I was a cheerleader for nine years!
I used to design for my body, which was flat-chested with big hips. That’s why my clothes were tight on top with full skirts.
I don’t like to have time on my wall; it’s too-in-your-face.
It’s just been so heartwarming to see my clothes on people in wheelchairs and people needing physical support.
My customer isn’t wrapped up in labels and money.
If a girl comes to me first for a prom or a bar mitzvah and she likes the way she looks and her boyfriend likes the way she looks, she’ll come back.
I’m not the type of person who dwells too much on bad things.
I couldn’t live if I wasn’t a designer.
I hate to say it, but the truth is that the upscale line is where I get respect as a designer. The higher the price range, the higher the respect level from the industry, even though it’s much easier to make a great $500 dress than a great $100 dress.
Just to see what a pink dress can mean to a woman, any woman, but a disabled woman, that’s extra special and thrilling because they shouldn’t be separated and their disabilities don’t have to separate them in anyway.
I was always dancing and acrobatics was my specialty.
If it hadn’t been for the rise of the working woman’s wardrobe, I never would have found the time to sneak a kid in.
In the 60’s there was a look. In the 70’s there was a look, and in the 80’s. Now, it’s a free-for-all.
You have to hold onto your fantasy.
A good use for me is to let me go away with my sewing machine and come back with some really new stuff.