Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Getting back at it

I know it's been years since I blogged but I think it's time to do it again, Will be fun to see what I blog about these days, V.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Returning to Visuals - The Florida Keys!

 As some of you may know, I got laid off from JCPenney. I see it as me been "one in the hundreds" that the company decided to part ways with. So, now what do I do? Prior to becoming a Shoe Supervisor with them, I worked for JCPenney as a Visual Merchandiser for 7 years and I absolutely loved it. Not only do I have a degree in the field, I simply enjoyed the thought process of deciding "what goes where and why"; "what will best work for your audience" and then the placement begins.

Samples of what I did over the years:
Training: Handbag Associate on the placement of aisle merchandise

Visuals: product placement
Clearance Merchandise: Making sure that the product is placed for the customer

I also loved interviewing fashion industry players on the Red Carpet when I lived just outside of Los Angeles.

LA Fashion Awards: Fred Segal 
California Market Center - Sourcing New Lines

So why the Keys?
Initially, I was going to move back to LA.
But after my first visit to Key West, I knew that I could live there. The living expense in LA is extremely high and so it is in Key West. There are a lot of similarities between these two cities and since Key West is closer to me, I've decided to go there. I will be one more person who has decided to make the Keys their home. If I was able to make it in LA, I should be fine in Key West. I'll keep you all posted on how I market myself as a Visual Merchandiser for my new location. Greetings, V.
Mannequins - are an intricate part of visuals - I donated mine when I left LA - what do  you know,  I'll be needing them again - 

She's no longer a bride/wife (1997 - 2012) - all the more reason for me and a change in location -  - 
Pretty and scenic in the Keys
And yes, bikes and more bikes in the Keys.

Till my next post everyone, V. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yesterday - Gram's Place

Yesterday, I decided to go to Gram's Place to listen to some music. In photo above, you can see the green ring that I wore to complement my outfit. As is true to Gram"s Place, they had music there last night. Steve Vaclavik and the Woeful Ones delighted us with their unique sound.

While I was listening to the music, these wooden chairs caught my eye. The style of the chairs reminded me on the ones during my early years at school. Next I went to view the creative flow of Resident Artist, Leigh Rose's, work in the Amsterdam Room.
True to form, tulips made the list as she continues to leave a feel of Amsterdam on the walls of the space. It's a wrap - now onto focusing on my life and the things that need my attention, V.