We have had a couple of rocky weeks here at Hot Couture. I had a small stint in hospital, no big deal but it slowed things down a bit. We were inundated with orders all money going direct to the flood relief for a week, it was so amazing but bad timing with me not being able to move.
Not to worry I have a had the lovely Cristina Tridente helping out, my fabulous and hard working ladies I outsource to have all come on board and our girl Kate is back. I was wondering if we would ever get on top of it all, we literally have order coming out of our ears and we couldn't be happier.
Stav who set up the Monday special did us a huge service, it has proved to be incredibly popular and it gives me a break as I get to design and make up one off's which I absolutely love. Cristina worked so hard this week cutting out and bundling up orders, Greta Kate, worked like a crazy woman yesterday AND bought cookies most of which ended up down my front, nothing unusual. We had had a lot of laughs which make working so much easier.
I met up with Kate Mcinerny who used to work here for coffee yesterday, it was as though she has never been gone. We too had lots of laughs and it will be great having her back here at H.C. for a bit. Kate has some wonderful plans for her future which is all very exciting but for now we will just enjoy having her around, even if it is only until she gets her own thing up and running.
It's just like old times only we do miss Stav. Our girl Marie who has taken over from Stav does an amazing job and has seemingly filled Stav's stilletto's which is no easy task. We love having her around as well she brings dolmades and makes huge greek salads for our lunch, she's a keeper.
Marie's boyfriend Sven ( who I'm secretly in love with ) don't tell him I said that, has been taking photo's of Marie and Ginger in the Monday special. He is sooo talented and I feel very lucky that these gorgeous kids want to help out, even on their weekends. We had a real cute short set to put up last week but in a hurry I had made the top a bit too short and Sven text to say it was looking more like a porn shot so we had to cancel the shoot, we don't want that at H.C.
We want 50's innocent, seductive, sensual. No boobies out the bottom of tops for Hot Couture we live in the land of swell, golly and gee Gidget. We also have our new accounts girl Caron who only comes here once a month but is already part of our crew, she's a very unusual accountant in that I understand what she is talking about and we even have some laughs, very odd indeed.
I'm having lunch today with Gypsy's friend the very handsome and talented William Lazootin he was one of the finalists from Project Runway, incredible designer and patternmaker. I am hoping William will help us out with a few of our more complicated patterns that we want for our winter range. So exciting.
I don't get much time to write the blog these days I kind of miss it. We have some stunning fabric coming from overseas this week so keep an eye out on our facebook page in the next few weeks or you will miss out. I feel so blessed to have all of these great young people around me, I'm a lucky gal.
Jen our make up and hair stylist girl for all of our shoots and owner of Paper Doll Pin ups is off for a stint in hospital ( must be catching ) we wish well, she will be just around the corner so we will have to kidnap her and bring her to the studio for some cookies and dolmade's.
I know it's corny but I really do love all my staff we are one big happy family. I forgot to mention my husband Deane who's studio is here as well he is part of our crew too, that would be because he thinks when the girls bring me cookies and stuff that they are for him as well. Stay tuned for all the exciting things coming up.
Lots of love and kisses on the bottom. Joy