Over a bottle of Chardonnay and a seafood platter at the Martini Oyster Bar in Sonoma, three of us couples talked about everything. We laughed so much my cheeks hurt, and my eyes watered. One couple are a husband and wife team that are clients of mine. I commented on the fact that Joanie is a dream client. She is a client of Julie Schindler's as well, she knew exactly what I meant. Julie is a wonderful fashion designer and designs most of what Joanie wears. They have known each other for a long time now. And what we love about Joanie is her ability to trust in, and pull forth the best work of those who provide a service for her. She loves to turn it over. When I pull of the cutting cape and she goes to the dressing room to change, I wait to see the finished look. She walks out looking stunning every time. Why? Because she dresses, and her hair always looks good. There are people whom I have never seen dressed in their best, and yet they may wear great hair. But then, some dress well, but never make changes with their hair. We all agreed that the hair can undo it all, the hair is the crown and glory. It must come down to fear. Fear of looking good, fear of not looking good, fear of change, fear of attention. I know women who can spend thousands of dollars on a wardrobe, per season, who refuse to dress when they come into the salon. They wear sweat pants, and Ughs. But not Joanie! She is confident in who she is, she doesn't need approval from anybody... but she receives more postive feedback where ever she goes. When she walks into a room, people look, because everything is congruent.
Every designer I know works very hard, and deals with quite a bit of stress, every designer needs to find what they love in what they do, and not waste time doing all the other stuff. Julie loves designing for Joanie because she is appreciated, and Joanie wears her clothes with ease.
Julie's designs are fabulous! Classic with a twist; beautiful fabrics, lined slacks, interesting shapes, detailed finishing. Julie has class, and provides quality fashion, for a modest price. She unfortunately doesn't have a website yet. The success of her business manifested through word of mouth.
I wished I would have brought my camera with me.