Before I talk about our matchy matchy outfits….
Admittedly– and it’s super uncool for me to confess this, but– I was insanely nervous. Even after many years of throwing myself into public appearance and speaking opportunities, how well I do is always a crap shoot. I either: let the nerves subside and speak with poise and ease OR I let the nerves take over and lose my damn mind.
In this case, I pretty much forgot everything important I wanted to say about our collection. Most of the segment was a blur– Oy!!
Thankfully the founder of Fashion Week San Diego, Allison Andrews–who is a fantastic public speaker– was able to fill in most of the holes where I went amiss.
Part of the stress though comes from managing two pugs, who are sweet as pie at home, but in public places also sometimes like to lose their damn minds.
Take the minutes leading up to our segment for instance.
Directly prior to our TV debut, San Diego Living was shooting a segment to promote a food/restaurant festival happening in San Diego that week. Chloe Bisou, Gooey and I were instructed to sit on a couch and wait to be filmed as a “teaser” before commercial break.
This couch–of course–just HAD to be mere steps from the food festival spread. The aroma of steaks, pastries, seafood filled the pug’s noses… and they sat in the background of the entire TV segment CRYING their eyes out, unable to be consoled. Their whimpers so shrill and loud, I swear they could be heard for miles. So by the time they panned to us for the “teaser” I was out of sorts, blushing from embarrassment and sweating.
Actually, it was hard to tell if Chloe Bisou was crying for the food, or upset because the camera wasn’t paying attention to HER.
Nonetheless, we had a great time, and after the segment wrapped Gooey even got some loves from the host, Lynda Martin. (He was seriously in love with her!)
And so, if you’ve seen the segment, the cat’s out of the bag. The tidbit we’ve kept under wraps this summer, but was revealed on San Diego Living is that The Stylish Bisou will be debuting a collection of HUMAN clothes that coordinate with the dog clothes on the Fashion Week San Diego runway.
As a sneak peek of what to expect, Chloe Bisou and I did a separate photo shoot to show off our matchy matchy outfits. And thanks to our beautiful friends at Dazzles By Darla, we were perfectly accessorized!
Special thanks this week goes to:
Our sweet Instagram friends @circus_pugs, who sent us a fabulous kit of goodies and makeup, which included the red lipstick I wore for the TV segment and photo shoot.
Fashion Week San Diego for letting us nut-cases do a TV segment with them (and for helping me manage the dogs all morning!)
And finally, to our gorgeous and stylish friends Jenna Pilant & Nella for appearing with us on the San Diego Living segment, decked out in The Stylish Bisou matching outfits and Dazzles By Darla pearls.
Now, back to the sewing cave! Don’t forget, our Fashion Week San Diego is September 29- October 2nd, and our runway show is at Hotel La Jolla October 1st! Tickets and more information are available at FashionWeekSD.com!
Hope you all have a fantastic week!