I was recently schooled in blogger etiquette while attending my first Boston based fashion/blogger event. All the classy, divine women I met that night were happy to hand out even classier and divine business cards. Qu'est-ce c'est? Oh hello, calling card of the well-prepared sophisticate.
In organizing myself for the Independent Fashion Bloggers conference recently held in New York, I decided to take the plunge and order some cards for myself. I blame my initial reticence on not taking my blogging seriously enough. Which begs the question, if you don't take your blog seriously, why should others? Then I started really over analyzing my dilemma to unhealthy levels (I have a tendency to do this) and my quest for the card that embodies "me" was born.
Luckily, I have a lovely friend (full disclosure) who happens to be a graphic designer and has a shop on Etsy called Designeraged along with her equally talented husband, selling....wait for it....business cards. Parfait. After a little hand holding, followed by a lot of questions and advice, I ended up with this gorgeous final product. My card makes its debut at the ball!
I am so smitten with the idea of business cards that I feel I need to take it to the next level, with a personal calling card. As the lovely Mariah, from Quite Continental detailed in a recent post on the matter: "A fabulous lady definitely deserves a fabulous calling card!". I couldn't agree with her more. One of the many reasons we hit it off so famously in NYC.
I plan on utilizing the talents of my friends once more for this new, personal endeavor, instead opting for a cotton, square, debossed card. The feel of the cotton, the luxe metallic foil, the hounds tooth debossing, lightly tossed with a minimalist design definitely represents "me", in paper form. And of course it would also be the most expensive option they have, as you can always depend on my innate ability to gravitate toward to the most expensive item. I call this a gift really, though husband is more likely to view it as a burden. C'est la vie.