So Becca and I have been prepping for SalvageATL for months now. Last September She did the show by herself, but this time around I will be able to join her. YAY. I've been super pumped about my "Initial Public Offering" of my vintage collection, but there is sooooo much work that is involved in getting ready for an event like this. And since Becca and I are both prone to being perfectionists, we want to be sure that we have done EVERYTHING, and that it's all the absolute best.
We purchased some really nice brown kraft paper bags, and we made stencils of our logo. Unfortunately, stencil making is way more difficult than I expected. I tried acrylic paint and spray paint, and Becca even tried markers. The bags are, well, not perfect. But today I bought spray-on glitter glue and, like, 40 different colors of glitter. Problem solved. Everything is better with glitter! I wonder how the roomies would feel if they returned and everything was glitterized. Because I know how I'd feel. Freakin' Fabulous.
Then I decided that I wanted to make sure our garment tags were pretty. I stained 100 with all every sort of thing I could imagine. Some look amazing. Some look like I got drunk and spit wine all over the tags. Also, that may be an accurate reflection of what happened. Don't judge. Wine also makes everything better. Dude. Lightbulb moment. I wonder... is there edible glitter? Can I make Sparkle Wine? I may be on to something here...
Anyway, so all day today I've been packing and trying to get everything ready to bring to the ATL from the CLT. (that's Charlotte. You might not know that abbreviation. It's cool, though. I can't think of many rappers rep'ing the CLT.) I learned that if you put zip ties around your hangers, it makes them much easier to deal with. Gahhhh. Hangers. The perfectionist in me wants them all to match.
I'm hoping to fit , my dress form and her rolling base, 180 items on hangers, a huge bag of accessories, my Jiffy Steamer (it's amazeballs. seriously.), Becca's studio lights, supplies (tags, bags, camera, clothes pins, paint, GLITTER), my clothes and shoes for the next few days, 2 dozen Bruegger's bagels (mom's special request), my behemoth purse, and a bunch of other stuff I'm sure I'll forget into my little sedan. Wish me luck!
We've secured the biggest booth at the show (actually it's 3 booths, but whatevs), so I'm hoping everybody loves our stuff as much as we do, and I hope our hard work pays off. I should arrive in ATL around 11 am tomorrow, and I'm pretty sure Becca's gonna have the booze ready. Wine and pricing party! 5 Days until SalvageATL!