Welcome to Always In Color
This week is Delray Beach Fashion Week and it is certainly going to be one of those crazy weeks. In addition, to running my business and watching my toddler we have six events in just five days, two of which I will be hosting. It is going to get a little hectic, so I wanted to share my top five tips for surviving a busy week.
A big part of my business model for both The House of Perna & Neon Bohemians is to do pop up shops. I love them because it is a way to get feedback and meet your clients in person (especially important for businesses that don’t have a physical location). We have done pop ups with JCREW, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and at a ton of different markets, festivals and shows.
Today I wanted to take a minute and offer my lovely emerging designers some advice. I know it can be a difficult road at times, but I promise you it is all worth it in the end. The journey you will experience plays a huge roll in the designer you will become.
I get asked this question so much that I figured a post is in order. People say all the time how “easy” I make it look to have my little one at work. I am so grateful for the HUGE compliment, I would be lying if I said it was always easy. For those of you who don’t know me yet, I am a fashion designer/ celebrity stylist who brings my little one to my studio with me nearly every day. People say it’s all about balance, I say poo to that, it’s all about the juggle. It’s about being able to jump from kid to work and back and forth (at least) twelve billion times.
I know, I know, it’s 2019 and a lot of people feel blogs are “dying” and instagram is all that matters. Well, I disagree. While yes, I love that you can post a pic and a little caption (perfect amount of commitment for this working mama), I genuinely want to share and help others.
I am a mom who is also working full time as a fashion designer, and I bring my daughter to work with me. I am not going to lie to you she does spend some time on her iPad. I was the person who said I would NEVER let my kid watch an iPad. The honest to God truth is that sometimes I need 100% of my focus, and well the iPad captures 100% of hers.
I just wanted to share my experience because I know some of you out there are feeling exactly how I did when I was in your shoes right after having my daughter. I wanted to talk about my journey as a new mom. I felt very alone at times and to be honest it was really hard.
I am so grateful to have been asked to share my story with the members of the AAF Creative Zen in Fort Lauderdale. Here is the video of my talk.
Here is a video I filmed with my good friend Carlos Marrero, I swear we always have way too much fun!
Our current studio is located in Delray Beach, Florida and we are apart of the Artist in Residence.