Portland, here we go

September 22, 2008

“Make a decision and then make the decision right. Line up your Energy with it. In most cases it doesn’t really matter what you decide. Just decide. There are endless options that would serve you enormously well, and all or any one of them is better than no decision.”

I have decided to stay in Portland. Simply put, I am not done.

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Decisions

September 19, 2008

Decisions to make. I am looking at the big questions right now… people, places, work, happiness- and how to attend to them all at once.

So last year at exactly this time I passed through Portland to visit my new friend Kenya. I needed to be away from Santa Cruz and Kenya suggested I stay a while in her airstream trailer. Three months- that was the tentative plan. So I moved to Portland with two portable sewing machines, Bello, and some clothes. Everything else I left behind to deal with at a later date. I think that later date is here. I can either really move to Portland- all my belongings, move my manufacturing up here, settle for real… or I can move to Santa Cruz where it all waits for me. I just don’t know! I like it here and I like it there. Jeez, I am the only one that can decide this for me.

Fall 2008 in stores

September 15, 2008

Hey Filly lovers and wear-ers, the fall pieces are in stores now. And already I am running low on overstock pieces so if you see something you like out there, grab it now as it seems to be going fast.

I really love this collection. I had just moved to Portland and was living and working in my little airstream trailer (see some of the first posts in this blog). It rained and rained outside and the wind howled through the giant tree above. Inside the little trailer I sewed and cried, cried and sewed. And at the end of four months, I had this collection. This is something that my hands made while my head and heart were busy figuring out life and love.  So I think these clothes are magical and especially suited, dare I say intended, for all the romantics out there. There is so much beauty to be found in dark, lonely months.

Emilyn!

September 1, 2008

Emilyn is a god. Not only did she painstakingly fix up my bike so I would have a smooth ride for my Santa Cruz stay, but she helped me pack up THE ENTIRE fall production in 2 days!!! (and Zoe) This usually takes two weeks. AND she is willing to be my third hand in Santa Cruz now that I have returned to Portland. She will manage and ship the fall overstock until I can find a way to get it up here. All for dress trade. This is what I am talking about when I say I feel so supported and loved by the women in SC. Oh Emilyn,… my heart thanks you.

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