Aside from our long history as a New York City specialty store and our massive selection of trims, there is something that we at M&J Trimming are proud to be known for: exceptional customer service. In honor of our amazing employees, we would like to introduce a new series of blog posts called Trimmer Tales, which highlights the people who make this company so special. Our first Trimmer Tale will feature Carlos, whose story proves that if you work hard, you will get where you need to be.
Carlos started out in maintenance, and was occasionally asked to help out on the floor when the flood of lunchtime customers came in. Noticing his creativity and ease with the guests, the Cohen brothers decided to use his knack for DIY at the monthly crafting seminars. Carlos soon became a hit! Now he’s a seasoned member of the floor who is a celeb-favorite, helping stars like Miss Tina Knowles, Paris Hilton, and Sarah Jessica Parker. He’s even made a head piece for Cher to wear!
He notes that his favorite thing about M&J Trimming is working with the Cohen family. He attributes his success to the tremendous opportunity that they had given him. He also learned a lot about selling by watching Mr. J in action. The fact that the store has such an amazing selection of unique and hard-to-find items makes it easy to sell. “It’s like a candy store,” Carlos says, “We have so much variety!”
Carlos’s favorite way to DIY? Embellishing. He loves taking plain items and making them into his own. And his number one tip for those who want to get into the DIY game? He says you should make something using not commonly found materials. The more unique your materials, the more it reflects YOUR personal style.
Interested in seeing Carlos in action? On November 14th, M&J Trimming is hosting its first Project DIY Workshop. Attendees will be walked through three projects by Carlos, and Project DIY designer, Michelle Levy. Space is limited, so sign up today by clicking here!
Not only did the 2013 Met Gala bring art enthusiasts and fashion designers together, it brought our city together. Each year that the Met Gala takes place the city becomes a bit more vibrant. The punk theme truly brought nostalgia to the city and encouraged everyone to dress the part. We loved how each starlet had fun with their looks and we’re dying to DIY our own punk project.
FEATHERSSarah Jessica Parker rocked a Giles gown with a custom Philip Treacy headpiece and plaid Louboutins
Kristen Dunst wore a Louis Vuitton feathered frock
Amar’e Stoudemire’s pregnant wife Alexis Stoudemire wore a feather enhanced Giambattista Valli couture gown.
Jennifer Morrison stunned in a black lace Donna Karan number.
Kristen Stewart opted for a lace embellished Stella McCartney pantsuit.
Rooney Mara, the co-host of the evening selected an ivory lace Givenchy gown with zipper accents.
Donatella Versace wore her own spike enhanced gown.
Cameron Diaz donned a sleek blue Stella McCartney dress.
Sienna Miller was very punk in her Burberry ensemble.
We all love accessories, the bold pieces, the moonstone rings, the diamonds!, the chunky bracelets, the unusal pendants, I really could go on all day. The thing about this trends is that they come and go and comeback again, but one accessory that will never go is Pearls! They can be dressed up, dressed down, something to slip on to add a little life to your outfit or it can be your winning piece. Either way pearls are a girls best friend, now I don’t know about you but I can’t fit the real things in my budget right now so I use what I got. And what I got are some beautiful M&J Pearls on a Strand in multiple sizes, and why stop there buy every size and combine them for a fun and flirty look.
Some of My Favorites Wearing Pearls
Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker
Katherine Heigl’s Favorite
How The Young Ones Wear Them- Rihanna, Ashlee Simpson
Our First Lady
And Of Course The Icons - Lana Turner, Audrey Hepburn