Thursday, August 27, 2009

Okay, so what the hell am I doing?

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!


  1. I can't wait to see your collections!

  2. What an exciting opportunity! I know that as a doll collector (your dolls are my favorite!), I am just one of many who will follow your path anxiously! Best of luck! Patty F.

  3. Follow your dreams... follow them! I want to do something different every day: sculpt, paint, write, etc... With your company you have proven you can succeed. It is never ever ever ever too late. Prove everyone wrong. Visualize the outcome and make it happen. I really look forward to seeing what you design. : )XO Laurie

  4. Congratulations, Robert!

    I, along with many of your other loyal doll-collecting fans, have so much appreciation for your many beautiful and innovative contributions to the fashion doll collecting hobby and know you will fare very well designing for lifesize "dolls" again!

    I'll be wishing you the best and keeping an eye out on the runway for your designs!

    Much Aloha,

  5. I am so excited for you and cannot wait to see what beautiful things you will create. Best wishes in this new exciting endeavor for you! And thank you for so many years of fun and creativity..

  6. Well, bravo, Roberto! You know that I wish you all the luck in the world. I can't imagine you being anything less than a huge success!
    Kissy from Ruby Woo also (though she thinks you should stick to dolls and eat at Dennys),

  7. Thanks so much for sharing your creative juices with us, Robert. As a perhaps too-avid collector of your "smaller line," I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for us life-sized creatures. ;-)