Apronizing America

20130913_145841What does “Apronizing America ” mean, exactly?

This is a common thing I am asked quite often.

I believe that Aprons are a fashion accessory. I believe they can and should be worn out like one would wear a scarf, a necklace or a necktie. Apron can spice up ANY wardrobe, make, female, child, or even a pet or a doll!

When not wearing an apron out, I feel like I am leaving something behind.

But if I do, you can be sure that whatever I AM wearing is something I created, whether that is a Fascinator, a dress I made, my earrings, you name it, there is something from my creations.

Mostly, I love to make fashionable aprons because I hear the stigma of what people think an Apron is and I am not just out to get America to WEAR an Apron, I am trying to change a whole MINDSET!!

An Apron is NOT just for the Kitchen anymore and my aprons are NOT your grandma’s aprons.

I want to show you by creating fabulous things, dresses to go under them, fascinators to help accessorize them, and of course, Aprons that are spicy alternatives to dress up anything you wear or not wear (if you so prefer) to help add flair, spice and fabulousness to your life!

I am also NOT like other apron makers I have seen out there. Most work from their fabric in stock and create based on tissue paper patterns. Some design their own patterns, but then it is a constant “Cookie- Cutter” repeat of the same apron, with different fabric/textile.

I start from a Fashion Designer base FIRST! Meaning, I design based on the specs you give me in a quote from my Fashion Request Form. I then take that information and design within those parameters and then send you the design to approve. From there, within TWO WEEKS, I create your fabulous design.

You can choose if you want a Custom Apron or a BeSpoke Apron. Custom means I can use the design pattern I created for you and use it for another request. BeSpoke means you are the only one wit that design and it cannot be used for anything else.

You don’t see that from other Apron Makers, for the most part. I am sure there are one or two who “might” do that, but it is rare.

I feel and think this way of thinking has the potential to do as I desire and to help Apronize America because America will see how unique and different my aprons are as well as my mentality about wearing and using them.

Do I make Domestic Aprons? Yes, with Flair & Fabulousness!

Do I make other things? Yes, as long as they are true to my brand, meaning they will go WITH other things I create.

The questions I get asked most? Do I love what I do?

Yes. You know that song “Living what I love and loving what I do…”? That is the epitome of how I feel everyday.

What’s Next for Trisha Trixie?

Apron Builder. My Online Apron Creation Technology. On Apron Builder YOU are the designer. I give you the base template and you create what YOU desire. Then it gets printed and sent to you to construct by either sewing or other alternatives like No Stick Glue, Fabric Bond Adhesive or who knows, maybe you want to staple yours together! That is all on YOU!

What if I don’t want to use Apron Builder? Good thing you still have me! Trisha Trixie Designs will  still be the Custom BeSpoke Apron Maker and myself and my seamstresses will be available to be of service to you!

So, you see…there is no reason NOT to wear an apron and I have even made it simple and easy for you to do.

Now, Let’s Apronize America together!

Fashion Friday: Fashion Week 2015 News, Trends and Highlights

In New York, everything is coming to a close for Fashion Week. But since we are here, and not there, we don’t generally get the news about Fashion Week hounding us like they are in New York and LA, etc.  Unless of course, you are a Fashion Maven like me. I love Fashion. I love hearing about Fashion and I have been to Fashion Week twice now and am dearly wishing I was there again.

 

Since, I can’t, I follow all the fashion news I can. There are a variety of ways to do this, a Google Alert, signing up for Fashion week news. I have been watching and collecting various stories I thought might interest you.

 

What was being talked about

 

A little tidbit of recent info to share that showed up in this news was about Banana Republic who for the first time in a long time, showed up and shined for Fashion Week. Check out the story here, as well as many other stories to follow…

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/15/banana-republic-fall-2015-_n_6687460.html

 

The Racial Divide

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/fashion/fashions-racial-divide.html

 

Here someone provided an illustrated version of Fashion Week

https://plus.google.com/+ELLE/posts/hNZvmEGecEh

 

The Social Media Scene for Fashion Week, Blows up

http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/these-fashion-week-designers-created-dazzling-facebook-videos-well-clothes-163045

 

Flowers and braids are in during Fashion week

http://hollywoodlife.com/2015/02/19/alice-and-olivia-fashion-week-hair-makeup-fall-2015-nyfw/  ( Get a Fascinator from Trisha Trixie and you too can be in style) www.trishatrixie.com

 

For a good laugh, Funny Moments from Fashion Week

http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/02/14-glorious-funny-moments-from-fashion-week.html

 

Finally, people are putting their Iphones down

http://www.refinery29.com/2015/02/82271/fashion-week-front-row-picture-decline

 

For more FW News

 

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2015

http://mbfashionweek.com/new-york

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2015/02/17/mercedes-benz-new-york-fashion-week-2015/

 

Huff Post NYFW

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/new-york-fashion-week/

 

Huff Post Fashion Week Fall Winter 2015

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/fashion-week-live-blog-fall-winter-2015_n_6664350.html?utm_hp_ref=new-york-fashion-week

 

NYFW Fall 2015: Oscar De La Renta

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciaadamczyk/2015/02/17/new-york-fashion-week-fall-2015-a-new-chapter-at-oscar-de-la-renta/

 

NWFW The Best Shows

http://www.eonline.com/news/626908/new-york-fashion-week-fall-2015-the-best-shows-from-days-five-six

 

More Oscar de La Renta Fashions from Fashion Week

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/feb/18/oscar-de-la-rentas-joie-de-vivre-lives-on-at-new-york-fashion-week

 

Robin Givhan at New York Fashion Week: Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors, Delpozo, Bibhu Mohapatra, Boss and more http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2015/02/18/robin-givhan-at-new-york-fashion-week-nyfw-2015-michael-kors-starts-the-day/

 

The Great Gender Blur

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/inside-fashion-week/fall-2015/gender

 

Calvin Klein’s Fall 2015 Collection at New York Fashion Week

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/19/new-york-fashion-week-fall-2015-calvin-klein-live-stream/?_r=0

New York Fashion Week Fall 2015: Ralph Lauren

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciaadamczyk/2015/02/19/new-york-fashion-week-fall-2015-ralph-lauren/

Michael Kors’s Fall 2015 Collection at New York Fashion Week

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/18/michael-kors-new-york-fashion-week-fall-2015-live-stream/

New York Fashion Week Fall 2015: Pamella Roland

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciaadamczyk/2015/02/19/new-york-fashion-week-fall-2015-pamella-roland/

Jeremy Scott Takes Us Back to The Nursery

http://www.oregonlive.com/multimedia/index.ssf/2015/02/fashion_week_new_york_2015_jer.html

New York Fashion Week Fall 2015: J. Crew Collection

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciaadamczyk/2015/02/18/new-york-fashion-week-fall-2015-j-crew-collection/

New York Fashion Week 2015 recap: A week of first and lasts

http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1716233/new-york-fashion-week-2015-recap-week-first-and-lasts

At New York Fashion Week, Whatever Looks Warm Will Work

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/fashion/at-new-york-fashion-week-whatever-looks-warm-will-work.html

Alexander Wang

http://www.style.com/trends/fashion/2015/atmosphere-at-alexander-wang-fall-2015

The 90’s Trend

http://www.style.com/trends/fashion/2015/fall-2015-fashion-week-90s-trend

NYFW Social Scene

http://mbfashionweek.com/live

Fashion Week Gallery

http://mbfashionweek.com/new-york/gallery

Think Fashion Week is just a FEW designers? Well, it’s a little bit more than that…check it out. The amount of designers may surprise you

http://mbfashionweek.com/new-york/designers

 

Wanna know what everyone ELSE, was wearing during this event?  Check out the Street Style during this fabulous event of those living and visiting New York for Fashion Week

http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/11076439/street-style-new-york-fashion-week-fall-2015-part-2/#4

 

http://observer.com/2015/02/street-style-warriors/

 

http://www.amny.com/lifestyle/fashion-week-2015-how-to-get-in-on-the-action-sans-invite-1.9928084

 

 

FYI: The most prominent fashion weeks are held in the four fashion capitals of the world: Paris, New York City, Milan, and London. Some other important fashion weeks in the world are held in Amsterdam,[1] Bangalore, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dubai, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Madrid, São Paulo, Kuala Lumpur, Shangai, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. We even have a Fashion Week at our back door in Omaha for Omaha Fashion Week if you want to check out something a little closer to home.

 

 

 

Until  Next Time … XoXo~TrishaTrixie

 

“Trisha Trixie” Hunter is a Fashion Designer & Blogger as well as Vintage Inspired Model

Follow Trisha on Twitter @TrishaTrixie or on Facebook or Google

Go to Trisha Trixie Shop for your Anti Domestic Apron and Accessories!

 

Trisha Trixie Tips Tuesday-Taggarrifiic

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Just wanted to shout out to my pal Donna Grossman who owns That Girl Knitz, Rockabettie Bands and Rockabettie Boutique for her Taggarrific Tagging!

I learned a long time ago that is you want to be found online, if you have to TAG. If anyone knows how to tag it’s THAT GIRL (ha ha see what I did there)

I am a constant tagger too but even I lack tagging in certain categories that I see she had.

A good way to add tags to your own Blog or website is to do what I did today. Look at other sites that are similar to yours and copy their tags. There is nothing wrong with copying as long as it really does fit your site/blog. Search out sites that do similar things as you. look for blogs that are similar. I like Bloglovin because I can see other bloggers who do Fashion and Aprons and write in other ways like I do. Then I take a peek at their tags and see what they are tagging. Sometimes it is the same as mine, nothing new, but every now and then I come across a blogger who has completely different tags than I have and I think “Now why didn’t think of using that tag!?” When you see those, grab em! Copy them and add then to you Blog site or Website. Believe me, that one “little” tag could be the thing that gets you found online over other competitors!

If you don’t sell things Bikers would like, don’t use the tag word Biker. If you don’t sell Soap, don’t tag the word soap. Now if you write a blog about Soap, then Tag Soap. Am I making any sense here?

No, ok let’s go back. Only use tags for things you are talking about, selling, writing or doing.

But wait, you say, if  I use other tags that aren’t things I am doing, won’t that help bring business to my page? Well, you would think so. But what ends up happening is that people will come to your site looking for those items and then when they realize you don’t sell them and only used them to get you to their page, generally they get pretty upset about it.

If you want to use other tags to bring people to your site or page, the best way  I have found is to write a blog about those things. Then you can use the tags and write about them to generate more traffic.

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Until Next Time,

XoXo Trisha Trixie

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Trisha Trixie Tuesday! Bespoke (Custom-Made-to-Order-MadetoMeasure)

What’s “Bespoke”?

Bespoke is an adjective for anything commissioned to a particular specification. “Custom-made”, “made to order”, “made to measure” and sometimes “hand-made” are near-synonyms.

The word bespoke is derived from the verb to bespeak, to “speak for something”, in the specialized meaning “to give order for it to be made” or commission, first cited from 1583 by the OED, with the adjective in its alternative form “bespoken” first quoted from 1607 in this sense.[1] The term is generally more prevalent in British English than American English, which tends to use “custom” instead, as in custom car, custom motorcycle etc.

So, with the bespoke items available from Trisha Trixie, you can create a customized items JUST FOR YOU! How do you do that?

GO HERE! Pick out the colors and fabric and Trisha Trixie will do the rest!

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What do YOU think about being able to customize a product just for you? Do you like or dislike it?

WE WANNA KNOW!

Until next time,

Xoxo

Product Review: That Girl Knitz, Maker/Creator Donna Grossman

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One of the things I have always loved to do is Product Reviews! When I had my other fashion business we were just kicking off into that and how I miss it. I even had an assistant, Corrina, who was my FashionEye and did them too. I miss having the chance to do reviews.

So when a local Entrepreneur, Donna Grossman, from That Girl Knitz, asked me to blog about her headbands and give them a whirl I, of course, jumped at the chance! Her website is www.thatgirlknitz.com.

I found Donna on one of the Handmade and Crafters groups. I fell in love with the mannequin  head she used for her image posts and asked if I could pay her for pictures of it. She gladly shared them without cost. The other reason I fell in love with the image was a fabulous knit hat the head was wearing.  Right away I had to say thank you and wanted this fabulous hat anyway!

 

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Shown below is the fabulous knit hat I bought from her. I wore it as my St. Patrick’s Day Hat and got SO many compliments on it! I am a selfie girl so of course, I had to take many selfies with it!!

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When, I received my package of Headbands Donna asked me to review, I fell in love again! Swoon! I mean wow, talk about talent. I am a seamstress and looking at these headbands I was blown away. Very ingenious!

She sent me such a wide variety of headbands and some of them even were FLEECE lined

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The ones I ended up picking out to keep…

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I  love my Headbands. They don’t give me a headache! I can’t wait to help Donna sell them at some of my local shows and get the word out about this FABULOUS and Ah-Mazing product! Here is me wearing one with my Fabulous Fascinators! See how WELL they go together!!??

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Do yourself a favor. Go check this gal out! www.thatgirlknitz.com  She is the sweetest lady, she makes the best headbands around, and I just love them and her to pieces.

Until Next time,

XOXO

Trisha Trixie

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This year I was lucky enough to go to BOTH February and September’s New York Fashion Week. Since fall has started arriving upon us, I thought I would share about the upcoming fall fashion from the NYFW runway to Des Moines. Fall is always about a…

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Fabulous Friday!Be Fabulous Fabric

First off I want to apologize for the lack of posts lately. After I came back from NYFW my feet have been hitting the ground getting the word out for my Fun and Fabulous Fashion Show , my hands have been busily sewing away and my mind has been a bit single minded focus. But in the midst of all that came a few fun things I wanted to share with you!

I wanted to have some specialty fabric created for my Fashion Show and so I found this site called SpoonFlower that allow you to create any fabric, wallpaper or decal from a design. It is a bit pricey but so worth it. There are three fabrics from my Spoonflower Shop I will be showcasing in my show that I Custom Created. One will be worn by the Owner of Java Joe’s Amy Brehm who I made this cute Retro Black and White Apron for with a Be Fabulous Piece of Fabric made for her lower bib and top pockets.

 

I will have a couple of other great fabrics in the show as well. If you are an artist and would love to see your designs on a wall, a decal or on fabric go check them out.

If you want me to create an Apron from your designed fabric just use my contact form on this site and I would love to create one for you. If you want any other garment created, hit me up and I could connect you to someone who could make it for you I am nearly sure! 😉

Until next time,

~XoXo Trisha Trixie