Before social media, word of mouth stands the test of time in advertising. As much as social media has increased awareness in many businesses, the true mark of success comes outside what the business says about itself….it’s what the clients say about the business. Stand on a chair, beat on your chest, tweet, IG, update … Continue reading Word of mouth will take you places a ‘like’ won’t…
When running a business, especially as a creative, there are times we have to learn to postpone that new design idea to actually RUN THE BUSINESS. The dream of many is to become fashion entreprenuers because we LOVE WHAT WE DO, but the irony is, some actually spend less time creating and more time … Continue reading Level Up: Top Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding to Start a Fashion Business
Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a creative? Endless ideas. One after another. And another and another. Wandering. Oh. A leaf. Wait. Then a few more ideas. What was I doing again? Some people choose to keep notebooks on hand to write ideas down as soon as inspiration strikes. This is … Continue reading The Notebook
It’s my birthday and I can celebrate anyway I want to. For the third year of business at Dru Christine Fabrics & Design, work and personal time (the little I have) often overlapp. As much as I would like to bring in my Earthstrong on someone’s beach, my birthday (December 21) falls during the last … Continue reading DruApolooza? Dru, you’re crazy. “Yes, have we met?
It’s not a question of DID I move, it’s actually WHY what counts…. As I settle into my new digs, instead of asking “Did you move?” Or “Did you close?”, I’m often asked, ” Why did you move?” The answer, although not seemingly logical, to some is simple. “It was time for a change.” Business … Continue reading Why is the real question…..risk is the (only) answer.
Somewhere along the way, entrepreneurs, especially those walking in a road less traveled find themselves being repeatedly, blatantly and boldly duplicated. In the age of social media, the turn over rates for those said instances have seen a greater turnover than ever before. To those less experienced in these actions, a slight paranoia is developed. … Continue reading “Yeah….but they’re not YOU, Dru.”
The 3rd installment of “Scissor Happy” was a SHEAR success! the two night event featured one on one instruction with designer, Dru Christine as quests learned the art of deconstructing the basic t shirt into wearable art. Many students had some sewing experience, while some never touched a needle! Under the direction of Dru, the … Continue reading SHEAR SUCCESS! “Scissor Happy” photos on www.druchristine.com!