Tuesday, April 28, 2009

an embarassment of riches/ bijoux

The bijoux department is an embarrassment of riches.
Of course there is a history here of over 50 years of productions and it shows.

Over the last few years, staff have been making these display hangers for this department so as to make it easier to organize and find items in stock.
Watch chains for instance. I had a fitting the other day and I asked the designer if the character needed a pocket watch and chain. The answer was no watch, just the chain and fob. The assistant produced a possible chain to which the designer replied, "That's good, but maybe something shinier". Some one from bijoux then produced two of these hangers and the actor said," Only here could you ask for something shinier and be presented with a choice like this".

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