Thursday, November 15, 2018

How To Build A Brand

How to Build a Brand is a complete guide for designing and creating successful fashion brands.

We have launched on Amazon Kindle with our first Volume.
There are 4 Volumes in total.  

The last Edition will have Case Studies from Brands eM Productions has built: Mara Hoffman, Iro, Ace&JIg, The Odells, Veda, Botkier, Zadig&Voltaire and more.  The mission is to build and grow a line as a powerful brand in the industry.

Lisa Elliot-Rosas is a successful owner of notable showrooms in New York and Los Angeles, eM Productions and has developed countless fashion lines during the course of her 25 year career. She also designs and co-owns her own clothing brand Furo. 

The complete series will walk you through the thinking, planning and actions necessary to produce a successful fashion brand from start to finish. The information is highly interactive and includes exercises and worksheets to assist you through the process.

Volume 1 covers the pre-sale process of creating a brand before you begin designing and includes information that will help you create a logo, discover your target demographic and create a complete plan for a creating a fashion line that can sell in the marketplace.

Enjoy Volume One Here!

A message from Jamie in Malibu

29169 Heathercliff Rd 
Malibu, California 90265

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fit Model Needed

Fit Model Needed 
Production Fit Model needed for Production department, contemporary misses line in Los Angeles, CA. Must have 4 years minimum of Production Fit Model experience. This popular line is sold at Bloomie’s, Sak’s, Nordstrom, etc.

Must have experience working closely with apparel Designers, Tech Designers, Patternmakers, Production, and Sewers. Must be able to work for two days of the week, any week day Monday – Friday, about 4 hours per week, during business hours. Office is located in Vernon, CA. Must be able to go in-person to each fitting.

Status: ongoing, freelance, part-time, hourly. Must be flexible, for occasional on-call hours.   

Bust 35"
Waist 27"
Junior size 7, Contemporary size 4 (approximate)

Other measurements/ approximate:
H. hip 4" down  34 1/2"
L. hip 8" down 37 1/2"
Across shoulder 14 1/2"
Arm length 23 1/4"
Front shoulder to waist 16 1/2"
Bicep 10 1/2"

Production Fit Models should closely fit the above measurements and have experience working with Designers and Fit Technicians or Patternmakers. To apply, please email resume or work experience to:

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Season Has Begun

So many more to follow:

Help Wanted


Full Time and/or Part Time help wanted.

Entry level position to assist in daily sales including territory management, cold calling,  emails, order entry and trade show help.
Applicant will have working knowledge of :
*Microsoft Office, Excel
*Showroom Exchange and Scalyn experience a plus but not necessary (will train).
* Retail sales experience preferred!
* Must have working knowledge of fashion and trends in contemporary market.
* Must be comfortable talking to people and enthusiastic about fashion.
* Ability to travel 

This is a growth position for the right applicant. Base + commission.
Serious applicants only. Please send resume to

Monday, November 5, 2018

Help Wanted

A multiline showroom with top contemporary lines located in the heart of DTLA.
We are currently seeking a West Coast Account Executive as our business continues to grow.

This fashion forward individual will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):▪ 

Account management across multiple collections. Denim a plus!
  • ▪  Manage existing customer base and open new accounts by identifying, prospecting and cold calling.
  • ▪  Maintain ongoing and updated target account list and goals by city.
  • ▪  Meet or exceed all sales goals and provide weekly updates on retailer challenges and
Maintenance and distribution of weekly selling reports.
▪ Travel to stores & attend tradeshows.
Coordination of all showroom activities during Market including set up, calendar management and
ensuring showroom presentation is up to standards daily.
▪ Sample management: Coordination of all incoming + outgoing requests while managing flow of
samples with accurate database.
  • ▪  Order entry via SCALYN
  • ▪  Handle all inquiries: credit memos, RA’s, re-orders, order confirmations, shipments and

  • ▪  Bachelor's Degree STRONGLY preferred
  • ▪  Strong existing relationships with west coast specialty and major accounts
  • ▪  2-4 years’ experience in wholesale sales with proven track record in contemporary fashion
    and premium denim a plus
  • ▪  Road warrior who is comfortable with travel and familiar with West Coast territory.
  • ▪  Strong sense of trend and ability to merchandise
  • ▪  Advanced experience in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
  • ▪  Solid understanding of retail math including mark-up, sell-through, OTB and gross margin
  • ▪  Ability to analyze selling, data and translate into immediate results
  • ▪  Well-spoken and confident when speaking to accounts and vendors
  • ▪  Self-starter with high-energy, outgoing and dynamic personality
  • ▪  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ▪  Superior organizational and presentation skills
  • ▪  Able to prioritize efficiently and strive in a deadline driven environment.
  • ▪  MUST have the ability to work within a close team oriented environment
  • ▪  MUST have an understanding that seasonal selling periods REQUIRE A certain amount of
    flexibility within a work day (some evenings/weekends)
    ▪ Full time hours▪ Compensation based on experience level (Base + Commission)▪ Casual but fast paced work environment▪ Paid Time Off (Accrued)▪ Other generous benefits
    Please email resumes to HR@8THSTORY.COM

Help Wanted


Hasson Costa is a women's better contemporary multi line showroom, seeking an experienced sales rep with 2-3 years experience in the women's wholesale market. We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
  • Proven sales track record and current contacts in the women's contemporary market
  • Stellar references
  • Knowledge of the West Coast territory for women's contemporary apparel
  • Self motivated and result oriented
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • A team player who is reliable and has a positive can do attitude
  • Ability to multi task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in JOOR, Showroom Exchange, Excel, Dropbox
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Road and trade show travel
  • Prospect new accounts and manage current accounts in respective territory
  • Processing orders, RAs, swaps and customer service
  • Order entry via JOOR and Showroom Exchange
  • Sample management and coordination
We are looking for a motivated individual to join our team full time! Please send resumes to