It feels a little bit strange coming back to blogging in the middle of the Summer, but as promised earlier, I am back to share some very exciting news with you. After months packed with intense work, planning, designing, spending time in grueling meetings, photographing editorial and Collection and making what felt like million decisions, I have received an official confirmation sent to me by IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York board, notifying me that I have been included in the official schedule to present my newest Collection of Couture Hats titled "Confessions" SS 2014 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week SS 2014 this coming September in Lincoln Center. Took a little bit to digest the realization that I have made the cut. I chose to run Millinery presentation/installation which will last one hour against the choice of presenting my Collection on the runway due to much shorter presentation time. It is hard to wrap my mind around the simple fact that my "Confessions" will be the first presentation by American Milliner as an official part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York in decades. Great honor to be making fashion history next to the iconic names of the greatest designers of our time.
The last time Milliner presented during Fashion Week in New York was in 1998 when British Milliner Philip Treacy showed his first Collection in New York. The presentation of "Confessions" is scheduled for September 11th of 2013 in THE BOX Pavilion of Lincoln Center. My phenomenal PR team is currently working on the mile long list of invitees. The presentation of "Confessions" will be open by invitation only. Speaking of Invitations, above (top image) you see one of the hats of my new "Confessions" Collection I named "Shocking" - in the most favorite color of Elsa Schiaparelli: shocking pink . She has been such a big influence, presence and inspiration in my work for many years that when the time came to select a head image for my Invitations and supportive image for official press releases, I did not think twice of choosing the "Shocking" hat as a tribute to great Elsa. In the weeks to come I will share more details and little secrets, inspiration behind "Confessions" and much more. Today, I feel like the happiest person alive and it is very difficult to contain this joy. Those of you who had a dream that, at one time, seemed as unreachable as Mars and who worked countless hours of countless weeks, months and years to achieve it, will know exactly how it feels to find yourself standing right in the middle of it. Sending you much love and see you back here very soon. :-)