Category: THANK YOU
|September 10, 2011||Filled under Butt Check, Mario's 3.10, My UPDATES, NEXTBLUE-Wrangler, ShoutOUT, THANK YOU|
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: “Miss Golden” is taking a bite out of the Big Apple. My Manolo’s are packed and I may be kissing my car goodbye… this adventure is going to be its own coffee table book. This will be the first time since I was 17 years old that I have not been employed full-time; it had better be short-lived! New York…put me to WORK! I have never played with a net. Instead, I have always had to make sure I am prepared to fly every time I jump. You all know that I have enough drive to haul a 16-wheeler and I am not running low on passion. I try to gift my over flow on a daily basis. In the last two years I have thrown myself into the world of social media, worn out a library card and been pulling enough all nighters and drinking enough ROCKSTAR to say” I lovingly work around the clock”. Eight years ago I got on a plane with $3,000 and an acceptance letter to The American University of Paris. It was one of the best years of my life and I learned the most in my educational career. Some couldn’t believe what I was giving up to go… but I gave it everything I had. Today, I purchased a one way ticket to New York City to find my where my contribution lies in an industry that rules my head and owns my heart. Again, I am giving it everything I’ve got. I fly out September 28th, 2011 at 10:35 pm
Portland, thank you for your endless support in all my endeavors. You have helped mold the person I have become. Thank you to all the businesses that have allowed me to tackle their projects in the US and across the Atlantic; whom have chosen me to execute your vision. Thank you Portland Fashion Week for giving me the opportunity to spend a year collaborating with you, creating the buyer’s market, developing interns and learning how to ask for help- because there is no way I could have done it on my own. Portland Retailers, I applaud you for your participation in be.Portland. I had a vision that was shared with PFW. You have come together for the love of fashion…specialty stores stick together. To my clients whom I consider dear friends; I love you. I am not leaving you. I am in your power tie, your favorite jeans, the shirt you wore on your 40th birthday and the dress you wore to your rehearsal dinner. You have welcomed me into your life, your family and I hope that I have made the slightest difference in the way you perceive your style and given you the tools the shop with LOVE and rock your bad self – you are beautiful. Over the years I have been part of something amazing. An extended family of retail experts that welcomed me with open arms at 26 and let me tear up the denim wall and help create a department that has the best jeans! Mario’s has been more than an employer they have been my family, my mentors and I have nothing but the up most respect for my colleagues and the art of retailing. Thank you Mario.
If you know me you know my favorite quote: “All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger, but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer” -Niccolo Machiavelli. The only thing that is constant is change… the evolution of experience makes up our life. Take the steps to live the life you want. This move is not going to be as glamorous as it may sound but it will show me truth and provide me an opportunity to see just what I am made of. How successful was I creating my own MBA program? I am ready to find out.
CRACKERJACK+hOUSE has a new Fashion Editor: Jeanne Ivy. She will be keeping you fashionably up to date on industry news, street style, and the “who” & “what” is being worn “where” and shown on the runway. This coming year Providence Fashion Week will be accompanying Portland Fashion Week’s emerging designer coverage because talent counts and I will always support passionate people.
The Butt Therapist will never die because you can’t kill my denim addiction. I hope I will have special news to share with you in the upcoming weeks. My feet may be pounding the New York pavement but I will remain Butt-Check.org’s Oregon Ambassador and looking forward to joining forces with Kim’s New York Colon Cancer Awareness Ambassador Collin.
For my play by play, NextBlue.com will be featuring my journey “making it” in the fashion industry.
My Autism Awareness is not me… it’s you. You are doing an amazing job with my Global Awareness Project by taking the initiative to share the love, awareness, family stories, parenting tools and support resources. “One cause; One symbol” InventSuccess.org will be taking an active role in its success and build global support programs.
All right Portlanders there will be a party around the corner and New Yorkers… we’re gonna hit the town and break this newbie in.
I am so lucky to have so many people love and support me. Thank you! I will do my very best to make you proud and stake my claim. Wish me luck!
All my best,
|August 24, 2011||Filled under Diesel, THANK YOU|
If you LOVE jeans I’ll bet you know someone else who shares your #denimlove.
It has been 1 year: 1,000 hits a day and FaceBook is still under 200 fans. Can you help me by suggesting 1 friend that LOVES #denim
[Consider it an anniversary gift xox]
|August 8, 2011||Filled under My UPDATES, THANK YOU|
Welcome to the NEW Butt Therapist BLOG… this has taken some work to create as I had a lot to learn. Thank you Dan for sitting on the other side of the phone and sometimes the pizza helping me through my file manager, .PHP, figuring out what a root is, creating Sub directories, and launching databases. You are a gem! “Go Autism Awareness… and The Autism Speaks Walk…for Oregon and Autism Research Fair – July 23rd, 2011“
I will be spending the next …MONTH editing the transition… the transfer from Tumblr to WP was not as smooth as WP would like it to be. I will be editing the categories, quotes, tags, and images. The old site IS STILL LIVE… Visit: The Butt Therapist on Tumblr to view the archives.
If there is someone who would like to LEARN WP please let me know… my to do list is a mile long and I would be happy to walk you through the editing process so we can double team this project so i can return to denim debauchery and quit destroying wordpress!
All my love to you,
your Butt Therapist
|August 3, 2011||Filled under Supima Cotton, THANK YOU||
|August 3, 2011||Filled under AG Jeans, Mr. Adriano Goldschmied, ShoutOUT, Supima Cotton, THANK YOU||
WOW! I am a Google girl; in fact I have been impatiently waiting my Google Plus invite (achieved yesterday). Tonight, I randomly visited BING… what did I find? My first SHOUT OUT from www.Supima.com/ Who are they? “Founded in 1954, Supima is the promotional organization of the American Pima cotton growers. The Board of Directors of this non-profit organization is composed of Pima growers from the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. All members pay a voluntary per bale assessment to support Supima’s marketing and promotional activities”
Thank you so much for the recognition; I’ve got your back!
The Butt Therapist
|July 14, 2011||Filled under MENS STYLE TOPICS, Real Men Real Style, THANK YOU||
Thank you for chatting with me for an hour and a half today Antonio from Real Men; Real Style! We are going to ROCK together!
VISIT: Real men, Real style: http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/
|June 28, 2011||Filled under My UPDATES, Q&A, THANK YOU||
Thank you to each of my amazing denim addicted friends that took time out of your day to give it to me while I busted out an overdue logo for Butt Therapist.com … you are beyond awesome and I love your input. In order to find greatness there is a hint of personal attachment that has to be removed and took “me” out of it… that is what I try to do with every client…( take a step back, sit down and watch the show) It’s not about what we see; it’s about what you see and how it relates to YOU! I love you! Thanks!
|June 28, 2011||Filled under My UPDATES, THANK YOU||
Well, It only took 10 months for me to find an afternoon to pull this out of my brain and turn it into something tangible. I through it in the FB opinionated blender and got AMAZING feedback on the mock-ups, refined and here is the final. There is still time to save me if there is something that just grabs you wrong…. TELL me.. let me have it! You know I can take it… because I sure dish it out! Thank you for your patience through all the Butt The Rapist comments… The words are now separated due to public DEMAND!
Thank you to each of you that spent 30 minutes today on Facebook critiquing each mock-up- I am so lucky to be surrounded by passionate pain in the asses!
|April 26, 2011||Filled under My UPDATES, NEXTBLUE-Wrangler, ShoutOUT, THANK YOU||
All my passionate and hilarious friends, my AMAZING family and to the Businesses and personalities that took my success to heart and made it their business here is a list of businesses that EVERYONE should check out! Thank you for every share, every VOTE and every word of encouragement!
Thank you for the PRESS
The Denim Guy-http://thedenimguy.com/
Portland Monthly Magazine- http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/blogs/shop-talk/vote-on-wrangler-for-a-pdx-jean-april-2011/
Thank you for Supporting The Butt Therapist on your Business Page
Chez Moi Boutique: http://www.chezmoistyle.com/
Anne Bocci Boutique: http://www.annebocciboutique.com/
Ashley with A Perfect Party:http://www.facebook.com/aperfectpartyandevents?sk=wall
Dimitris of Dimitris ZOZ Denim: http://www.dimitriszoz.com/
Dimitris of FrEaKy FrYdAy DenIm: http://www.facebook.com/freakyfrydaybrand?sk=wall
Nicolo of Bull Dog Tavern-http://www.bulldog-tavern.com/
Georg of Georg Roth LA: http://www.georgrothlosangeles.com/
Sian-Pierre of SWAGGER NYC and Paris: http://swaggernewyork.com/
Kevin Martin of The Gracious Few- http://www.thegraciousfew.com/
Arthur Wornum from “The Biggest Loser” http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/contestants/
Alicia Buffman of MWLC: http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Weight-Loss-Challenge-MWLC/145473965501081
Joe Rare of A Vibrant Life: http://www.vibrantlifehcg.com/
George Zaharoff of Zaharoff Apparel: http://zaharoff.com/
Amy of A Day in my Shoes: http://www.martinfriedmanphotography.com/A_day_in_my_shoes.html
Jeff of Agave Denim: http://www.agavedenim.com/
Olga of Peoples Pride 4 All Denim: http://www.peoplespride4all.com/
Bridgeport Village Mall: http://www.bridgeport-village.com/
Jason of Jason Calderon Apparel: http://www.jcalderon.com
Nancy of Thread Letters: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thread-Letters/300203646202?sk=info
Tiffany of Cakes ‘n’ Takes: http://www.facebook.com/cakes.n.takes?sk=info
Ed Kavishe of Fashion Wire Press: http://www.fashionwirepress.com/
Rosanna of Style Week Providence: http://www.styleweekprovidence.com/
Kylie Bax of The Original NZ Boots: http://theoriginalnzboots.tumblr.com/
Linda of Innovative Promotional Concepts: http://www.ipcpromos.com/
Damien of San Damian Collection: http://www.sandamianline.com/staging/001/usa/staticcat.php?catid=72
Everyone at Mario’s: http://marios.com/
Katelynne Cox: http://www.katelynnecox.com/
Everyone with Portland Fashion Week: http://www.portlandfashionweek.net/
Everyone at Tweaker Labs: http://www.tweakerlabs.com/
William of Split Wine Bar: http://splitwinebar.com/
Jo of Physical Element: http://www.physicalelement.com/
Mark from Hugo BOSS: http://www.hugoboss.com/us/en/collection.php
Amy from Meringue: http://meringueboutique.com/
Emily of MuffinHead: http://www.muffinheaddog.com
Special thanks to: Marie Miller, Thomas, Lyle, David Emery, Tami, Jeanne, Tristan Flanery, Vince Gonzales, Jonathan Joseph Peters, Leah, Jenn, Jay Sario, Caileigh, Penny, Melvin Murray, Edan Dawn, Larrieann, The Bisio Family, Heather, the Jones Family, Diesel Jeans Norway, Troy, Sarah, Star, Maytee & Chris Miller, Cynthia, Eryn, Jason, Travis and Anna Cohen for being my cheerleaders!