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Keep on Trunkin’

15 Apr

My first customer of the day!

Last week’s trunk show was a great success! The opportunity to meet and greet fans of the brand was absolutely awesome. I’ve been selling online for a few years now and I’ve met and made fans by doing shows, but this experience was totally different as it combined both experiences. The show featured a handful of independent designers like myself and we were all given the opportunity to sell and interact with our shoppers. Thanks to the Trunk Show the Bonwire Bubble Dress, Monsoon Shorts, and Tuxedo Shorts are completely sold out!

Dont fret…there are still lots of pieces left over and be on the lookout for my next trunk show coming up much sooner than later!

Check out pics of some shoppers, friends and fans below!


Meet, Greet & SHOP!

4 Apr

Springfest Trunk Show

This FRIDAY I will be in Washington, DC at Howard University for a Trunk Show! Howard University students have an annual event called Springfest which includes a much-anticipated fashion show. If Howard were a major city you could liken Homecoming to Fashion Week in the fall and Springfest to Fashion Week in the spring. This year, the student committee has added a Trunk Show to the event giving designers participating in the show an opportunity to sell their garments to students and other admirers.

Though I am not participating in the show I am doing the trunk show! All the pieces that are currently being sold online for the Sample Sale will be available at the Trunk Show for an even more discounted price!

The Trunk Show will be this Friday, April 6th on the main campus of Howard University at the Armour J. Blackburn Center from 1pm to 4pm. It’s open to the public and free to attend! Hope to see you there!

Fall/Winter Sample Sale!

20 Mar


The day we have all been waiting for has arrived! Today is my online Fall/Winter Sample Sale. Starting today you can purchase samples from my Fall/Winter 2011 Collection at up to 70% off. And don’t be discouraged by the word sample… The Sizes range from size small to large!

Each piece was hand crafted and is completely finished with professional seeming and topped off with a Nichole Alabi label. Please shop, and encourage your friends to shop today at the Nichole Alabi Shop.

Girl Friday

19 Mar

Friday's Look: Teardrop Shift Dress

On Friday I wore the Teardrop Shift Dress. This carefree shift is easy to dress up and down. Similar to the Teardrop Blouse I wore on Tuesday in the post “And the Countdown Begins…“, the shift has the dual teardrop-long sleeve and the distinct u-neck detail.

This dress will be on sale TOMORROW for $75  as a part of my Fall/Winter Sample Sale.

Color Play

16 Mar

Column Dress

Yesterday I wore another one of my favorite pieces. This column dress is chic, sexy, and daring. The dress features an empire waist, a  low scoop back and a two-tone color play of jade and black cotton jersey. My body con creation is floor length and fabulous!

It goes on sale next week on along with the other items for a Sample Sale Price of $100

To see what i’m wearing today…follow me on Instagram: nicholealabi

Party in the Front… Business in the Back

15 Mar

Wednesday's Look: Bonwire Tuxedo Tunic

Yesterday I wore my absolute favorite piece from my Fall Winter Collection… the Bonwire Tuxedo Tunic! I think every designer designs for a customer and that customer’s point of view however this piece was one I designed just for me and my point of view. Ya’ll know I love a good crop top, and I become obsessed with the whole “mullet” look that has been on runways as of late. This piece is a tunic with a fish tail neckline, 3/4 puff sleeves, and a long scoop hemline reminiscent of tuxedo tails.

The tuxedo element is my favorite detail because in Ghana, where I got the fabric (noted in my post Bon Weaving), Kente clotting is considered formal or business attire. My Tuxedo Tunic is certainly a party in the print and business in the back.

It goes on sale next week on along with the other items for a Sample Sale Price of $100

To see what i’m wearing today…follow me on Instagram: nicholealabi

Bonwire Tuxedo Tunic + Monsoon Shorts

And the Countdown Begins…

14 Mar

Tuesday's Look: Teardrop Blouse + Monsoon Shorts

In one week I will be having a sample sale featuring all the looks from my Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. Each and every piece available will be up to 70% off and available for purchase on shipping everywhere in the US. To kick off the countdown I will be rocking a look from the collection and letting you know the cost everyday.

Yesterday I sported the Teardrop Blouse (Sample Sale Price $55 ) and the Monsoon Shorts (Sample Sale Price $30 ). To see what i’m wearing today…follow me on Instagram: nicholealabi

Teardrop Blouse

Monsoon Shorts