Some news for you all (in case you haven't already heard):

On November 1st, a moving truck was stolen from outside of my home with the entire contents of my office inside. A day that was supposed to be exciting (moving to a fancy new office!) was ruined by some truly ugly souls. I lost everything on this day; every sketch, sample, piece of clothing I have ever made during my 12 years in this industry. 

It's been nearly a month, and I've felt all of the feels that one could feel; sad, mad, violated, heartbroken, infuriated, helpless, and I'm sure I will feel one million more.

But you know what, as much as karma can be a bitch (for those ugly souls out there!), karma can be amazing too. There's a silver lining under here somewhere because I know now more than ever that I love what I do and I'm going to keep doing it. 

Nothing about this business is easy, but you all make it worth it. Squeezing out every ounce of love and gratitude in my heart and sending it out to you.

Also, lots of hugs.
xx Maria

Maria Stanley