I’ve been sitting in my new studio space for the past 2 hours, just soaking up the atmosphere. It’s a pretty amazing little spot. I’m hoping that with this new little space comes new customers, new ideas, and better promotion and marketing on my part.
God, I hate marketing. I hate it all. All I want to do is make beautiful clothes while someone else deals with all that marketing/business bullshit. I wish my name came with a certain fanbase that would just eat up everything I wanted to sell without much effort on my part.
But I’m not Beyonce. I’m not Tess Holliday. I’m not Gabifresh. I’m just Jen Pitch – founder and designer at Seraphim Clothing.
One day, maybe, but for now, I just have to keep slogging it, and try to enjoy myself while I’m at it.
I am a huge fan of the Smiths. Seriously. As much as I love to curse I love the fact that someone like Will Smith doesn’t feel the need to write raps filled with dirty four letter words. And they’re still popular!
I love that Jada Pinkett was in a metal band. I even love their kids. Wait another 5 years and Jaden is going to be a teenage heartthrob and Willow is totally on her way to becoming this amazingly beautiful and quirky singer-songwriter.
But there’s another reason to love the Smiths. On Thursday, Jada Pinkett wrote a facebook post all about why her children – Willow, in particular – are allowed to choose how they want to portray themselves through their hair and clothes:
“A letter to a friend…
This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete.
The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women,girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be. More to come. Another day.
I can’t wait to read what else she writes. Jada, we wait with bated breath for part two.
*Photo taken from Hollyscoop.com – Making A Difference: Jada Pinkett-Smith Speaks Up About Human Trafficking