Archive for May, 2010
We are so excited to be having our very first handbag trunk show with BEIRN…see more at www.beirnbag.com ! We have a great selection of styles and colors…something for everyone! Come by anytime Wednesday -Friday to see the collection!
All MEADOW shoppers that come in during the trunk show will be eligible to enter their name in a drawing for tickets to the premier weekend of SEX AND THE CITY 2! We will be drawing two names this Friday and each winner will receive 4 tickets for Saturday night! Come by and put your name in the BEIRN BAG!
Easy, breezy, lightweight, and colorful- what’s not to love about Tucker’s fabulous summer blouses and camisoles? We (and many of our Tucker fans out there) get so excited every time a box from Tucker arrives at Meadow, and Susanna and I are obsessed with the latest shipment! Perfect paired back with white jeans or shorts, these tops are essentials for every one’s warm weather wardrobe.
Try the line’s classic blouse in fun summery prints. Prints from this delivery are vibrant, classic, and true statement pieces that you will wear over and over again! “Summer Sorbet” mixes the perfect shade of yellow and pinky peach, “Green Great Lawn” features an irresistible floral print that really pops.
Tucker flys out the door soon after it hits the racks here at Meadow- be sure to stop by Meadow and pick out your favorite top. We will be happy to help you pair your new blouse back with shorts, jeans, and/or jewelry. You’ll start your summer out in style with any of these vivid prints! Hope to see you soon!
After working at Meadow for the past few months, it has been hard not to notice a trend in the flattering comments customers make about the store. Of course, they always begin with how much they love the merchandise. Then their compliments move to the store’s bright, open space. And last but not least, they notice our fabulous print by local artist Waddy Armstrong. Since this blog has given our clothing plenty of attention, I thought that I’d give fashion a break and discuss our big, beautiful Waddy masterpiece!
Situated between two vibrant clothing racks, the print perfectly echoes the hues found throughout the store. Dark blue branches and an explosion of vivid leaves are silhouetted against a stark white backdrop. The contrast between negative space and bold color makes the print really pop! It reminds me a lot of Meadow: modern lines and white walls contrast with a variety of colorful fabrics.
Many of Waddy’s pieces are full of color, but I find his monochromatic prints and paintings equally striking. One of my particular favorites is an untitled painting featuring the delicate white outline of leafy branch offset by a slate grey background. It makes me think of a negative photo. The organic subject matter is mirrored across the painting’s central axis to create a really interesting effect. I would love to own this one! In fact, I think that I’d like to own all of Waddy’s amazing pieces. Each one is just as beautiful as the next.
Be sure to stop by Meadow to check out our cutting edge art and clothing! To see more of Waddy’s work, visit his website at www.waddyarmstrong.com. Send inquiries about any of the pieces you like to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of you have already met Courtney here at the store….I thought it was time to introduce her to all of our other fans out there! I can say without hesitation that Courtney is the best employee I could have ever imagined being so lucky to find. She is stylish, artistic, sophisticated, hilarious, charming and dedicated…..what’s not to love!
Why did you want to work at Meadow?
I had been in the store once or twice after it first opened, and I was immediately impressed! I was really drawn to the variety of merchandise- you could find everything from casual tees to evening gowns, from basics to statement pieces. I have always been interested in fashion, and so after I graduated I decided to shoot Susanna an email to see about available opportunities! Working at a store like Meadow sounded like it would be right up my ally. I have had such a great experience so far, and I’ve learned a lot about the retail business.
What best describes your personal style?
I would say that my style is pretty eclectic and bohemian. I like to mix and match vintage inspired pieces with more contemporary things. I love bold patterns and colors! And you will never find me without a pair of giant earrings on…
Who is you favorite designer here at the store?
Tucker is my favorite! Their stuff is so easy to wear and all of the patterns and prints they use are so unique and have a great retro feel. I think I wear my purple tucker mini dress at least once a week- it’s so comfy.
Where did you go to college?
I’m a longhorn- I graduated from UT Austin in 2009 with a degree in Art History.
I think I was born in the wrong era- I love all of the folk rock that came out of the late 60′s and early 70′s. Neil Young is one of my favorites, and I love Joni Mitchell. I also love soul music from that period- like Al Green and Marvin Gaye!
What is your favorite thing about working at Meadow?
Hands down, working with the customers is my favorite part. I have met so many wonderful people through the store. I really love helping shoppers put outfits together and answering all of their fashion questions. It’s so much fun! And I love merchandising- I would have never thought that dressing and accessorizing mannequins could be such a blast!
Tell us something interesting about yourself…..
I paint pet portraits! It all started my freshman year of highschool when I did a painting of my aunt’s chihuahua, Pokey. Ever since, I have been getting commissions from family members and friends. I think I’ve done somewhere close to 25 portraits. I’ve painted labs, mixed breeds, shelties, terriers, etc. My painting style reflects my fashion sense: I like to use bold, funky colors and expressive lines.
We hope to see you all soon!