Below are snapshots of my booth at the Melrose Trading Post two weeks ago. I had a little panic attack when my tent's arrival was delayed. I couldn't finish my set up until it arrived exactly at 9AM when the event opened. Overall, I made it work and the visuals turned out to be as what I had imagined.
Lesson learned: Pack Smart. Since this was my first market, I didn't know what to expect so I over-packed. Loading, hauling and packing up the table, chairs, racks, clothes, hangers etc and the pallet by myself was so physically exhausting.
Not only that, after MTP, I packed and went straight to the Coachella Pre-Party Pop Up event right after! Would I ever do back to back market events in one day? Definitely! I just need to make sure I sleep the night before. 😆
Lace on top of lace! (I even had a portable dressing room!)
Isn't this soo romantic? Chevron burnout.
Can I say, "hello bodysuits!"
The Coachella Pre-Party Event at Boot Leg Bar by ShopUsed/ShopLocal was so much fun! Loading and Set up was at 7PM, the event started at 8PM until Midnight. I was dying by the time the event started so I had no photos. I eventually pulled through towards the end!
Overall, participating in both events was an eye opener. I was interested in how the different crowds approached and reacted to my ready-to-wear capsule collection. I'm used to presenting my Special Occasion & Eveningwear pieces in fashion shows, with a different setting and audience. Vending in places and events on a mass market where I, as a designer get to interact and chat with people was actually fun.
Stay tuned for upcoming events! Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @taleforesther and Behind the scene @Kris.Amarillo
Until then! -xxka