[GlobalGrind.com] Last night, at the State of the Union, the First Lady wore one of your designs and she has worn your dresses in the past. What is that like for you?
I’m so honored that she picks my things and wears them. Sometimes I’ll get a call in regards to her wearing your designs, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes she has just worn things off of the rack, which is amazing because other people can buy them too. In many ways, it’s like dressing any other celebrity. You never know until you see them, say, on the red carpet or for Michelle Obama, at an appearance.
But for her to wear my design in particular means a lot. I just feel like any other working mom. I am single. I have two kids. I work my butt off. So I deal with things that other women deal with, which is guilt from not being able to balance my life as much as I’d like or guilt from being away from my children. And to show my two that a lot of hard work, a lot of dedication, taking care of yourself and not needing a man to take care of you can lead to really really amazing things. So being able to dress the First Lady of the United States of America is humbling for those reasons. And the flip side is, it gives me the confidence to continue doing what I’m doing. Because, at the end of the day I’m just like everyone else. I have things I want to hide in my body, things I want to show. And for someone who gets as scrutinized as her to pick an outfit or pick a dress just means she feels good in it and that’s really all that I want. I want women to feel good in my clothes because when you feel good, you are able to go on and achieve great things.
When I think about Michelle, I think about what she puts out there and how strong she is. I think about how she hasn’t stopped working, although she had to uproot her life and follow her husband’s dreams. She’s still out there. So she really does represent everything in a woman that I aspire to be. [Source]