Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Clicked my heels & I’m still here!

The past few days have been incredibly rewarding.  My clothing is now being carried in two locations: 

Anne Bocci Boutique: 7824 Southwest Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219

Garnish Apparel: 404 NW 12th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209

AND I was featured in an article in the Oregonian as an upcoming designer to watch!

It has been a rocky year, a Rocky Mountain kind of year, with lots of ups and lots of craggy, sharp-edged downs.  These past few days have helped raise my boot straps and keep me going. CHEERS to hard work, dedication and the loved ones that keep you going.



Thursday, November 01, 2012

Hump day, Jack-o-Lanterns & mini Reindeer antlers! OH MY!

Halloween ended up being a glorious day.  With 5 hours of sleep and two jolts of coffee I brought this season’s new inventory of rain jackets to Anne Bocci of Anne Bocci Boutique.

hang in there jackets, you'll find a forever home!

I met Anne a year ago while participating in Portland Fashion Week and she has been a supporter ever since.  In fact, her boutique (located at 7824 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219) carries a lot of local designers, such as Ms Wood, Seth Aaron and Au Clothing.  Au Clothing is me bitches!

cropped orange and long toffee rain jacket
As a solo, struggling designer it is like a big hug or a full size candy bar given on Halloween to have such support.  On my way to total fashion domination it is people like Anne who help me mortar the bricks and make me realize I am not building a shit house but a fashion mega dome! She not only carries my work, but has helped me tweek sizing and given me invaluable advice.

 So let’s put on our rainwear, raise a glass to Anne!   XOXO.

this is how it all started
had to buy these earring while i was there!