Trick or Trims Costume Contest

Halloween may be over, but our Trick or Trims Costume Contest is still up and running! If you DIYed your Halloween costume this year, simply hashtag it with #MJTRIMS on Instagram, and you’ll be entered to win a $250 M&J Trimming gift card. The contest ends on Friday, so start Instagramming! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @MJtrim.

 

Handbag Designer 101

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By Blerona

2010 Winner of Best Use of Swarovski Elements! by Aimee Kestenberg: Tammi Tales

If you’re all about fashion, then you know that handbags are a definite accessory. One of our favorite Awards that M&J Trimming sponsor’s is Handbag Designer 101. This year will be there Fifth Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, and there inviting you to compete! So this is your opportunity to submit your handbag and compete for one of nine awards in handbag excellence, international recognition and a variety of coveted prizes at the awards ceremony held at the Time & Life Building.

Here are all the The Categories You Can Enter

 Find out more here. Or Click on the button to Apply!

Giveaway Alert!

“Fashion For Dummies”

“Survival Sewing”

“Fashion Tribes China”

 

Here’s how to enter.

Join our Facebook Page and suggest our Fanpage to Friends, then post a comment on our wall.  By Completing this sentence, “My Favorite product from M&J is…”

We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page on Thursday, the 23th of December at 1pm EST.

Giveaway Alert!

One lucky winner will receive….

1 “Pretty Little Pillows” Book

1 “Applique for Little Ones” Book

1 “100 Applique Motifs”

Here’s how to enter.

Join our Facebook Page and complete and post on our wall.  Complete this sentence, “I like M&J Trimming because….”

We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page on Friday, the 17th of December at 5pm EST.

 

Fashion Night Out in NYC 2010

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The goal of Fashion’s Night Out is to celebrate and support the fashion and retail industries with full-price shopping.

So get your comfortable shoes on, call your favorite shopping buddies and paint the town red by hitting up every store and enjoying the exciting and stylish Surprises New York stores are hosting on September 10th 2010. And whether you buy anything or not, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re out there having fun, supporting the Fashion Industry.

Go to Fashion’s Night Out and create your FNO Itinerary list of where you want to be on the biggest night of the fashion industry. Here are some great store events to visit to get you going.

Adidas store Store will host a yoga class for the first 40 people signed up with adidas yoga ambassador Elena Brower. People signed up for the class will receive a free yoga mat. Shoppers can enter to win a free one night stay at The Fairmont Hotel or a private yoga session with Elena. Space is limited, so RSVP for yoga class to colleen.drennen@adidas.com by September 9, 2010. –610 Broadway NY NY 10012 View Website

Alice + Olivia: From 5-9pm – Come celebrate FNO at alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet where we are searching for the next Top Model! One lucky girl will win a chance to be in the alice + olivia Spring 2011 Fashion Show on Sept. 14th! Also stop by to visit the a+o tour airstream + meet the tour girls who will be spinning their favorite road trip tunes! More surpises and details to come!! –80 W 40th Street New York NY 10018 View Website

Ann Taylor will host a “See Now, Wear Now” fashion show with the real women of Ann Taylor followed by a celebrity musical guest performance at the Madison Avenue flagship store. Prosecco will be served throughout the evening, while The 2 Mandy DJs spin. — 645 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 View Website

ASOS.com: Teen Vogue Block Party Event sponsored by ASOS including full fashion show and live performance by VV Brown. Night hosted by actress Shenae Grimes. Visit http://www.ASOS.com to learn more and to shop! –West Village street block New York NY 10014 View Website

Barneys New York is giving you the chance to shop & mingle with fashion icons: Mary-Kate + Ashley Olsen, Daphne Guinness, Julie Gilhart, Simon Doonan + more! Meet the geniuses: The Proenza Boys, Rodarte, The Rag & Bone Boys, Alexander Wang + more! Participate in fabulously demented activities: Ping-Pong, Karaoke, Drumming, Musical Chairs + more! Greet & meet with fashion icons: Island Records’ Chris Blackwell, Johnny Rozsa + more! Amazing exclusive clothing & accessories: Special edition FNO Alexander McQueen scarf + more! Complete schedule with details at Barneys.com — 660 Madison Ave New York NY 10021 View Website

Bergdorf Goodman will have appearances by: Jason Wu, Mary J. Blige, Nicole Richie Simon Spurr, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham. 6-11: 5F Photo Studio 6: Face-Off Makeup Artist Competition With judges BryanBoy, Catherine Malandrino, Hamish Bowles & Trish McEvoy. 7: BG Best In Show: Designer Dogs Take The Catwalk! MC Robert Verdi. Judges Kelly Rutherford, Monique Lhuillier & Tinsley Mortimer. 8: Play With The Pros With athletes Georgina Bloomberg, Joey Cheek, Sarah Hughes & Tim Morehouse. 9: Karaoke! Special host Patrick McMullan.– 754 Fifth Ave at 58th Street New York NY 10019 View Website

Bottega Veneta has Rosario Dawson hosting a cocktail party at the Bottega Veneta store featuring DJ Mathieu Schreyer. There will be an exclusive pre-launch release of the new Brick handbag, unveiled to the press during the Cruise 2010/2011 presentation in May. Bottega Veneta will be partnering with VDay, a global movement to end violence against women around the world, and will donate a percentage of sales from this evening to the charity. –699 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022 View Website

Maybelline New York will be set up in the Meatpacking District from 6PM-11PM. The first 50 consumers to arrive will receive a limited edition makeup bag created especially for Maybelline by fashion designer Michael Angel. Top Maybelline artists will provide makeovers. Consumers who receive makeovers will be invited to strut their stuff down a mini-catwalk for a chance to win a year’s supply of Maybelline makeup. Spokesmodels Emily DiDonato, Jessica White & Lisalla Montenegro will be on hand to judge this “Sensational Strut.” Spokesmodel Kemp Muhl & Sean Lennon will perform a DJ set from 8PM-10PM.–Meatpacking District 9th Ave & W 13th St New York NY 10014 View Website

Tommy Hilfiger at Macy’s Herald Square will kick off Tommy Hilfiger’s 25th Anniversary celebration, guests will enjoy the ultimate tailgating party with a live musical performance by Grammy award-winning band Train. The first 100 guests to make a $100 purchase will receive VIP access* to the performance and guests with any purchase will receive a copy of Train’s CD “Save Me San Francisco”*. Meet Tommy Hilfiger and Train who will be on hand to sign autographs. (*while supplies last) –151 West 34th St. New York NY 10001 View Website

Vera Wang will make an appearances herself along with special guests at both of her New York locations. Please join Vera at her Madison Ave Bridal Salon from 6pm-7pm. She will style brides and sign copies of any books purchased. Take advantage of our Caudelie ‘spa’ as well as giveaways and special offers. At 7:30 the party moves to our Mercer St store. Vera will host a party with Olympic skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek . Vera and Evan will give dancing lessons to customers a la “Dancing With the Stars”! Join us to enjoy our DJ’s, giveaways, special offers and of course…dancing– 158 Mercer Street New York NY 10012 View Website

Go to Fashion Night Out website to see what other hundreds of amazing and fun events will be hosted on September 10, 2010.

M&J Challenge

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By Blerona

M&J Trimming has come up with a new challenge… for bloggers. We recently received new trims in our NYC retail store and we love how inspiring they looked.  Therefore, we decided to put together a challenge for some of our favorite bloggers.

How does the challenge work? We hand picked some of nicest trimmings, packaged them up and mailed each of the same trims to the bloggers. Their challenge is to craft a creative DIY using the trimmings that we sent them. They can use all the trims in one project or they can use each trim in a different DIY, but catching is that they have to use all of the trims.

On June 9th all of the Creative DIY’s will go up on our blog and where we can see all of the creative DIYs that each blogger came up with!

Here’s A Sneak Peek of What We Sent Each Blogger! 

 

Meet Our M&J Challengers!

Alisa From Alisa Burke

Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She’s also been exhibited in a variety of galleries, books, and appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and Quilting Arts TV on PBS.

 

Cheri from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Cheri is a mother of two boys. She loves to take pictures, sew and refashion, write music, decorate, craft, paint, and eat.  She spends a lot of time blogging her creations and recently started a hair accessory business with her sister.  Cheri loves creating and always has a project or scheme in the works. 

 

Disney from Ruffles and Stuff

Disney is a passionate sewer and crafter, and has been since she was 6 years old, when she started making quilts with her mother. Her other loves are photography, nature, and strawberry pop tarts. She lives with her husband and daughter in Washington state, where they enjoy lots of rain and coffee. 

 

Maegan from Love Maegan

Honest LA blogger who posts daily about fashion, her own style via her “Completely Gratuitous Outfit Posts”, DIY projects and home decor as well as general lifestyle, fertility & thoughts on being a {30-something} woman in today’s world.

 

Nicole from Sketch 42

After years as a freelance writer in NYC  and a major home renovation, Nicole decided to join the conversation with her blog Sketch42. In it she discusses her love of fashion, food and furniture, as well as her unhealthy addiction to reality TV shows. She invites her readers into her home as she chronicles her forage into interior design, her many art projects and DIY attempts. 

 

Sachiko from Tea rose home

Sachiko started blogging in 2008 and hasn’t stopped ever since. She loves getting to know different people in the blogging community and gets inspired by most of her fellow bloggers. She loves creating stitchery patterns, quilts, and sew clothing. We love that she’s a big fan of repurposing clothing and refinishing furniture.

 

Sarah from 2gigglesboxes

You could say Sarah’s inspiration is ‘all in the family.’ She learned all of her skills and knowledge about crafting from her own mother. And now after having two little beautiful girls, Sarah’s love for crafting and sewing started once again from the inspiration of her children. Nothing is more fulfilling for Sarah than taking a piece of fabric and turning it into something unique and useful for a bright, smiling face! 

Ruffles and Stuff Contest!

By Blerona

M&J Trimming is a huge fan of Ruffles and Stuff blog by Disney. She is an amazing DIY-ER, revamping and redesigning things she already has from her own and her beautiful daughter’s wardrobe.

If you love doing projects as much as she does, why not get some gifts out of it! Disney from Ruffles and Stuff is having her very own contest.

The contest is from March 1st to April 2nd, to enter in the contest you have to make something-anything centered around the theme of ruffles.  Ruffles can be made from paper, fabric, tissue paper, paintings of ruffles, anything you can imagination. (There are even ruffle tutorial and photo tips on her blog if you need help)

There will be three contest winners with some great prizes including autographed books, custom-made necklaces and M&J Trimming  has also donated a $50 Gift Card to the First Place winner. So check out her blog for the requirements and start making your crafty project for a chance to win!

GOOD LUCK! :)