Natalie Wynn Interview and Updates
I did this interview with Penner Footwear (check out their shoes and their mission, it's a really cool company!) a couple of months ago, and it's kind of mind-blowing how much has changed since that day not very long ago. I'm absolutely thrilled watching this interview and seeing how much progress my company has made in such a short amount of time.
Progress is what I live for, it's the whole point of life to me, so building a company, a brand, a collection of designs, a skill set, and my client's dream wedding dresses is an absolute thrill.
I've been excited to announce the changes, and the progress, and with the release of this interview, I think I've found the right opportunity. I'll fill you in after the video.
First: This year is the first year that I went from having day jobs, and just working on my businesses in the evenings and weekends, to being completely self-employed, and working on my businesses 100%. It's a scary transition, but as I said in this interview, I think you should take a giant leap, and get yourself in over your head, to force yourself to rise to the challenge. So I'm glad I took my own advice, and if you're in a similar situation, just trying to make it through your job every day so that you can go home and work on your passion, watch this video, where D'arcy Benincosa describes it so much more eloquently than I did.
UPDATE #1: I was so excited watching myself sitting in my home studio talking about how "someday I'll have a big studio with..." You may not have known, but I've been working out of my home for the entire duration of my business thus far, and it's been nice, because I love my cute house, but my business has grown so far out of it, and now, just weeks after this interview, saying those things and dreaming, I have moved into a design studio, and it's been a complete game changer.
UPDATE #2: In the interview, I talked about going to my Etsy store or emailing me if you want a dress, but now my new official website is LIVE! It's been under construction for a year or two, and it still has changes being made until it's finished, and that brings me to the next UPDATE.
UPDATE #3: I'm finishing a collection of dresses and separates that will be for sale here on my website, as well as in stores, and I'll be making a transition from doing custom dresses. It's been a wonderful experience working one-on-one with clients doing custom dresses, and I'll continue to take those orders here and there, but my business is evolving in a different direction.
This interview and this entire blog post may only serve as a benchmark for me after a few more months, and a few more years, so I can look back and measure my progress, and remember my journey, but I'd love for you to follow along! I'll be doing more posts like this periodically.
Final thoughts: I am so grateful to all of those who have helped me in growing my business so far. I've been blessed with supportive people in my life, and I know it's made a huge impact in my successes. Thanks to the family and friends who come to my fashion shows, the clients who have let me be a part of their special occasions through their dresses, and the followers care about my passion. Lots and lots of love!