Pinch me as this all must be a dream. I absolutely LOVE everything about this little company and I am eternally thankful for this opportunity. I honestly still do a little dance and thank God for every sale and every new opportunity that comes my way.
A lot of people ask me how this all started, so here it is:
I started Rae's Closet after my daughter Rae was about a year old. It's funny that before I had her I didn't particularly like girls clothes, I had my son, London, first and everything I decorated with was green, blue and grey. Well what a difference having a little girl makes! I now dream in tulle and spend my days drawing out miniature versions of dresses I would want to wear. My background is in fashion. I spent 10 years traveling and working in fashion in Tokyo, Milan, New York, Seoul and Shanghai. I then settled back down in Canada and started to work in marketing until I had my 3 babies (London (5), Rae (2) and Branson(11m). Now the fashion world has called me back home, and I couldn't be happier.
I am inspired by the moms, brides and the little girls that I am lucky enough to meet. After seeing my designs and different dresses on hundreds of girls, I can really see what works and what doesn't. All of my ideas actual come from my customers and every change I make to a dress is because of their wonderful suggestions. I honestly just love it.
I have gotten to know some amazing Canadian seamstresses who save me daily from myself. My best friend is my main seamstress and thankfully she still answers my call when I am desperate for a last minute change. In order to not ruin my friendship I also work directly with a factory in China that I got know when I worked there. I am so fortunate to work with the most amazing supplier who make all my crazy ideas come to life. I have found a true friend in my supplier and we often just end up chatting and laughing late into the night. I am so thankful for all the friends I have had the honor of working with through this adventure. I can't believe I am so blessed. Thank you!