I have been a little scarce this week as I have been at another store to help create some beauty for one of their upcoming visits. For those of you just tuning in, the Mistress by day is a visual stylist, not a ho to popular belief. I take care of styling and creating on a daily basis that includes flower arranging, create visual moments with mannequins in the latest trends from young women's career wear to men's styling to couture. I also create visual displays for handbags and jewelry which can be very hard to do and very tedious. Then their are the special set ups like store events, trunk shows, fragrance and cosmetics launches. I have always enjoyed visual display. My original background and degree though is in interior design which I still enjoy very much and do more free lance now than anything. But that another story. But this week, the Mistress had only two days to get the store to look better and create something fast. The first project was for the company Free People. The store wanted a new look for the vendor so I came up with this.
This was quite a feat. Over a thousand butterflies needed to be cut out of white paper and hot glued to chicken wire used to form a skirt around the mannequin, in addition to adding clusters through the shop to add dimension. It turned out very nicely though. I understand more stores many implement it now. The other project was to create some visual for peasant tops which are a big trend currently. So the Mistress wallpapered two small walls with solid flowers.
I dressed one mannequin in a outfit and on the other I carried the floral theme to a mannequin to bring dimension to this shop and a touch of whimsy. Some of the other concepts I and my assistant worked on were white denim set ups. White denim is a huge trend this spring and summer.
And finally the Mistress also had to re-merchandise the denium department in womens and also change a men's moment. Thank God she had the mechandising team to help with these small feats!
So today I was back at my own store again. I was tired as hell this morning, but recovered from all the pressure to think quick and use what resources that store had to use. You know the Mistress's pea brain hurt from that. But I'm feeling pretty good now and thinking dinner out this weekend and probably some good mind altering clubbing this weekend. It's that old saying -work hard and play hard! Tootles!