Posts

Showing posts from August 27, 2017

Authentic Bag Lady

Image
Minimalism vs. Maximalism
Someone told me today that it was bad social media etiquette to post more than once a day. I have never heard of that. But then I don't really listen to what anyone says about anything in the fashion industry unless you are Dolce and Gabanna or someone like that. I do it my way and that is usually fine. In fashion, there are no rules. And the rules they have are meant to be broken.

If you don't evolve every few months in the fashion industry, you get left behind. It's probably the most backstabbing industry to be in beside Hollywood, but I don't care about that. Get out your knives, honey. I do my own thing. I just keep going. I can design anything so that is why I am still here. No one can take your talent from you. They can't. Another designer can come along and do what you do, but no one can take your talent.

I believe in authenticity and as a fashion industry guru, I think it's the best to be authentic and spontaneous. There is no…

Take Every Chance You Get in Life, Because Some Things Only Happen Once

Image
I found this quote online the other day. I borrowed it because I thought it was so good. It is true that some things only happen once. I feel that as I am getting older I am not having as much fun because I am tied down to a mortgage and have a kid to raise. It was much different 20 years ago when I would buy a plane ticket and fly to Europe or Asia for a month or so.

I don't like to sit in front of the TV like most Americans do in the evening. I still like to travel but I can't go as much because of the school schedule and work. What do you do to make your life more interesting? I guess I could try stand up paddle boarding but that is just a one time event.

I had two Chinese exchange students living here this summer. They were only here for six week so each week they would either go to the zoo, try surfing, go shopping, etc. They did not waste a moment of time, they squeezed as many events as they could into their short summer trip here.

I remember feeling that way when I wa…

Social Innovation

Image
I woke up early this morning to jump on a conference call with the team in Palestine, Israel, and the USA. We talked about the meetings they had recently with the villagers in Palestine and how the production and everything was coming along.

Each meeting is started with a check in to see how everyone on the team is feeling and how they are doing both personally and professionally.  It was very odd at the beginning to do this check in thing and I have had to remind myself that the company was founded by a Psychologist.  The founders care just as much about how we feel as the bottom line.

Working for a social innovation brand is much different than working for a regular fashion brand. A normal day in the corporate fashion world is all about sales and chasing trends and dealing with China factories. Working with www.twoneighbors.com is like an entirely new universe to me. As an employee in the fashion industry no one ever asked me how I was feeling or what my family was doing, they just…