It's been a busy couple of weeks settling back into the routine of things here, at home and at work. The weather's been wetter and colder but the last few days have been so beautiful and we had a couple of rainbows on Monday too! The atmosphere in the studio feels lighter - probably because people are still in happy moods after the christmas and new year breaks - although the weekends are still my haven.
This morning we went down to visit the pilot stores to check out the new collections for next season and my first design to be sold in the stores has made it in to the window display!!
YOU GUYS IT'S IN THE WINDOW DISPLAY!!!
Just a little crop top amongst all the other outfits but still.. I'm gonna say I'm proud of that. I'm not sure at what point I became a crop-top-designer but I also found another of my crop top designs hanging on the rails inside. Actually, that one was my very very first design on the job (literally from September) but there were a lot of problems with the fabric in the beginning so in the end it's in a different fabric to what we originally intended. They're launching the new pieces at the end of the month so keep an eye out!
It strange that this christmas season I didn't buy a single thing in the sales (here and back home) and I didn't feel the urge to either. When I came back I ordered a few things but then it came and I returned everything back to the store on the same day! I'm gonna take it as a good thing since I'm saving money but it's almost laughable that I don't remember when I last felt like this - that I really just do have enough (ok way more than enough) clothes. And then as we were walking through the displays in the pilot store I could feel that desire creeping back except that it was oddly somewhat fleeting because as I was explaining it to Jess over lunch, I already lost the interest to buy anything new again. Hmm.
Perhaps it has something to do with working here - things, fashion things, can start to feel very saturated quite quickly when you're immersed in it for the majority of your waking hours. But hey, if that means my finances will benefit from this don't-need-it-don't-buy-it epiphany deal that's going on, I'll take it! Things are also looking brighter and clearer on the design front after our meeting today and I'm excited for the next few months. Also the return of the Portuguese custard tarts on the food table in the studio (for 2 weeks in a row!!) means everything is super duper and I'm praying for it to stay like this for as long as possible (or until I can eat no more).