I want to welcome you all to my blog. It's always exciting as we lead up to the fashion show! I hope you will all stay posted as I will show you a little bit of what happens behind the scenes...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Almost here....

The anticipation is almost unbearable.  For What? you are thinking???  Well let me tell you...The first day of school and a new Miss PRISS kids collection!!  Thats what!  So I spent one of the last beautiful summer day before the first day of school doing what every mother hates.  Cleaning out closets and drawers, dusting blinds, scrubbing toilets and taking down old art projects from the bulletin board to ready the house for the influx of new papers and art projects and drawers for new school clothes.  I know my husband will never read this so I can talk about the fact that he gets mad anytime he sees a toy or art project make it's way to the trash, but really???? How much can we keep?  I have a good friend in my neighborhood who says, call "hoarders, buried alive" and tell them to come and do a show from my house!"  That is how I have been feeling lately.  It's like prepping for a new baby.  Remember washing all the clothes and cleaning out space for the "new baby" things?  Everytime I am preparing for a new collection, (and the start of school) at the same time, I feel like I have to ready the house.  Its like a mental preparation.  A process.  So to all you moms who are getting ready for all your little ones to make their way to school, lets meet for a cup of coffee!!  Of course I still have my little Cesa Rina for a few more weeks until she scampers off to preschool.  I am sure some of you have the feeling that it is a sigh of relief but at the same time a little sad:(  As much as we need some peace and quiet, we miss the chaos!  Ok well I do anyway.  The truth is I will have my own chaos right around the corner when I launch Miss PRISS "Fairytale Forest".  I am so looking forward to it and I hope you are too!!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

This is the time of year that I start to get weepy.  All the excitement of the summer is drawing to a close and we ask the question... Where did the summer go?  At the end of my Spring/Summer collection "Pixies and Pigtails" I was reflecting on whether I could do it all over again.  Well.... For those of you who have been wondering, I have decided to do another collection.  I know you all heard me grumbling about the time and the stress involved, but the creative process is a CRAZY THING!!  I just can't stop!!!!!  Just when I think I can't do it again, I find myself looking for inspiration and have sleepless nights creating the images of the clothing in my head as I toss and turn.  For someone who loves the process, it's like an addiction.  That's me.  I am a creativity addict!!  My grandmother definitely handed that down.  She is still sewing at 87 years old!!  She just made 16 memory bears for a family.  For those of you who don't know what that is, she takes clothing from a deceased family member and uses it to create bears out of the garments.  It's truly magnificent.  They are so beautiful and each one is different.  She once made bears out of men's ties.  So that is my curse.  Every time I think I can't do another collection, I dive right in and fall in love all over again with fabric, and trim, and all things girly!!  So please, please consider attending the fashion show.  I know you will all love "fairytale forest".  It is a beautiful color palette and is sure to be stunning on all your little ones!!!!!  I can't wait to see you all soon!!!!