This Saturday was a crazy crazy day- but in a great way. It started off with me checking my email to find out that I am a finalist for Denver's Fashion Group International Rising Star Award. Just to be a finalist is awesome, but you better believe I'm going to build an amazing portfolio because I want to win! I don't do things halfway. Now I have to sew even faster so that I can do a couple photo shoots before the judges panel in July.
After shipping a dress order at the post office, I picked up last week's Westword and casually thumbed through it in the car. Then, my eye caught the mention of my name on one of the first pages. My first reaction was that Kenny Be had made up a name and it happened to be my name, but then I looked at the picture and realized it was supposed to be me! He had rendered one of my dresses on a Rockies player to create "Colorado Frockies". It is hilarious! In the color version, he changed the color of the dress from yellow and red to grey and blue, which I'm not thrilled about, but I do understand the reasoning.
Then, at night, I went to The Fabric Lab to see a collection of Star Trek jewelry that made me wish I was a Trekkie. They were absolutely adorable, definitely check them out while they are still on display.
Let me end this blog with this note: My 2009 Signature Collection is being released August 15th. There will be fancy food and drinks and a full runway show with some of the prettiest dresses I've ever created. Please save the date and I'll write more about it in a bit.