Monthly Archives: April 2010

Working with the Catalyst (version 1.0, that is)

Please note that the following handbags represent first prototypes and serious blunders. This blog documents our trials and errors and tracks our progress from inexperienced start-up to launching the Taryn Zhang brand. Please bear that in mind as you look … Continue reading

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Interlude: Yosemite Road Trip

I am collecting my thoughts and sorting through all possibilities while I figure out what my next step for Taryn Zhang should be. A weekend getaway to Yosemite National Park was perfect. Although it isn’t the first place I’d think … Continue reading

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One at a time now, I’m cutting out the patterns for each tentative design, that way the manufacturer has a more accurate reference. Doing so renders me even more confused as to why the paper patterns made by seasoned professionals … Continue reading

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Back to Square One

July 2009, right before the New York bar, is when I decided to start my own line of handbags and accessories. It’s now April 2010 and apparent to me that I’ve spent the last 8 or 9 months walking in … Continue reading

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