When I first started making clothing I started under the name, Rock Cherry Bomb. As my sewing knowledge expanded and I got into sewing and pattern making more professionally, I realized that that was a hard name to market without feeling juvenile. Rock Cherry Bomb started as a line of all alternative clothing, re-created band t shirts, funky dresses, etc that I would sell on eBay. I cannot believe I am going to show these photos, but this is where I started:
I used to experiment a lot and chop up old clothes and use all the various fabrics and trims I already had laying around the house. I guess I can say I have come a long way from what I used to do.
I bumped up my brand a bit after a few years and decided things sold better when you actually took the time to put them on a model (which was me for about 3 years).
Things got more serious for me in 2008 when I decided to be a vendor at Drive Invasion and Horrorfest. I was really nervous! I was scared to hear what people would say about my stuff in person, not knowing I am the one that created it all. Hiding behind a computer screen and selling online had been my security blanket up until this point. I made hundreds of shirts, dresses, skirts, and purses for these events. I did very well but decided it was just too much work and I am not a fan of keeping stock lying around to be able to do shows like this. Below is a picture of me at my booth from both events.
After the shows I still had a ton of inventory! I spent a ton of time having a photo shoot and listing each and every piece on Etsy. Thankfully I have amazing friends that are happy to play dress up with me!
So now you may be asking…”why the walk down memory lane?” Well, as I have been working on figuring out my business, re-doing my website, re-vamping, re-branding, etc I have decided to lay my original line, Rock Cherry Bomb, to rest. Aside from things lingering here and there, I find I never use this name anymore. From the name Rock Cherry Bomb I developed RCB Fashion several years ago as the more mature version. I have been uncertain as to what I should do about this brand confusion until I came to the decision that I just need to put all of my focus towards one brand. I will also say that this does not mean I will not ever be making/sewing my alternative fashions, they just won’t have their separate branding. With this decision I have also decided to clear house of the 30 something pieces I have remaining of my reconstructed t shirts. Currently they are for sale on Etsy, and they sell occasionally, but I am now going to pull them all off of Etsy and list them on Ebay. Check my Etsy page and see if there is something you would like and make me an offer. Organize and simplify….
So in closing, I would like to share that I will have a brand new freshly designed website for RCB Fashion in a couple weeks! I am about 2 years over due for this! The site will be simple and clean with lots of photos of my work. I am also working on a Facebook page for RCB Fashion – I will share this out later after I have worked on it more. I am very excited to finally be working on my goals with my business to take it to the next level.