Sunday, January 11, 2009

Young and Hip

That which I am not. Not for my field anyhoo. Bummer.

I work with a delightful girl, who is my co-designer for Eternity Bridal.

And she is.

Young and hip, I mean.

We had a design meeting last week with the big bad boss, wherein he chose the 19 designs that would go into production for the Spring 2010 Bridal line. She and I both designed quite a few dresses, then Big Bad Boss went through them all, we described them to him as needed. And he chose...

15 of hers and 4 of mine.


Once again, it is brought to my attention that designing isn't my forte. I am a rockin' pattern maker and seamstress. I am a fabulous manager. I am an okay designer. Young and Hip is a great designer. I can see that, even in my disappointment. She felt bad when the numbers came to her attention and told me she didn't want to step on my toes and asked what she should do. I told her it wasn't her fault, it is just how it is.

Now, we have Prom designs to get in. I am even further from Prom age than Bride age. I guess we will see how that goes!

In other news, we have a new dress code and direction at work. We are hoping to phase out of standard Bridal Shop into something more posh, more Bridal Salon. The new "dress code" involves us looking more "hip". Which means I really need some new clothes. So, I am on a quest for some fabulous tops. The bottoms are not so much the importance because we have to wear black pants or skirts. I will also need some more fabulous shoes that will allow me to be on my feet all day. I have some fabulous shoes, but they do not allow one to stand all day without some serious discomfort.
I will have to make a bunch of new tops as I cannot afford to purchase the level of fabulous hipness I want to achieve. Maybe looking fabulous will inspire me to design better, I don't know.

Truthfully, I am a very good designer. The problem is I am a good designer for my age group, which is not the target market.

When did I become old?


The Whitaker Family said...

LOL! I have a hard time seeing you as NOT young and hip. Most likely because we're of the same age-- though NOT the same 'hip-ness' even remotely. I've never have and never will profess to be hip.

If it helps-- you'll always be young and hip to me! :)

Bugga said...

It's a matter of perspective, my dear! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be your age again! Love ya anyway even in your down times.


Marianne said...

If it makes you feel better, I've always thought you were hip. You're way hipper than I am. I envy your fashion sense. As I tell my sister, who is also way hipper than I, you intimidate me with fashion.