Earlier this year, we were blessed with the opportunity to style a small event at Ann Taylor at the Oaks Mall featuring stylist to the stars, Michael Bassolino. To say that we were more than excited to participate in this Pocketbook Magazine event is an understatement! I was given creative control and LOVED every minute of putting the "pretty" side of this shindig together.
To match Pocketbook's brand, I decided to go with a monochromatic color scheme. RED...ALL RED. Below are pics of our setup, and I hope you like it as much as we did!
Now, I could go on and on about the design side of this project (okay, not really), but this post really isn't about that. THE most exciting part of my night was getting to spend a few hours in great company, with good food and unexpectedly being ENCOURAGED beyond measure to continue my pursuit, no matter what the circumstances look like around me.
Most of you that follow, know that my business is fairly new, as we became official in the fall of 2010. We have seen many challenges (as most upstarts do), but we have also seen great successes. I can't tell you how inspired I was to sit with such an amazingly talented group of people and share stories of temporary defeat, trials and triumphs.
Was it cool to hang out with a guy that's styled Kim Kardashian...HECK yeah! But honestly what was even more cool, was the encouragement and inspiration that came out of that night. When this event was over, I was beaming from ear to ear because I had been given the opportunity to once again DO WHAT I LOVE! I was reminded that even when it looks bleak, I MUST KEEP MOVING and no matter how others feel I MUST FOLLOW MY DREAM, and no matter what others do, I MUST pay my dues and continue to BE THE BEST ME possible.
I know all of you know this, but sometimes its so nice to hear it! I am really grateful for each opportunity I receive no matter how BIG or small. I love that my clients and I fall in love with each other, I love that I am building a brand based on honesty, sincerity and integrity. I love that so many follow along (whether openly or anonymously) for the ride. I am GRATEFUL for each of you.
For all of you pursuing dreams, no matter what...do not let ANYONE become a roadblock to your success! I encourage you to keep pressing. Soon enough the RIGHT people will walk into your life and it will all make sense. Don't just dream the "dream," open your eyes and hearts and LIVE the dream!