Feather was birthed out my desire to do my own thing creatively and in life in general...I want to be an authentic individual and live the destiny that God has for me. The name Feather came from the movie "Forrest Gump". If you notice, in the movie there's a feather that floats through a couple times. I was watching the movie with some friends one day and when the feather floated across the screen one of them asked, "I wonder what the feather means". I immediately had a revelation..to me the feather represented how Forrest lived his life. Although Forrest was somewhat challenged in terms of IQ and lived with handicaps, he lived his life to the fullest and it seemed almost effortless. Despite his slow wit he had an admirable way of taking the good with the bad and making the most out of every circumstance. He achieved relational, financial and personal success all while dealing with loss and many challenges. But he did it while floating through life weightless...like a feather. I believe that's how God wants us to live...weightless...leaning on him and not our own understanding to reach our ultimate destination and enjoy the journey (Proverbs 3:5). The funny thing is after I had this revelation about the feather I started to notice feathers regularly...walking down the street...in the elevator...in some of the most random places. I believe it's God's way of telling me to chill out and relax because He covers and protects me (Psalm 91:4). God speaks folks.
Some of the most successful people I know attribute their success to a moment, a good break they had or some might even call it luck. The point is...enjoy life, pursue your dreams and trust God and things will fall into place...or shall I say float into place. Things always work out some how, some way.
Many of us put off starting our own business or venturing into something new because we feel like everything has to be in perfect order and reflecting excellence. There's nothing wrong with desiring excellence. However, it can sometimes become an excuse for delay. I never want to be that person that doesn't pursue my dreams out of fear of failure, what others might think or just plain old laziness or thinking everything has to be perfect first. I ask God to give me strength, courage, perseverance and true authenticity in every area of my life. So I hope you see that authenticity shine through in this creative venture.
I've been a professional Fashion Designer for a while now and designing is something I've always viewed as fun. When it started to no longer feel that way I knew it was time for a change. So Feather is a creative outlet that allows me express the ideas that God blesses me with and helps me to remain true to my craft. I hope to design pieces that are special and make the wearer feel beautiful!
I also hope to be an inspiration to everyone that has a dream of starting something new and being really exceptional at executing that dream. There's enough for all of us!
God Bless and Float Through Like a Feather,