"Welcome to New York... it's been waiting for you!" -T Swift
NYC gives me all the feels. When I leave the city, I am inspired all over again. The hustle and bustle of the people, the city lights, the sounds of the train, the culture… it all contributes to my inspiration and ignites this flame inside me.
One of my favorite things about the fashion industry is meeting so many different types of people. I love sharing stories and feeding off of each other’s experience. Whether it’s a fellow designer or a leather supplier, I'm amazed how much I've learned in the last 5 years since embarking on this crazy journey just by striking up a conversation. By traveling to NYC for market, product development, or whatever it may be, I have the opportunity to continue to build these relationships and make connections all over the world.
This month I had the opportunity to visit NYC not once, but TWICE! Wow, talk about being inspired… I am amped up after these busy last few weeks! My first trip was for product development, and my second trip was for Coterie market where we showed our new FW17 collection. Let me tell you, I am more excited about the future of Kelly Wynne than ever before! Thank you to everyone who completed our survey. I have a better understanding of what you like and need from Kelly Wynne. When I’m in the city, you are at the top of my mind. I am designing for YOU… well and me too, let’s be honest. :)
After showing our upcoming fall collection at market AND Dear 512 for the very first time, there are some new specialty stores that will be joining the Kelly Wynne fam and selling our bags at their stores starting in August. These are amazing accounts I've been dreaming of landing, and I couldn't help but do a little happy dance right there in our booth. No shame. I live for these “breakthrough” moments because just like I’m inspired by the hustle and bustle of the city, I’m ignited by the progression and growth of this company. It’s a little pat on the back from above reassuring me that I’m doing the right thing, a step in the right direction- His direction. It motivates me to continue to do what I love, pursue my passion, and empower women to Dare to Wynne in all aspects of their everyday life.
Here’s a sneak peek at my two NYC trips.
With cozy cutie Ann Elize, our Production Coordinator! Props to her for the many miles she travelled on foot while carrying a sweet little beb! xo
Our Wholesale Account Manager Krystin and I are ready to take over Coterie (and NYC!)
On to the next...
Sneak peek: we're in talks of bringing back an updated version of a fan fave! Stay tuned...