. 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 23, 2010 - ShopSwagg 6-10pm
@ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the Gryphon Nightclub & Pangea Lounge
5711 Seminole Way, Hollywood FL 33314
November 7, 2010 - GES Models Calendar Launch Fashion Show 7pm-Midnight
@ Coconuts Tiki Bar - Newport Hotel 16701 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles, FL
December 2010, Fashion Show Date & Venue TBA!
That's all for now! So go buy some awesome stuff before I sell it all. Remember, one of a kinds won't be reproduced. Hope to see you at some of these events! New York Date coming soon. xoxo Heather
ps- I almost forgot! Etsy featured this dress in their 'Fashion Week Runway Report'! See it here: http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-fashion-week-runway-report-10580/
Thank you Etsy! <3
Friday, September 3, 2010
Check out the new stuff and make sure to buy some! Without purchases I can not make more things. :P
I've also been working on my website. My awesome brother made my current one and it's been so awesome to me!! But I've outgrown it and it was pretty much made for a shopping cart that I no longer use so time for a new one. Here's a sneak peak of what I've made so far:
In other news, Meow Kiki will be CHANGING! For the better of course.
In the past I've played with my prices, played with the detail of my clothing, asked myself questions like "More clothes, cheaper prices? Less clothes, more detail, higher prices?" Ok so this is the new thing and it's something I can live with, and it's something that's not going to change. Meow Kiki items will be all couture. Everything will be very unique, detailed and higher end. In the past I've always wanted to cater to the masses but unfortunately I'm a one woman show and over-working myself to the point of being sick and exhausted has taken it's toll on me. I would rather not be a one woman sweatshop, hopefully everyone can understand. I've been doing it for 6 years now and more items, cheaper prices doesn't get much recognition. Like I said, from now on everything will be extremely unique. Less custom orders will be taken, so if you'd like something, now would be a good time to order it.
I'll also be transferring all clothing from MK Deconstructed over to Meow Kiki. I gave it a shot, but there's just way more traffic at Meow Kiki than there will ever be at MK Deconstructed.
I'm also working on a line of limited edition Gothic & Lolita Clothing. Yes, like the stuff you wear in Japan! These items will be offered in a variety of sizes, limited quantities, no custom orders.
I've also got some more great things in store, but I have to keep some secrets to myself! I really have a big mouth, so I should stop now. ;)
I'm very very excited about this change and I hope you are too!
Thanks so much to everyone that supports Meow Kiki, without you it wouldn't exist!
I hope everyone has a fantastic labor day weekend, have fun! ^^
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Hey everyone! As you may already know, I had a fashion show in Miami on August 12th! It was grrrrrreat! It was my second fashion show ever and everything went awesome. Of course some models didn't show up, as usual, but GES models had me covered. Due to this, I had to cut out some of my clothing pieces but otherwise everything went down according to plan.
The show was at Kitchen 305 (Newport Hotel) in Miami. The vibe of the venue was amazing and the hotel was freaking HOT! By hot I mean, whoa, words can't describe. Maybe exquisite and expensive works. haha. Sooooo many people showed up, I don't even know how many people were there but there was tons. I met soooo many amazing people and learned even more about fashion shows. I tend to jump into things and learn as I go along. I also did a shoot the Sunday after the show for GES Models 2011 Calendar. So 3 of my pieces will be featured in there, I'll post where you can buy it when it comes out. It's sexy hot hot hot, if there's one word to describe GES Models it's definitely sexy. I have a behind the scenes video clip of that shoot, I'll be posting it soon!
My boyfriend Kris was kind enough to take video of the fashion show for me as well! I didn't ask him to, but I guess my Mom told him to so he did and I am soooo thankful because pictures just don't do fashion shows justice! I put the whole show up raw and un-edited because why destroy it with effects and garbage people don't care about? lol. Here's the video! Please comment or like it! If you don't like it... well.. go away. haha.
So the theme of my fashion show was chaos. When I started designing for the show I had just moved into a new place and everything was chaotic. My fabrics are all over the place and that's what my life has been like the past 2 months. I had ordered fabric for the show that never got here, it actually got sent back to the seller, lol, perfect right? But that's life and I already have tons of fabric anyway. I used my favorites, my customers favorites and went to work. I also made jewelry for the show, something I didn't do last time. All necklaces since that's my favorite type of accessory. I made things a bit "girly" of course and wanted to make things not so avant garde that people could rarely wear it, I wanted to make wearable things that women can wear anywhere and feel confident. So, I hope you like what I did! Some pictures from the show are on my facebook page, feel free to like and comment those as well. ;) It's always important for me to know what my customers and fans like and want more of.
Oh, and at the top is a picture of me coming out at the end. If you know me, I don't like pictures. I asked specifically if I could not walk all the way out so I'm really glad I didn't have that many pictures of me. haha!
Check back for the behind the scenes photoshoot clip! All clothing and accessories from the show will be available for purchase on: www.meowkikiclothing.etsy.com
Until next time! xo Heather
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I figured the first thing I should talk about is what my past year has been like since I never really told anyone in public. I'm one of those people that doesn't like to share too much unnecessary information ("TMI" I like to call it).. Too much information is bad thing, kinda like Mel Gibson. TMI Mel, TMI.. ANYWAYY!
In 2009 I started taking accutane for pimples. If you don't know what accutane is you can google or wikipedia it. It's the strongest drug for acne and is currently the only cure. It's a harsh drug with many bad side effects, all of which I got. If you were wondering why you didn't see me make many clothes last year this is why. I started accutane January 2009 and was on it until October 2009. Yep, pretty much the entire year. Towards the end my doctor finally realized the rash I had on half of my body was not because the accutane dried my skin but because I was ALLERGIC to it. When I told her everytime I took it, it felt like it was killing me I was finally done. Don't get me wrong, I knowingly took it knowing and experiencing the side effects for a purpose- to get rid of acne. Now if you've seen my pictures which are all over the place you'll say "You didn't have acne!". Yes, I did, I sat for hours photoshopping each pimple off my face, my face was not clear. It is now though, thank GOD, I don't have to photoshop anything but the brightness of my picture. haha. Well, for those of you that may be thinking of taking accutane or for those that are interested you can read the next paragraph where I'll talk about my experience or skip it...
My first day of accutane after I took my first dosage, I knew I was on drugs. Accutane isn't a drug where you take it and don't know you're on it. It's a drug where you take it and you're immediately f*&K^d up. No, not like "wheee, I'm in lalaland!" More like "I'm dying. Am I dying? Am I almost dead? Will this be permanent?" DON'T take accutane if you don't have serious acne. Take accutane only if you can read this and still think you need it, haha. So, my third day of accutane after my dose, I got a pounding headache. A pounding so hard I had to hold and compress my skull and yelled for Kris (my boyfriend) to hold the phone because he might have to call an ambulance. The headaches were constant and guess what, I still have them, it's permanent. When I'm in extreme heat I get really horrible migranes. Not just a typical migrane, a huge head pounding "dear god, just take my life already" headache. When I got heat headaches on accutane I would throw up and be sick for at least 3 days. On accutane I became unable to workout. Why? Because my joints and everything were hurting. I told everyone I knew what it felt like to be a 90 year old woman because my knees and hips were terribly painful. YES I GAINED WEIGHT! Obviously you have noticed, I went from extreme workout woman to way more junk in the trunk. If you were wondering, that's what happened. :P I had to use eye drops every day, 3 times a day. I got constant stye's in my eyes (another accutane side effect). A few months in to it, I was sitting on my bed and I thought my neighbors were being robbed. My heart started beating to fast I couldn't stop it. You could literally see my heart pounding through my chest. Kris tried to help me get blood thru my body because I thought I was going to pass out. I now know that was a real panic attack. You haven't really had a panic attack until you've thought you were having a heart attack. haha, I did not know that until then. That's when my doctor took me off 4 pills a day and put me back at 2. Oh and then I had that rash which started on my hand (doctor thought it was dry skin even tho I told her it wasn't) and spread to my leg. When i first started taking accutane I could literally feel things popping inside of me. Don't ask me what it was because I don't know. Even though nooo one I told believed me, I'm telling you that definitely did happen. Well, that's why I was so out of commission last year. haha. Not that's it's funny or anything I tend to laugh at things that shouldn't really be funny.
I also had my first fashion show last year which went horribly. I didn't get credit, no one knew who I was when my models went down the runway and I spent a ton of money to get to it and get a hotel. I wasn't too happy with my clothes because I had to make everything from recycled stuff and the photographer wasn't that great. lmao. I can say that my models were AMAZING though and we all kept each other up even when the shit hit the fan. I'll stay away from the trash talking, I'll just say it was a good learning experience.
Oh and by the way, since I've been off accutane I no longer have acne. ;) I'm back to working out like a crazy person and everything is normal. I just moved into a new place... an old house from the 1930's. It's amazing and I plan to do tons of photoshoots here. What else? Um. I think I've already given my TMI for the day, week and maybe even month. Enjoy my babble and watch out for new clothes!! :D
I was just featured in Alt Noir Magazine, having a fashion show August 12th in Miami and getting ready to take over the fashion world. heehee ^_^
Until next time! xoxo Heather
Friday, July 9, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
the USA and to celebrate summer I'm going to have weekly Summer Specials!
There will be 1 special per week throughout summer. Each special will start
MONDAY and end the following SUNDAY, then Monday a new special will begin.
This weeks special is 50% OFF LEGGINGS AND PANTS! The special items will be
labeled SUMMER SPECIAL, so go check it out and buy some cheap pants!! And
yes, customs are included in the special. :)
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I also posted a ton of new clothes at Meow Kiki!
Friday, May 28, 2010
FRIDAY THRU MONDAY ONLY, LET'S DO WHAT'S RIGHT! :) xo Heather
I will be donating your proceeds to the following charities:
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I'm also almost finished working out details for my Mens Clothing line. I won't be selling thru Etsy, I'll be selling the clothes thru a website. Well, I might have an Etsy store just to see if it does well but I'm mainly going to be using a website. It's going to take a few more months, sorry guys! I've promised a Mens Line for over a year now and I still haven't launched it. It's just so much more time consuming than the womens clothes... mainly because I'm not a man and haven't made much mens stuff. haha. But things are getting better for me and I seriously can't wait until it's launched!
That's all the news for now. I also posted some new Clothes on Etsy, so make sure to check them out! Until next time! xo Heather ^_^
Friday, March 26, 2010
SPRING CLEARANCE! I'm also having a huge Spring Clearance Sale! Check out all the SALE items for extremely low prices you NEVER see at Meow Kiki! Don't miss out, this only happens 1-2 times per year!!
Have a great weekend! ^_^ xo Heather
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Offer is good on ALL items, even 40% off stuff so don't miss out and make sure you check out all the new stuff I just made, 20 items!!
Have a great weekend! :)
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
SPRING/SUMMER 2010 COLLECTION LAUNCHED on Etsy! New items will be listed
over the next few months, buy the goods here:
FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING though February! In honor
of not only my birthday but also Meow Kiki's 5 Year Anniversary I'm offering
free worldwide shipping the entire month to everyone everywhere.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Meow Kiki will be holding it's
Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Show at the Paul Mitchell Fashion Show this year
in the Miami Design District! The show starts at 6pm on April 16th in the
Miami 4141 Building, BE THERE! :)
And don't forget! If you haven't already please fan Meow
Kiki on Facebook and suggest it to all your friends! Help spread the word!!
Until next time! xo Heather
Monday, February 1, 2010
★ FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING THE ENTIRE MONTH OF FEBRUARY!! ★
Check out the store for more amazing deals this month only!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Also, Meow Kiki Featured in Classy Girl Mag!
AND... Tons of new clothes and accessories on Etsy!! xo Heather
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Here's Meow Kiki's first EcoKi item!
Freddy Krueger Sweater
Also, check out the other new things! More on etsy!:
Monday, January 4, 2010