September 29, 2011 @ 5:33 PM
I’m very involved in the local fashion industry, I teach fashion at two local colleges and I offer small fashion business consultation services based on my experiences in the industry to young design entrepreneurs wanting to start small design lines. I’m often asked the same questions by hopeful designers and I hear a lot of criticism of small design lines particularly those out of AZ. Because I am a small line, I know the reasons behind the obstacles that small design lines face. So, I thought I would address those issues in this latest blog entry.
When I lived in LA, I used to own a regular clothing line (mass produced in quantities of 100+ pieces per color per style and not “one offs” like my ......
September 27, 2011 @ 1:19 AM
I've recently been invited to join a FB group to critique Phoenix Fashion Week. I'm honored that I was chosen to join because it is reserved for "fashion industry professionals" only. However, I have been hesitant to comment for a number of reasons. As many people know, I'm heavily involved in Scottsdale Fashion Week. However, I do have a great appreciation for Phoenix Fashion Week because the two events are actually very different. I would totally be involved in PFW if I had more time. But, I only have time for one fashion week so I chose SFW because they were very receptive and open to my suggestions and because I live in Scottsdale. So, instead of writing out a lengthy reply......
September 27, 2011 @ 12:54 AM
I have had my website for so long, but never had a blog. So many people have asked me why I don't blog. I've always said it was because I thought it was pretentious to blog. And I didn't understand why anyone would really care about what I had to say. I also don't read blogs because I don't have a lot of extra time on my hands. I'm busy making clothing, teaching fashion classes at two colleges, volunteering for fashion related organizations and events in Arizona, and being a wife and mother of 2 kids. And besides, even if I had time on my hands, what would I write about?
But a friend of mine recently said that she'd actually be very interested in hearing my thoughts and ......