Being a fashion designer means that I am always put together and have an amazing closet filled with fun, inspiring clothes, right? Well, my secret is: I hate dressing up. I mean, I love getting dressed up.... but it's the deciding what to wear and how to pair things. It stresses me out.
On any given day, I am super casual - skinny jeans, flats, and a tank or tee. I dress as minimalistically as possible because my main focus is usually being productive and making strides in my business.
2012 was my first year of attending fashion week events. I went to nine shows over a course of two weeks. Leading up to this - I was a complete wreck. Luckily my best friend went through my closet to find my outfits, then took me to the mall to finalize the looks with accessories. Then we photographed each of the complete outfits so that I knew exactly what to pair with each look for each night.
This year again I had nine events to attend in two weeks. But instead of going to the mall to find my accessories - I reached out to my network of inspirational women. I pulled together looks featuring three jewelry designers, a shoe company, my handbag designer, and a fellow fashion designer (plus a little Bri Seeley for good measure!).
I find this calm confidence in surrounding myself with the work of powerful women - that are talented to boot! Plus, it gives me great talking points to brag about their talents when someone compliments me!