This week was a challenging, from taking care of business for the line and of my personal life, but that of course is something I’m all too familiar with. As usual, I put my many hats on and went to work…migraines became a thing of the past as I persevered through the week. An interesting concept I did come across this week as I move towards creating my men’s line, Le’on is...I received feedback from a few male followers that has ironically given my pencil a different stroke to the Joli’ line.
I am constantly thinking of ways to enhance my line, starting with my original garment, named Joli’, shown below. Here’s my take on it- I hate it. I’m reconstructing it to be more flattering to a woman’s body and currently have my manufacturer tailoring the open front for starters. I truly value your opinion, so if there are any thoughts in what YOU see this piece becoming- dare to tell, comments are always welcomed. Joli’ MUST BE FAB!
In other news--
As team Joli’ assist me with enhancements, I was recently inspired by one of our team members, our own Production Manager- and her immovable attitude towards the line’s future….take a walk with me to see what I mean…
Recently you discussed being inspired/led to create something new/fresh for the line. What brought along that recent inspiration?
My most recent inspiration came from seeing the old and the new sketches come together in a meeting with the Designer and Creative Director. I left there and made a chalked color board of all of the amazing color blends. The textures were inspired by the paper itself. I love colors that are "yummy". The line is all about color and practicality and during the production process I want to follow that vision.
You also mentioned the talk of fabrics and new feels....explain that dynamic for us…
Fabric should feel "good" in every sense of the word. It should feel good on your body, to your soul and mentally just sitting in your closet as a smart investment piece. Our first run was more structured in fabrication but this extended line is totally texturized! Fabulous flow-ey fabrics, a mix of woven materials and a few knits as well.
What are some quirky (individualistic) things that people may or may not know about you -->fashionably related….or not:
(laughing) I am highly opinionated person and I possess an artistically-critical eye. I always say, "I feel" before speaking. I didn't even notice it until a friend pointed it out to me. It's like my little disclaimer that I this is just my opinion or it can also be a prelude to a "wear out" (another term I use describing my canning ability to place my stamp of disapproval on whatever you are or are not doing). I do however know that my opinions are just that and they are enough for us all. I like to say when I want your opinion- I will give it to you! (laughing)
OK, enough about you- kidding, but really, time to do a shout-out- do you have a favorite designer or stylist that you admirer? If so, who is it and why is that…
First I would like to say thank you to all of my fans because without you none of this would be possible.... (laughing). Ok, I always wanted to say that. Seriously though, I would like to say thank you to each and everyone who wears what they want, who they want, when they want, were they want, how they want and doesn't care about what anyone thinks! Fashion is Freedom! Kisses!
…and as I would like to end it --> POW.