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Finding OUR Brand Identity

Classy, Feminine, Elegant, Sophisticated, Memorable

Who is 1930by ChrisJackson as a brand?

That is the question that should easily come to me, however I am struggling with this. I know so many aspects of who my market is in extreme detail, but branding ones self is a bit more difficult.

I’m starting this off by trying to find images that best describes the brand without words.  Creating the imagery is the first & most important thing in my opinion since we now live such a digital era where we mostly rely on the physical/visual.

Doing some market research has helped me in coming closer to defining who we are as a brand. WHERE WE FIT IN.  Under the picture are the words that kept popping up from the group of girls we questioned. This entire time the biggest fear that I’ve had was to become another “repeat-a-brand” & therefore was terrified of being identified as a Diesel type brand that showcases the party lifestyle as part of the brand.

After all, it is the impression that you, the consumer, have in mind when you think of this brands total personality (real and imaginary qualities and shortcomings). Our brand image will be developed  over time through advertising campaigns etc with a consistent theme, and will be authenticated through you, the consumers’, direct experience with 1930by ChrisJackson.

But for now, I’d like to get an idea of where to start and I can only get that with direct consumer interaction. YOUR OPINION DOES MATTER!!

What adjectives would best describe what we’ve shown you thus far?

Are the words under the collage accurate?

Are the image within the collage accurate? Do they relate to 1930 as a brand?

All help is appreciated!

**Don’t forget more pics can be found on our facebook page.**

❤ Chris J.


S/S 2012 Mini-Collection Coming soon!!

Here are a few of the looks I previewed at a concert in Brooklyn. The jewelry will be posted soon.


These are only a few of the pieces that premiered at the concert. All accessories worn were also made by 1930by ChrisJackson.

Please leave your feedback. It’s much needed & appreciated.


Visit the Shop Page….New Things will be up soon!!

 

Click the Photo to Shop

Awesome new pictures every Thursdays featuring my

jewelry…..Don’t forget to visit the SHOP Page.

New things are in the works people!! Bigger & better

things are coming.

Lets Get excited!!

 

There will be more wonderful things coming for you guys. Keep the dream alive!!


Quote of the Day: 16 March ’11~Bruce Oldfield

“Fashion is more usually a gentle progression of revisited ideas.”~Bruce Oldfield

Bruce Oldfield OBE (born 14 July 1950) is a British fashion designer, best known for his couture occasionwear. He dresses Hollywood actresses, British and International royalty and European aristocracy; famous clients have included Sienna Miller, Barbra Streisand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diana Ross, Emmanuelle Seigner, Rihanna, Kelly Brook, Taylor Swift, Elizabeth McGovern, Rosamund Pike, Anjelica Huston, Faye Dunaway, Melanie Griffith, Charlotte Rampling, Jerry Hall, Joan Collins, Queen Noor of Jordan and Queen Rania of Jordan and Diana, Princess of Wales.


L’Histiore de Mode: Nouvelle Mode~Fabrican

 

 

In 2000 Fabrican patented an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric.

Developed through a collaboration between Imperial College London and the

Royal College of Art, Fabrican technology has captured the imagination of designers,

industry and the public around the world. The technology has been developed for use

in household, industrial, personal and healthcare, decorative and fashion applications

using aerosol cans or spray-guns, and will soon be found in

products available everywhere.

The original idea of spray-on fabric came from Manel Torres’

work in the fashion industry.  These photos capture the essence

of science and fashion in collaboration. Fabrican spray-on fabric

will liberate designers to create new and unique garments, offer a

carrier technology for delivery of fragrance or even medical active

substances, and allow the wearer to personalise their wardrobe

in infinite combinations. New textures and material characteristics are

a matter of adjusting chemistry. In addition to fashion, the technology is

opening new vistas, offering sprayable material for any application requiring a

fabric coating.  The technology opens new vistas for personalised fashion,

allowing individual touches to be added to manufactured garments, or even impromptu

alterations. Garments could incorporate fragrances, active substances,

or conductive materials to interface with information technolgy.

After a decade of research, this futuristic

vision is taking shape.

Fabrican is a rare achievement in transforming a dream to practical realisation.

Through combination of clever exploitation of people’s immediate fascination with

the spray-on fabric, and Manel’s extraordinary ability to motivate multi-disciplinary

collaboration, Fabrican has brought interest and worldwide

media coverage.

  • 1995 – 1997 Manel Torres conceives the idea for Spray-on Fabric whilst studying for his MA in Fashion Women’s Wear, Royal College of Art, London.
  • 1998 – 2001 Manel Torres obtains his PhD for Spray-on Fabric at the Royal College of Art and has a patent filed for this technology. During his PhD research, his work was supervised by Dr Susannah Handley (Royal College of Art) and Professor Paul Luckham (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London).
  • 2003 Manel Torres establishes Fabrican Ltd. with Professor Paul Luckham.
Dr Manel Torres BA (Hons), MA (RCA), Ph.D (RCA), is the managing director of Fabrican Ltd., which was established in
February 2003. The company has its R&D facilities at Imperial College London. Its research involves crossing interrelating disciplines of science and design.

Aware of the slow process of constructing garments, Manel investigated novel ways to speed up this process. Manel’s foresight and vision led him to think of developing a material that would almost magically fit the body like a second skin and at the same time have the appearance of clothing.

The original concept was to utilise Spray-on Fabric in the fashion industry. However, the technology has the potential to revolutionise and enhance numerous market areas.

Fabrican is focused on the research and development of Spray-on Fabric which can then be used across a number of market sectors. Fabrican’s mission is to develop prototype products, in collaboration with leading industrial partners, leading to commercial exploitation by the partner.

Our technology can be used across many industries, positively impacting the lives of millions of people as well as the environment.

From Spray-on clothes, to Spray-on medicine patches, to Spray-on hygiene wipes, to Spray-on air fresheners (plus many more uses!), Fabrican is developing products with real benefits.

Fabrican Ltd. is a company exploiting inter-disciplinary research which links the subjects of science and design.

Our team is dedicated to meeting the needs of consumers with creative ideas and innovative products, through the development of new applications for Spray-on Fabric technology.

Our novel concepts are enlightening major worldwide manufacturers as to the huge potential which exists, through the successful branding of a product range.

Our underlying ethos is to produce concept products which are market leaders, through scientific research and development for future markets.

Fabrican in Action

In the science lab

On the Runway

Couture in a Can

 

I still can’t tell yet if it would be a good investment as a designer or a huge waste of money, time, & effort. LoL Who wears that out? Gaga? That’s it?!?


Don’t Forget the Shop page. The only way to keep the line going.

 

Navajo Bracelet,#SS11-53MHA-0SFH,$26

These are all my sample pieces. If you need something made in a specific size. Feel free to e-mail us, even if we’re sold out of one style we are more than happy to replicate another piece in the same likeness.** The Picture will take you to our shop page.

Don’t do your homework off my blog. Shop!! Thanks!

**All pieces are handmade, therefore not guaranteeing the same product each time. **

 


Sample Board for the Resort Collection….

Resort Sample Board.

Feel free to comment!! Opinions welcome!


MORENA PEREZ, has been announced WINNER!!

 

Congratulations to Morena Perez!! You won the first ever 1930giveaway jewelry contest! E-mail us at 1930bychrisjackson@gmail.com to claim your gifts.

Thank you ALL for participating in our first ever contest. Keep coming back for more contest where we giveaway jewelry, clothes, bags, & possibly SHOES!!

~Thanks~

Chris J.


Quote of the Day: 22 Feb. ’11~Sophia Loren

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbedwire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”~Sophia Loren

In 1962, Loren won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, along with 21 awards, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance. Loren has won 50 international awards, including two Oscars, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Laurel Award.


ALMOST THERE!! 1930 VIEWS CONTEST CLOSING SOON!!

CLICK PHOTO FOR DETAILS.

ONCE THE SITE VIEW IS AT 1930 CONTEST IS OVER!

ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN FREE JEWELRY DESIGNED BY US UNDER OUR SHOP PAGE.

**More contests coming soon!**


SHOP PAGE Handmade jewelry

 

Visit the SHOP PAGE. All jewelry is handmade. Everything is under $30 for the mini collection. Take a part while items still last. Click the picture to begin shopping.


New Page! Spring/Summer Mood Board

COME CHECK OUT THE NEW SUBPAGE TO

THE MOOD BOARD PAGE.

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

IT’S A LITTLE  FAIRYTALE A LITTLE

MURDEROUS. CLICK THE

PICTURE ABOVE.


JEWELRY CONTEST

1930by ChrisJackson is celebrating YOU for all of the support you have given us!  With this we’re offering a Jewelry Giveaway! To make this interesting-we will allow you to choose YOUR own jewelry elements for your prize-any style of Necklace or Ring we have on the shop page! We want to make sure you enjoy your prize ^_^

**Click the above POSTER for more information on Rules & Regulations**


DON’T FORGET THE SHOP PAGE

 

Cherokee Earrings, #SS11-MSFH, $20

DON’T FORGET TO GO THE SHOP PAGE & PUT IN AN ORDER. CLOTHES COMING SOON!!

JEWELRY CONEST COMING UP!!


L’Histoire de Mode~Fabric Burn Testing

BURN TESTING

Burn Test – CAUTION. WARNING. BE CAREFUL!

This should only be done by skilled burners! Make sure there is a bucket of water nearby and that you burn in a metal bucket or non-plastic sink.

What it is & how to do it:

To identify fabric that is unknown, a simple burn test can be

done to determine if the fabric is a natural fiber, manmade fiber,

or a blend of natural and manmade fibers. The burn test is used by

many fabric stores and designers and takes practice to determine the

exact fiber content. However, an inexperienced person can still determine

the difference between many fibers to “narrow” the choices down to natural

or manmade fibers. This elimination process will give information

necessary to decide the care of the fabric.

It’s important to do a burn test in a well ventilated area to avoid inhaling potentially toxic fumes. At minimum, open some windows, or better yet, do the test outside on a calm day and avoid inhaling the fumes from the burning fibers.

 

• Pre-wash the mystery fabric to remove
any finishes that may affect the burn
characteristics. Cut fabric swatches for
testing approximately 2″ square.
• Use long tweezers to hold the swatches
you burn.
• Use a non-flammable container to place
under the burning swatch—a large
ashtray or glass dish will work, as will a
metal baking pan.
• Use a lighter, an unscented candle or a
fireplace starter to create a small flame.
• Keep water nearby in the event of a
flare-up, or do the testing near a sink.
• If you have long hair, tie it back out of
the way of the flame.

WARNING: All fibers will burn! Asbestos treated fibers are, for the most

part fire proof. The burning test should be done with caution. Use a small piece

of fabric only. Hold the fabric with tweezers, not your fingers. Burn over a metal dish with

soda in the bottom or even water in the bottom of the dish. Some fabrics will ignite and melt.

The result is burning drips which can adhere to fabric

or skin and cause a serious burn.

Cotton is a plant fiber. When ignited it burns with a steady flame

and smells like burning leaves. The ash left is easily crumbled.

Small samples of burning cotton can be blown out as you would

a candle. Cotton fibers ignite as the flame draws near.

Linen is also a plant fiber but different from cotton in that the

individual plant fibers which make up the yarn are long where cotton fibers

are short. Linen takes longer to ignite. The fabric closest to the ash is very brittle.

Linen is easily extinguished by blowing on it as you would a candle.

Silk is a protein fiber and usually burns readily, not

necessarily with a steady flame, and smells like burning

hair. The ash is easily crumbled. Silk samples are not

as easily extinguished as cotton or linen.

Wool is also a protein fiber but is harder to ignite than silk as the individual

“hair” fibers are shorter than silk and the weave of the fabrics is generally looser

than with silk. The flame is steady but more difficult to keep burning. The smell

of burning wool is like burning hair.

Man Made Fibers

(Synthetic fibers curl away from the heat and tend to “melt.” Hard lumps are the remains of melted synthetic fibers.)

Acetate is made from cellulose (wood fibers), technically cellulose

acetate. Acetate burns readily with a flickering flame that cannot be

easily extinguished. The burning cellulose drips and leaves a hard ash.

The smell is similar to burning wood chips.

Acrylic technically acrylonitrile is made from natural gas

and petroleum. Acrylics burn readily due to the fiber content and the

lofty, air filled pockets. A match or cigarette dropped on an acrylic blanket

can ignite the fabric which will burn rapidly unless extinguished.

The ash is hard. The smell is acrid or harsh.

Nylon is a polyamide made from petroleum. Nylon melts

and then burns rapidly if the flame remains on the melted

fiber. If you can keep the flame on the

melting nylon, it smells like burning plastic.

Polyester is a polymer produced from coal, air, water, and petroleum products.

Polyester melts and burns at the same time, the melting, burning ash can bond

quickly to any surface it drips on including skin. The smoke from polyester

is black with a sweetish smell. The

extinguished ash is hard.

Rayon is a regenerated cellulose fiber which is almost pure cellulose.

Rayon burns rapidly and leaves only a slight ash.

The burning smell is close to burning leaves.

Blends consist of two or more fibers and, ideally, are supposed to take on the

characteristics of each fiber in the blend. The burning test

can be used but the fabric content

will be an assumption.

Household Chemicals

Several chemicals usually found in the home can help further identify fabrics. As in the burn test, caution should be used. Reactions between some of the fibers and household chemicals are rapid and could cause damage to surrounding surfaces.

Acetate is dissolved by acetone, an ingredient in nail polish remover and Super Glue. Caution should be used when wearing acetate or an acetate blend fabric and using any acetone containing product.

Fiber-Etch, a liquid used in embroidery or cutwork embroidery, dissolves any plant fiber including cotton, linen, and rayon. Since this product removes plant fibers, it is also useful to determine fabric content. With blends of plant fiber fabrics, the blended fibers will remain. For example, a cotton/polyester fabric will, when this product is applied to a small area, remove the cotton fiber and leave the polyester fiber.

REMEMBER:

FABRIC FLAME
QUALITY
ODOR ASH
QUALITY
COMMENTS
WOOL orange color
sputtery
burning hair
or feathers
blackish
turns to powder
when crushed
flame will self extinguish
if flame source is removed
no smoke
SILK burns slowly burning hair
or feathers
grayish
turns to powder
when crushed
burns more easily than wool
but will self extinguish is flame
source removed
COTTON yellow to orange color
steady flame
burning paper
or leaves
grayish, fluffy slow burning ember
LINEN yellow to orange color
steady flame
burning paper
or leaves
similar to cotton takes longer to ignite than cotton but otherwise very similar
RAYON fast orange flame burning paper
or leaves
almost no ash ember will continue to glow after flame source removed
POLYESTER orange flame, sputtery sweet or fruity smell hard shiny  black bead black smoke
ACETATE burns and melts,sizzly acidic or vinegary hard black bead will continue to burn after flame source removed
NYLON burns slowly and melts,  bluse base and orange tip, no smoke burning celery hard grayish or brownish bead self extinguish if flame source removed
ACRYLIC burns and melts, white-orange tip, no smoke acrid black hard crust will continue to burn after flame source removed

Fiber Burn Chart

I know this isn’t the normal Fashion History segment, but it’s a helpful technique for the most part plus it’s fun to experiment with burn testing, fiber Etching, and dying using tomato soup or anything really. BE SAFE & Have fun!


CHECKOUT OUR JEWELRY PAGE

 

 

Checkout the jewelry page for clear views of each piece! Some pieces are unique to this season.

If certain pieces are ordered enough, then they will become staples.

Give us your opinions.


CHECKOUT THE SHOP PAGE

 


Don’t Forget to Check Out Our SHOP Page!! All Jewelry is handmade by myself using Hemps, Leathers, Feathers, & Stones! Everything is under $30!!

Give us some feedback, we’d Love to hear from you!!


NEW JEWELRY PAGE UP!!

 

 

Go Check out the shop page for prices. Quick link by clicking the photo.


Go Checkout the New Page~SHOP!! details are there

All the handmade jewelry by 1930by

ChrisJackson. It’s very affordable & youthful. Help

Support UP & COMING Designers!! Click

the Picture to be taken directly

to the SHOP page. Ordering details

under SHOP.


This or That ~ Feel free to commment

Leather European fetish boots circa 1900

or

Stella McCartney's stretch over boot, Christian Louboutin's black suede boot, & a pair from Delman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1900 Leather fetish boots take the cake in my opinion.

Sure the heel is not that sexy but come on, they don’t make

boots like this anymore: velvet lined boots, hand crafted

wooden heels, and leather molded on a real woman’s leg

to make a perfect fit. Plus they’re freaking amazing, I have a

shoe fetish now!!

Opinions always welcome, I will respond as soon as I see them posted!