The Age of AUTHENTIC Is Here.
Updated: Apr 10, 2019
Make 2019 the year that you make a meaningful impact that is genuine and authentic despite what everyone else is doing.
“For me it is all about honoring the woman's body, playing up her feminine strengths and being firm about who she is GENUINELY and AUTHENTICALLY. It's about constructing beautiful clothes that fit a woman's hour-glass figure, while hugging her in all the right places. Simply put, its a Design philosophy that takes into account INNOVATION, STYLE, FUNCTION and fit for REAL SIZE women.”
Every so often I feel like I am on an Island. A lonely Fashion Island where if I am not designing garments that show lots of skin, cleavage or legs for day, I won't make a big splash! It sometimes feels like in the Fashion Industry, in order to be honored and recognized for your craft, you have to be a character, on a reality show or have vulgar clothes that continue to perpetuate the stereotype of women as sexualized objects.
Well to that, I say NO THANK YOU, even if that means my brand might grow a bit slower, I am okay with that because I started this brand as a mission to change the narrative in the Fashion Industry. The growth will be purposeful and mindful and always honor my original vision of changing the way women FEEL about THEMSELVES and changing the representation of what is beautiful. I sit and think of classic styles that fit well, making the Black Russian woman feel chic, polished and as though she is wearing a well curated piece of Art. Fashion for me is all about honoring the woman's body, playing up her feminine strengths and expressing her POWER in a genuine and authentic way. It's about constructing beautiful clothes that fit a woman's hour-glass figure, while hugging her in all the right places. Simply put, its a Design philosophy that takes into account INNOVATION, STYLE, FUNCTION and FIT.
So there I was, on my lonely Fashion Island but as I looked around, I started to see a change, a pivoting of the images and an acknowledgement that BEAUTIFUL comes in all colors, sizes, labels and packages. It's happening and a change is coming. The only way to change the narrative is to have a seat at the table and if they won't give you seat, I say pull up your own and make room. So let's go Fashionistas, let's continue this brave journey and fly our Chic Fashion Flags high!