Monday, April 13, 2009

A little naming help in exchange for some goodies!


Well, I was able to track down the always adorable Mimi and take a few pictures today but I need a little help! I am having a fantastic time working with an entirely new set of prints, all with an Asian influence. I tend to gravitate towards shabby florals with too much predictability these days so I'm pushing outside my normal zone. I've got more I hope to piece together and I'm stuck naming the collection. Do they really need a name? Nope, but it's fun! I'm aiming for 3-4 pieces all with a different look and the various Asian style prints being the common theme. Well, I've got this awesome stash of stuff from Carolina Pad (see earlier post) that someone is going to win for free. I thought maybe I could make my question be, "What in the world should I name this Asian group of pieces?" I know it might help to see the rest of the pieces but I'm just not that far along yet, they still remain as uncut yardage just waiting to be used :) So I'll just do what I tell my toddler "use my words" The to be seen pieces will include blacks and pinks, fans and adorable little girls. Is that enough to go on? If throwing in a name for a collection has you stumped like me, then maybe you can leave a comment on what cultures and/or trends are catching your attention these days. Just click on the comments section below this entry, leave one and we'll pick a winner! Join my mailing list and check back to the blog to see if you are the lucky winner.

24 comments:

Tanya said...

What about "Asian Illusions"?

Tanya said...

Or "Fantastic Array" or Collection? I was thinking something with the word Fantastic in it to represent the Asian fans? Play on words.

Gorgeous Designs, BTW:)

Tabbi O. said...

You always do names (and Collection) so perhaps look up popular girl names in Japan, China, etc.

Mitsuki
Kiri
Tashi
Mei
Mai
Maemi
Hana
Akiko

just for suggestions to start with...

The Hoodies said...

Hey Debbie,

Can't wait to see the new line! I am thinking Asian Aviary. It makes me think of beautiful spring and summer evenings with the smell of flowers filling the air as the birds sing.

Polkdadot Kids said...

Great Blog! LOVE your new dress! The fabrics are great. Keep up the great work. I'd call it Kubota Breeze. Try mixing in an unexpected fabric that harmonizes with the colors. Extra unexpected appliques & embellishments are fun too.

ksf6037 said...

How about "Livin in the Zen", "In the Zen" or "Zen Expressions"

Amanda said...

I really like Tabbi O.'s idea. After reading that, my idea sounds pretty lame! I was going to suggest something with the word 'garden', such as China Garden, etc. However, I really like Tabbi's idea better since you've used girls' names before. :) I love the fabric...very cute!

ksf6037 said...

Also "Heavenly Zen", I love your patterns.

April said...

I cannot win, of course, but wanted to post. First of all, Debbie - it is gorgeous!! I'm so glad you went with these patterns!! Second, we (Carolina Pad) have a new collection in Target this year called "Asian Fusion." But I really love the suggestion "Kubota Breeze."

Kimberli said...

Natsuko is Japanese girl name and means Child of the Summer (if this is a summer line??)

Natsumi is also japanese and means Summer Beauty.

Sumalee is Thai and means beautiful flower.

Sumi is Japanese and means the beautiful one.

Tammy said...

Hi Debbie,
I love this dress and can't wait to see what the other pieces will look like. I like Tabbi O's idea also. The girl names would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

I really like Tabbi's idea too. These are girl names that I thought were really pretty and had fun meanings

Sakura (cherry blossom)
Shiori
Miki
Keiko (happy child)
Sachiko (child of happiness)
Kazumi (harmony)

Lisa George said...

Cherry Blossom Collection ... probably best to stick with English since most of us don't speak Japanese (besides my husband)

Mommyof4Ms said...

I like Chai Spice..but that is the only thing that is coming to my mind now, and not even sure what it means? LOL I like Tabbi's idea also:)

Casey said...

Ok... gonna have to think on this one!! But I had to write to say I want that dress!! :)

Betsy Martinez said...

What about Miso Pretty? or Miso Beautiful? Miso Playful?
You could do a lot of things with the word miso.

Kathy said...

I like the idea of combining one of the girls names with "breeze"
Sakura Breeze?

paigeandaddison said...

Too many other great ideas for names so I will go with telling you what I am loving right now. I am loving the Asian prints as well as the floral prints......I love the little bubbles for little girls. I also love the simple a-line dress for older ones with a mixture of fabric. Love your clothes they are adorable!!

SouthernMommyToTwo said...

Hello! How about Ming's Delight?

Jessica said...

I love the ideas others have said, using an asian name to name the collection. I think Sumi is my favorite!

Sara said...

"Maddy's dress" because my best friend just had her first little girl and she is part Asian.
She is a doll and such a precious little baby.

mypeagreensweater said...

Sophie would call it a pokemon dress. Love it!

Alex said...

The first thing I thought of was
Geisha Gal.

I also like:
Zany Zen
Gleeful Origami
Gleeful Geisha
Asian Dream(s)

Lisa George said...

In the midst of all this naming contest excitement, I forgot to tell you how much I LOVE the dress!!!