Yesterday was the Fall release… and that kind of thing gets me all contemplative. It got me thinking about everything that’s happened for me this year. And I’m kind of blown away, and incredibly grateful at the same time. I remember launching my line back in Jan/Feb and wondering if it would go anywhere. I was so nervous and unsure of myself. What if no-one liked my designs? What if no-one ordered anything? I guess that was silly in retrospect… Spring did so well, that here I am on my second collection. And after yesterday, I feel really really good about how this collection has been received.
I’m just so thrilled. I feel successful, even though my brand is still small, and I know if I compared myself to bigger designers I probably wouldn’t feel quite so good anymore, but for me this is everything I’d hoped for! I can’t even put into words how happy it makes me to know that there are people out there wearing and enjoying my designs. Really, I couldn’t ask for more than that. I guess I have an unusual definition of success!
So it makes me ask myself: What’s over the horizon? What’s next? And honestly, I don’t really know how far my little brand will go – but I feel really good about it, whatever the case. I feel like if I stopped tomorrow (which I’m not planning on by the way), I’d feel really good about everything that’s happened. I feel really optimistic, and excited, and grateful for all of my wonderful customers and friends. And to all of you, my readers and friends who’ve been with me from the start – thank you for all the support and encouragement… because without all of you, none of this could have happened.
Dress: Megan Nielsen
Scarf: Vintage, via my MIL