It was the beginning of another season....another collection was due and that meant my staff and customers were waiting to see what was new and I had nothing! Soooo much was happenning,we had outgrown our factory and had begun the uphill task of moving to a bigger one,the kids had just resumed school and so school runs and mummy duties took up my day and the last thing I felt like doing was designing! i put pen to sketch pad a dozen times and nothing,nada,zilch! I asked myself the same question I seemed to ask at this time,is this it,am i all tapped out? was the last collection with all the hot pieces that brought us sooo much recognition just a fluke? would the world finally come to discover I was just another flash in the pan? I got lucky with that collection....surely lightening doesnt strike twice ,how could i possibly top perfection...or so i thought.
Finally after the most stressfull time of my work life,our factory was ready! the machines were serviced and generator fuelled."Ok ma....we need to start working on samples,the new collection is due in two weeks" my factory manager reminded me,so I did what I should have done from the beginning...I went into "madams toilet" and prayed "Lord...you and I know you are the head designer for xclamations.....I dont know what to do if you dont help me...I need new designs now and this time I will let everybody know its all you" I felt a tear and then a peace....I recognised that feelling. Two hours later michelle,snazzy,traffic skirt,joygirl ,pwk,rockstar,boxdress, beautyand dazzle were born.The collection was a hit! With record high sales and mass appeal. So whenever people ask me "how do you do it?" my answer is simple "No be God?"