Why should anyone trust me? Why should you believe me when I tell you what’s good and bad in your look? Well, it’s been ten years now and I’ve seen it so many times – the transformation that happens when people wear outfits that support their true selves and surround them with beauty and confidence! It’s a bit like magic!
And since I was a kid, I always liked magic and especially witches. I loved that ninth or thirteenth or whichever one of the sisters they forgot to invite to the christening for the princess. She was so flippin’ mad but she came anyway! And she arrived in such style, riding on a wind of thick, rich purple air on her broom, spiraling around a high tower above. Then she gave them what for and promised the baby princess a lifetime wrapped in thorny roses. But she also gave the princess a way out if she was kissed by a handsome and brave prince.
I’d never, ever, ever be so mean to a baby, but I understand how the witch felt: left out and mad and in need of a grand entrance. And what a super entrance she made! I’ve always believed in the power of the grand and artful – and in my case – well-dressed entrance. It puts you in charge and gets their attention and you get to tell them all the truth, or say something big and bold, grand or funny. And I believe in the prince and kisses too.
And quite beyond the realm of fantasy, I have an incredible let’s call it – knack – for making simply the most stunning outfits. They fall from my mind, through hands feeling for texture, registering patterns in my inner ear and landing in my eyes that take heart in colors. My outfits form out of nowhere from various pieces in the closet or in a store and they happen because I listen to you and see what’s real about you and make outfits to match you. I love to see you happy! It makes me feel like I did my part, like a good witch instead of bad, in making magic, transforming what’s around me.