So after selling out in 3 days, Target reordered the clutch, as you may know if you follow me on Twitter, or if we're Facebook friends because I couldn't shut up about it for a little bit. It's pretty uncommon for them to do so, as the items on Red Hot Shop only stay up for a month and by the time the item is made (in my case), shipped and restocked in their warehouse, the month will be almost over.
But we kicked it into gear, and first things first, we went and found more remnant leather. Of course it was going to be different as we could no longer find enough pieces of the same colors as last time. We found this rich camel, embossed, patent leather and put that together with an embossed black leather. We had tossed about a bunch of different colors looking for the right combination, but when I saw the camel & black together I said, yes, that's it: it's Belle de Jour. I don't know why - those colors just make me think of Deneuve in that movie. I'd like for it to sell out again, but this time in 2 days. So tell your friends. ;)
To this end, yesterday a little mirror photo shoot took place in my new closet. Two different coats and voilà-the clutch in action, here's how it'll look on you. It's the hard sell.
And I don't really know why, it's not as if there's anything to gain whether or not it sells out at Target. I guess I'm thinking as such a small company, Target is potentially priceless exposure.
We sent it out on Wednesday overnight. Which was exactly 3 working days from when we got the re-order. We hustled it. And, it is PRETTY. I think it'll be available again on the site on Monday. So if you missed out on the first one - here's your chance. And if you got the first one - you totally need this one, too.
Here it is, or was, on Wednesday afternoon as it was preparing to leave the studio - from my house to yours - with a stop in Minnesota (Target HQ) in between.
p.s. I know the world has many more serious things to consider right now besides clutches and such so I thought I'd include the link to one of the charities I've given to in the past few days, the UNFPA , and I feel strongly about it as a mother, a woman and also because I read this article on the Women's Crusade by Kristof and WuDunn from the NYTimes Magazine.
January 14, 2010