Somehow, someway I wish we could truly show you exactly how crazy it is around here before the CHA show. Unfortunately, pictures are still so this is the best I can do! ;) So, here we go. The massive list of things to do includes a booth makeover, putting together press kits, photo shoot for the catalog, designing the catalog, painting the booth, more painting, crate repairs, planning press releases and sneak peeks, preparing make-n-takes for the show, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. This is a glimpse at the studio tables today. This place is a mess, well, a very organized mess. But nonetheless, a mess. We have received samples of 99% of our new CHA products and have LOTS to do!
Consider this your first official peek. I know it's not much, right? But......one of the newest collections I designed is Family Dynamix. Why such a name? Well, as many of you know Bella recently has experienced the loss of a loved one. 3 months ago today, our entire lives changed. 3 Months ago today we lost someone that we loved, and our entire family dynamics changed. So I thought it would be nice to reconnect with the importance of family and how, sometimes in the darkest of skies, it is within our own families that we see the brightest of stars! Bright, being the key word here! The Family Dynamix collection is full of bright colors, playful icons and more! I can't wait to reveal it to you soon!
With all the samples that have arrived we are busy preparing products packages for all our booth designers: out-of-state, international and the local girls too! Here's a look at the front doorway, the pacakges for our local girls are ready for pick-up. They will be in and out today and tomorrow!
The booth planning takes hours upon hours. I make and design a plan, and the Bella team (and contractors) execute all the changes, dimensions, colors, details, etc. in the warehouse before we pack it up for California. Here's a peeks at some of the plans. You can see some changes to the booth and also how much detail work goes into planning the project assignments for all the designers! We must make sure we have layouts/cards/mini books for every designated spot!
Deliveries are coming almost daily. The warehouse is also a mess as we shift, stock and label everything in the next couple weeks so that we are ready to ship out the products on time!Okay, now that I've come up for some air, I have to dive back into that MASSIVE list of things to do! If you're coming to CHA later this month, we can't wait to see you! And, if you can't make it, we hope you'll be there in spirit with us as we bring you updates from the show each day, right here at the blog!
One more thing....be sure to follow some of the past 2 weeks of blogging...as tomorrow we will be announcing winners from all our giveaways that have been ongoing!
Have a Happy Thursday! Stay busy and be productive! Goodness knows we are!