I B I Z A

May 1, 2016

When I was in my teens before my London adventure , I spent a summer backpacking around Europe and had Mallorca in the Baleric islands as my base . My fathers friends owned and ran a guitar center there and I spent most of the summer back and forth exploring Europe and returning often to the comfort of the beautiful island . I went once to Ibiza during this time and although I have not returned to Mallorca – I have been to Ibiza many times since –  if you were to google it you would find its called the party island – yet it is SO much more – the music scene is huge with all the top DJs and beach clubs -recently I was told it is built on rose quartz which explains the friendly. Loving and carefree feeling that overwhelms here . It’s also called the hippie island – so inspiring – also there is yoga – meditation and wine vineyards / I feel like a place here of some sort is in my future and so grateful for the amazing new friends I have met on this visit!

LEGAL!

April 18, 2016

So we got married at Finsbury Town Hall, in my Christian Dior suit! my family came and all of our friends celebrating a beautiful day ….I could now work legally – I started temping – and did everything from secretarial to being a dental hygenist (that is not spelled right) for the day – which was nuts as I saw the dentist pull a tooth among other things – I certainly do not know how I ended up doing that ! I found an American company and started selling timeshare in a beautiful restored building in Sloane Square – I was around other Americans and that was great , but after some time there, I realized it was not my passion….I decided to go apply at one of my favorite fashion stores : Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge – it was a few blocks from Harrods and was far more chic and exclusive… got the JOB! and started in the junior department with a bunch of fun young Brits, we had free passes to Stringfellows , which was a hot club at the time, met George Michael there ( my claim to fame!LOL) among other soon to be celebrities – Harvey Nichols being THE place to be as far as designers, it was the 80’s and Claude Montana, Norma Kamali, shoulder pads, the power woman look – but they also carried young unknown designers, one hit wonders, which really inspired me as I look back, to not be afraid, to not believe that you have to have a business plan and sense and money to do what you love – if I love fashion, just do that, be smart, stay with integrity, treat others as you would like to be treated, the Golden Rule! at this time I also started studying A Course in Miracles

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get real or go home

April 14, 2016

sooo – after working in several pubs, and running the market stall, which was fun – but was only weekends – I didn’t have a permit to work and I was young with much ambition and doing something bigger has always called me – I wanted to do a boutique – Covent Garden was just being converted from a flower market into beautiful boutiques and that was a dream of mine…to much to bite off at the time as I still had so much to learn – London was so great – I watched the courtship and marriage of Lady Di and Prince Charles, meeting her later (another story) had a great education in fashion by shopping too much! always looking for a new designer – I had a job interview with Zandra Rhodes where I was asked to cut chiffon on the bias and I had NO idea what that meant but just went with full confidence and did it- and no, I did not get the job! I had to leave to go home at least every 6 months because of my visa and it was getting tiresome …. SO! Marriage it was ! My father and I would send eachother tapes of what was happening rather than letters – and he just recently gave me a bunch of them from that time. It is so rich that I have these as I listen to this younger version of me that is so wise ! wiser than me now in some ways…. She believed so much in herself – she knew that she was her best investment ! she bet on herself – she did relationship way better than me! ………

a blog

April 9, 2016
noun

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a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
so after several messages…I am going to act on it…. a blog … short for web-log – I have basically been using mine for pictures… I look at the pics and laugh at the memory – but do not often share the memory – I am not great at writing – my thoughts too fast and my spelling and grammar are awful – explains why I often put my foot in my mouth – so please don’t be too critical of me:)
probably maybe end up videoing might be better but here goes….
I have been asked lately how this that I do has come to what it is now…
I think things are always in you …. if its an idea or dream on some level it is real and it can be manifested where you are here and now –
even before I lived in London I was the rebel student – wearing crazy stuff and ditching class
London gave me the freedom to be me as I was not the most eccentric person on the tube, in the pub, markets, and restaurants… I fell in LOVE and moved quickly with him a Cockney… his family lived down he Old Kent Road, and his father friends of the Kray Brothers … I learned to keep quiet about what was going on as it was all a bit “dodgy” -got a job at a pub at London Bridge 2 weeks after I had been there ..light and bitter? shandy? what? the drinks so foreign and learned fast – found Camden Market and got in there with a booth ..started sewing, and friended other designers – who were all doing there art and accidently making money at it = but the money wasn’t the thing it was that expression of spirit or their soul – my soul that keeps pushing me to create yet one more thing – it so cool… 2Bcontinued…..OHHHH did I say it was the 80’s!!!
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NYC Fashion Week

February 26, 2016

Love doing the Designers & Agents show and working with my NYC reps at X-tige – great to see the other designers that have become my twice a year pals – awesome show and fun times cruising the city – always love this energetic place – as I exit the plane I just hop on the ride and go…go…go..!

   
    
    
    
    
    
 

  

   
 

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February 21, 2016

Doing Designer and Agents show in Chelsea – great to meet connect with my existing boutiques and meet new boutique buyers to sell too! All time favorite is Gilda’s in Newton MA – she has sold my vintage lace pieces for years – love being represented by such a fabulous boutique!

   
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2016 HERE WE COME!

January 18, 2016

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Holidays in Laguna

December 21, 2015

   
    
    
    
   

SAN MIGUEL de Allendes …… as beautiful as they say

November 24, 2015


  
  
  


  
  


 

EXCESS WILL SET YOU FREEEEEE !!

October 25, 2015

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