Thank you, Mr. Disney.
It’s only suitable the quote I found perfect for introducing you to my next life/career phase is a Walt Disney quote. I am a gargantuan — like 100-times-the-size-of-Captain-Hook’s-ego — fan of Walt Disney. It must have started as a kid with the movies, then it grew as a teen with the parks, and now, as an adult, I just admire the incredible, out-of-this-world imagination behind the animation legacy that later morphed into the “happiest place(s) on Earth.”
I mentioned half-jokingly to my parents a few months ago I bemoaned the lack of _________ being sold for women (it’s blank because I’m not ready to reveal the details of the business quite yet).
And, well, I just couldn’t get the idea out of my head. The concept has slightly expanded, and it wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to seriously pursue filling this void in my wardrobe, and hopefully the wardrobes of others.
So what is THIS, exactly? I’m starting a niche clothing line. And I’ll leave it at that. I’m nearly 2/3 through Jane Hamill’s “New Designer Program” at Fashion Brain Academy and I’m completely obsessed. I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night with ideas whirling through my head and I can’t calm down. I don’t think I’ve ever really felt this way. OK. I had sleepless, giddy jitters when I met MainMan 😉 I have so many questions for experts and those who have successfully started businesses, but the one I keep coming back to is, “What took me so long?”
I am sick of seeing my ideas show up on TV or online. You’re going to laugh, at least I get a kick out of this, but about 10 years ago, maybe more, I drew a design for an in-the-shower foot scrubber — one you can leave in your shower or tub that you can dash some soap on and scrub your feet through. I’m a huge klutz and have slipped repeatedly in the shower trying to wash my feet. I wanted to call my creation the Feegee (combo of foot + squeegee).
Hello, $50 “shower foot scrubber” on Hammacher Schlemmer. You have got to be kidding me.
No more “what ifs.” No more “if onlys.” No more “ahhhh, mans?!?” I’m taking the leap.
While I am keeping the concept under the hood for now, I am excited to bring you along on this journey. Launch date is still TBD, but as I said in my Instagram post a week or so ago, “something’s coming” and you’re invited for the ride. Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your kids.
I’ll be maintaining W+Q for non-biz stuff, but for now my priority will be with Moni Makai.
See you real soon!