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ALIOMIBy ALIOMI
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ALIOMIBy ALIOMI
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$1,293
pledged of $8,200pledged of $8,200 goal
25
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 25 2010 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hi! We are ALIOMI and we’re here to kickstart our entrepreneurial (ad)venture! **ALIOMI.COM NOW LAUNCHED!!**

As childhood friends who grew up together in NYC, we joined forces to form ALIOMI: an online boutique that brings you fashion inspired by our city’s sidewalks. New York is in our core and the motivational catalyst that runs through our veins. Our items reflect and embody the veritable and ever-changing palate of NYC: its avant-garde trends, social climate, pace, and diversity.

We need backing from our friends and fans in order to flourish by making our immediate goals a reality. With every dollar you contribute, you can get limited edition, pre-released items and exciting perks! Our goal is to raise 8200 USD by August 24th. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing deal: if we don't make our goal, you don't get charged, but we won't get funded and you won't get your perks. So, EVERY dollar counts. Share the ♥ ♥ ; Get the PERKS!

What does ALIOMI offer?
Think of ALIOMI as your own personal fashion designer, but without the hefty price tag. We provide you with a variety of limited edition DIY (design-it-yourself), vintage, custom-made, indie, and avant-garde offerings you won't find anywhere else (or on anyone else). Each garment is unique, handpicked, and carefully selected by our team. Our items are limited release. Once they’re sold out, they’re gone!

Why do we need your support?
The ALIOMI team has been working serious overtime to achieve our goals. Our launch is just the stepping-stone of so many future objectives! We have a plethora of great aspirations, ideas, and collaborations lined up, all on the brink of fruition. We need your support in order to make these a reality.

Your collective pledges will directly fund our endeavor by facilitating and contributing to the overhead costs for our exciting collaborations with up-and-coming designers, photo shoots, increasing our inventory, buying new materials and tools for our custom and DIY projects, showcasing our line in a Spring/Summer ’11 NY Fashion Week Presentation, and kickstarting ALIOMI as a whole!

We have street smarts and we're quick to learn.
• On a nearly non-existent budget, we gathered, designed, and presented a unique collection of inventory.
• We styled and photographed each garment in studio and lifestyle shoots with real people, our friends, instead of hiring models.
• Our childhood friend, Elle Schneider, graciously offered to direct and shoot our brand video.
• We did not hire a designer for our website. Instead, we quickly became proficient in web design and development, and designed each and every page of our site on our own.
• We are in the process of partnering with a non-profit that distributes clothing to those in need.
• Our goal is to expand our own line, and to promote and grow ALIOMI as the premier e-boutique for talented Indie and Streetwear designers, both established and on the rise, to show and sell their goods.

What is our manifesto?
We hold strong standards for and ideals behind the merchandise we select and design. We set a price point that is affordable and encourage people to express their individualism by choosing one-of-a-kind items. We expose people to innovative up-and-coming designers, and in turn, help them to also grow. 20 billion pounds of clothing are needlessly discarded in the U.S. per year, so we urge people to buy vintage not only because it’s fashionable, but also because it is cost-effective and environmentally friendly to recycle pre-loved items. Through our editorial, blog, bio, and lifestyle pages, ALIOMI.com will function as an interactive indie virtual magazine of sorts, exploring aspects of fashion that most mainstream fashion houses and publications do not.

We're dedicated to building a close-knit relationship with our customers, collaborators, and supporters by nurturing an interchange of ideas, products, and trust. We want to familiarize you with who we are and what we stand for, not only as a company, but as individuals.

How you can help!

Pledge. Launching a fashion start up is no piece of cake. Though we’ve invested a lot of our own time and money, your contributions are indispensable and will help propel us so much further!
Become a Fan. Join us on Facebook, Twitter Tweet, and http://aliomi.blogspot.com! Get insider updates and let’s start a dialogue! We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Collaborate. Pitch your collaboration ideas with us. We are always eager to join forces with innovative designers, artists, photographers, filmmakers, and creative people of all kinds.
Spread the love. If you have a blog or other networking outlets, and like our idea, please spread the buzz about ALIOMI with this URL: http://kck.st/ddiG5P! Every little bit helps.

New York is ALIOMI’s fountainhead of inspiration, but online is our home-enabling us to be everywhere and anywhere, which is why Kickstarter is the perfect platform for us.

We are so passionate about and excited for all that lies ahead! We hope you believe in us and we’d be honored if you join our growing community! Thank you for your support and time☺

xx,
-The ALIOMI Team
Naomi Melati Bishop—Co-Founder & Creative Director
Sophie Elgort—In-House Photographer
Allison Sparkuhl—Co-Founder, Buyer & Stylist
Alessandra Epstein—Creative Director & Manager
Carolyn Arianna Pride—Director of Operations & Strategic Sourcing
Nneya Richards—Concessions Manager& Stylist

VISIT OUR SNEAK PREVIEW PAGES! ALIOMI Chicks Bios // EDITORIALS

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Please add $15 to your pledge for shipping!

A small sample of our rewards for you, our backers:


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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Welcome to our secret 1st tier mailing list exclusive to our Kickstarter friends! You’ll get first dibs on special promos + events!

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    1 invitation to the ALIOMI Summer Plunge Party at Empire Rooftop with ALIOMI drink specials (closed to the public for our party) + VIP mailing list!

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    Bring a guest to the ALIOMI Summer Plunge Party, VIP mailing list + come get your home-baked treat!

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    All of the above perks PLUS an 8x10 print by our professional in-house photographer, Sophie Elgort! We'll even give you Sophie's secret heirloom recipe of her family's famous Norwegian waffles!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    All of the above perks PLUS an ALIOMI DIY fabric tote bag—each one is unique & hand-customized! You'll also get our super cute ALIOMI buttons & stickers—stick 'em anywhere for flair!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    All of the above perks PLUS a perfectly worn-in RARE vintage unisex t-shirt OR be the FIRST to own our limited ed. unisex ALIOMI t-shirt and we’ll feature you modeling it on our blog! (Please specify which item & your size). You'll also get a jar of our famous kickin' hot homemade Indonesian hot sauce!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    All of the above perks PLUS—this is where it really heats up! You + a guest will be invited to our Spring/Summer ’11 New York Fall Fashion Week Presentation & Cocktail Party. You’ll be the FIRST to rock our luxe unisex necklace OR our ALIOMI BADA$$ Shorts (please specify which item & your size). We’ll name an item EXCLUSIVELY in your honor.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Our undying love. We’ll immortalize you by listing your name as a founding patron on our site, feature your story + photo on our lifestyle page, and name an item EXCLUSIVELY in your honor! A VIP gift bag chock filled with plenty of extra special surprises, including AMAZING goodies, apparel, and home baked delights—trust us, this won’t be your typical gift bag! An invitation for 2 to our Spring/Summer ’11 New York Fall Fashion Week Presentation & Cocktail Party and 8 invites to our ALIOMI Summer Plunge Party at Empire Rooftop, 10% off your next purchase at ALIOMI.com + VIP mailing list!

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    Pledge $800 or more About $800

    INSIDER DEAL—Thanks to our venue relations,* we'll throw you + your friends a party at a Manhattan hotspot (a selection of 20 venues)! We’ll take care of everything from the venue reservation cost, to helping you select your drink specials and your party’s theme, to creating your online invitations. An exclusive night out tailored for you and your whole entourage at a VIP Manhattan spot. Guest list must be 50-300 people. PLUS, we’ll list your name as a founding patron on our site. Don't miss out on this exceptional bargain! *Please contact pr@aliomi.com after making this pledge.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Studio photo shoot for you + up to 5 friends shot by our in-house professional photographer, Sophie Elgort. Each person will be styled and photographed in 3 different looks and we’ll do group shots of your crew. Package includes ALIOMI styling, makeup and hair styling, catered lunch + bubbly after the shoot. You’ll EACH get a CD of all shots, 4 invites to our ALIOMI Summer Plunge Party at Empire Rooftop + a special surprise to take home. Photos will be featured on our lifestyle page and we'll immortalize you as a founding patron by dedicating a section of the ALIOMI site w/ your photo & bio! Please visit sophieelgort.com for extended client list and typical rates.

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Funding period

- (62 days)