Many many thanks to Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Design for designing my dream fabric for me. My love for birds runs deep. They are a symbol of freedom which is what I am always in pursuit of. Free to roam about, free to do as I please.
The name of this new collection is called Oiseau Libre which is french for free bird. The birds were hand drawn and created into an exclusive digital print that I feel is artistically captivating. It was a joy and a pleasure working with Jacqueline and I truly look forward to working with her again : )
A big thank you to Nina of Nina Grace Photography for taking such beautiful pictures of this collection. She is also in the process of launching a new travel site called The Exploress so please be on the look out for that.
I'd also like to mention that One Eleven Studio will donate 10% of all sales from the Oiseau Libre collection from now until December 15, to help raise money for the Free 2 Soar Inc.'s annual Christmas Toy Drive.
Things are going really well for me at BRIKA. I have a nice steady pace of orders and I'm learning a lot about the business side of things i.e. invoices, customer service, shipping costs, which products people are drawn to, and press. Speaking of press, I got some exciting news a few weeks back that some of my products may be featured in a major publication this summer. These were the items requested to be shipped to New York : )
When I think about how everything is turning out, I can't help but think of one of my favorite quotes from one of my all time favorite emcees...
"This Journey That We Take, All These Moves That We Make, Are The Right Ones...."
My younger and only brother is getting married this Saturday and guess what? He's getting married to the person that I introduced him to 8 years ago (cue the applause). Amazing right? I mean, how often does a match making like that happen? Needless to say I am thrilled about his decision. Nene is a beautiful person inside and out and I can't wait to officially call her my sister.
Nene wanted to give her bridesmaids a little something extra special so we decided that initial embroidered cosmetic pouches in her wedding colors would be the perfect gift.