Posts Tagged ‘SKFK

07
May
09

The curious case of the (unloved) SKFK shirt

When it first came to the store, I was away on my trip to Europe.  S. did not like it and later told me why – although one had sold right away.  She was actually thinking of even sending it back; that’s how much S. did not like the shirt.  The reason for sending it back would be the SKFK printing all over the pattern and the semi-unfinished neckline.

Then she sold another one, and I did, too – to the same woman who had bought the first one.  This customer needed another one because her mother had liked the shirt so much, she pulled it off her.  While I had no particular feeling one way or the other for the shirt, it began growing on me.  Especially after I got a request for a larger size and had to reorder.  And it sold well – that is also a good sign for my store.

When the re-order came in (I had re-ordered two ….just in case), I even began promoting it to my customers who were interested in it.

SKFK black top

Here it is.  And I do like it even more the longer I look at it.

First off, it is made from Bamboo fabric.  So it is incredibly soft.  It has this sweet scooped neckline that looks flattering on anyone without being too revealing.  Its two front panels are crossed, which give it structure in the middle – accentuating a waist or pretending one where there is little.  And then the boob job.  For a smaller breasted woman, this shirt adds folds and fabric for a fuller line.  It really convinced me, though, when a larger breasted woman tried it on and I saw what it did for her.  The shirt emphasizes the assets, cups them perfectly and smooths the breast for an elegant curvy look.

Needless to say that they all bought the shirt.  I now have one left in extra small.  I might just as well go home with me.  I am convinced.

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24
Apr
09

The Greek theme

Now that I have finally caught up and straightened out the store, entered receipts, paid bills and looked at all the new merchandise that came in during my absence – I remember something I heard on the radio.  The piece was about Michelle Obama, her fashion style and … Greece.  I cannot recall the exact wording but something was said to the effect that dresses and fashion has a Greek theme to them this summer.  Maybe Ms. Obama was wearing something to that effect and the media caught on.  While we all know that fashion repeats itself and certain influences show up in the designs – I was not aware of Greece when picking out my summer fashions.

Well – what do you know – that Greek ‘theme’ stuck with me, and sure enough, I find some Greek-inspired pieces among the new orders that came in.

akn-grecian-dress-detail

Anni Kuan calls this dress the ‘Grecian’.  The neckline and the fall of this jersey dress certainly does it justice.

press-halter-dress2

This one is by Press and has the same simple lines – a high bust and simple hanging skirt.

kersh-maxi-dress

And here is the ultimate European fashion:  a Maxi dress.  I did see a lot of those in the shop windows in Europe and women wearing them.  While I admit that it might not be a good office dress – it will make the best for weekends and garden parties.  EVERY woman will look great in this.  The color combination is also perfect:  white/ yellow/gray. And did I mention pockets?  It should sell itself just for the pockets.

And here this SkunkFunk top:

skfk-green-tunic

It does not get more greek-ish.  On a side note:  all of these styles will hide certain unwanted rolls in different places.

So as for my store – I am all with Michelle Obama:  Greek rocks.




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