I left the fashion industry in 1990 and I swore I’d never go back. It wasn’t that I didn’t like designing - it’s really all I’ve ever wanted to do. It was the fact that I hated the business of fashion or at least what I perceived that to be. But fashion itself is in my blood. When I left, I felt I could still design - on a much smaller scale of course (dolls and action character figures) and , for a while that was fine. I’m also a sculptor and I love sculpting so doing both seemed to me like the dream job. But you know what? I really never lost the desire to design real clothing for real women. And I discovered one other thing…I liked building my business - that too has its creative side. My collectible business is one of the most successful in the field.
So, you may ask, why start something else? Well, that is what I ask myself when I wake up in a cold sweat many nights - what the hell am I doing? I certainly didn’t need to start something but I just think it’s the challenge. I’ve been told I’m too old, that it’s a bad time - all of that and more. But that just makes me more determined to do it. So, I’m doing it.
So what about the blog? I’m not much of a writer, but I think this is a story that might be worth telling. I’m going to record my thoughts as I go through the process. It will certainly help me sort out stuff and maybe it will encourage someone else to try something he/she really wants to do in spite of a long shot.
Enough for today, more later!