Yesterday, after I finished my work at the plantation, I did what I always do and headed to the Garment District to work on my forthcoming collection. I have dubbed Fall 2012 - EYE CANDY. It's all decadence and luxuriousness and fabulosity, of course. I was walking down 38th street on my way to Mood Fabrics when I crossed paths with none other than the Queen herself - Queen Latifah. I am an avid fan of the Queen since her early days as a rapper. Before she was transformed into a glamorous Cover Girl makeup spokeswoman, she was making moves in the male-dominated rap music world. Do you remember her 1989 hit song, Ladies First? It was an empowering anthem dedicated to women all over the globe.
Years ago, I met Latifah when I was an intern at Cynthia Rowley. She was gracious and witty and signed my copy of MODE magazine where she was featured in an editorial fashion spread. It was definitely a thrill. So you know, I had to acknowledge the Queen as we passed each other on the street. "Hey Queen!" I shouted barely able to contain my excitement. She nodded and waved as she made her way to 7th avenue. And we both kept it moving.
One of my dreams is to one day dress the Queen. Because, let's face it, when you get that kind of endorsement from royalty, you have certainly arrived.
Peace & Fashion!