The past two months have been a designer’s dream come true as Hopeless + Cause Atelier has started to get the attention of some incredibly cool venues (updated on August 26, 2017 with the addition of FashionXDallas and Ode to Fashion LA invitations).
Hello!The Fashion X Advisory Board has reviewed your application and I’m excited to offer you one of the full runway show spaces during FXD this year! Please mark your calendar for September 30th. That will be the day of the show.
Los Angeles, CA
Ode to Fashion Week LA is interested in having your brand participate in one of our runway shows the week of October 14. We are working to showcase established brands with an audience and believe your label aligns perfectly with the feel of this production.
Dear Hopeless + Cause Atelier,
I am delighted to invite you to present your collection at Devonshire Square on Saturday 16th September 2017 to coincide with London Fashion Week. – Oxford Fashion Studio
New York, NY
I would LOVE to have you participate in The SOCIETY Fashion Week this coming September for New York Fashion Week, and also Los Angeles Fashion Week in March of 2018. – The Society Fashion Week
San Francisco, CA
We would like to invite you to be our Prestigious Designer for our Award Winning Fashion Community Week, taking place from September 20th through 24th, 2017 in San Francisco, California. – Fashion Community Week
I have been on the lookout for new fashion forward designers and I think Hopeless + Cause Atelier collection is fantastic. That being said, I would like to select you as one of our designers for our Spring/Summer 2018 season and extend an invitation to you to display your upcoming collection this September 18th-24th 2017. – Vancouver Fashion Week
Because my budget won’t allow participation in all four fabulous opportunities, I decided to stick to the domestic shows for the spring/summer 2018 collection. However, I didn’t want the other opportunities to escape me, so I asked to be considered for either the AW18 or SS19 shows. I put it back in the universe for a time when I can put my best into it because it’s not about what you deserve but what you believe. I believe this line should be on those runways. I believe that every woman, no matter what body type deserves to feel beautiful and I believe in love. Love in my craft, love in designing events that wow patrons, and events that give back. I made a promise 2 years ago to use the fashion stage to support a small non-profit, who on a daily basis shows love and care to those most neglected in our community. My hometown preview show in September will once again benefit Dental Care in Your Home and I’ve added Craft for Causes to the line up of charitable causes.
And, I am so grateful that I have been shown much love. Thank you Jeremy, Cathy, Angela, John and Jamie, Laura, Connie, Elise, Shelby, Erica and Kim for supporting my campaign to get to NYC. I hope you will wear that pigeon blood red, over-sized, lop-sided, full of hope and love H+CA heart with pride. This heart, my heart, reminds me daily…
Love is patient and kind. It does not envy or boast. It is not proud. It does not dishonor others. It is not easily self-seeking or easily angered and keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, trusts, hopes and preservers. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
However, I am still stunned by the lack of basic respect, dignity and love I continue to witness in everyday life–honestly, what have we turned into?!? This angst has driven this season’s design aesthetic to be inspired by love, to rising above, and to relentless beauty. I have been reminded by music, verses and actions of courage that we all have the power to be warriors in the fight for basic virtues of what it is to be human.
I’m proud of who I am
No more monsters, I can breathe again
And you said that I was done
Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come
‘Cause I can make it on my own
And I don’t need you, I found a strength I’ve never known
I’ll bring thunder, I’ll bring rain – Kesha, Praying
This love has transpired through incredible community support. Thank you Hotel Andaluz, Dou Rite Enterprises, LLC, Modear Food Truck and Catering, 5cent Productions, my production team, my beauty team, my photography team and my models. Thank you Red Light Cameras and Tear Pressure for lending your talents for this show and helping to raise money for local charities. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE
I am also extremely grateful to the beauty team and models, friends and family traveling to NYC to participate and support my show on September 10th during The Society Fashion Week in NYC and for the support to travel to San Francisco for Fashion Community Week.
I hope to see you in the crowd on September 8th. The bands will bring the thunder and Hopeless + Cause Atelier will reign down the runway.
Until then…veni. vidi. amavi!
With light and love!