25th February 2010

I mentioned in my previous post that I received a phone call at the start of the week letting me know that my ‘order’ was waiting and ready to go. What was it, you ask? After taking over 5 weeks to produce it seems quite surreal that it’s finally here. Introducing, the ‘AKIRA SKIRT’, my very first design for Gary Pepper’s ready to wear collection for 2010!

Aren’t they perfect? Completely versatile and made from a cup full of pretty, a slight dash of sweet, a teaspoon of cute,a hint of feminine with a touch of sophistication, and three quarters love, the Akira skirt flatters every body shape and will last season after season. I think a skirt like this is one of the main basics every girl should have in their wardrobe, so simple yet effective. I chose the name ‘Akira’ as it means ‘bright’ or ‘shining’ in japanese. I liked the thought of every one of you radiating exuberance and elegance when you wore this, and also because it’s unique, quirky and used as a common boys name, just like Gary when she was first born, and pays tribute to my japanese heritage. Plus, it sounds really pretty and I like it. It is available in three different colors, black, grey and a beautiful apricot silk, and I will be listing them on ebay tomorrow night, friday the 26th at 7pm at a starting price of only $12.00!

It seems that I’m quickly ticking things off my project list but adding more even quicker. I listed some things on Gary Pepper pieces the other day but they went within a couple of hours, literally! Am I listing everything too cheap or do you guys just actually love Gary Pepper that much? Either way, it’s wonderful and overwhelming and I love each and every one of you. These feathered shoulder pads will be hitting GPP tomorrow.

I’ve attached a strip of velcro so you have the choice of adding them to your favorite jacket, top or leotard and can easily remove them when you have to wash your garment, simple! I’m not sure whether to make colored or patterned ones so please let me know what you think, I’m open to all suggestions! I’m also busy making some amazing feathered necklaces that you all saw on the cover of our lookbook, and aim to have them up by the end of the weekend

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