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#Campaign #Pre-Christmas Post October 30 2017

However time poor, newsletters are very few and far between.  If you would like more regular updates please let me know,  I will do my very best to get more info out to you more often. Apart from the occasional Facebook/mishnmesh and Instagram@mishnmesh posts, I do not advertise.  The MishNMesh focus is to keep the specialness of MishNMesh exclusive to you.  

#Pop-up Events … We Pop-Up all over the country - Tamworth Country Music Festival; Channel Country; the Maranoa; Central Queensland … and coming to you in Bundaberg soon.  Doing my best to get it out there to you.  For more details please go to POP-UP EVENTS on the website, www.mishnmesh.myshopify.com   It seems that that is what you want, the ‘visual & tactile’ experience.   MishNMesh was at the EKKA in Brisbane last August, opposite the Qld Museum and we have been invited back for 2018. This is wonderful news for those who live in Brisbane, wonderful to see you back wanting another MishNMesh exclusive.  

#Slow Clothing Manifesto … ‘slow clothing’ Guru, Jan Milburn,  Sustainability Consultant from Textile Beat dropped in at The Ekka and complimented me on making thoughtful informed choices, offering an ethical natural high-quality product to the customer that is long-lasting and durable, and so, the message is ‘buy well once’ quality remains after price is forgotten.

#MishNMesh sponsors CCLD … We had another great weekend for the Channel Country Ladies held at Jundah this year. Winner for BEST DRESSED at Friday Cocktails is:  Maree Morton, Gowrie Mountain.  Congratulations Maree! Maree wins a FREE CUSTOM FIT GARMENT from MishNMesh of her choice.

#What’s on the Cutting Table … Meet #Mono Gatsby shown here in Mary Style Cut Dress with in-seam pockets and Latino flounce sleeves.  Since it’s Preview at CCLD and Central QLD, it’s a hit! I have also made this in a #combo shirt.  I will be making it up in a Kurta Dress, so if you want to see it as a Kurta, just follow me on Facebook or check out the website.  

#Charming Old-fashioned Pin-Tucks … An old favourite.  Here it is seen in #wildflowers WHITE Pullover Top with a loose fitting at hips. I like the neckline, not too low or too high and I think it will be a firm favourite for most.  This style can be done in any print on your Wish List providing it ‘s still in stock.

#The Pullover Dress … This is rather different, and quite classy if you ask me.  I have had a lot of interest in this cut.  Seen here in #wildflowers Salmon pink.  You may remember it in WHITE mentioned in last Newsletter.

#Date Claimer: 

Emerald Art & Craft  17-18 November

Mumma’s Nest 24-25 November, Bundaberg

Handmade Under the Stars, 30 November, Cobb & Co Museum, Toowoomba

#Christmas Orders close 30 November 2017.

Thanks for following the MishNMesh journey and I hope to bring you more exciting Liberty prints and designs by MishNMesh in 2018.

Have a Joyous Christmas!

Margherita@MishNMesh

The bespoke dressmaker

 

 


#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

To see snaps from my recent Photoshoot,   FOLLOW on Instagram@MishNMesh or Facebook/MishNMesh or go to website:  www.mishnmesh.myshopify.com 

Contact Me: 0438133753 or Email: margherita.caruana@icloud.com

Kind Regards

Margherita@MishNMesh


#Mother's Day Treat April 27 2017

Here's your Mother's Day Treat.  Use CODE:  MUMSDAY17 with your online purchases.

Happy Mother's Day!


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.

 

Margherita

MishNMesh           


#i made this ... July 05 2016

Think Fashion Revolution, people are getting smarter.
Consumers are increasingly interested to know WHO MADE IT?
I am not a follower of the herd and what's happening in mainstream fashion. MishNMesh is all about authenticity.  'Doing what I want to do'.  The ideas come from risk-taking, testing the market with a new idea, with a different set of goals. These are not modern, but always find a place in society ... like 'old-fashioned customer service' and tailoring styles that don't out-date.  I suppose that that makes it special and different. Not sure about the 'digital disconnect', I guess customers prefer a more 'visual' and 'tactile' experience.  I can live with that.
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.  
Am I ethical in my business?  I feel that the only way to truly connect with the customer is to show that my brand is sustainable and that the values I hold dear are actually embedded in the business.  In essence, I am building the brand around my personality.  How else can I be true to myself and deliver.  
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

Cheers

Margherita

MishNMesh


#theclochehat - 1920s July 16 2013


#welcome to Mish 'n' Mesh June 17 2013

Delighted to see you! From here, you can check out what's new, and also,read My Blog for many more conversation pieces.  There is always Studio Mayhem at Studio Karuansarai, now preparing design cuts for the Spring/Summer Collection 2013.  So watch this space.  Or better still, check FB/karuansarai.

The Fall/Winter Collection of French Inspired Cloches depicting the GATSBY era of the 1920's is a must see. Women of all ages are embracing it.

As we are just getting acquainted, learn more about Mish 'n' Mesh and the woman behind it all.  And, if you would like to just to say 'Hi'  in person, have a question or some feedback for us, it's welcome!

So please, do contact me

 

 

 

Cheers

Margherita Caruana

 

Mish 'n' Mesh

karuansarai


#fascinators September 12 2012

Popularity of the Fascinator has been increased by the Royals, who have become prolific fascinator wearers.  At the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in April 2011, various female guests arrived wearing a Fascinator.  Princess Beatrice of York wore a piece designed by the Irish Milliner, Philip Treacy.   The unusual shape & colour caused quite a media frenzy.

The modern Fascinator is a small ornamental headpiece that fits on the head using a headband or comb attachment.  Always lightweight and usually features feathers, beads or flowers.

  

How to Wear a Fascinator: The Fascinator sits at an angle on the head as if perching   on top of the well groomed hair and complimenting the look of the hair.

When to Wear a Fascinator: A Fascinator may be worn instead of a hat on occasions where hats were traditionally worn, such as weddings or as an evening accessory, and is generally worn with formal attire.  And particularly, worn by female racegoers at premium horse-racing events such as the Melbourne Cup or Royal Ascot.

The Fascinator, a classic hair accessory, here to stay for a while at least.