What are you learning during this pandemic?
What are you learning during this pandemic? From my business perspective and as a fashion designer I always thought I wanted to learn and be part that larger industry when I was just starting out. That was over 45 years ago. Now I am learning more than ever.
Do you want to learn to be in the fashion world as a professional?
This is the time for learning from the best during the pandemic. Those of you interested in the industry should listen and learn from all the information floating around the internet during this time. Check out both my instagram and instagram stories (which change every 24 hours). Below is some of my current work, one of a kind mask included:
Learn in the virtual world
In our virtual world we have the opportunity to visit and interact with the best of the best in the fashion industry. Actually in any industry right now, everyone is willing to open up with honesty and authenticity. This is what is bringing me joy during isolation. I am learning so much. Those of you who are interested in any industry should be listening and learning from all the information out there while you are staying home and staying safe. I feel like I am part of the whole without the stress and management that it takes to sustain a large scale operation.
I’ve been in the audience while Rebecca Moses (illustrator extraordinarie) interviews her stayhomegirls(I am one of 310). Interviewees include Amy Fine Collins, art historian, award winning journalist, muse of the late Geoffrey Beene, Nicolefischelis, design & art creative advocate and many more. Today while going through the drive through at the bank I had the pleasure of being in the company of Monique Lhuillier, fashion designer extraordinarie chatting with Kendra Scott. They were discussing dressing up wearing Kendra’s jewels and Monique’s beautifully executed gowns. Yes, these people are real and have emotions and concerns that we all have. It’s so enlightening to listen to them. It’s like a free class. Do it!
Where will fashion go from here?
Small, slow fashion is going to overtake the industry and I’ve been doing that the entire time. Not large scale, but baby steps and that has given me joy. If you are in need of a joyful ensemble, reach out here and let me help you be your best self in how you communicate through how you dress. Your closet with thank you for adding some timeless designs that will last your lifetime.
You are an inspiration!!!
My beautiful friend, this comes just at the moment when I experiencing the same thing…the virtual world has brought so much to my world which had gotten very small without a real shop or workplace. Now I am inspired and feel such a part of this…I could use some coaching to get to the next level…I remember that class we took with social media expert and I am in awe of what you’ve done with it!!!! Thanks for being! Love, Carolyn
Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing a hopeful picture of what you’ve seen in the fashion industry this year!
Brooks, your emails are a spark of lightness in this heavy world right! Love your new “mask” collection!! So very clever! Keep creating and writing girl!!
Love your emails! I feel such a warm feeling in my heart when I see them in my inbox! You wrote that baby steps have given you joy….and you in turn have brought joy to others. Me included! Thank you Brooks!
Brooks, what a journey you have travelled! And thank you so much for bringing me along
This is wonderful Brooks. I think you are in your special place of creativity and social interaction right now. How lovely that you can make lemons out of lemonade in this time of COVID. Enjoy and keep telling me stories!
Brooks, you truly are an inspiration!! What a journey you have created and now have more time to learn and reflect. Stay curious!!