A Confession: Startup Stories Ch. 1

A Confession: Startup Stories Ch. 1

Starting up my startup has been a long-term effort. I often lament that I’m not “further along” in the process, but I’m always able to recognize I’m where I’m supposed to be. While this blog is mostly personal/public therapy, it’s...
Networking: Startup Stories Ch. 2

Networking: Startup Stories Ch. 2

Jumping immediately into the unknown, my instincts said to ask for help because networking is critical to building, well…anything. I called a good friend (also an actor) who had some experience in design, James Brown III. I asked him, “I have a random idea...
Fashion Basics: Startup Stories Ch. 4

Fashion Basics: Startup Stories Ch. 4

So after harnessing my need to network, it was time for learning the fashion basics. Elliott Gould (I mean Howard) from chapter 3 sent me to the only person he did not know in NYC fashion, but whom he did endorse. So I called Ben Liberty. A brief phone conversation...
My Fashion Mentor: Startup Stories Ch. 5

My Fashion Mentor: Startup Stories Ch. 5

Another poignant moment was when I found my fashion mentor thanks to my acupuncturist. I was in a session for a leg injury and I told him the story of my bag. He said, “I have another patient I should put you in touch with. She’s a gem and she’s high-up in fashion...