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Behind the Seams : Blush Skirts

Thursday, April 2, 2015
"It's not a fine arm or a fine leg that makes a beautiful woman , but the graceful symmetry of the whole , which takes away the admiration of any singular part" - Seneca

One of the Trending clothing items for 2014-2015 was the Skirt. Skirts were more popular in the 50's and worn by both housewives and aristocrats. Today , Haute People goes "Behind the Seams" with the C.E.O & Designer of Blush Skirts Basillia Barnaby-Cuff.


H.P: We know you as a Radio Presenter on LOVE 101, when did you start Designing?
B. B.C: I have been designing my own outfits and having them made since I was about 13 years old. Growing up, I was always so petite, and often found it difficult to find clothes that fit the way I wanted, while being the length I wanted. So it started off as sketching outfits for church, then I gradually started to do casual wear, and then sometimes pieces for my mom.

H.P :Tell us about the Process of selecting your "Signature Fabrics".
B.B.C: It’s all about detail. I try to find fabrics, especially prints that are fashionable while being timeless…pieces that can be worn five years from now without looking outdated. Affordability also plays a huge role in fabrics that I choose. The more affordable the material, the less it will cost customers to purchase. I shop for durability and quality, while keeping affordability in mind.

H.P:   Of all the things to Design ,  why Skirts?
B.B.C: Firstly, I am Apostolic, I only wear skirts. I have been wearing skirts all my life, and have seen the need over the years for modest and elegant skirts, which are also fashionable. A few years ago I found it difficult and costly to get skirts at a modest length, which would not cost an arm and a leg.
So BLUSH was birthed out of a frustration with not being able to get skirts that I loved. Most I saw on the market, here and overseas, were either plain and dull, or un-affordable because of the scarcity.

H.P: What has the response been like so far?
B.B.C: It’s a growing process, and I am grateful for all the support and feedback I have received so far. BLUSH is the ONLY of its kind Skirt Line in Jamaica, which gives it an edge over most places. Over the past three years, I have really focused on marketing the brand, which is reaping much success. One thing I think customers really appreciate, is the fact that our BLUSH designed skirts are custom made, meaning, they are made to a lady’s waist, hip and preferred length. At BLUSH, we are cognizant that not everyone is shaped like a mannequin. As such, BLUSH seeks to compliment every shape and body type, by making them to fit.

H.P:  Who are some of your favorite Designers?
B.B.C: Victoria Beckham, Vera Wang, Stella McCartney and Oscar de la Renta.

H.P:  How do you stay on top of Design Trends?
B.B.C: Lots of research and reading up. Keeping up with Fashion Shows around the world, while still remembering that the Jamaican market, which I primarily cater to right now, is not seasonal, so may not necessarily be keen on Winter trends, for example. I would not consider myself a designer who keeps up with all the trends in terms of what I design, as I seek to design timeless pieces. Trends of course are incorporated.

For our Ready-Made Collection though, which persons can buy right away off the virtual rack, these pieces are more of ‘what is in’.


H.P: Finish the sentence .... I cannot live without my ...
B.B.C: God and family.

We are an online store for now. Persons order and we deliver.

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Email: blushskirts@gmail.com

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37 comments on "Behind the Seams : Blush Skirts"
  1. I love all of those skirts. I need some new ones in my closet ;)

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  2. Those are really cute skirts. I love the blue on them.

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    1. Thankkss much!

      Please see our FB page for more, until our website is completed :)

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  3. I love my skirts! I really like the one on the right. That looks like it would be perfect for an outing with the kids this summer!

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    1. Yes it would :) Thankk you!!

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  4. These are beautiful! I especially love the skirt with a bow!

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    1. Many thanksss!! :)

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  5. They really do have a fun selection of skirts there. I'd love to look at some more.

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    1. Thaankkk you!!!

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  6. These are awesome. Wishing them all the best in the business.

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    1. Awww thankkk you soo much!!

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  7. I love wearing skirt. I want all of these. Great designs!

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    1. Thaankk you! We look forward to you BLUSHing :)

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  8. Wow, what a nice selection to skirts! I will go check them out. Now that the weather is getting nice, I will be living in skirts/dresses :)

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    1. Yesss!! Thankk youuu!!

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  9. I LOVE skirts. Especially long flowing ones. They are just so comfortable and cool in the summer.

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    1. Yes they are :).

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  10. I really love the 2 blue skirts, the one with the bow and the other long one. Definitely my style!

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    1. We are happy that you LOVE them! Thank you!!

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  11. Wish I could wear skirts more often! These skirts are super cute!

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  12. Those skirts are gorgeous! I especially love the pencil skirt!

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  13. I love wearing skirts and would wear them all year if it didn't get so cold here. I'm noticing a trend towaards longer, flowing skirts and skirts styled after the Victorian era, which is one of my favorite eras for the way women dressed. I really like the skirt on the right and would like to see more of what BLUSH has to offer. I'm so glad that we'll be back into skirt season soon!

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    1. We love that era too....where MODESTY was paramount! Thankk you!!

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  14. I love skirts, especially loose, flowy ones

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    1. Thankkss much!

      Please see our FB page for more, until our website is completed :)

      https://www.facebook.com/blushskirts?ref=hl

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  15. That blue one with the bow on the left is my favorite. I love how it fits!

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  16. I love skirts and think they look so much nicer on a females body compared to pants. I love the longer ones though because of my height.

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  17. Gorgeous skirts and colors! So ready for spring!!!

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  18. Those skirts are so cute. I really love that color.

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