Back in the summer of 2006, I had a job interview at VS. I had been designing women's innerwear for a few years, and I was excited for an opportunity to design for VS. I was 26... I remember the swishy white skirt and lt. pink wrap top I wore...the stiletto sandals I teetered on while lugging my huge heavy portfolio, as I sweated my way from my job a few blocks away to the interview. Sitting in the fancy lobby with huge black and whites of all the famous Angels on the walls. (How exciting! How glamorous!) Most of all I remember feeling confident....
Life experience alert! What not to do at a job interview!
Not long after that interview I started my 1st company. When I told my parents about my idea, to quit my safe, corporate, design job... to my surprise- they offered me a small loan. That loan and a lot of late nights devoted to designing, landed me back in the lobby of the VS design offices in a few months. This time, not for an interview, but to respond to a call from them wanting to look at my designs. They became my biggest customer, and I found myself there often, surrounded by those Angels.
So, thank you Mom & Dad, for believing in me!
Another venture brought me Kelly's Kids as a wonderful customer, which led to Eleanor Rose, where I grew and learned and enjoyed creating with while I had my 3 babies. ...And now Nelly, and I am having so much fun designing swishy skirted dresses for your little girls, with the Made in the USA label inside :)
Cheers to 2018! Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year!