Tuesday, April 24, 2012

kendall k. & Enjet Media

Check out this video that Enjet Media produced for Fashion One on the kendall k. Spring/Summer12 editorial shoot.  Love them!

Kendall K. - Designer from Michael Gleissner on Vimeo.

photographer: Aalia Oursbourn
model: Whitney Danielle
hair/makeup: Paola Santos

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

pantone and food

a perfect combination if you ask me...

These images are by Emilie de Griottes. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, go right away! just make sure you have a full stomach... xx

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

just gotta believe

a few things that we should always remember...

haha can you tell it's been one of those weeks?!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. Jacobs!

"Why should you have a look to stick to? Fashion should be bold colors and prints one day, and soft pastels and lace the next day. Really...indulge your mood and whims...." Marc Jacobs

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My dream home...

Now all I have to do is get Trina Turk to move out :)

These amazing photos are taken by Bonnie Tsang for Matchbook Magazine.

Monday, April 2, 2012

staring on spring 13

The time has come again to start designing another collection. Now that I am designing four times a year, Spring/Summer/Fall/Holiday it seems as though I only have a few weeks in between each one.
Luckily, attending the LA textile show last week really started the creative juices flowing. I picked up a new print ( which is my favorite part of the entire process) and attended a few trend forecasting seminars.
These images have me wanting to start sketching now...and go on vacation :)

Also, check out the "behind the scenes" that I did with my friends over at The Post Social and Joielala
Have a great week.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

editorial shoot

As mentioned in my last post, and also here, we had an "editorial" photo shoot for the Spring/Summer 12 collection on Tuesday at the beautiful, (feels like Hawaii but it's located in San Diego) Paradise Point at Mission Bay. Wow, talk about PERFECT location! If you are planning a trip down here, or even just a stay-cation, this is your place. seriously!
We had such a great team, everything ran so (scary) smooth! Many thanks also to the uber talented/inspirational media production team, Enjet Media for filming the entire project. (More on that lil' surprise later)

Local photographer: Aalia Oursbourn
Model: Whitney Danielle
Make-up/hair: Paola Santos
Assistant: Ashley Boscole

Wow, so honored to have worked with such an amazing group. Thanks everyone!!
** Finally got that raft photo I've been dreaming of...
**minus the soda machine

Monday, March 19, 2012

Today I am finishing up the final preparations for tomorrow's photo shoot for the kendall k. Spring/Summer12 collection. It will be shot by local San Diego photographer, Aalia Oursbourn at the Paradise Point in Mission Bay. Additionally, Enjet media group will be following us around shooting a "behind the scenes" for Fashion One, an International fashion channel! All very exciting stuff that I look forward to sharing in more detail soon.

Also on my list to-do today, shipping out Spring orders to retailers!
Market - Corpus Christie, TX
Rou Mall- Healdsburg, CA
Tribeca- Chicago, IL
and a reorder for Togs- Omaha, NE


Thursday, March 15, 2012

San Francisco & Sassy City Chicks

I'm in one of my favorite cities this weekend to participate in the Sassy City Chicks event happening tonight! Having only really interacted with the kendall k. ladies in San Diego, I look forward to meeting my San Fran girl.
and the cherry on top...I get to hang out with some besties.
Have a great weekend! xo

If you're in the SF area, please stop by and say "HI"!
The Regency Center
Sutter & Annex Room
1290 Sutter St.
San Francisco, Ca 94109

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

buttons can change everything.

To say that the Fall 12 collection was a "labor of love" would be an understatement.
In fact, this 31 piece collection had me second guessing everything! and I mean everything. As some of you know from following me on facebook, I recently partnered up with a new showroom, Stacey Rhoads in the New Mart. She is everything that I ever imagined in a sales team; Energetic, enthusiastic, well connected, beautiful showroom and a great team whom I get along with very well. But when she saw my Fall 12 collection, she thought it looked "Boring" and "understated"- and she was RIGHT! I had taken in everything that I had heard from my last showroom, retailers and consumers... Trying not to be "too dressy" or adding more "wear to work". In turn, I made a collection that was just "standard" and very different from where I had started.

Hearing her comments piling on top of the emotional stress of a roller coaster that I had experienced in the last year and a half, almost got the best of me. I would be lying if I didn't say that I started looking on career sites in hopes of finding a job with "security". It was through deep soul searching, BIKRIM yoga and some great therapy sessions that I knew that I would be giving up too quickly! Especially, since I wouldn't have given Stacey a fighting chance to prove herself. (someone that I had been waiting/even manifesting for, for a long time)
With many back and forth appointments with Stacey, I ended up changing almost every button within the collection, added some extra lace trim and shortened a few hems. All of which, helped to elevate the collection to a whole new level.

I know I still need to work on defining the clear vision of my brand and developing a stronger conviction to stand behind it! but I believe with Stacey Rhoads and co. I am finally on the right path...

the Fall LA market is happening right now- and Stacey is taking the collection to Texas next week! wish me luck :)

Much love. xx

image is from the kendall k. Fall12 collection.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Party at Kyss boutique

Karen, the super lovely owner of Kyss boutique, is throwing kendall k. a launch party for the new Spring 12 collection this Saturday!! I'm so excited... after all the hard work, it's finally time to party! whoo-hoo. Please stop by and say hello if you're in the area.

p.s I'm dropping the collection off TODAY as an early preview. Now you can shop early!
Check out the entire Spring 12 collection here.

and past parties here.
Have a great weekend everyone!!

Kyss Boutique
2641 Gateway Rd. #101
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fall 12 color


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tim Barber photography

Urban Outfitters Spring 12 campaign shot by the uber-talented Tim Barber. He. is. amazing.

Tonight is the Sassy City Chicks event in downtown San Diego! Come and shop the past collections of kendall k. at a great discount!! xx

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

the old globe

Having been what felt like, the only person in SD that had NOT seen a play at the Old Globe theater...finally, my husband and I were able to attend last Tuesday for Valentine's Day. Perfect day, since I think the theater is so romantic, don't you?
We saw "The Recommendation" which is a story that touches on many different subjects, including race, friendship and class. The acting was AMAZING, and the theater, which is situated in the heart of Balboa Park, is beautiful! "The Recommendation" is here until this Sunday the 26th but I'm already planning ahead...Next up is a "Room with a View", anyone interested in seeing this with me?!

you can read all about the history of the Old Globe here. p.s it was built in 1935!!