I know I have neglected my blog. Got too tied up… Here is an interesting post… Last Saturday, since its a quiet and non busy weekend, Irene’s closet agreed to sponsor a graphic art exhibit and fashion show called Ateneo ACTM Numina Evogue self expression i fashion. It was a fun experience putting together 16 different outfit for woman and 5 cool outfit for men. It is sure a COOL experience seeing our items on the runway.
Numina Fashion show February 1, 2008
Vintage trade signs … my new obsession October 21, 2007
Its fun how one discover something new to obsess upon. It was Mico who introduced me to this vintage trade signs. I soooo love them. I got my first 1960’s authentic trade sign the other day. It is a Robin Hood Hair Pomode I immediately displayed it at the store for others to enjoy too.. If someone gives me a cool offer… maybe I’ll sell it… maybe….
Another cool thing I found today… a vintage fire extinguisher. Cool ha.
Sorry for my absent posting. I got tied up with the store as always – mall wide sale and all other stuff. Finally, I will get to post my new Coochi collection – called Coochi Bambi in 3 exciting colors – Red, Black and Blue.. Check it out.
Vintage Paper dolls.. something you’ll love. August 26, 2007
I am so sure you will also love this vintage paper doll photo I picked out while surfing through my favorite Indie Blogs. Don’t you just love the designs. For over 4 years now, I have been collecting stuff from vintage – posters, pins, hats, toys.. oh yah and even boyfriend. Mico (my boyfriend) is not entirely vintage (referring to age) but he has his own set of vintage collection – from vespa, mini cooper, and watches I should say. At the end of each day, we would compare our finds. I just wish he would start a blog to share his hobby. To think he writes so much better than I do.
I mentioned a while back that I am launching a new line – I still havent thought of a name this coming September. This line is a whole new collection not fashion but to HOME stuff from – vintage clocks, frames, pens, stationary, lamps, toys, and so much more. In connection with this, if you have unique home accessories that you would like to consign/sell you may email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I already got tons of inquiry on this new line, we are totally preparing for it cause everyone is sooo excited.
Samples of the new line
Coochi Mika Collection out today August 19, 2007
All the names of the Coochi Lala collection starts with a Coochi. From Coochi Tulle, Coochi Dorothy, Coochi Andie etc.. Now we have Coochi Mika. This way its easy for me to track.
I really love this collection. My mom is painstakingly helping me put the lovely vintage fabric together to form a “scrapwork made in heaven” dress. I got tons of interesting fabric. Fabric which were gift from our famous local designer friends. From old dresses which I never had the guts to sell before because I just love the fabric. This is the first batch of the Mika collection under the brand Coochi Lala.
Keep in mind that this are one of a kind pieces therefore you will never bump into anyone with exactly the same dress. Don’t you just love that..
Frida Fringes.. something to check out. August 10, 2007
As I was rummaging through my closet of beads, chains, charms, headpieces, straps etc.. looking for a new inspiration. I came across something interesting. My staff knows that I have the tendency to hoard, collect things that I feel got potential and oftentimes I forget all about it. I had this neckpiece for a almost a year now, I suddenly decide to make something out of it… Meet Frida, Frida fringes…
I love how the fringes falls to your neck.. It will surely dress up you simple outfit.. just don’t forget the cleavage power. =) Remember, I only have 3 limited edition pieces.
Neckpiece sold for P899
Limited edition .. I am not plastic.. bag July 29, 2007
I enjoyed making my own ensemble of the I’am not plastic bag. Or should I say, I wanted to add more of “irene’s closet” touch to the Edgy Ecology bag. Since the store has been known to sell unique pieces and not mass produced, I thought I just had to make it more personalize. Check out the first batch of the I am not plastic bag with a twist. We just displayed it today and luckily we sold 2 at once.
The I am not plastic bag, limited edition will also be available at Schu, Glorietta 3 by Wed Aug 1. Come grab you limited edition bag… and help eliminate plastic in a stylish way.
“Play a bit” necklaces collection out now July 28, 2007
Aside from it being my inspiration for my Coochilala logo… I got so into it that I decided to “play a bit” and work on a full necklace collection made of scrabble letters and bingo chips. It is something new, expect it to be a true conversational piece. So to those who plan to copy this again… Once you finish doing your own version I’ll be out with something new … as always.
I really had a hard time finding the right bingo chips… and scrabble letters. But I am so determine to come out with this collection that I had to go to 8 bookstores and office supply stores just to find the right one, when finally I did… I had to figure out a way to make it into a charm.. Enjoy this collection while it last for I am not making a whole bunch.. It is a limited engagment =)
More of Coochi July 10, 2007
Don’t you love the name Coochi lala… Its funny. When I opened a checking account they were laughing.. “Nice name” the girl said with sheepish smile. I personally love the name. My friend Sharon of I love you store said, she likes Coochi lala better than Irene’s closet. Well me too… haha. In addition to the Coochi lala collection here is – Coochi Rane and Coochi lea…
A charming bracelet July 8, 2007
I never thought creating charm bracelet is no easy job. I’ve done several bracelet but “the charm” ensemble is really something. You have to consider so many things – color scheme, weight and balance. You have to be aware that everytime the chain moves it should have different look and personality. Let me share 5 creations… Luckily we already sold 2 pcs in a span of 3 days. I just love it.
Coochi lala collection for real… finally April 22, 2007
My official website is down. I have to look for a new web host. Hopefully within the week it will be up and running again. Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you my new collection… I designed and created each one of them. My very own apparel – My first. Under a new brand called “Coochi Lala… I am very proud of this collection. It is all displayed at the store. Come and check them out.