Love Actually

September 17, 2017 Uncategorized

Last weekend was incredible, a life dream realized starting with a bad ass show in Albuquerque and then checking off my bucket list item to debut my line in New York City. It was chaotic (like sewing the models into their looks minutes before hitting the runway–thanks Roby, Whitney and Jimmie–and loosing my bank card in NYC–thanks Heather for helping me get through Sunday) and absolutely fabulous (like seeing the team come together like they’ve worked together for years; hearingRead More

It’s Like a Blender On without the Lid

August 28, 2017 Uncategorized

It’s been two years since Hopeless + Cause Atelier was realized. It was born in a thunderstorm—the closing of one chapter is a where this story began. Two years ago, I went to a friend’s house after weeks of severe depression and feeling of failure. I had invested my retirement savings, my life and my reputation in trying to make local retail work. It didn’t and I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue to pursue clothing design. She convinced meRead More

I’ll Bring Thunder – I Will Reign

August 13, 2017 Uncategorized

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). Dallas, TX 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 beRead More

Before the Sun Rises

July 5, 2017 Uncategorized

I normally wake before the sun rises. I can feel the silence of the new day creeping in and I’m serenaded by the sound of crickets while I slowly adjust to the day before me. This is the time for me to gather my thoughts, go for a run or the gym, read my latest find, say a prayer and set my intentions, all while savoring a cup of coffee. Sometimes when I’m really motivated I work on design projects.Read More

The Road Less Traveled

May 20, 2017 Uncategorized

There is a back road that goes through the National Forest to this hidden waterfall up in the mountains surrounding my family property in Northern New Mexico. I can’t exactly explain how to get there unless I’m actually traveling on the road. It was introduced to me on my first birthday as my family would travel up there to celebrate and have continued to do so many, many years after that first celebration. The road is winding, bumpy and at some pointsRead More

Fashion as a Voice

February 23, 2017 Uncategorized

When I was a child, I carried a security blanket with me for a number of years (I’m definitely not sharing the number because I know it was way too long). It was a soft white blanket with the image of a purple bear on it. I remember how it comforted me and how I took it everywhere. When I’d play pretend, it would become my superwoman cape, my queen robe or my luxurious stole. When I was scared, I’dRead More

Once Upon a Dress

January 16, 2017 Uncategorized

“Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity to seize everything you wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?” Eminem, Loose Yourself Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Or are you the type that doesn’t believe in making them because you never keep them? I was going into 2017 bright-eyed and with open arms, continuing with the momentum I had built in 2016. A couple of weeks before the New Year, I made aRead More


November 25, 2016 blog, Uncategorized

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. While Christmas reminds me of that first date: trying to make the right impression, stressful, over indulgent, and a feeling of fleeting good behavior, Thanksgiving is reuniting with a true loved one: comfortable being yourself, sharing what you love, gratitude and a feeling of abundance.    I love when people come together over a meal, share in conversation and build traditions. I love to cook. When feeling creative, I take a new recipe I made to my grandmothers.Read More

Crazy, Beautiful – The Perfect Chaos that is Fashion Week

October 23, 2016 Uncategorized

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I finished reading The Alchemist just days before boarding a plane to Los Angeles. It couldn’t have come at a better time. The book spoke to me and reminded me that “when you want something, the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to help people see how beautiful they truly are. IRead More

Do What You Love

October 8, 2016 blog, Uncategorized

Summer has come to an end here in New Mexico. That means cool, sweet mornings and hot afternoons, with the unexpected chance of rain. The beginning and end of the day are always the same incredible sun shows with views for miles. It’s also the best or worst time to be driving an open air Jeep Wrangler. My desire for a Jeep began in high school when a friend’s boyfriend drove a white hard top. I jumped at every opportunity to sit in the back, close my eyesRead More


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