Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while; life has been a little busy. I’m currently on a flight back to New Orleans from New York City, and I have about an hour left on my flight and I just can’t seem to fall asleep. I was really hoping for some zz time, but here we are. And I’m feeling inspired to write.
I have been thinking about what to write for a few months now, but I couldn’t think of a topic that I thought would spark interest. So much to share, so much happening BTS, but ultimately, I want it to benefit you, intrigue you, and hopefully maybe inspire you to trust your path. The topic is Opportunity.
I am in a moment of growth + transition w CasasRojas. I am coming up on my 1 year (I can’t believe it). It feels surreal and although the future looks bright, it can also be a lot at once. They say, “Don’t pray for something that you’re not ready to receive,” and it’s true. You HAVE to do the prep work. I recently shared that I transitioned all my handling to Monterrey, Mexico. In theory, yes everything is being handled there, but right now I am at a 90% battery strength, and I am working at getting it to a solid 130%, but it requires patience and consistency. I have learned that the foundation of your business is the most important aspect of your business. It is the core of how the business will grow. The strength of the core will set the tone for the years to come. If I have learned anything in these past 2 months is an emphasis on “Trust your path,” “Do the work, and the rest will show up,” and “Patience is everything. When you’re 2 steps from possibly taking that big leap, stay patient and don’t crack too soon. Be patient.” So, ok what makes up my core: my manufactures, my vendors, my relationships, and my reason for CCR. I am currently working hard to build my team.
I consider CCR – Ready to Wear, but with a taste of Designer. When it comes to my manufacturers, I need both reliable mass market manufacturers, but also, reliable seamstresses, talented seamstresses, who can support me for NYFWs and exclusive design launches, giving me the freedom to control my minimums and truly produce unique items because it would be sewn by one individual. Giving a sense of personality to each piece. Both are needed for my business. In Mexico, many women make a living from making school uniforms. These ladies are skilled seamstresses, the best of the best, use to working from home, and delivering 30-50 pieces every 2 weeks. I know this because my mother was one of them. When I started CCR I had an idea of what I wanted it to mean to the people, but I’d be lying if I said I had every little detail figured out –because I didn’t. What I’m saying is –go for it, whatever is that you want in life, just start. And I promise, as long as you stay consistent and true to yourself, the rest will unfold. You don’t have to have your full story written out to start, just make up your mind what is it that you want and work hard to fulfill it.
Stay tune, all the love!