Earlier this fall I was interviewed on the “The Successful Fashion Designer” podcast and it’s finally here!
"The Successful Fashion Designer is an "all secrets revealed" show by industry expert designer and educator Sew Heidi to help you gain the confidence, skills and insights to make it in a cutthroat market. "
I will admit it’s a little nerve wracking to listen to myself talk for over an hour but I am really excited to have shared my experiences with Heidi's listeners. This podcast talks about my journey starting in fashion to becoming a bridal designer. Two years ago I decided to shift from my ready-to-wear line and focus only on making custom bridal designs. It was a long road filled with ups and downs and it sure wasn’t easy to let go of my fashion line but now I finally feel like I found my true calling and I am really happy.
"Making it as an indie fashion designer is emotionally, mentally and financially brutal.
And trying to do it alone is even harder.
Which is why I love this episode with Nathalie Kraynina, an indie ready-to-wear fashion designer turned custom bridal designer who has built her brand by working with other designers. Sharing resources like factories and fabric suppliers, and pooling efforts for fashion shows and events helped everyone in her community get further.
Together, they celebrated the highs and helped each other through the lows. The times when you’re at your worst and you want to give up, curled up in a ball on your bathroom floor in a pool of tears.
Nathalie is brutally honest, humble and transparent about what goes into working in fashion and she doesn’t sugarcoat anything. It’s something I appreciate tremendously about her.
Listen now for a candid and truly behind the scenes look at what it means to really work as a startup or indie designer." text by Sew Heidi