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Thursday, January 17, 2013

What does it mean to be a custom boutique designer?

“Boutique designers are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every design, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because boutique designers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that dress, that bow, that tutu, or that necklace. Boutique designers are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. The smile on the face of a child or a sweet email from a happy mama makes it all worth it. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”

Paraphrased from David Ackert,of the Los Angeles Times and adapted for the Custom Boutique Design World by Raenita of Thats*So*Addie and the Designing Minds Blog

(The original quote was about musicians and what they do; and it's been adapted for  custom boutique designers in this inspiring version)

1 comment:

  1. It's tough....long hours. Trying to balance work, a family, school AND creating something fabulous.