So THAT'S what they meant....
I had a design teacher who used to yell at me for not doing proper design development. I never knew what he meant and he refused to explain himself when I asked. I think I JUST now figured out what he wanted as I’ve started doing design sheets for my job. I think what he wanted was pages of similar designs with slight variation. I used to just sketch an idea and skip to another one instead...
Researching pop stars, fashion designers, tragic 80’s trends, glitter, glamour, lingerie, and couture… All legitimate expenditures of my professional time today.
So yesterday I began my first job as an actual fashion and footwear designer. I’m suddenly self-employed, contracted, and designing some ridiculous things. I can ignore reality to some degree because these clothes will never actually be made out of fabric. Intrigued? I cannot tell you more, nor will I be able to show you anything I am doing for several months. But trust me when I say that if...
Coco de Mer feedback
So I finally heard back from Coco de Mer. The woman I met with informs me that the owner really loved my ideas and wants to move forward, but at the moment they aren’t ready to get involved in production of this level. But they want to keep in touch and proceed at a later date. So, I guess that’s good?
On Leaving London
This time next week I’ll be on a plane heading back to San Francisco, and will no longer be an American Redhead living in London- I am moving back to the states. I am a little too overwhelmed with the practicalities of moving to spend time focusing on how I’m feeling about the move, but when I have a quiet moment between things I sometimes reflect on how differently I thought this...
Coco de Mer meeting
So, I think it went well. It’s hard to say. I was very nervous and chatty. I took a cab to an odd little neighborhood where I met with a very nice woman who seemed to really like my work. I inexpertly took her through my sketchbook and explained my thinking. I told her a little about the contacts I had in London and how I planned to use them to their advantage, and we talked a little about...
Meeting in 3....2.....
Aaaaand I’m off to Coco de Mer head office. I’m feeling much more confident about it all today. I showed my art director boyfriend my ideas and he said they were well thought out and original, which is high praise coming from him. That did a lot to boost my confidence, coming from someone who looks at portfolios and artwork all day. I will be fabulous and awesome and even though...