Sunday, 11 May 2008

You are Cordially Invited to the FDL Team Debutante Ball

We are ready to kick off Project Debutante with the Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Team on Etsy! To debut the new team on Etsy, we will create individual items using the theme of a debutante ball. These balls are fancy, formal and lavish affairs introducing young women into society. For our ball, the “debutante” is our team and the “party” is virtual.

We will be creating an FDL Team shop, similar to other Etsy teams. This shop will display and sell individual member’s items under the team banner. The listings will also include member’s shop names and other info. Use of the team’s shop is not mandatory but will allow us to garner press when we do projects together. Details on the shop will be forthcoming. In addition, we will be looking for other ways to advertise the debut, including a possible Storque article and mention in any blogs or articles that our team members may be able to get us on. Start thinking!

The date for the actual debut will be June 1st. This is a Sunday which is usually a high traffic day.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Individual members are to create an item that they feel would relate to the idea of a debutante ball. These are fancy and formal occasions in reality but each team member can create whatever they want. Some ideas – invitations, guest gifts, jewelry, clothing, tableware, etc.
  • The color theme is turquoise and red. Use one of these colors or both. It is up to you. The color theme will keep the display of the team’s items cohesive.
  • When you have completed your item, take great pictures, determine pricing and shipping, and write a fantastic description. Send this info to Renata or Beth and we will load the items into the team store, along with the artisan’s info and link to their shop.
  • All items must be completed and received by Renata or Beth by May 30th to allow us time to load the listings.

If you have questions or would like suggestions on items to create, please feel free to ask away on our Yahoo message board.

Have fun!
Beth @


Laura B said...

I better get making! I'll let you know when I am posting about it on my blog and email images ect when ready. Thanks for all the hard work you guys are putting in on our behalf :)

nuvonova said...

Oh this is a great idea!!!

I completely forgot about this team as I've been so busy! The blog seems to be getting on really well!

I don't think I have much time for the debut but I'm going to try and whip something up!!

-formerly decadentdiamond