I just went to see Ted 2! I needed a break and a friend really wanted to see the film. Honestly, I wanted movie theater popcorn! Usually, a swearing teddy bear does not make me want to pay $10 for a movie ticket, but I really love movie popcorn. I also was not going to Ted 2 expecting to relate the movie to the Alexandra Lin brand. Yes, there were funny parts. I admit I laughed, but the messages in the movie were much more inspiring and related to my journey.
Ted is faced with the government declaring him “property”. Obviously, human rights are the main issue. I watched the bear swear, a young attorney smoke weed in her office, a chase scene through “Comic-Con”, and in the end everyone finds their “beauty” in the world.
Going back to school for designed introduced me to one of the most beautiful people I know……Francine Knight. Ms. Knight, the construction 3 teacher, embodies beauty. Through love for the students, knowledge, creativity, and unending patience she shared her incredible beauty. All that have been lucky enough to be her student, friend, and coworker loves Ms. Knight. I am the luckiest of all! Fran is now my head of product development! She opens her heart and knowledge everyday she walks into the studio! Fran is beautiful!
Walt Disney reached his dreams, but he knew he did not accomplish this alone. From just a daughter’s prom dress to an education and finally a brand, a dream can become reality. It is the amazing people in my life that have brought the Alexandra Lin brand to this point. Choosing to join or encourage a new fashion brand when statistically the odds of success are truly pretty awful. But, here we are!
This blog is about the, “village that raised a child”. The beautiful people that have inspired, supported, pushed, and are the foundation and future of Alexandra Lin Designs. Each and every one of these people is the reason I can write this blog and so, I want to introduce the village!