This is the weird part of every collection that I've designed. Just before it is completed, I start to wonder if it is any good. It is one thing for your friends and family to support you. The pats on the back and Good Job comments are reassuring, but what about that buyer in Saks or that shopper who doesn't know of my journey. Will they really like it? Is second guessing oneself just part of the creative equation? I confided in my friend, Cathy, who has had walk on parts on soap operas and been featured on those crime reality shows that employs actors to re-enact the felony. She's known me over 20 years and is very well-versed on my fashion odyssey. I really like her no holds barred 'tude and she just confirmed what I'd already known. Essentially she said, "Once you've done your best and worked from your creative core, then there is nothing more you can do. People are either going to love it or they're going to hate it. You have to take satisfaction in knowing that you've done something that you thought was special." So I am going to try and relax, stop worrying, and keep it moving. There is still much work to be done.
Peace & Fashion!