all events are neutral – we give them the meaning they have for us
this is what I thought of when my power went out in my studio – good?bad? what will I choose to have this mean – and honestly I had a smile at first – thinking that it is an opportunity to walk my talk – by the third day (it was the weekend and I waited for an electrician to show that never did ) I felt like a rubber band so stretched to stay optimistic and in trust and for sure there was a moment or two of – what if it cannot be fixed! I did my best to stay out of victim mode and keep proactive with moving forward with my dream – and finally it was fixed – one machine down, as the motor blew a short in the wiring – but so grateful and happy to be sewing again – life happens – its how we are being as it is happening that creates the outcome
so grateful for the rich friendships in my life
this is what I felt and thought of after meeting my dearest pal Jim Olarte at our weekly dinner date…I needed his guidance as I often do with creative – we have worked together for years, he helps not only with inspiration for shoots and collections, but also is hands on in most of my installations at the boutique, I so count on him for direction and this dinner was not exception – I had an idea of a few different groups – but I am too close to whats going on to be objective – he first of all helped narrow down 15 looks is 5 groups of 3 – sounds so simple but I hadn’t thought of it like that – he reminded me of the theater and dream of fashion -= the fantasy – the way the model will be moving down the runway and that I needed texture and fringe and movement – he is big on accessories and also inspired me to have every girl in a KS purse (you will have to wait and see how fabulous these are!) he also is big on shoes – insisting the models all wear the same style and color, hair and makeup – all the details I tend to overlook – I so wish he was coming and I am blessed to have this brilliantly talented friend in my life.
so here we are – a really productive week – after what could have been a drastically dramatic week – not sure if my non-reactivity had anything to do with it – I guess I will never know !
But – working so smoothly so seamlessly! and still managing getting pieces produced for the boutique not only now – but while I am gone =- as well as developing a lace fabric for my September show in New York, getting wholesale orders from my showroom in NYC -figuring if I should make a quick stop in Miami on my way back from Europe to see clients there for the Swim Show (a show I usually do but am doing Altaroma instead this year) Also, fitting in a quick trip to Ibiza to check on my collection there AND loving every minute of the June gloom in Laguna….so much to be grateful for, so much I still want to create and manifest …and that feeling of satisfaction for the day and the excitement of not being able to wait till I wake up in the morning to create more … its like christmas every day