Katherine Carey Millinery

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sometimes passion steps in and wakes you UP!  Today I was uploading my portfolio for FIT and I realized I didn't want to study everything BUT hats...so I opted to not apply.

What a journey this was...what an open wide path I now have...what will I do???

You'll see!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Crossroads Came and what did She DO???

This hat is called Coco's Choice. It was made is nettles and organic cotton. Coco Chanel started her empire as a hat maker and being the visionary that she was, well she is a Heroin of mine. And now to start My Empire..........

Well after much MUCH soul searching, indeed, I am in progress towards my dream. And why not? What else am I waiting for? God placed me here to live an Exceptional Life not just get by day dreaming.

Dreaming is God's Gift to Us...having faith and believing in our dreams, actually taking steps towards our dreams is Our Gift to God. It shows that we DO believe in His power. That we do believe ALL things are possible through Christ.


And what is faith if not a step into the unknown? A step OUT of your comfort zone in the belief that there is greater available for you. THERE IS GREATER AVAILABLE FOR YOU TOO!!!!

There is nothing "wrong" with being content where you are at. It's a fine life. For myself, I was made to challenge contentment. Meaning that when things are "okay", floating along, I find myself stirring, feeling restless, and thinking..."I know I have MORE potential than this".

The "potential" is what God gave me to use while on this earth. How will I use mine?

That is the exciting, getting clearer daily, brilliant piece to this whole puzzle.

There are some definite changes on the horizon for me. I did jump into the rabbit hole and realized that I was able to make a choice...so I did.

I chose ME.

I am now off to put my intentions and focus on the gift God has given me, a unique gift, and that is making hats. I am choosing to pass on the whole accessory department of shoes, bags, belts, desk supplies for my gift is in hats and I can happily purchase all the other accessories (which I LOVE to do anyhow).

Instead of a degree on paper that says..."She is accomplished." I shall create a curriculum that SHOWS how accomplished I truly am!

FIT has a hat (millinery) certificate that focuses ONLY on hats! They also have amazing business courses that are 3-4 sessions or one day seminars that focus on the business of fashion. In the end I may not have a "paper" exclaiming that I sat through 2+ years of scholastics (even though I will have sat through probably a 1 1/2yrs) BUT I will SOAR, and SHINE, and be fully equipped to Rule My Fashion Empire!!!!

For today...realizing this is absolutely enough.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Todays Shiny Light Peeking Through The Rabbit Hole!!!

After a day of number crunching, catalogue skimming, pondering, shaking with nerves, taking deep breaths, trusting, napping, chatting with a dear friend ....


The reality is that Yes! I want to take the Accessories Design Program offering me a AA Degree after 2 years, teaching me how to make shoes, handbags, belts...IN ADDITION TO...I will also take ALL the Millinery courses which in this same two year time will offer me a Millinery Certificate...this is Plan A!

In my style I have a Plan B as well. This plan would see me going to NYC and taking
the Millinery Design course (which is a two year course), as well as, taking a variety of specific courses they offer that make up a brilliant cassoulet of success lined armor for which I can take on and rule my fashion empire. This plan requires more effort as it's not a degree program, funding may be more difficult, housing off campus, etc. BUT it IS absolutely a possibility.

My first attempt will be Plan A..the degree they offer with the certificate I desire, living on campus and diving full on into the abiss or down the rabbit hole of my future.

I am stepping into a massive debt (the part that makes me shake and freeze at the same time)...


I am going to trust Myself, My Brilliance, My Genius and KNOW that indeed I will be Launching My Success!!! That the numbers will not be situation for I will be making MUCH MUCH MORE than my loan will be.

So enough sitting on the pot meditating on my decisions...time to freakin sketch the shoe, bag, and belt they are asking for, time to apply for Fafsa (financial aid), time to, as Nike says, JUST DO IT!!!

So be it!

And for the record I SO appreciate your bits of encouragement because as determined and together as I sound...I am freaking out! (in a good way that still makes me want to hurl at times!) : ) xoxoxoxoxo!!!!

changing lanes?

Swondering what direction I shall take with FIT...turns out the degree I was thinking of going for doesn't really cover hats so much...so I am thinking of creating my own curriculum from all the courses they have...one thing though...since it won't be a "degree" I won't be able to get financial aid and student housing is highly questionable.

WHAT I really need is to talk with someone there and THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT I HOPE TO DO MANANA.

I am going into this fearlessly for I feel that adding knowledge to my world will only help and therefore the universe will support this.

Still the confusion and wandering I have been doing on a 9" computer and getting lost on fairly confusing web site has been a bit baffling. I feel like I am planning this HUGE step with no info on where it goes!

WHAT IS GREAT is that I realized WHAT I want to study and will go from there.

Just letting you all know my haps as I try to perfect my hats!

Keeping my sense of humor...HA HA HA AH HA!!!