More sketching and styling today for the Fall 13 Nikki Rich and Crome collections has been really exciting – and makes me think of new beginnings and new memories to be made. The process has been making me quite reflective, but at the same time, very excited about the future. While Richie and I are so thrilled about all of the wonderful things (and there are many!) that lie ahead for Nikki Rich, It feels really good look to the past and all of the things that brought us to where we are today. Moving around the design studio earlier I came across the tan leather, short-sleeve shift dress Larissa Ricci asked us to design for Tiffani Amber Thiessen (the talented actress who got her start on Beverly Hills 90210 and continues to amaze us with her talent now on the series White Collar) to wear to the 4th Annual Shorty Awards last March. I really love and appreciate working with stylists like Larissa who are so professional and always look out for the very best pieces for their clients. We think Tiffani looked hot in the design – the cut was really flattering on her amazing body and the tone of that soft leather just made her complexion glow. My mind is active with inspiration for the Fall 13 collection…grateful for the past and excited for the future.