Resort collection guys, resort collection – Day 21-24

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Blogging has been taking a back seat.

Resort collection has consumed me and I am designing and sewing in my sleep even.

That awkward moment when you wake up at 3am and sketch a dress quickly…

Contently writing less – Day 7-11

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Been designing and working on the new collection so much lately that I haven’t been writing as much. Things are also going well with work and gym and eating and my health and things are perfect with A.

Because of this I write much less.

I tend to turn to writing when things are touch and I need a release and an escape.

Resort Collection 2017 – Day 3

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I’ve decided to do a resort collection.

Excited and feeling inspired.

Financially work is going well and I have some extra money that I want to pump into another collection for two reasons. Firstly because I feel clients are becoming less because the previous collection is now old news lol. Secondly, I need to design and create or I start to feel as if I am stagnating.

The launch – Day 9

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I launched my collection today!

It was the scariest moment ever. Its so hard to put yourself out there creatively. All the criticism that you’ll receive on work that is so close to your soul. It was as if I was baring my soul to everyone when I launch it – I had so many mixed emotions.

Excited of course but horrified.

The fear I felt was unreal and the uncertainty was debilitating. I kept thinking to myself that I was being ridiculous. The voices in my head kept saying ‘your’e not good enough’ and ‘no one will like your clothes’ and things like ‘you’re not even talented, who do you think you are to even call yourself a designer and embark on this journey’.

‘You’re not good enough’

The voices just kept going and I didn’t even stop them and I didn’t fight them. I merely listened to them and said ‘I hear you, but I’m going to do it anyway’. And I did 🙂 and the response has been amazing!

If you wanna check it out – check my Facebook page for the collection:

https://www.facebook.com/daniellefrylinckdesign/

Bye Bye – Day 4, 5, 6, 7

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So I haven’t written all week because this week has been so difficult.

I’m not good at being harsh and hard. I want to be nice and sweet and help everyone.

Today however I had to ask my friend to leave our studio because she has missed rent two months in a row and has made 4 garments in our collection when I have made 9.

I’ve hardly slept all week, worrying about this and now its over.

And now I have to do everything on my own. Both collections on my own!

And I have lost so much money doing this deal with her and so much time 😦 feeling defeated and sad and scared for the future.

Well…What does this mean for business – Day 23

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Only a month and a half ago I started my own business and I’m sharing the studio space with an ex colleague and friend.

We’re also doing a ready to wear collection together.

She missed rent last month…

Today she found out she is three months pregnant.

Well…

Babies are awesome. But when they unplanned its tricky. And when its someone you working with and they owe you money its even more tricky…

Because babies play on my emotions. And now I don’t know how to be business like and get the money.

I have my own business – Day 17

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I still cant get used to saying that!

Maybe because I am making no money or because its still all so surreal and I do feel as if I am just playing the fool.

Our collection is coming along slowly but surely and I’ve made a range of jackets that my mom is going to try sell which will be great.

I am scared I will admit. Scared of failing and possibly even more afraid of succeeding.

Last day of woek – Day 23

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Today is my last day at my part time job and I couldn’t be happier.

This past three weeks really haven’t been the best.

In hindsight I shouldn’t have taken the job. I should have believed in myself, and believed that I would make enough money running my own business. But I was scared, so I got something on the side to give me a stable income.