This month has been super busy for Project DIY! We got to see some of your gorgeous Baroque n’ Roll pieces, released our Film Noir collection and had a chance to meet a few of you at our Project DIY Workshop! Check out some of our favorite Project DIY moments from this month below.
Rain Blanken, the DIY guru from About.com, customized her creations with indigo nail polish to achieve a tarnished look! We loved this unique way to customize your pieces. Nail polish on metal, who knew?
So these Joan of Arc Shield Necklaces from Instagrammers @everyeveryeve @samanthalavine @jumpoverthemoon really knocked our socks off! Each one was similar but different, just like the three friends themselves! We had a blast customizing the Joan of Arc necklaces with you at our Project DIY Workshop, and can’t wait to meet more of you at next month’s meeting!
We love this layered look by Instagram user @Mandersbal! So many different customized options make this piece perfect for any outfit, and are a divine accessory for any silver screen siren.
We can’t wait to see what February has in store, and look forward to seeing your creations in the coming month!
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!
Need help making your Halloween costume! Well M&J Trimming has a Halloween Station set up in front of the store! Starting Wednesday, October 27th til Sunday, October 31th. Our creative department is coming down to show or help you get your costume together with no additional cost, after trims are purchased.
So come and join the fun, and create the Best Costume For Your Halloween Fun!
Wednesday- Friday 10am -7pm
Saturday- Sunday 10am- 6pm
For more information call: 1.800.9.MJTRIM
Join us Sunday, November 22nd and re-create your old wardrobe
1008 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Call 1-9-MJTRIM to Sign up!
Here are some images from our latest, “Embellish My Own” workshop. It was held on August 6, 2009. Everyone had a great time and there was plenty of creativity. If you’d like to attend the next workshop, please call 1-800-9-MJTRIM ext 377 to sign-up or visit our blog often to find out when the next one is. We look forward to seeing you.
This past Sunday’s headband workshop was another success and, “What do we consider a success”, you ask? Well, it’s when we’ve accomplished our goal in creating a fun and exciting time for those who participated.
Marisa of Neon Tea Party also attended this early morning workshop and assured readers that she had a great time. Visit Neon Tea Party for some details on her experience. If you’re interested in attending the next headband workshop, pleases call 1-800-9-MJTRIM ext 377. Spread the word. We hope to see you there.
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the, “Embellish My Own” workshop on May 31st. The workshop was a great success. Those who attended brought their own projects to embellish. There was plenty of creativity going around. This is the only workshop of it’s’ kind in NYC. If anyone else is interested in attending the next one, give us a call at 1-800-9-MJTRIM and we’ll put you on the list for this exciting workshop. The next “Embellish My Own” workshop will be on June 28th. This workshop is great for all ages.
“Embellish Your Own ” Workshop May 31st, 2009
Last chance to sign-up for the, “Embellish Your Own” workshop. The workshop is on May 31st at M&J Trimming’s NYC showroom. It’s from 9:30am to 12pm and only cost $30. The workshop teaches you how you can be creative with simple trimmings and embellishments. There are so many things you can do with trimmings; from embellishing your garment to decorating your home. You can bring what you’d like to embellish to the workshop and we’ll teach you how to make it more beautiful than ever. Call 1-800-9-MJTRIM to sign-up.