Friday, April 12, 2013

Can you help with a vote?!

Why hello there!  

As you can see I've been slacking off on the blog posts a little bit... okay well, a lot on this blog.  ;)   I've moved everything over to my website in the past months.  Come check it out if you have a chance... I'm also working on a whole new shiny website with an integrated online shop... hooray!  Don't worry though, you'll still be able to find Simone's Rose goodies in our Etsy shop.

So, I've recently entered a contest which could potentially grant me a gift of $5000 to invest in my business - how awesome would that be?!  As an independent / small business its never easy to get funding so I'm jumping at this opportunity which could give me the boost I need to take it to the next level.

With $5000 I would invest in some much needed equipment to speed up my production process...  a new super powered sewing machine - check it out.. its pretty awesome (or this one), a used industrial coverstitch machine (helping me speed through t-shirt and legging hems like lightning!) and a new cutting table (the kitchen table I'm using definitely needs to retire!!). 

I've have also REALLY been wanting to get a new printer/scanner combo so that I can produce and sell patterns of my designs.  Wouldn't that be great!?   

Check out Intuit's website and my plea for your votes over here.  You can vote once a day and I will be eternally grateful for any votes you can send my way.  

Thanks a bundle and wishing you a great weekend ahead!
XO Michelle

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday Extravaganza

Hello sweets! 
Sooo yes, just because I started a new blog over at Tumblr doesn't mean I can't pop in and post some goods here right?!
On that note - here's a little sale announcement for ya!  Actually, its been on since Black Friday but with all the work that had to be done I neglected to make a lovely announcement about it over here... SO.. here it is!
I've discounted the hot, hot, hot Heartland skirt (30%) and its flying off the shelves so get one while you can!  I'm also accepting requests for different fabrications in case you're one of those fabulous ladies that already has one in denim but wants one in a new color!

The Blair skirt as above is also 35% off - and in stock / ready to ship.. yes sirree!  What else?  Leggings, obi belts and other goodies that I have in stock (and that I want to send to good homes) are waiting for you in the Cyber Monday Sale section.  Have a gander and have fun shopping!

Much love,
XO Michelle

Friday, October 5, 2012

On the Move!

Why hello lovely followers!  Just poppin' in to let you all know I'm movin' this blog on over to Tumblr!  If you're a Tumblr-r.. (Is that a saying?)  I'd love for you to come join me!

In the meantime, a little eye candy for you.. the fall collection is now in shop - with more coming for the holidays.  Check it out and let me know what ya think!  Here's a few pics from the shoot I did recently...
Walah two way wrap sweater - $159usd
Vishna batwing top $72 & Nikah infinity scarf $24
Rachna denim collared shirt - $139
Mabel top $89 & Blue velvet corduroy skirt (coming soon!)
Hope to see you on Tumblr!! xoxo Michelle

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hello dear friends!  I know, I've been gone for a while.. but I'm baaaack!  Just like a scary movie - you never know when I'm going to pop up and...  write a post!!!  Scary right??  (Insert shocked and surprised face here)  I figured it was time to jazz things up a little bit and get back to posting regularly.  That's the plan anyway.. lets hope I don't get tripped up again!  Feel free to write to me and give me a virtual kick in the butt if you see that I'm slacking off alright?  Anyway, back to the task at hand....

This summer has been filled with lots of busy days (hence the lack of blog posts!) and going through my inventory has been a little intense.  So many small pieces of fabric, so many vintage garments.. so many pretty trims!   What does it all add up to?  The SANDBOX collection!  I've decided it was time to make use of all these goodies stockpiled in my studio and create some modern, trendy pieces from all these wonderful bits.
Sassy Polka dot shirt dress - $42 usd
 I guess you could say this new collection is my version of playing in the sandbox! Most of the items in this collection are one of a kind or limited to 3 pieces maximum.  My goal is to make use of all the bits and pieces in my studio that would otherwise get thrown out... my kind of zero-waste design!  Of course this is also in keeping with the Simone's Rose mandate of sustainability but taking it a step further.
Red silk sleeveless blouse - $39
Now just because I'm making use of 'scrappy' ends doesn't mean these pieces are lacking the quality  Simone's Rose is known for.  All the vintage garments and fabrics are carefully looked over and chosen for quality and originality - many vintage pieces are also 100% silk and all fabrics, trims and vintage garments are pre-cleaned to ensure you're getting a fresh piece of clothing.  The pieces will be available exclusively in my Etsy shop which also allows me to sell them at great prices!  So come by the online boutique and have a look!  I'll be adding new pieces regularly and hope you'll enjoy the selection.  I'm having lots of fun creating these new pieces.. there's a challenge in every new garment!  

Coming up in the next postings.. before and afters of the vintage pieces!

Thanks for sticking around and checking out my post...  I promise to keep it up and post regularly.  Pinky swear!!!
xoxo Michelle

P.S. This is the weirdest video I could find on pinky swear rules....  ;) XO