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All Is Good

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It was quite a long day yesterday. We had to go back to the showroom the night before to remove all the protective covers, clear the minor dust, put on the clean curtains and tidy up the pigeon hole.

I was really excited to reopen the showroom. I couldn’t really sleep the previous night. I miss my pigeon hole very much. It’s good to be back at the showroom, to see the lovely customers again who brought so much laughter and to see the familiar faces around. Thank you for coming on the first day of reopen. The short hours are not enough to catch up. I had to wrap up the day earlier because I had to get home to attend to the domestic matters.

Queenbels celebrates 4th Birthday in-store specials!

Queenbels celebrates 4th Birthday in-store specials!

I kick-start the reopen with in-store specials!

Members are getting the sweetest treat because I have upgraded your member’s perk with a +5% and you will also enjoy 20% OFF the total bill with a minimum spending of SGD199.

If you are not a member yet, join me in celebrating Queenbels’ birthday if you are an August baby! If you share the same birthday month as Queenbels, you will enjoy 5% OFF storewide. Simply flash your ID/driving licence/travel document bearing your photo and your date of birth as proof. You will also enjoy 15% OFF the total bill with a minimum spending of SGD199.

Want to become a member? Find out more in store.

Queenbels turns 4 years old this August.

This is very significant to me. As I said before, I do not think I am doing anything great. To start from scratch and run the entire business on my own is something I think I should be proud of. Thank you to all customers for the strong support and stick with me all these years. You guys make me feel that I am still doing something right.

The showroom is taking a break over this long weekend.

I see you on 12 August 2013.

Cheers,
Shirley

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A Bigger Picture

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I think I surprised everyone on Facebook with the photo below.

Work In Progress

Work In Progress

Last week we saw a good change took place in a day’s time.

It was an infrastructure improvement and I appreciate greatly for that. This will really help to provide a better shopping experience. I shan’t go into the details. I leave you to find out on your next shopping trip.

What I didn’t expect is the construction work that took place the following day. Scaffoldings are up and a large part of the passage way is sealed off. The showroom is greatly affected. It is in a state that is unsafe for proper business operation. Safety was my number one concern and I know it’s going to be really dusty.

There was no advance notice and I was really caught in the situation. The first thing I had to do was to contact all customers to cancel their appointments/pick-ups scheduled for that day. Then I contacted the department in-charge of my portfolio to find out about this construction work. Next was to put up a notice on Facebook and other liaising work.

My apologies for the sudden notice of temporary closure. The showroom will reopen on 7 August 2013. I promise I will make up for the absence with in-store specials that you cannot resist.

August is our birthday month!

Cheers,
Shirley

I Am Still Here!

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I am still here!

Work in Progress ~ Happy Mint Dots Kisslock Purse

Work in Progress ~ Happy Mint Dots Kisslock Purse

Ok so I wasn’t in the showroom almost the whole of the past week and I received messages asking if I had gone on a procurement trip and if the new designs are arriving soon. No I didn’t go on a procurement trip. I was buried in the back office work to complete a few pre-order handsew kisslock purses. And don’t worry about no new designs coming up. I have got that part taken care of already. Keep a lookout for my update.

Someone said this to me: “Business must have been good for you because I see you always all smiles in the shop. I bet you never had a lousy day!”

Of course there are days when I ran into very challenging customers. It’s beyond your imagination the kind of words generated and the sentences formed that came out. Patience can be worn out.

I chose to smile it off. No, it wasn’t to avoid offending customers. This is about how I want to carry myself.

At the end of the day, I benefit from all and become a better person.

These days I get more and more strange questions from random people. These questions are totally irrelevant in helping them make an informed decision on the type of apparels that suit them. These questions are rather disturbing. Now if you are reading this, my message is; If you are really keen to exchange pointers, you may drop me an email and we will see how we can learn from each other. Trying to sound out other people’s cost and goods origin is not how I level up my game and I don’t advise anybody to do that. Display your real capabilities, learn from the good people and listen to your heart. Do what you are good at and be very good at it. I am sure you will be at somewhere prominent in no time.

I am working on new fabric prints. Happy Mint Dots is one of them. I am also introducing new purse interiors. If you like my handsew kisslock purses, stay on our Facebook page for updates.

Cheers,
Shirley

Start With A Kiss

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This is the longest period of work in progress I have ever experienced.

I think I took almost three months to complete this handsew kisslock purse.

Coral Peony Kisslock Purse

Coral Peony Kisslock Purse

It is highly challenging to do sewing these days when I have to run the showroom and take care of the back office too. I am definitely not complaining about being busy in the showroom. I am glad to have your understanding when I took a little longer to complete your pre-order kisslock purse.

Polka dots print fabric is still my number one love. If I come across other fabric prints that catch my eye, I will include that fabric print in my current collection of handsew kisslock purse. I will be working on restocking the sold out kisslock purses. Head over to place your order.

I will be working on a new purse shape.

And a new DIY project.

Wish me luck.

Cheers,
Shirley

This Same Time

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Lights Up

The Bright Beginning and Forever

Last Friday, I met up with an ex-colleague and he asked how is life now working for myself and what is it like running my own business. I said to him: “It’s beyond your imagination.”

Full of surprises, pleasant and unpleasant ones.

I learn something new almost every single day.

Daily ongoings remind me constantly what went down this pigeon for the past one year.

At this same time last year, I had no idea if things will materialise. It was a fingers crossed and toes crossed period. On one hand I hope it comes true. On the other hand all the monster what-ifs were ringing in my ears. I am a new kid on the block running an apparel showroom. Thank you to the wonderful customers who were very forgiving on my not so good job done on customer servicing .

I have said this and I am going to say this again:

“What happened, wasn’t a dream. It was a decision made with alot of sensibility and calculated risk.”

Queenbels is turning four this August. Celebration plans are in the pipeline. Stay tuned.

Cheers,
Shirley

Style File on Lunar New Year 2013

Before and during the Lunar New Year, I had shared snapshots of the ongoings on my home front and the outfits I put together, on our Facebook page and on Instagram (@queenbels).

I went pink this year, including a pair of pink colour shoes which I have yet share a photo of it.

Pleated Collar Ruffles Chiffon Dress in Pink Violet

Pleated Collar Ruffles Chiffon Dress in Pink Violet

What I Wore On Lunar New Year Day 1

What I Wore On Lunar New Year Day 1

You may find the Pleated Collar Ruffles Chiffon Dress foreign because I have not share any photos of this dress on the social media.

The Pleated Collar Ruffles Chiffon Dress was a complete sell-out. Every piece was sold very quickly each time I put up a new piece. I only managed to capture a snapshot of this beautiful number just before it was grabbed by a lovely regular customer.  This dress comes in pink violet and camel. I have secured a limited quantity restock for the camel colour. I hope I can do a restock on the pink violet colour too. I will keep everyone updated on the restock status on the Facebook page, so stay tuned.

Checks Peplum Blouse in Pink/White

Checks Peplum Blouse in Pink/White

What I Wore On Lunar New Year Day 3

What I Wore On Lunar New Year Day 3

Checks Peplum Blouse was first introduced last year at one of our mini bazaars. This pretty blouse comes in pink/white checks and blue/white checks. I couldn’t find a bottom piece that fits me so I didn’t have a chance to put on this blouse earlier. I was so happy when my favourite basic apparel store did a restock of this leggings pants in new series of colours. The shade of pink on the leggings pants is almost the same as the shade of pink on my blouse and the size fits! A restock was done on the Checks Peplum Blouse and is still available for purchase in our private showroom.

The Lunar New Year is celebrated for fifteen days. You will see me in more gorgeous Queenbels apparels for this Lunar New Year. Stay with us on our Facebook page and Instagram @queenbels for new snapshots.

The showroom is open today for you to shop your Valentine’s Day dresses. I see you!

Book your private shopping session at shop@queenbels.com.sg now.

Cheers,
Shirley

新春快乐!

Happy-Lunar-New-Year-2013

新春快乐!

过年咯!
谢谢大家一直以来的支持。
在此祝贺大家,新春快乐,万事如意!

恭喜恭喜!

No Shipping Dates: 8 – 12 February 2013 (both dates inclusive).

All shipping resume on 13 February 2013.

The showroom will be open on 13 February 2013 for you to shop your Valentine’s Day dresses.

Cheers,
Shirley

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