Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Pinup Contest for FANS of Nicole Katherine Designs!!!

Hello ladies!!!

Nicole Katherine Designs presents to you and brand new contest... The TShirt Pinup Girl Contest.

What is this you ask?

Nicole Katherine Designs has been working on adding a new line of tshirts and thought, you know... it would be kind of fun to feature one of our lovely fans in the artwork for one of our tshirts.

How will this be done?!

We are opening this contest to true fans only! So here are the rules

1. You must be wearing something from Nicole Katherine's line (whether this item was purchased when the label was known as Betty Buccaneer or something recent, doesn't matter the year or the season). Any submissions that do not include items for our line will not be permitted into the contest.

2. You must be 18 years of age. You will be required to prove your age if you should win this contest. Contestants under the age of 18 will be disqualified.

3. Submissions must include the following: One clear full body shot and one clear headshot! We need your bust (this is not your bra size!!!), waist and hips measurements as well as your height! Also, tell us your favorite hobby ;)

4. Photos do not need to be professional but they need to look good and be presentable. We will then add them to a voting application that will be accessible to all your friends on facebook for people to place their votes. The girl with the highest votes wins!!!

5. You must live in SoCal!!! We will make acceptions to some residents throughout the State of California but you must contact us first!

So what do you win?

The winner will have a themed photo taken by JMVFoto and from there the lucky gal will be immortalized in a themed art piece for one of Nicole Katherine's tshirts to be released in September.

How do I enter?

Please send your submissions to our contest email at: nkd2011promo@yahoo.com

Contest entries must be received by Monday April 16th. We will then enter the submissions into the voting application and voting will begin on Friday April 20th. There will be 2 weeks for you to get as many people to vote for you as possible. Voting will end on Sunday, April 29th and the winner to be announced later that week.

Once you win we will make arrangements for you to meet with the photographer and have your shoot. From there, your photo will be transformed into a work of art. The winner will also receive a $150 gift certificate to Nicole Katherine, and their lovely tshirt.

Good luck ladies!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chat Live With Nicole Katherine on Thursday Dec 6, 2011

Hello everyone!
I will be available for a live chat on FACEBOOK Thursday, Dec 6th at 7pm PST until 8pm PST.

To limit the chaos I will be taking chat requests on a first come first serve basis. I will be available for one hour and will spend about 5 minutes with each person answering any questions on my business, the fashion industry, being a career mom, product questions, praises about the line, complaints about the line etc. Or if you had a bad day and need to vent, feel free!!! Please limit your personal inquiries as I'm a very private person and not likely to answer them :)

Looking forward to getting to know some of you!!!

Fun at Mooneyes Xmas Party Dec 10, 2011

Hey ladies!
Nicole Katherine Designs will be partnering up with Valerie's Boulevard (from Whittier, CA) for a little promotion and give away at Mooneyes Xmas Party on December 10, 2011.

So here's how it goes...

We will be giving away 10 goodie bags. 9 of these goodie bags will be full of accessories, candy, a $50 gift certificate toward your purchase at Nicole Katherine Designs and a gift certificate for Valerie's Boulevard. The 10th goodie bag will have all of the goodies above except that $50 gift certificate will be replaced with a gift certificate for ONE FREE DRESS OR PAIR OF JEANS from Nicole Katherine. You can use these gift certificates at the booth, redeem them at Valerie's Boulevard in Whittier or redeem your Nicole Katherine gift certificate online at http://www.nicolekatherine.com.

BUT!!! We will not be giving these gift bags out to just anyone!

In order to qualify for a goodie bag you must wear something pink... either a pink shirt, jacket, skirt, dress, pants/capris, sweater, etc. You get what we're saying. Pink accessories won't count (scarf, hat, flower, socks, shoes, hairbows) It must be a very noticeable article of clothing.

Then, the first 10 ladies to arrive to the booth wearing a pink article of clothing will receive a gift bag!

There's no age limit on this contest. It is open for all you ladies that want to receive some fabulous prizes! Good luck and see you all at Mooneyes!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Sale! Last sale of the year

We have our last sale of the year going on right now on our new website! You can get there by going to nicolekatherine.com or nicolekatherine.net.

Select items are 50% off. No coupon code needed... Just go to our revamped shop and make your purchases. We have some new delectable items for winter... new jeans, trousers, jackets and blouses.

To make things even better with our revamped site, we've upgraded our shopping cart. If you do not have, nor want, a PayPal account, credit cards are accepted without one :) You can subscribe to updates, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or register for an online account.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wrapping Up a Fabulous Year!

This single career mom has so much to give thanks for as this year ends in just over a month!

If you haven't been keeping up with the world of Nicole Katherine on Facebook, I will give you a quick rundown of this year's events...

While the year started off as any other with new customers, stores, typical production drama, etc... I was thrown into a whirlwind of projects starting in February as I prepared for the annual Viva Las Vegas Fashion Show (see my other blogs for videos). Shortly after VLV, I began my new adventure as a costumer for Director Kelly Rigg's pitch trailer for her upcoming film Light Masters featuring Seth Green (see the trailer below). Jumping into the film industry has been a dream come true and opened many new doors for me as a designer.

A few months after helping with the pitch trailer for Light Masters, producer John Papapavlos asked me to assist with wardrobe for his live production/tv trailer "Fairyland." Again, this was another amazing opportunity, and a challenge, as I assisted Wardrobe Supervisor Sarah Wachel with quick actor's costume changes between live sets. Talk about pressure! At one point I found my sewing skills put to the test as I had less than a minute to stitch up a tear in one of Mara Marini's costumes before she had to run back on stage. Although, I'm not certain if I'm gifted as a wardrobe girl, I do love costuming and am proud to report that I will be doing more costume work starting mid-December. An incredible way to end 2011... the independent film will mostly feature pieces from my line, Nicole Katherine Designs.

I would really love to go on and on about my year, and make this blog more eloquent, but the demands of my 3 year old angel is calling me away to the land of Thomas And Friends. Perhaps my biggest challenge is that of balancing my designer career and single mom career... especially as I find myself retyping this article after my little one has driven his train across the keyboard.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Casting Call for Northwest Models

Nicole Katherine Designs has decided to hold the photoshoot for her Holiday line in the Missoula Montana area!

We are currently doing a casting call for northwest based models.

Model compensation will include store credit with Nicole Katherine Designs. If you do not live in the Missoula, Montana area and you want to apply for this opportunity, please note we do not cover travel or boarding expenses. For more details please send an email to bettybuccaneer@yahoo.com to inquire.

When applying for this opportunity please include the following...

1. Brief biography about yourself
2. Previous modeling experience
3. Measurements including height, bust, waist and hips
4. Availability during the month of October
5. One headshot and one full bodyshot. No nude photos PLEASE!
6. You must be over the age of 18, so please include your age.

Again, please send all information to bettybuccaneer@yahoo.com. Any applicants that do not carefully follow all application requirements will be disregarded.

Thank you!
Nicole Katherine

Nicole Katherine's lovely clearance items

Have you been to http://nicolekatherine.etsy.com recently?

We've posted some fabulous clearance items this past week! These include both standard and plus size items.

Have a look at our plus size tropical dress on clearance for $85.00! What a steal.

Take an additional 20% off of your Nicole Katherine Designs purchase when you enter code SU12NKD at check out.

This is a great opportunity to build up your pinup wardrobe :)

Nicole Katherine's Etsy Boutique