A lot of changes are happening at Bellissima Couture! Please read this email carefully so that you will be prepared to purchase when I begin listing again in the next few days.
From this point forward, I am no longer selling on Etsy. I will be selling directly from this website instead. So instead of following a link to Etsy when you receive this email, email me directly instead. I do have to enforce a few rules, however. Expressing intent to buy is not enough to secure a fashion. One of the reasons I moved to Etsy in the first place was because of buyers who said they wanted to buy a fashion, but then would not pay for days or even weeks. Please do not say you will buy a fashion if you do not plan to pay immediately. Payment is accepted in the form of PayPal.
I also need to change my policy regarding commissions. As some of you may already know, I have been very ill over the past year and need to minimize stress as much as possible. This means cutting back considerably on accepting commissions. It also means that once a fashion is sold, please don’t ask me to make just one more. If a fashion is very popular, I will bring it back, or at least use the fabric again in a different style. And I will open my commission books from time to time. But I am only just now getting back on my feet again and I need to focus on that as much as I can. I appreciate your understanding.
I also appreciate your patience and understanding as I get this new system going. This is the way I used to sell my fashions, so I don’t really anticipate any problems, but as with any new system, there may be a few issues.
Thanks so much and love to all!
Please take care of yourself and feel better!
May I request that my Convention sheath be made to fit the curvy fashionistas? Thanks, Jen
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Best of Luck – Remember you can always post on Facebook to with a link back to your blog as a few other designers too for thos e of us spending time on FB who LOVE your stuff…
Thanks so much, Len! I’m hoping this new system works for everyone!
Your fashions for the recent Barbie convention were so lovely! I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been ill lately. I hope you get stronger soon. Looking forward to future posts from you!
Thank you so much, Marleen! I am doing much better.
I hope you get better soon.
Thank you so much. I’m doing much better.
All your dresses for the convention are gorgeous 🙂 Hope you will feel better soon !
Thank you so much!
Good luck and best wishes! Looking forward to your new fashions!
Thank you, Patty!
How are you – I am so sorry to hear you have had health issues for the last year – that would be since the 2017 US convention when I last saw you. I am very pleased to hear you are getting back on your feet again.
I absolutely love your (& Maryann’s collaboration) Mannequin Mavens from this year’s convention – they are simply stunning and there are not enough words to describe how wonderful they are. Fingers crossed I am hoping to come to next year’s convention and your room will be my first, second and third stop! I especially love the wee grey poodle and the pink outfit – your dog was so much better than Mattel’s efforts at this year’s convention.
I often wondered why you changed from private selling to Etsy – I find it quite extraordinary that people don’t pay for fashions in a timely manner, once I’ve got one I want it immediately an no way would I delay payment – but some folk are very odd.
I am loving some of your latest styles with the cummerbunds – very stylish and a lovely twist on a classic dress. The fabrics have been just divine as well.
I do wish the Aussie $ would improve though ….
Anyway take care and look after yourself. Sending my very best wishes.