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marina rahlinBy marina rahlin
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marina rahlinBy marina rahlin
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 25 2011 8:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

"Some men see things as they are and ask why? I dream things that never were and ask why not?"- George Bernard Shaw

Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Marina Rahlin and I'm a FIDM graduate fashion designer.

If you’re like me, you’ve noticed that there are not enough colorful, whimsical and retro inspired cocktail dresses in the women’s fashion world – there’s a niche to be filled! That’s why right after school, I started POPAVINA. I decided I will be the one to offer individual young ladies the alternative to black, white and grey ordinary clothing! POPAVINA was created to bring unique, elegant, sexy, original and sophisticated pieces to the modern day fashionista. Each creation is made to be non-seasonal and timeless. With such a gaping hole in the market, a well designed line is destined to succeed.

See some of my work at: www.popavina.com

Right now, I am working on a winter collection and catalog, designed and sewn from scratch, like all of my pieces. I am asking you to become a part of this exciting endeavor. You can get in on the ground floor, and help make POPAVINA the label it is destined to become. Your donations will help defray the costs of materials, photographers, models, and PR representation. But, you won’t walk away empty-handed. On the right side of this page, you can see all rewards you can get for helping me in this endeavor.

Yes, this is all ambitious, but so am I.

I have a full-time job in the fashion industry, but every day after work and on the weekends I make the POPAVINA dream come true, little by little. Some may say that now is not the best time to start a fashion line or that only those with connections can make it in the fashion industry. I respect people's opinions, but I believe that with a great product, lots of hard work, and great people skills I can make it! Thank you for your help!

Love,

Marina

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    for $1 contribution receive a phone call or an email (your choice) from Marina, the designer of POPAVINA to personally thank you and discuss style tips, current trends,favorite designers and whatever is on your mind!

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    for a $5 contribution be a Hollywood starlet and receive super colorful 1950's vintage-inspired POPAVINA earrings.

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    for a $10 contribution enjoy a one-of-a-kind POPAVINA stylish head piece

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    for a $25 contribution receive a full yard of new, never been used before, POPAVINA vintage (1950's-1980's) fabric. it's time for you to create your new favorite dress!

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    for a $25 contribution have a dress named after you or a loved one! the named dress will be featured in magazines, boutiques, even worn by celebrities!

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    for $30 contribution be invited to our next catalog photo shoot and meet the amazing crew.

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    for a $40 contribution rock an original, hand designed and embellished POPAVINA T-shirt or tank top (your choice).

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    for a $60 contribution receive a Signed and dedicated, copy of the Spring 2011 Collection, including: photos of the collection, copies of the sketches, designer bio. and creative inspiration.

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    for a $60 contribution receive 2 tickets to one of our next big fashion shows in L.A, and get to know more talented designers and artists! (please note, travel is not covered)

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    for $75 contribution receive 4 different 1 yard of new POPAVINA vintage fabric.

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    for $100 contribution receive 3 unique, hand made and embellished POPAVINA T-shirts tank tops. (your choice)

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    for $150 contribution you are the designer! send us a sketch/picture/inspiration/fabric of your dream dress and we'll make it for you!

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    for $250 contribution have a POPAVINA dress of your choice, adjusted to your personal measurements!

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    for $500 we would like to thank you very much and Honor you with a POPAVINA dress of your choice, 3 T's or tank tops, 4 different yards of POPAVINA vintage fabrics, 2 tickets to our next fashion show in L.A and a hand-made original POPAVINA bracelet.

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    for $1000 all of the a above and our deep appreciation!

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