OFFICIAL LAUNCH & RAW ARTIST SHOWCASE
After success with my first design, I began to design other items that were sought after but not too easily accessible. Adding necklaces, faux (non-permanent) nose rings and ear cuffs to my product offerings allowed customers the opportunity to add edge to there looks without the commitment.
Shortly after expanding my product offerings, an opportunity to showcase my jewelry, MADE by Malyia, with Trade Show pioneers Raw Artists. This showcase was my first opportunity to meet my customers and present my brand, in person, for the first time. The thoughts that consumed my mind afterwards were crazy.
For two and half months of preparation leading up to the big day, with less than 4 hours of sleep every night ensuring there wasn't a detail missed, I was more than ready. Nervous? An understatement to the butterflies that attacked my stomach. Nothing could have prepared me for the feedback and sales I had hoped to transact.
Fast forward to the big day. They loved it, they actually loved it! Sale after sale, Compliment after sale...all of my hardwork was manifested in so many ways. But a life changing moment came when renown designer Rhadhika Hernandez of Lois London made the decision, and one I will never forget, to feature a few of my pieces on her runway at her Raw Artists Showcase. The internships I had done in the past and helping out with fashion shows were all a blur compared to this.
The opportunities have been rolling in from left and right, and I have made room enough to receive them. Just stay tuned and you will see exactly what I mean. My Official Launch was more than what I ever expected and if you were there, you can attest to the love that was in the building.