I’m rather sorry to report that the Design Festa did not turn out as well as I hoped. It just wasn’t a nail crowd at all, plus attendance was really bad due to crummy weather. I did sell a few things, met some nice folks, and some sweet people I know came to my booth to support me, but the audience was just not there. There seemed to be a lot of guys. I was offering Manly-cures and painting guy’s nails and Konading them with skulls, but most of the guys weren’t really brave enough to give it a go (mohawks and tons of facial piercings, yes, but nail polish= no!) I overheard a few people complaining about poor sales and low attendance, so I don’t think it was just me.
It was kind of fun, but the preparation was really time-c0nsuming and I’m not even going to think about the financial aspect of it. However, I do have some awesome stock for my Etsy shop, so I’ve been posting them for sale. If you couldn’t make it to Tokyo, now’s your chance to pick up some original goodies at a very reasonable price! (End shameless plug).
Here are some booth pictures:
It was definitely an experience, but I think if I’d know how it would’ve turned out, I would have stayed at home and drank some hot cocoa and watched 24. The latest season DVDs have just started coming out, so don’t tell me how it ends!
On the bright side, I should be able to keep my Etsy shop stocked for quite a while!