#Campaign #Pre-Christmas Post October 30 2017
#Campaign ... 'La Boheme' June 29 2017
Inspiration from Malta ...
What a great location to test out LIBERTY fabrics, and certainly made sure that I packed well to stay 'cool & comfortable' in searing temperatures, unusual for this time of year. I rolled, tied and packed 12 pieces and paired them up, experimenting with layering to get everything in (1) Carry-On, in addition to Lingerie and Toiletries and taking (1) pair of comfortable walking shoes with supporting arch.
#want to be noticed #feel alive! ...
This 'silver-haired' Lady, got a surprise when an Italian standing at his Carvery with stuffed pig, burst into song with 'o sole mio' as he saw me approach wearing my famous La Boheme Pantaloni/Pantaloons, not to mention a wink from a Customs Officer in Brussells.
My Tip for the Mammas and Nunnas who want to stay cool and on-trend, MishNMesh is certainly AUTHENTIC! ... Hence my Campaign for this 'Chat', some very 'loose-fitting' Pullover Dresses, but fitted through bust with draping pockets complimented with Pantaloons.
Find MishNMesh at these Creative Hubs ...
1 July ... Outback Fringe Festival, Quilpie
14/15/16 July ... Rocky Riverfest
22 July ... Jazz at the Gallery, Warwick
30 August ... Weengallon Pink Ladies Day
Contact Me: 0438133753 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MishNMesh BLOG 17 ... Edition 3 February 19 2017
hello my Ladies! This is the first Newsletter for 2017.
Welcome! to those who have recently signed up for the Blog News @MishNMesh.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE has now been revised and added to the NEW Business Card now available. One thing I have overlooked is stating a TIMELINE for any RETURNS/ADJUSTMENTS. My preference is within 14 days. This will be noted in the next round of printing more cards.
LIBERTY DESTASH is in abundance here in my Studio. Plans are afoot to get more bundles cut for purchase by Crafters & Quilters. I have found that the Bundles x 24 pieces x .75/3” square @ $6 per pack seem to be most popular, however, larger bundles are also available.
NEW MISHNMESH COLLECTION for High Summer2017 … had its first launch at TCMF2017 in January. The emphasis on ‘country’ and ‘urban’ styles are very much liked and followed on Instagram@MishNMesh by Music Artists, Nat Pearson and Demi Louise and the like. Selling ‘off-the-rack’ fast, however, I am reproducing more of it at my own pace and taking custom-orders. As the demand for ‘made-to-measure’ garments increases, I have now altered the turn-around to 4 weeks.
ARTISAN DEMONSTRATION … I was asked to perform as an Artisan at the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2017 over (9) days, where I became ‘the busking dressmaker’, competing with Musicians on Peel Street for a spot of attention. What I had discovered was that it’s a very attracting activity and it appeals to me that I should do more of it. What an opportunity to showcase *handmade quality garment-making, *to support local businesses and at the same time *reduce your carbon footprint for a more sustainable approach to the ‘slow fashion’ industry. ARTISAN MADE, not mass made.
DATE CLAIMER …
15/16 April 2017 … Easter in the Country, Roma
17/18/19 … Craft Alive, Rockhampton (to be confirmed)
MOTHER’S DAY COMPETITION … how about sending in PICS of YOU wearing MISHNMESH? Kind of like the idea? What’s the PRIZE?
BEST DRESSED WINS a FREE CUSTOM-MADE GARMENT from MIshNMesh.
(Note: Terms … agree to share on Social Media)
Get your FRIENDS involved, because LIKES and SHARES could make you the WINNER for MOST POPULAR.
Until next ‘Chit Chat’ … Margherita @ MishNMesh on Instagram;
/MishNMesh onFacebook and Website: www.mishnmesh.myshopify.com
#mishnmesh newsletter October 01 2016
So wonderful that you’re here!
Thank you for joining the MishNMesh community.
Now that you are a ‘groupie’ so to speak, you now will have first hand information on Classic and Seasonal Prints from LIBERTY ART FABRICS. You should know that MishNMesh is recognised as ‘bespoke garment-making’ by LIBERTY OF LONDON.
THE PRODUCT BRAND … MISHNMESH … WHO MAKES IT? …
I am Margherita, the Designer and Maker of the MishNMesh Collection.
MishNMesh saw a niche in the market that had to be filled. Everyone is different. I have spoken to customers of all ages to find out what they are looking for. .
I wanted to introduce a business model that catered for:
*a customer’s need; *what customers care about; *what customers want; *and solve customer problems, in that, I would create a product that is *bespoke *custom-made and decided to build the brand on an ‘old-fashioned’ service *specialising in ‘made-to-measure’.
For ME, the most important factor was to be true to myself, stay *ME as a brand; stay *small as a local business; stay *passionate about what I do and how I do it.
I feel that the only way to truly connect with the customer is to show that the values I hold dear are actually embedded in the business and that my brand is sustainable i.e. it’s made by me only ( I do not source my work out); the garment is designed for our Qld Lifestyle, so it has to be durable and very comfortable, so ‘wear it to death’.
The FABRIC … LIBERTY ART FABRICS … TANA LAWN
I only use ‘high quality’ Cotton that is fine and durable. I choose to buy Liberty Art Fabrics because I have trust in its quality. It has been manufactured in Lancaster, England, but in the last 2 yrs, prints that I have chosen for the MishNMesh Collection are actually being printed in Milan, Italy. I have since noticed that the fabric is silky and softer and just a tad finer. I can certainly vouch for its quality. There is NO SHRINKAGE and NO COLOUR LOSS. I am also told that it is CHEMICAL FREE and ALLERGY FREE.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE … Ask me to make one JUST FOR YOU!
So there are some good perks that come with being BESPOKE. I get to custom-make a garment JUST FOR YOU. I just need your Measurements and a brief CHAT with you always helps. So you can ring me or email me, whatever suits. Check out FIT ME POLICY on my website: www.mishnmesh.myshopify.com for your ‘Customer Satisfaction Guarantee’.
EXCLUSIVE TO YOU only AS A SUBSCRIBER … PROMOTIONS to receive a DISCOUNT at CHECK OUT with your online purchases.
Spring is in the air and Summer is just around the corner. Some lovely temptations on the horizon, so stay tuned for some Sampling in Edition 2 .
That will do for our first ‘Chit-Chat’ in Edition No. 1. Just an INTRO really.
Look out for Edition 2 via MAIL CHIMP. Possibly 2 monthly. Just in the process of getting permissions and setting up.
#discount code July 05 2016
Don't forget to add your DISCOUNT CODE ... MISHNMESH at checkout!
#i made this ... July 05 2016
Why do I need to go public? I am proud to boast ... I MADE THIS!
That is MishNMesh ... that's ME! It's about my ability as the Creator and longevity. This is what sustainability is about, isn't it? It's time the fashion industry admires and respects that some of us want to stay small. It's about sticking with something that works, and the customer is going to go with it. Having said that, I am going to take the time in explaining my product because nowadays I think it is relevant.
As a Designer & Creator, I feel that MishNMesh does have a part to play in fixing the fashion industry. I do my research which lead me to Laura Ashley and Liberty. I loved working with LA Fabrics when I lived in England many years ago, but unfortunately, no longer sell dress fabrics. Nowadays, I choose to buy Liberty Fabrics because I have TRUST in the quality which I can confidently say to the customer that I can vouch for its 'quality assurance'.
Transparency is the key. I do think that it is important to take the time to explain to the customer the entire process including information about the Fibre ... *what it is; *where it is manufactured; *where it is printed. Explaining the price so that the customer understands what they are paying for.
As the Maker, I offer a 'Customer Satisfaction Guarantee' with all products, whether they be ready-to-wear or custom-made-to-measure. This is how I choose to build my brand, 85% Custom Fit. So our way of operating offers customers lots of opportunities e.g. to co-design with the Creator (i.e. myself in this case). Pave a new road, the 'old-fashioned way' with different eyes.
MishNMesh does not want to be a 'best seller'. MishNMesh defines comfort to wearable art, with the layering. It's the only way to go. And I love it! So follow us on Instagram @mishnmesh
#straight from the horse's mouth hey! June 30 2016
Straight from the horse's mouth hey!
I am Margherita and I am the Designer and Creator of the MishNMesh Collection. MishNMesh is not a boutique. It's *bespoke.
As the Designer & Creator, I wanted to introduce a business model that catered for *a customer's need; *what customer's care about; *what customers want, and most importantly of all, *solve customer's problems.
Creating a product that is *bespoke and *specialising in made-to-measure allows MishNMesh to fill a niche market creating 'designs for real women' with real lives and real needs. This is not new territory, *bespoke is back due to customer demand. How do I know this? Because I have talked to customers of all ages to find out what they think and what they want. Yes, all customers are different too.
So how do I stay ME as a brand while talking to different people? I believe that I have my core characteristics nailed. As a passer-by once said 'you look like your stall'. Now that's a compliment.
And so, as the story goes ... I cater for ALL ages: 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+
How fabulous is that, and loving it!.
Ask Me to Make One Just For You!
'what women want' June 05 2014
There is no more attractive way of expressing yourself than through the clothes you wear.
In my studio, I try to be unconventional, but classic and romantic in my creativity. I try to use good judgement to reflect the individual personality. Everyone starts somewhere, and it so happens that for me, it was in my father's tailoring workshop in school holidays.
#Clothing style is as much about comfort as self-expression. Generally, clothing should not be tight and the fabrics used must allow your skin to 'breathe'. Your clothes should be moulded to your lifestyle and not vice versa. Anything that hinders movement and you find to be uncomfortable is a 'No No' in my book.
#Fabric is the most important element in the #MishNMesh Collection. I choose #natural materials such as #cotton, #wool, #hemp, but most #100% cotton. I like to add originality to the garment, meaning the customer has an opportunity to have input into the style design as well.
#How fabrics move before going ahead with a style cut - The movement of a garment should be fluid. A sense of freedom dictates own design code. Often, the #MishNMesh style dictates the #classic #vintage look by simply not over doing it. MishNMesh reflects personality and an element of sincerity that looks fresh and delightful.
Experimenting with fabrics, is to get a better understanding of what MishNMesh is about, no matter your size or shape.
Contact me: email@example.com if you would like to know more.
Margherita Caruana (Director)
#high summer February 16 2014
I have been working on a #high summer collection for Mish N Mesh which appears to have got people talking. I am so pleased.
Check out those #pantalons as they say in French. In Italian, it's pantaloons. In America, it's #bloomers.
Anyhow, I kind of like #pantalons. Recently, I was so pleasantly surprised by a customer who called them #pantalons, it brought a smile to my face and at the same time spurred on a wonderful conversation with a group of ladies in my stall all about #pantalons and its origin.
As I had previously said in an early Blog Post, the essential ingredient for Mish N Mesh is to offer top quality #bespoke #ready to wear apparel which compliments and reflects the personality of the wearer.
To top that, I offer a more personalised service to meet the client's specific requirements i.e. consult with the client, giving them the option to style design a garment that highlights the positives, made to measure to suit the characteristic of the individual.
Designs are cool, comfy and natural, keeping in mind our Queensland Lifestyle. Glamorous high summer for any occasion, but very very versatile. Fabrics are sourced from London, Italy, and Japan for wonderful cottons that breathe.
#la sage KIDS October 18 2013
"I never knew how much love my heart could hold 'til someone called me Nana".
Looking at developing 'la sage' KIDS, currently design and custom make 'la sage' KIDS hats for both GIRLS & BOYS, but looking to designing Apparel for GIRLS. Custom made by Nana (meaning myself, Nana Margherita), inspired by my beautiful little Granddaughter, Sage Lillith.
Styling combinations that are light #Boho Tops, Dress and Pants for Girls (Toddler - Age 8) perhaps, still undecided. Will keep you in the loop.
Absolutely, run off my feet, trying to do more than one thing at a time. So, please bare with me as it is only I at the design and sewing table. And of course, trying to keep up with Client Requests for Custom made tuniques together with keeping up stock for Mish 'n' Mesh Collection.
So, that is it in brief for now. Keep you posted.
Mish 'n' Mesh
'la sage' KIDS
#studio mayhem September 13 2013
Mayhem in at Studio Karuansarai, with orders flooding in. So encouraging to see, with comments like 'where can I get one of these'? There is always a surprise around the corner as I let my creative juices run wild. What I am about is achieving 'What Women Want', having a sense of FABRIC, that perfectly compliments my own style and design. Fresh new looks are hot off the design table, cut and made up by Yours Truly, Margherita.
So stay tuned on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/karuansarai to get the freshest new look, keeping in mind how these style designs fit into our everyday lifestyle, it's not that difficult.
Handmade pieces, made in very limited quantities, and I can assure you, are absolutely unique.
These styles can be mixed, matched and layered with each other and can look quite smashing, no matter your age.
I offer a very personalized service e.g. if you like a print and you want it made up to one of my designs, well I am happy to oblige and can do in any SIZE. So, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mish 'n' Mesh
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