Category Archives: Learning Curve

Progress Report: A little bit of new sampling.

As someone working full-time in another industry, it’s been tough finding uninterrupted time to devote to fashion design. Yet I am still at it. Some of the materials I chose before turned out to not be ISO compliant. The ISO … Continue reading

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Thank you, AA Limelight!

A huge thank you to Linh Phung from AA Limelight. She’s amazing and I expect to hear about all her inevitable great achievements in the future! Keep your eyes on her, folks. Anyhoo. I did a video interview with AA … Continue reading

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Glimpse Inside a Handbags Factory

What’s it like inside a handbags factory? Whenever I’m able to, I try to show you what I see as I go through my journey. Please note the above is a very cute handbag, but not one of my designs. … Continue reading

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Test Shooting & Progress Report

Stephen H. of Berkeley Photography ran a test shoot for us with some of our new samples. Carolina once again modeled for us. Above is a behind-the-scenes snapshot I took with my camera phone. Not sure if you can tell, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Handbag Design (And Its Death)

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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