Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Citizens of Rosebud, Unite!

When it comes to talent, Sacramento designer Lindsay Rickman has it made in the shade
Last July, I ran into my friend and local fashion designer, Linday Rickman in front of our favorite vintage shop, Crimson & Clover. She was with a friend visiting from Sweden, and I LOVED their street style so much, me and my pal Kerry Dolan snapped a bunch of pictures. I posted them here.
For over a year we vowed to meet for coffee, but just never quite got around to it. Until recently, when I began to write an article about her. I'd been seriously thinking about freelance writing, and since I've been wanting to cover local talent and fashion, interviewing Lindsay was a no-brainer. Sadly, the interview is now lost, along with the incredible photo shoot I shot with her when my computer crashed. Which sucks, but I have to move on, and let it go.

Lately, Lindsay had been on my mind. She has so much talent and good vibes.  Her costumes for a recent ballet astounded me. I loved her creative re-use of fabric, her original designs and her obsession with vivid colors and mad dash of prints. Over a cuppa, we decided we would organize a fashion show, or a trunk show together.Well due to recent uh, un-circumstances, we are now going bolder, bigger. We are going to team up and share a space.

And we need your support! This week, I'll be moving the Citizen shop into her studio. We'll set up shop and have a trunk show: you're invited! For those who can't make it to Sacramento, don't worry. I'll be working on filling our respective Etsy shops where you can shop 24-7. . If you'd like to contribute to our business plans please donate to our "Citizens of Rosebud" fund. By donating via Chip-in you can help me get a small business up and going. For any contributions over $50.00, we can offer you a matching "Citizen Rosebucks" good towards any Citizen Rosebud future purchase. Click here to support the Citizen!

Photo credits: Kerry Dolan


jemina said...

THIS IS SO INTERESTING, Bella, do you mind if you could reveal more on what the store will be selling? the prices and what do you have "in store" for your store?

Thanks Sweetie

PS: and perhaps you can explain how rosebucks work etc

Much appreciated and thank you kindly

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I will Jemina. I guess it's not very clear is it?

We're combining our work studios, so now I can set up my racks of vintage clothing, along with my embellished re-mades, and my artwork and keep it in a "showroom" of sorts at Lindsay's studio. We are going to do local trunk shows, me selling my vintage and artwork along with her original designs. Also, now I set up a Photo-studio and take pictures more easily so I can sell on Etsy.

Citizen Rosebucks is basically a gift certificate that can be purchased in advance and used at at Citizen trunk show, or in the Etsy shop or personal shopping credit. Since my Etsy isn't up and running (there's been a lot on my plate lately) this way people can buy "Rosebucks" now and spend them in the Etsy shop later.

Price points for my vintage run a nice range: $5-150, with most items for sale under 25 bucks.

Thanks for your interest, JJ, and for helping me clarify this. -Bella Q

Porkchop Rules said...

So happy for you both!!!!! I will make sure to spread the word.hearts

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you Kara! Hearts back at ya! <3

A BRIT GREEK said...

This is pretty darn cool Bella! Looking forward to the Etsy steals, it sounds like a very exciting venture doll, good luck!
Loving the Rosebucks idea too!

The photography in this post is awesome!

mispapelicos said...

You are always supporting and caring. I do hope the shop and everything in your life goes as well as you deserve my friend.
Un abrazo fuerte and I keep an eye on the shop.

Collette Osuna said...

Thats awesome news.....congrats to you both...and you both look super fab btw:)

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Sara said...

Sweet! A store?! That is awesome :) Love these pics too, colorful and fun.

Pearl Westwood said...

Sounds very exciting!

Anika said...

I am crossing everything for you beautiful, and vizualising that I one day walk into your shop that I am sure will be amazing! good for you for going for it. love, Anika

Anonymous said...

You are a great writer and should totally pursue it! You deserve every success that comes your way.