Friday, June 18, 2010
Arizona Bride Magazine Awarded Me Best Custom Dressmaker
I loved this picture of me and my husband, we have been married for about 7 years and together for about 10 years. He has seen my dream of being a fashion designer / business owner right from the start, we even took a college class "Owning and Operating a Small Business" together and he has been my number one fan. There is that saying "for every successful woman there was the man that tried to stop her," but in my case there was the man that helped build the foundation beneath her.
Last night was the awards ceremony for Arizona Bride Magazine and I am definitely happy with the results. I came into the party feeling neutral about the prospects of winning the award, because if I didn't win then it would lessen the disappointment. As the night moved on and I was enjoying mingling around and talking to people, the more I started wanting to win.
Emotions are funny that way, the more you try to control them the more you emote. When they called out my name, I was really surprised and instantly happy. The funny thing was I was talking to my friends at Lillian Lottie Couture, Meghan Lawlor and Jenny Pinto's store was up against me for the award as well, but it was all good since at one point I was a designer in their store. Let's call it a win, win for us all for being awesome nominees.
To say the least I am most definitely glad I won, it comes at the right moment too. For the last few weeks I have been going through almost a design depression, where I would start making a gown, but get frustrated with it and when I am frustrated I get frustrated with other aspects of my life. Being creative is my entire being, if I am not creating then I am not happy. I think this award is getting me back in line with what I need to do career wise and design wise.
Just you wait, I am going to come up with the most original, gorgeous, and luxurious line yet!