Here’s a Facebook post.
I popped it out there a couple of days ago.
Having founded and now running Always Wear Red is a weird journey.
The downs are hard.
The zigging and the zagging.
The learning is constant.
The bruising – when things don’t go to plan – can be brutal.
Wanting to be absolute best… designing bravely… wanting to make a real difference… wanting to build relationships with the best makers in the world takes a lot of time and money.
Creating a brand that I love.
And that I want others to love too.
It drains me.
If you stick at it.
And ask the hard questions.
And do the hard things – well.
The good comes.
And it lifts you.
It lifts you high.
Here is a word-for-word message I just received.
After I’d asked to meet up with this person.
A person whose work I adore.
I wanted to chat about Always Wear Red.
Her message to me just now:
“Yes darling… once I get off “the road”. I’ll make time for myself and go exploring. Loving your designs, BTW. Cheers”
Well, I don’t know that this will mean something to all of you.
But it meant a lot to me.
The message was from Alison Moyet.
It’s just a nice feeling.
That the things I love today, are allowing me to revisit the things I loved when I was younger.
The message for you?
If things get tricky… keep going.
There are lovely things just around the corner.
I don’t know which corner of course.
And neither do you.
But they are there.
Here’s Alison singing ‘Only You’ in 2016.
At The Burberry Show.
If you’ve not seen Alison Moyet for a few years.
You’re in for a surprise.