Thursday, July 31, 2008

Spotlight on BBCD Designers

Send your little girl Back to School with this adorable school bus bow and she'll be the envy of the class!! Bow designed by oh_boutique.
This set is super cute for any precious little girl! sweetpea*boutique04 is the designer behind this one and it's on ebay right now...go check it out!

Go back to school in this great looking patchwork twirl and "t"! This is a great looking set made by designer, frogbelliesandblossoms, fantastic, isn't it! It's on ebay now.

Spotlight on "Character"

sewsonancy has a fantastic Dora set available right now on eBay! My daughter just LOVES it and so do I!

ELMO!!!!! tinkerbells*tiny*treasures did a great job designing this awesome bracelet! You have to check the auction out!

And look at this Tinkerbell hair accessory, isn't it just so darn cute!!!! I just love scrappindesigns work. She's super creative! You can find this on ebay, too!

Just click on the pic's and go straight to their auctions!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Meet Kim and her 4 super cute models! Kim's ebay id is Wifeandmotherofpilots.
I have four girls who model my oldest Amber only rarely models, mostly because she is a size 14 girls or adult 0, XS. She does have something coming up soon but she is currently on vacation and the designer is waiting to send the items til she comes home. EEEk, she is starting high school this year. Her favorite colors are pink and yellow, and she prefers to have her room painted that way but when we moved into base housing last year we didn’t paint before moving her furniture in, but I have been debating it recently.


Kelsey is a size 7/8. She is currently doing a lot of changing(you know those awesome preteen years, she is 9 ½) and prefers to have an older look to her outfits but still loves boutique clothing. Kelsey is a true blue girl, she is all about every thing blue and she loves cherries (she recently grew out of that allergy) so she is begging me to make her an outfit out of the new confections line. If anyone has one I am sure her love of the fabric would really show in her photos.


Kammie is a size 4/5 and is 7 years old. She just LOVES getting to model all of the awesome sets that we get in the mail. She is high maintenance already.  She is very much into making sure she looks good all the time and is really into trying to do her own hair. Kammie like her sister loves the colors pink and yellow but she really looks awesome in red. I know blondes should steer away from red but I love it on her.


Jaylee is a 4t and is 5 years old. She is a spunky little little character I tell ya!!! She definitely has her own sense of style(which is usually bold and bright), and prefers to where boutique clothing most every day. So I definitely stay busy sewing and buying for her. Jaylee’s favorite color is green I think mostly because it is my favorite color.


We are currently modeling in natural light and outdoor locations only. I do edit my pics for the designers and I also keep them hosted for the designer as well. We are free models and are having a great time with it. We have been staying quite busy these days and that is what we love. I don’t think we function well as a family unless we have every second of our day full.

If we are not at home you can usually find us at the dance studio. All four girls dance A LOT. Amber takes pointe, ballet, tap, musical theatre and jazz with an occasional lyrical or contemporary workshop thrown in. Their instructor that teaches the lyrical and contemporary recently transferred to ASU and so when she comes home she spends most of her time teaching her old students new routines that they work on til the next time she is in town. Kelsey only takes mustical theatre, tap and jazz. Kammie takes musical theatre, tap, jazz and ballet and has advanced out of combo classes. Jaylee takes musical theatre, tap, jazz and ballet. She loves dance but like any little one has her bad days (ballet can be a rough day if she hasn’t taken her nap). My hubby even takes the musical theatre class to be able to spend some extra time with the girls since he is away so much. He even played the John Travolta roll in Hairspray for their last recital. Boy, he loves them!!!! Occasionally, we have such a busy week that pics are taken either at dance or in the downtown area next to dance while we are on a break or right after. The deck is at dance and the others are in the downtown area across the street.


Kammie won a model marathon last year with these pics.




I use a Nikon D80 that I got as a gift last October from my DH when we was going to be deployed for the second Christmas in a row. Yeah me!!! The only stipulation was that I took tons of pics while he was gone, which I did and sent him a scrapbook for Christmas. I love to scrapbook and that is probably the reason we got into modeling was to improve my photography skills. I just love capturing every minute on film(or digital as it would be). I just got a new lens yesterday that I am just too excited to start using, a 50mm f/1.4D. Photography is an art and for me it takes practice, practice, practice. I am really trying to grow as a photographer and luckily I have such great friends that I have met through ebay to help me out and such cuties to practice with. I am not a professional photographer like some here on ebay that model on the side. But I DO strive to take the best photos that I can and to make the designer completely happy with the end product. But, I am human and that isn’t always possible. If ever a designer is unhappy I would encourage them to say so, the only way to get better at things is constructive criticism.


This is just goofing around before going to our Fall Festival at church last year.

Generally, we fix hair at home and then drive to a location for photos. We have an suv so I keep the outfits laid out or hanging in the back and we change in the car at the location. We have two locations that we really love because they are so versatile, a boutique mall near my house and the waterfront marina. We did have a couple weeks ago that we modeled several items and it was 117 outside, we had to cool off with the pics inside the library and then the fountain outside afterward where the spray kept them a bit cool.





These were all at the boutique mall





And these at the waterfront.

We don’t have a favorite style to model but we are a pretty conservative family so there are things that we don’t model for those reasons, halters, witches, skulls anything that would be scary or risque. We have had to turn things down for these reasons. Although, I have to say we have a designer that is designing something for Kammie to model right now for our trip to Disneyland in a couple weeks (it is a halter, but the back is completely covered the way it will be done). I have seen the sketches and my DH and I are ok with how it will be presented. If a designer really wants us to model a certain item and it is a halter we tell them up front that we will wear it with a shirt under and if that is ok, we do it.

Some of the ebay photographers that have inspired me are

Brandi of ady*bitty*boutique,kelly of surfermomkelly, Monica of Maddiesbowtique, Beth of my_lil_cayla_bug and Robin of lil*boutique*models
and a couple other are jodi of mcp, and my dear friends Allison and Misha (non ebayers) if you can believe it.

Some of our first modeling shots were these so I feel that I am improving.


I loved the crooked look WAY too much.


Editing I messed them up.


Wasn’t always aware of my lighting.

The following are some of my more recent shots. All done in the last two weeks.


Even the trusty wood fence can still be my friend. I love it but I did over do it when I first started out.


My two youngest are relatively the same size so I do sometimes take pics of both girls in the same outfit for a variety for the designer.






Hope we haven’t bored you to pieces with my pics but as you can tell I love my girlies!!!

Thank you again for the feature we are so thrilled!!!

Thank you, Kim, for a wonderful interview and sharing here on Boulevard Spotlight!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Design Group~NStyle~ is in the Spotlight!

We got the scoop from the leader, Cathy, on this fantastic eBay Group. Enjoy!

Are you an exclusive group, specialty group or non-exclusive?
NStyle Child is an exclusive group but we allow our members the opportunity to also belong to specialty groups such as accessory design groups.

How many designers do you currently have and who are your designers?
We have 10 members in our group but we are currently looking to add to our little family!
Our members are...


How long has your group been active?
We are celebrating our first birthday Aug.18th!

Do you girls take any time off for summer or holiday's?
We don't take any time off as a group...but of course each person takes personal time for vacations and such! Family time is very important to us!

Does your group name mean anything?
Our actually name is NStyle Children Boutique Designers but we shortened it to NStyle your child NStyle?

How often do you launch together?
We have monthly launches!

Tell us anything else about your group that you would like to share about the group, upcoming launches, special talents, etc.
We have our Halloween Guest Launch board open right now getting ready for our Aug.18th-Sept.1st Launch if anyone is interesting in joining just let one of our members know and we will be glad to send you an invite!

NStyle Child is currently accepting applications for new designers! Email us at for an application!

Do you have a current or upcoming launch you'd like to advertise?????
Yes! NStyle Child is having their first year birthday soon and we are celebrating with a Halloween Guest Launch!! The launch will begin on Aug. 18th and run through Sept.1st! We have over 170 members , and more joining everyday,in this Guest Launch so its going to be a biggie! So make sure you are ready to be there for our SPOOKTACULAR LAUNCH!!

Just curious, do you all vote on your launch ideas and do all the designers pitch in for the ideas?
Yes we try to keep three launches planned ahead at a time. We toss ideas around and come up with several then we vote on them and get the next three launch ideas.. Then we ask for ideas for the launch titles themselves. We then vote on the titles and that is how we at NStyle get our Launch themes! That is one thing we are pretty adamant about is how important we think each person input is in our group!

Is there any other dirt/gossip(LOL) you'd like to tell us?
Of Course Not lol We are a drama-free group!! lol

Visit NStyle's Group Me Page!
Check out their Awesome Auctions!


This weeks' Designer Spotlight Interview is the fabulous designer...
Kimberly Dunn
Her ebay id is lli_boutique

What is your main area of design
- Children's clothing - primarily girls

What other items do you design and create -
I also make I Spy Bags and other educational handmade items.

Do you have any kids and how many?
I have 2 children. My son, Gabe is 11 and my daughter, Emmalee Grace is 8.

What is your typical day like?
LOL! Typical they exist...especially during the Summer! My goal for the day is to try and complete my to do list which may include computer work, sewing, or just relaxing by the pool with my kiddos!

Is this a hobby, business or both?
My hubby thinks it is a business ;) but I like to consider it my business and hobby. I enjoy every aspect of being able to work from home but still being able to use my creativity and design.

Can you share with us what has inspired your favorite or most creative design.
Fabric inspires me most of the time and that is certainly true about the set I just listed. I fell in love with the fabric because it has a very angelic and vintage look. I knew I had to add gingham and a pop of red to complete the look of the dress. Adding pockets to the dress and pantaloons compliments the vintage look and I am so glad that I added them at the end! Of course this set would not be complete with out the collaboration with the ladies in my group and the wonderful job my model and her mommy did with the pictures.

Tell us about your designing space! We really want to know Do you have a room all of your very own, a small desk in your living room etc or perhaps even an office you design in? Tell us about it!
Wow, I really got lucky on this one girls! We found this house about a year ago. It has a master suite downstairs and upstairs. The previous owners added on the suite downstairs to care a sick family member. Guess what...that is my studio! I not only have an entire room but also a bathroom! I have several closet organizers and shelves that house my fabric. I sew from a 6 foot table located in the middle of the room. I have a separate table that I use for my computer. And of course, my trusty ironing board is set up too!

Would you say your a shop-a-holic? Addicted to fabric, ribbon, beads or?
I am totally addicted to fabric! I know you ladies that love fabric can relate to what I do. I love going shopping for fabric...finding the "one" (such a rush!) and admiring it as I check out. So, I get home with it, take it out of the bag, admire it some more, fold it neatly and place it on my shelf, admire it again and... that is the end...I have to tell myself that it is ok to cut into it but it just looks so pretty sitting there! lol

Can you share your favorite place to shop? Or is it a secret?
I don't have any specific place that I shop but I do find more unique items online!
When shopping for supplies how often do you hide it from your spouse?
I don't hide things from my spouse. And usually, I am so excited that I share the minute I get home...I am sure that he does not get as excited as I do about my finds but he does love hearing about all my great deals!

Storage! Are you highly organized with nice neat totes, boxes, bins...all neatly labeled with everything in it's place or do you stuff and stash in any (or all) available nooks and crannies in your home?
I am somewhat in between a neat freak and pack rat!LOL I do love for everything to have its place and my supplies remain in my studio but not everything is labeled.
Are you in any design or specialty groups?
I am a member of N S t y l e Boutique. It is a wonderful group of ladies that are so talented! We each have our own nitch which makes a great group!

How do you come up with your designs?
I grab inspiration from many places! I could be looking at a magazine while at the doctor's office or driving down the interstate and see a bill board!
You can see Kimberly's Me Page here

Visit Kimberly's Store on Ebay

Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Autumn Leaves

3 polymer clay leaves and seed beads surround this bracelet to make it the perfect accessory for fall. Great looking piece made by glisteningtreasures!

Grinch Hair Clippies!

Omgosh, I just saw these tonight and they are darling, darling!!!!! catherines*tresor*bowtique made these and guess who designed them???? Her daughter! Isn't that cool? A must have for all the little Grinch girlies out there.