Woohoo today I sent the last pieces of the collection that will be exhibited in New York in Surtex represented by the amazing Studio van den Broek
The collection is focused in napkins and greeting cards and while doing the pictures I had a dejavu of the moment that brought me to the point I am now, and I realize I should share my history, with you.
I always had a love for color, clothes and fashion. My father had a little garment factory in Mexico, sometimes I supported the family business with this as stuff like packing and labeling garments.Since then I think I have a romance with garments, fabrics and thread.
I always had an interest for colorful stuff, toys, papers, fabrics,stickers,etc. I also loved making Barbie dresses and making them the whole styling from the hair to the shoes and accessories.But my parents always encouraged me to study business, to be in charge of the family company as a profession.I thought it will be cool to be the boss, so I follow that idea. In high school I started to do amateur greeting cards. I had the 2D typical with hearts and flowers but then I became more inventive,I started doing 3D cards, adding layers with tape and adding lots of colors to the graphics.One day right before getting into college ,the teacher of Economics asked me… why do you want to study business? Why you don't study graphic desig .You have talent!
I guess he changed my life… because in that moment I decided that is what I wanted to do.I sticked to my decision despite my parents disagreement; at the end they were totally supportive with my decision.The girl in the late 80's who was doing greeting cards out of plain paper and tape is today sending the first collection of greeting cards to New York.I guess deep in my heart I always wanted to do something special and today somehow all the dots have connected, I am very proud, grateful and blessed,with all the support I have from friends and family and mainly from my husband Vincent ;all my dreams are coming true!Coincidentally today in Mexico is also the celebration of "teacher day" and I want honor professor Velez, he was who opened my eyes and the very first in believing in my designer career.
Great story, Rosie, with a lovely happy ending. Congratulations for following your dream and for sending it to Surtex now!ReplyDelete
lovely post, Rosie!ReplyDelete
God so touched that my goose pimples are point tight to the sky!ReplyDelete