Saturday, August 28, 2010

Early to bed. Early to Rise. WorkLikeHellAndAdvertise.

As the fashion shoots and shows are beginning to line up I'm really trying to take some time to visualize how I can better market the Richard & Bancroft Brand. I ran across this girl's blog post and think it is valuable advice worth sharing:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Jacksonville Fashion Week

Wednesday August 11, 2010
Hi Courtney,
I was told about your line by Sonia Garza who may have mentioned to you that I am producing Jacksonville Fashion Week? Anyhow, I've presented your designs to our board and they were met with much enthusiasm. We would like to extend an invitation to you to be one of our 5 featured designers for Jacksonville Fashion Week. Please let me know if you would be interested and I will give you more detail. Looking forward to working with you!

...Above is the email I received last week from the founder of JFW. I'm SO flattered and psyched to be a part of this show. This means once my Fall/Winter collection is done at the end of the month it's time to begin S/S 2011.

P.S Fall/ Winter Collection will be added to the website and ready to make it's way into your closets this September.
Until then La Vie Est Belle Magazine will have the first look at R&B scarves, vests, tees, fall cover-ups....

Friday, August 6, 2010

Puts Things Into Perspective


It's been quite a while since I've blogged, more than a month- which is due in part to my new job that I started at the beginning of July. I've been working at Wachovia-Wells Fargo in the foreclosure department. All of the foreclosure specialists (who I am supposedly considered to become) are extremely busy, as you can imagine. Myself and the other four new employees are pretty much glorified assistants making copies, sending faxes, and sitting beside our designated specialist watching them type into programs while we struggle to stay awake.

Last weekend I started having spontaneous cramping that became more consistent on Monday when I was at work. It was so bad I could barely walk or stand up when it was in effect. Tuesday I scheduled an appointment with my doctor and he said that everything looked normal, I took this information as a relief until I woke up Wednesday at 5am with more terrible cramping. I went back to bed only to wake up again with more minor but steady cramping. I went to work for two hours until I started feeling nauseous from the pain and drove myself to the hospital. After multiple tests, a liquid diet, and an overnight stay they sent me packing with no prognosis. The bed rest and fluids for two days made me feel better and I was almost in belief that the cramps were gone until this morning at 4a.m when they returned at the worst they've ever been. My stomach felt like the bones had been shattered for about 30 minutes until I passed out and woke up today feeling achy but close to normal. It is the oddest thing.
Brian has been amazing helping out: staying by my side at the hospital, bringing me tylenol, constantly getting me water, exercising and feeding Piper, and still managing to get through his work days. Like always, I'm reminded that I am a lucky girl to have such a great man by my side. I think both of us are more than ready for a relaxing weekend.

On the weekends this month you can find me working on my new Fall/Winter collection. I thank Sonia from La Vie Est magazine for motivating this. They are interested in featuring me as their Jacksonville Designer next issue if I can pull off this three weekend sewing stint based on $100 worth of fabric. I'm staying hopeful.
The idea is Boho Rock Show. We'll see how the finished collection turns out.

Brian just called from work and asked if I could please dig his non-winning Jaguar lotto tickets out of the trash. Let me inform you that Brian, a season ticket holder, will buy almost anything associated with the Jaguars as an effort to "support the cause." In this case, the cause is education. But I will say he won his money back plus some. And apparently he just found out he can enter his losing tickets into an online contest...... apparently a little garbage is no obstacle to his determination.
I once stayed after to help dig my best friend's retainer out of the lunch trash cans at school. I guess I can take a peek at our own garbage.... The things we do for love.