Earlier this month, the Consuela Team attended a Foster the People show in Austin at one of the city’s great outdoor venues, The Backyard. We had a blast. The music was great, and so was the show. We are in a really exciting time because we are moving to a new office/studio in the heart of downtown with a retail store too! All of the renovations are underway, and we have been loving thinking up creative decorative designs for our new digs.
The lighting and stage show at Foster the People was completely inspirational. They had an awesome lighted sun that had moving line drawings for the face image. The line art was really simple but modern. Loved it! Check our You Tube video to see and feel the incredible energy this show was able to capture.
After seeing the show we got to brainstorming about how we could make our office and retail space similar to a theater or stage show, where everything was easily moveable and changeable so that we can make new looks as our moods, show themes, design colors change throughout the seasons. We are working with Brian Chilton, a great local architectural element builder/furniture designer extraodinairre to make our vision come to life. We’ll keep you posted as we progress, and hope to see you at our grand opening in the fall!
This week, men and women all over Dallas Market are celebrating their inner Consuela by adorning themselves with Henna tattoos in our showroom.
This sacred artform has been used for rituals across many cultures for centuries. We want our visitors to come experience Consuela, be a part of our atmosphere and take away a piece of our culture. Celebrate the collective wisdom, energy, and reverence through this art.
Our amazing Henna artist, Karen, will be in our showroom again today from noon to 6 pm. Check our Henna Love Pinterest board to get inspiration and ideas for what Henna art you will choose and see pictures from yesterday’s Henna party. We hope you stop by and vibe with our tribe!
At Consuela, Vibing with the Tribe is what’s on our minds these days, and what inspired our show design for the summer markets. We are dreaming of dancing under warm starry skies, sand, water, and deep green with the neon glow of night butterflies.
To embrace our tribe feeling we invited a henna artist to come decorate everyone with the beautiful designs at our Dallas market. Henna is an herbal painting that has been used in many cultures to celebrate holidays, festivals, weddings, and other special occasions. If you are at Dallas market, please stop by on Thursday or Friday, the 21st and 22nd between noon and 5:00 and get your Vibe On! If not, no worries, we’ll post some photos for you to check out!
We had a ton of fun creating our own tribe using some old mannequin forms and spray paint….and here’s the tribe when they made it from our backyard in Austin to the market show window in Dallas.
The showroom is set up and ready to rock!
After Curtis, our homeboy and resident lighting expert saw our tribe, he sent us this link to the new Nicki Minaj video, Starships. She is feeling the Tribe love too! Awesome!
Today is an exciting day around the Consuela office, we are packing up and heading to Dallas Market. We can’t wait to see our loyal customers and fans and show them what we have been working so hard on for the last handful of months. Come VIBE WITH THE TRIBE and see us there!
This beautiful Friday we take a moment to celebrate an astounding quote by Gandhi. This quote is celebrated by many; we hope you embody the phrase “be the change” as if it is unobtainable. We have the opportunity to change this world everyday!
Changing the world is possible for all of us—it means you follow your bliss by giving your greatest strengths to the world moment by moment. Maybe that means being present for your family, rockin’ a project at work, exercising to make yourself feel great…endless possibilities for doing what you are doing and being with joy and presence. When you do this, others do everything in their power to help you succeed because they are magnetically drawn to you. This means that you inspire everyone you know to do the same, as they want the same feeling for themselves. Then these folks embrace their own paths and draw people to them. All of this equates to affecting countless people in one tremendous ripple and together we change the world.
We hope you can take something personal away from this quote and practice it daily. It’s truly astonishing what one person can accomplish with the right mind set and confidence that they are great and good. Here’s to making the world around you a better place one day at a time. Viva Consuela!
“Laugh Easy” is an essential part of our Consuela covenant. We’ve taken some lessons from one of our collective favy books—Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. It is a must read for all newbies in our company and we strongly advocate it for anyone thinking about the “soul” of a company. One of the biggest teachings we’ve integrated is the belief that if we get the culture of our company right…everything else will happen naturally as a result of happy people doing things they love.
We want to build relationships where we treat each other like family. We make it a point to take time to play together (after working very hard). For example, one day we took a boat out and cruised Town Lake in Austin for a couple hours at the end of a busy week. With delicious snacks and libations on hand, Clay served as our Captain O’ Captain and eased us down the river at the ripping speed of 1mph. We shared, joked, laughed, and breathed in the springtime air together.
As Hsieh writes so poignantly in his book, the bottom line is “about teamwork and having fun and not taking ourselves too seriously. It’s about growth, both personal and professional. It’s about achieving the impossible. It’s about openness, taking risks, and not being afraid to make mistakes. But most of all, it’s about having faith that if we do the right thing for each other, then in the long run we will succeed and build something great.”