A Star is Born

    So, perhaps I’ve been a dormant designer for the better part of my life. But having a fashion hobby is one thing. Leaving your job to launch a fashion career is another thing entirely!

    So there I was in my office, composing a letter when I get an email from my friend Sederick, “Star’s getting married, wanna go to her wedding with me?”

    “Sure”, I thought, though I don’t think I had seen her since high school, I selfishly admit that I jump at ANY chance to design a custom dress for myself….and that’s exactly what this circumstance called for.

    The rest of the week was a blur. I remember being so busy that I was having trouble pulling away between meetings to go and choose fabric and get fitted. But I juggled my schedule and came out with a BANGIN’ ruffled linen dress (as seen on the home page) that I had a great time in. I loved this dress so much that I didn’t want to take it off when I got home. I haven’t felt like that since I was a little girl. So I laid it across the bottom half of my bed so it would be the first thing I saw when I woke up the next day (and there it remained for the next week, no kidding). Then I decided that I should at least hang it up, so it wouldn’t get wrinkled. I did----on the outside of the door so it would still be the first thing I noticed when I woke up. I was so impressed with the way it turned out. And that’s when the wheels in my head started-a-turnin’.

    I’d done a custom pageant dress among other things and design has always been my passion, but not my area of study or my livelihood. But I was so juiced about this dress and the fun I had putting it together. It was as if someone had played me a sneak peek of the life I was supposed to be living; I was riding this wave….and now I was going to have to go back to work--reality.

    To say ‘the seed had been planted’ would be the understatement of the century. This ‘seed’ had sprouted into a fully grown forest…complete with its own wild-fire.

    Some would think it burned right through my common sense, but nevertheless, my last day in corporate America was December 31, 2009. January 2010, I was gathering incorporation paperwork and whisked into the full fledged fashion industry; a world of fabric shows, dye samples, pattern work, button selection and if you’re lucky: your very first fashion show!

    Who would have thought that someone I was only acquainted with in high school would cross my path and actually have a hand in redirecting it an entire decade later??

    So, yes. That day a star was born. But it wasn’t the bride named Star. It wasn’t her husband, he was already a star. It wasn’t even me. That day, the dress was the brightest star in my universe. So massive that its gravity has pulled everything else in my life into it’s orbit.

    I thought I would share this true story because we can never possibly know how our actions will affect others. The Creator truly moves us around this place like pieces on a chessboard, all the while, conspiring in our favor.

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