One of my New Year’s resolutions was to blog more frequently. Obviously, I’m off to a smashing start! LOL. 2010 was a good year in many ways, but the transitions for me personally impacted Petit Couture in ways that I’m just now able to assess and get back on track. Luckily for me, and my biz, I have a family who is supportive and friends too that continue to waive the PC banner proudly and support me behind-the-scenes – or in an occassional Tweet – all of which are incredibly helpful and help keep me going through all of the chaos that is moving, settling children into new schools, settling myself into a new community, not getting lost every time I look for a store, the holidays, etc. That said, with the sun shining today I do feel as if I’m able to reclaim some focus personally and professionally as if I’m starting to feel grounded again. And, I’d love to let you in on what we’ve been up to….
You may have seen the piece that I wrote for LaunchHER this week. I crafted a piece for their PRO series (They graciously asked me to be a PRO contributor for their blog – I’m so honored!) I talk about the importance of assessing workback commitments as designers prep for market dates. Lessons I certainly didn’t know myself this time last year . Take a peek at the post here.
Petit Couture was also featured in LaunchHER earlier this month. Their amazing write up of our business can be found here too.
We’ve also been fulfilling orders and building our local San Francisco brand presence. It’s critical that we make ourselves known in our hometown (though it’s changed three times and we love each of our homes thus far). We’re proud San Francisco is our new home base and we’ve received some great reception since our relocation. We routinely participate in the very loved Appel & Frank shopping events that get lots of fashionista love and attention and Petit Couture has been well received at each of these events. We have another Feb 5 at the JCC in San Francisco, so mark your calendars SF ladies!
We are also going to be seen in Bay Area Parent Magazines starting in February as well as their Baby Edition. Love the partnership that will no doubt continue to flourish.
Then, there is our favorite local-to-SF event. We are producing a fashion show with the fabulous Tutu School here in San Francisco and Marin. Look for details in Spring. I cannot wait to pair our amazing Petit Couture Spring items with Tutu ballerina models for the most dazzling fashion show ever. It will be the most perfect sparkly show. Our daughter Sofie is dying already!
We are also supporting this year’s Junior League of San Francisco Fashion Show on April 8 with a silent auction package worth $500. That’s a mini Petit Couture wardrobe for one lucky tot! We can’t wait to participate and be amongst the SF finery.
Lastly, we’re in production for our Spring immediates and have orders shipping out next month in the US and Australia. All good stuff. We can’t thank our partner showrooms Metropolitan Kids and Petit Australia enough for their support (and sales) .
Things are happening and I’m personally happy that I’m starting to feel connected again after our relocation. It’s amazing what a change of address will do to add a smidge more chaos to an already choatic life .
I’m curious to know if other Mamapreneurs have relocated businesses? And, how long the adjustment period took to feel ‘somewhat normal’ again I’d love to hear. Do tell!!