Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Happy New Year & belated Christmas to those that celebrate! I enjoyed the holidays immensely visiting with family & looking forward to what this new year will bring. I've been doing a lot of shopping lately & the only reason I don't feel guilty, everything I bought was on massive sale including the new top I received from emerging designer Azede Jean-Pierre. I was first introduced to Haitian born Azede Jean-Pierre through photographer Kwesi Abbensetts FB page, he posted a link to her SS/11 collection. This young lady embodies fresh talent & a perspective that the industry needs. Her craftsmanship is impeccable, she has a vision, & she's strategically building her brand in Atlanta. Over the holidays she auctioned a sample top from her SS/10 collection that I absolutely fell in love with. So I bid & I won!!! Since landing on the Newcomer front page, a blog where Azede chronicles her journey as an emerging designer all I can think about is how appropriate she would be for the CFDA Incubator program. In due time I'm sure if she doesn't surpass that expectation, which I'm sure she will. Attention to details can be such a great quality to posess as a designer & I'll let you all see what I'm talking about if you click here. I'm so happy to be acquainted with Azede & am beyond anxious for what she's cooking up! Oh & I borrowed the photo above from Azede's blog,thx! Can't wait to rock the top during NYFW ;).