Monday, December 15, 2008

Dallas Morning News

Below is the article that ran in The Dallas Morning News yesterday in the business section. The article included images of each of the finalists.

Coming soon to Dallas Market Center: The Next Big Thing
12:00 AM CST on Sunday, December 14, 2008
Maria Halkias

The economic downturn hasn't curtailed entrepreneurship. More than 100 people submitted new product ideas to the Next Big Thing, a contest sponsored by the Dallas Market Center. Next year, after thousands of wholesale buyers get a look, you may spot these products on your favorite store shelves. The three finalists are:

The Sipatiniz (pronounced sip-a-tee-neez) is a spill-resistant martini glass created by Rowlett resident Renee Williams. About 18 months ago, Ms. Williams said she started looking at her favorite shape drinking glass and decided even it could be tweaked for the better. She orders non-alcoholic drinks in a martini glass because, she says, "it feels so elegant." Her Sipatiniz glass is elegant and practical and "allows you to mingle with ease." An IT professional, Ms. Williams said she's had other ideas but never acted on them.

Good for You Girls says it's the first 100 percent natural skin care line for girls ages 9 to 15. Created by Kim Grustas and Grace Havasta-Petrarca of New Hartford, Conn., the kit includes a cleanser, toner and moisturizer made of natural and organic ingredients. Products are made without anti-aging or other ingredients that are too harsh for young skin. The two mothers used only natural baby products on their girls but then couldn't find products for them as they got older.

Vintage Hem can make any skirt or dress more romantic or festive. Developed by Jennifer Young of Draper, Utah, the slips add layers and length in tulle, silk and other fun fabrics. Ms. Young made the slips to enhance her own wardrobe in an affordable way.

The finalists were selected by a panel of judges from the wholesale market, and the winner will be named in January.

Finalists get airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market FINDS Temp Show on Jan. 16-19. They will show off their ideas in complimentary exhibit space in front of 50,000 domestic and international retailer buyers.

The winner gets to come back to the June show and receives a prize package worth more than $10,000 that includes time with branding, public relations and visual merchandising experts.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Vintage Hem in the Eliza Blog

Congrats to Vintage Hem!
December 9th, 2008 by Summer
Vintage Hem has won “The Next Big Thing” for the Dallas Market. We are also thrilled with their new holiday line of black slips. Dallas might of just discovered this charming brand, but we have been fans of their delicate detailed slips that look great under just about any skirt or dress. Eyefull of Lace, below, can be purchased at for $36.

Summer, Editor Eliza Magazine

Friday, December 5, 2008


The Next Big Thing?
Posted on December 3rd, 2008 11:54am by Stephanie Quadri
Filed under News, Products

The Dallas Market Center has announced the finalists for their “Next Big Thing” contest. They received over 100 entries and have narrowed it down to three, one of which is from Rowlett, TX. Congrats to Renee Williams, founder of SIPATINIZ, a spill-free martini glass (pictured at left). Other finalists include Good For You Girls, a natural skincare line for teenagers and Vintage Hem (my personal fave), slips that add a little something extra to the bottom of skirts and dresses. The three finalists will receive a free booth and travel to the upcoming Dallas FINDS Temp Show January 16–19, 2009. During the show the finalists will be judged based on their product, trade space presentation, and production plan. The winner will be announced on Saturday, January 17, 2009 and will win a prize package worth more than $10,000. Talkers, who do you think should win?

Comment to “The Next Big Thing?”
Katie @ December 3rd, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Vintage hem is amazing. Just ordered myself one of their new holiday slips - makes it so easy to change up a simple dress!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Semi-Finalist for the Next Big Thing!

Vintage Hem has been selected as one of three finalists for the Dallas Market's Next Big Thing Contest. We won airfare, hotel, and a tradeshow booth at the Market where we will compete on January 17th to become the actual grand prize winner. We are so honored to be included in this international show and excited to make our debut into the wholesale market.

We love Dallas Market-Thank You!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

VH Slip on Mountain View TV, Quinn Curtis, & Startup, Kelly Anderson, on Park City TV "Mountain Views" with host Ori Hoeffer. (Quinn is wearing Patrice Wright Jewelry & a blush Damsel in Distress Belle of the Ball Slip by Vintage Hem - both fabulous Mommy companies; Thanks! Quinn xoxo)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Playing Dress Up with Polyvore!

Style your outfits at You can add pictures from the Vintage Hem website directly to your polyvore account. This allows you to layer the hems underneath skirts and dresses in your fashion sets giving you a better idea of which hems will best work with your wardrobe. I accessorized a little black dress with our Blush Damsel in Distress Slip along with fun pink pearls.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Innovation of Vintage Hem

My mother and grandmother are great role models to me.
They are so classy & feminine including perfectly manicured
nails and colorful lips. From a young age, my mom educated
me that presentation in dress is an important detail including
never showing too much d├ęcolletage or wearing too short of a
hemline. I hope I convey that to my 3 young daughters
emphasizing that the most beautiful accessory a woman will
ever wear is the smile upon her face.

Nonetheless, I am yet a woman caught up in the vanities and
frivolities of our sex. I am passionate about fabric, colors,
and textures. One day, I was admiring the ruffled hem of my
favorite fall skirt and wished that more of my wardrobe
reflected that same romantic nostalgia.

I was an avid scrapbook designer and home decorator, so I was
regularly accustomed to embellishing everything with a shabby,
chic look. The idea occurred to me that I could embellish my
hemline as well creating one slip that would add trendy layers
and much needed length to my skirts and dresses. When I would
rock my babies to sleep, I would create designs in my head while
singing them lullabies. As they got older and I was going through
a lot of personal growth, I knew that it was time for me to combine
my passion for design and my education in finance to create a
company based on my innovative slips that are meant to be shown.

As a young girl, my father showed me the beautiful mansion of
the inventor of Velcro, and I remembered that mansion in college
when my professors extolled the importance of innovation. If ever
I was going to start a business, it was going to be something that
no one had ever created before, and with my Vintage Hems I
found my Velcro!

Janine Hansen Ottley and I are bosom buddies like Anne and
Diana in Green Gables. One day, she chatted me up about an
article she had read about women entrepreneurs in Country
Living Magazine and remarked that we should start a business
together. I had read the same article and swore her to secrecy
about my new invention that we would bring to reality together.
Because I had been designing it for a couple of years in my head,
when we actually started business we got a manufacturer right
away and were selling online within 3 months. I credit the fact
that it was truly divine inspiration that all the details fell
into place so readily to make it happen. Janine and I celebrate
showcasing the beauty of womanhood in fashion while showing
reverence and respect for our divine heritage by dressing modestly.

Janine is additionally refining her talents by publishing an
etiquette blog you can find at

I am thankful for the inspiration of my beautiful daughters:
Rachel, Rebekah, and Ruth, and ever grateful to my supportive
husband Jason for helping make all of our dreams come true.

Jennifer Jensen Young
Owner, Vintage Hem
"Underneath it All, Say it With a Slip"

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Holiday Black, 2008 Limited Edition

ELIZA Magazine, Spring 2008 Issue


Marriott Alumni Magazine, BYU



ELIZA Magazine

Vintage Hem was featured extensively throughout ELIZA Magazines 2007 Winter Issue. Eliza is a hot, new fashion publication out of Los Angeles featuring modesty-driven style.

Utah's Real Deal on Good Things Utah

December 10th we had the pleasure of hanging out at ABC again! Nicea & Reagan from Good Things Utah helped us show their viewers how Vintage Hem can create festive holiday wear out of a skirt/dress already in your wardrobe! Our models included little girls wearing our petite small slips allowing them to get another year out of their Christmas dress from last year.

Studio 5 Fashion Show

Vintage Hem: Meant to be Seen

October 8th we had a fashion show with Brooke on KSL'S Studio 5. We debuted the latest addition to our Hems the Eyefull of Lace in 6 inch ivory trim. It is a great compliment to your fall wardrobe! We appreciate the Studio 5 helping us spread the word about our innovative Vintage Hems!

Good Things Utah, May 9, 2007

Following the launch, The Vintage Hem Gals had the opportunity to be on our local talk show Good Things Utah for a fashion show of our premier collection. It was a blast introducing our slips to Utah with Reagan and the rest of the GTU girls.

We thank GTU for the following compliment:
"Add a little je ne sais quoi to your wardrobe with these unique slips from Vintage Hem! You can give one simple dress or skirt several new looks and styles, extending your wardrobe and your budget! Vintage Hem is locally owned and operated."

Launch with KSL Broadcast, April 07

Jennifer & Janine, Creators of Vintage Hem