BELIEVE. The diamond necklace I created in 2012 to wear around my neck, has never come off since. My arms are splattered with tattoos that are all full of meaning, to me. Everything I do, is full of meaning. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. A man once told me, he had never met a woman more visceral. It's true. I feel hundreds of emotions, every single day. That innate ability to get overwhelmingly sick within my stomach when seeing an airplane above create the contrails behind the powerful airplane, is the same deep and often painful feelings that surface as images to create collections. This unusual direction of a fashion designer was seen from afar and New York Fashion Week's Flying Solo invited me to participate in their Designer To Watch Competition. Now it's TIME TO FLY! Flying Solo received more than 600 designer applicants and on my youngest son's 15th birthday, November 12, 2019, just as his name means, MIRACLE, I received a miracle phone call- I WON! As I prepare to show the world my Fall 2020 Collection at New York Fashion Week February 2020, it's TIME TO FLY! Thank you to my family and my best friends for always BELIEVING IN ME!