99% of the time when I meet somebody new and they ask me what I do, their immediate reaction is to point at whatever it is I'm wearing (and it could literally be a pair of Levi's and a Hanes tee) and say, "Is that yours?" While it can drive me a little crazy, I guess most people don't really understand what goes into making one-of-a-kind pieces. I wish I had an unlimited amount of time to spend draping on my trusty dress form, Sadie and sitting at my sewing machine, but I have to eat, sleep (on occasion), clean, do laundry (rarely), grocery shop and, oh yeah... run a business. Often, that means multiple trips to Staples, the post office and the garment center in addition to the day to day sketching, sewing and hours of email correspondence. Of course, if a chain store wanted to place an order for 100,000 units, I'd have a factory make the product and I'd be able to produce many more styles than I do as one individual. That being said, I most often save my own pieces for important events and the rest of the time I wear other labels and brands just like the rest of you. We're experiencing some extra warm spring weather in NYC lately, so I'm sharing my style picks for right now...
Gucci Side Band Pant
Available at Bergdorf Goodman
Available at Neiman Marcus
Rick Owens, Spring 2012 Runway
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