When I decided to get married at 40 I couldn’t find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That’s when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business.
To me eyewear goes way beyond being a prescription. It’s like makeup. It’s the most incredible accessory. The shape of a frame or the color of lenses can change your whole appearance.
There was no relationship between a wedding dress and fashion. There was no good taste either. I realized that I could make an impression in terms of changing and readdressing the whole industry of bridal.
The funny thing is that I’m the girl who no one sees at the beach. Ask anyone who’s traveled with me. Normally I’m in so many layers I look like Lawrence of Arabia!
I always see where I didn’t do things the right way. I only see the heavy lifting. That’s a bit of my wisdom if you want to call it that.
Even the most understated ceremony involves a certain respect for ritual and pageantry. No one plays more of a significant role than the bride’s attendants.
Design is about point of view and there should be some sort of woman or lifestyle or attitude in one’s head as a designer.
As the mother of two daughters I have great respect for women. And I don’t ever want to lose that.
Although in skating you compete with other people anyone who achieves a certain level of success is first and foremost competing against themselves. And for me the idea that I could always do better learn more learn faster is something that came from skating. But I carried that with me for the rest of my life.
I love a black wedding dress.
I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both visually and intellectually. The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses. It’s a metaphor for women’s lives their creativity.