My friend Sarah informed me that Willamette Week column Retail Therapist wrote about our window, Saint James Shirts, and Knotted Necklace. Made our day! Thank you so much to Retail Therapist. Plus she made me so happy by appreciating my recent semi-what controversial window. I was only channeling Simon Doonan via Barneys for window dressing inspiration. I wrote out my manifesto in the window. It was my way of finding humour in this crazy retail environment. I mostly meet lots of nice people through out the day. However, the ones that are absurd were so over the top. I find that the manifesto helped me to stand up for myself. Most people found it funny and loved it. All my friends thought that it was a brilliant idea. Well, it kept me sane at least for few weeks.
Retail Therapist wrote about our recent window and new product.
“Retail Therapist was on a recon mission earlier today and noticed this interesting display in the window of Idom Boutique on NW 23rd. The notes hanging in the window, written by Modi Soondarotok, are part screed, part declaration of independence and part answers to frequently asked questions—such as where she went to school (Parsons), if she’s going on Project Runway (NO!), and whether she makes everything in the shop (no—does Marc Jacobs make everything himself?). A reaction to the new season of Project Runway? Inspired by New York Fashion Week? RT doesn’t know, but applauds Modi’s exercise in freedom of expression.” Read more here.
My “controversial” manifesto to the world. Several men high fived me on these notes. Most people loved them. Some not so much. Hey, at least I accomplished my job as a window dresser. The window worked. It made people stopped and created some sort of opinions. Simon would be proud.
Many thanks to Retail Therapist again. Enjoy your week everyone.