This week came in like a breath of fresh air…I had a complete Light go on about how I can be – I felt the under pressure – stressed /overwhelmed energy clearly against the I got this energy – like two paths in front of me and I saw I could decide how I want to feel and vibrate and therefore attract during this process – it is my choice and I am the only one that can make it- no one can do that for me.

Many things have come from doing this blog – the most surprising one to me is that people are reading it!!! Clients, friends and acquaintances  sending me messages of encouragement, support and concern (you know who you are…just sayin’) its really caught me off guard to realize I am exposing my creative process and my vulnerabilities – that I so don’t have it all together and then to know someone knows this about me – its actually inspired me to be more of an authentic junkie -like who can I be more real with (and you know who you are) breaking the masks of the ego little by little –

My collection is looking INSANE!!!! and I see the original foundation of 15 pieces , 5 groups of 3 – has actually shifted, loosened up and now is coming together like a beautiful song, with the notes being the different outfits.  This looseness I think is that magical element when as an artist I am in the groove, it comes through me not from me.  My creative genius of a friend, Jim Olarte, once again coming to my rescue on some feedback and I will need him one more time at least before I go, to help me figure out the order of the collection, I am going to miss him at my show more than words can say – I realize how much I depend on him.   I also had to do a playlist for the show and another friend is helping me with that, a local DJ,  Laura Buckle (check her radio show out)  and I also found out I had to do a program AND get it printed  (all these things and more happened last week – thats the reason for the I am sick of me blog) I have say I am so grateful for my friends, not only for their talent but for there help, when I know they are busy with their own lives – Diana Garreau – graphic master artist – jumped in to help me do the program….

so here we are and I will leave you this week with some inspiration from my conversation with my Kabbalah teacher today…. he said that appreciation is the vessel that holds blessings.. all the things the Creator has given us, from the smell of the ocean to the sweet sounds of the crickets, the people who touch our lives, the people we touch, and all the magic that is the essence of all of life … where can we increase our appreciation and draw blessings into our lives, for ourselves and for others . xx



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Katharine Story is a California fashion designer whose signature style, which evokes the bohemian elegance of her native Laguna Beach, has won worldwide acclaim. Favoring timeless, confident beauty over seasonal trends, the label balances bold, hand-dyed color with flowing, unstructured shapes that are ultimately defined by the wearer’s body. Over the years and by way of private showings at her boutiques in Los Angeles and Laguna Beach, Story has become a treasured favorite among celebrities and other glitterati. They embrace the label for its power to reflect their confidence, worldliness and exhilaration for life. The Katharine Story brand now appears in trunk shows across the US and in several of the world’s leading fashion boutiques. The label is also a yearly presence at Paris and New York fashion weeks and at the Miami Swim Show. Story’s ready-to-wear collection features lace, chiffon, velvet, sequins and brocades imagined into kaftans and other classically flowing garments. The effect is femininity and sex appeal made only the more exquisite by a sense of intuition and exotic wisdom. Her latest work, while hewing close to her roots, features leather fringe, accents of fur, and oversize, semiprecious stone and metal accessories – a luxurious blend of casbah and beach club, with a smoky hint of goth. Story was born in Laguna Beach to a family of artisans. She spent her 20s in London and worked at Harvey Nichols while selling her own designs at Camden Market. Ever since, travel has been the inspiration for Story’s distinctive work.

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