First I just want to say how thankful I am at the overwhelming amount of support and love I have received during my time on and now subsequently off Under The Gunn. I'm truly thankful for all my new fans and even more thankful for those who have supported me from day one. I couldn't do any of what I do with out your generosity and unwavering support of my crazy dreams.
Now then, down to business. This challenge really opened my eyes to my own process and design. I learned that I need to trust in myself and go with my gut. This experience has humbled me, made me more confident, and only fueled my fire for the next adventure.
I feel like my biggest downfall during this challenge was that I got in my head too much about a concept that I made up for myself and just didn't execute it well. Like trying to rewind a VHS in a DVD player. Anya may have accidentally planted the seed but I watered that seed, blindly fostered it and then tried to sell it at the damn farmers market. I take full responsibility of my design. I really just needed to take my self out of it and step back and look at it objectively, which I unfortunately didn't do. I actually love what I made, but separately and not for that challenge... and my styling was off, I mean, nude wedges? really Brady? Really? I actually understand Anya's decision, I mean, I wish it was different but I'm ok with it. I absolutely loved my time with Anya and definitely learned from her mentoring, we just weren't on our A-game this week.
But you live and you learn and you grow and become a better designer for it. This was a tremendous experience and I loved everything about it. I made some awesome friends, and making new ones every day from it.
So don't cry for me America, this kid will be just fine, onward and upward :)
And with that said, tomorrow I will be releasing my new Spring/Summer '14 Collection! So check it out :)