how it all starts

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


so i am doing it!

i bought like 10 books on how to successfully start & manage your own fashion label,
guides on how-not-to-be-one-of-these-post-fashion-design-students-who-suck-because-they-don’t-know-anything-about-business.
I kind of am that, haha
BUT I DON’T CARE.

I want this to happen. I want this to be my life and it’s so encouraging to read about how other people, much less fortunate
than me without a fashion degree or a cent started off.
What’s that paper for? I wont put my degree in a frame if I cannot live up to being an actual Designer.
And I have so many ideas bowling up in my head, so much I still need to learn.

I know there will be failures. I know fashionshool will seem like a spa-trip compared to that.
I know I will mess up alot of things but I know in the end it’ll all be worth it and I need to do this on my own.

Just so you all understand why I kind of gave up on this blog, life happened.

But I will moove this blog soon and take you with me on a journey towards MARY OH!.

wish me luck!

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11 Comments:

  • Hi Mary! Wishing you lots of success in your design career, sure you’ll do fantastic! Do I read “Brazil” in your inspirational board? {love!}. xo

  • Best hopes and wishes to you, Mary! You’re so brave for taking on starting your own fashion line! I aspire to start a business of my own too someday :)

  • Mary, I hope you enjoy reading my book (Fashion Unraveled). Good luck in starting your business. If you have any questions regarding what I write in the book, let me know. I’d be happy to answer them for you.

  • What a fantastic step! I am starting my own business this year the same way–learning everything I can from books and talking to everyone I can. I would also recommend The Boss of You which is not about fashion, but just the practicalities of running your own business as a woman–very optimisitic and helpful. But don’t give up on the blog; it’s so nice to see peeks of the line as you build it. Good luck!

  • You’ll have success Mary. I love your designs, I’m pretty sure one day I’ll buy beautiful lingerie from you. Congratulations and don’t be afraid.

  • Wishing you the best on your new adventure!

    I have the fashion designer book — excellent. Please post a list (or send me a list) of all the books you got for research…I’m that kind of person too! ;)

    And when you’re ready to launch your line. Please contact me so that I can see your samples.

    xo,

    ~ Eve

    http://www.evesappleslingerie.com
    http://www.evesapples.blogspot.com

  • I am so excited for you even I just read your blogs a few times! I am working on starting my own ling too…just I am in asia, and here creating a small lingerie label seems not an easy task….could you send me a list of your reading?
    I love fashion but don’t have any fashion ed background. It would be great if I could read some more relevant books! Thank you! Sarah from Taiwan

  • GO FOR IT! And when they tell you that you can’t do it, prove them wrong!

  • Wishing you the best in your new field.
    And thank you for sharing your ideas and experience with us along the way!

  • Wow great start! Humble beginnings has really proven its way to success. Keep it up!

  • Nice blog post! Good luck!

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