Saturday, May 30, 2009

Is It Good Enough?

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!

1 comment:

  1. I like to the retrospective view that you articulate in this script. It is more common than you know. This level of uncertainty affect many of us. Cathy is right. When we have done our best, all that is left is for us to sit back and be open to the responses of other. Being open to the responses of other, is about putting ourselves in that space where we can take the good with the bad and be thankful that someone took the time to provide us with their feedback. Since it is a feedback, an opinion, it is best that we take it as such and make changes where we can and seek the assistance of others with those which we lack to skills and competencies to change solo. Like ourselves, our passion and skills are work-in-progress and the quicker we recognize that the better we will be in receiving the criticisms of other, be they good or bad.

    Wilbur, stop worrying and keep it moving. You have a lot to offer, so don't allow the past to hinder you from moving forward.