Interview with Emme Hathcock of This One Woman Jewelry: Part One

In the spirit of artistry, I will start highlighting artists making waves in DFW! My first, I am most proud to introduce, is Emme Hathcock of This One Woman jewelry. Her hand beaded, one of a kind designs are breathtaking. After this interview, I realized there is so much more to her pieces that meets the eye. The creativity, the painstaking methodical labor, the love, the passion…it’s so much more incredible that I even knew! Stay tuned for the rest of this interview!

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How did you come up with the name of your company?
I struggled for months trying to come up with a name for my company and nothing felt right. I wanted a name with a story behind it. One day a friend and I were tossing about company names and she said something like “what do you call a company that consists of only this one woman who does it all?” and the name was born.
What were your first goals when you decided to do This One Woman?
Two years ago my naive goals were to create jewelry and sell it to everyone. The basic “build it and they will come” mentality.  It makes you want to pat me on the head like a puppy, doesn’t it?  And honestly, in the beginning I had no idea what I was capable of, so my goals continue to change as I grow as an artist and business woman.  I have already surpassed some of my goals which made me realize I did not dream big enough!   I have revised my business plan 4 times in the past 12 months because I am still learning what works and what business options are available to me that I was not aware of.  To be simplistic, my goals have gone from “I want to make pretty jewelry” to “I want to collaborate with Christian Siriano“.  I threw that in there in case he reads your blog 🙂
What made you transition from corporate America to full time jewelry maker?
The transition happened by force.  I had been creating jewelry as a hobby for several years, always dreaming that some day my designs would be on beautiful women or on the runway or featured in a magazine.  If I only had the time.  Suddenly my whole world turned upside down. I got divorced and two weeks later I was laid off from my cushy management position. Talk about reality slapping you in the face. I felt lost like I was waving in the wind.  I had no direction, no identity and no security.  Yet during the months that passed, a small voice inside me kept whispering “Live your dream. It’s time.”.   I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I think that seemingly unbearable situation I found myself in at that time gave me the push I needed to finally go for it. While I was worrying about how to pay my rent I met with business people, found mentors, took business classes, wrote a business plan, learned new design techniques and moved forward with the strength and determination I never knew I had. And the designs just flowed out of me. You never know how strong you are until your only option is to be strong. That period was the darkest time in my life and I hope I never forget the hunger and drive I felt back then to make my business a success.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this awesome interview!

Dress Right for Your Body Type

If you read my Body Types post from last week, I’m sure you’re ready for part two! Well, here it is…

About the boob:

General rules of thumb for my girls that well endowed up top, whether you grew them yourself or you had some nip tuck help. (We aren’t mad at ya)

Avoid too many ruffles on top

Regarding horizontal stripes: do teeny ones or wide, almost blocks.

Find a good strapless bra – spend the money on it and try to find one that is convertible so you can wear it several ways

For my smaller chested ladies, wear those ruffles, get a great push up, and enjoy the pleasure of slipping on a bandeau and being able to go!

About to caboose:

These general rules apply to any body type, for my gifted girls. Take heed!

Printed pants are the #1 trend right now, but you have to do it right. Make sure that the print isn’t too busy, or too large. We want to accentuate, not exaggerate.

With pants; jeans or otherwise…make sure they fit in the waistband. Spend the money on one great pair of jeans and a great black trouser and get them taken in!

Balance out your boo-tay with a great structured jacket that you can throw on with jeans or a cute skirt.

This should shed a little more light on dressing right for your body type. Stay tuned for more next time!

Having a Personal Stylist is Not Just for A-Listers Anymore

Have you ever dreamed of having a personal stylist but couldn’t afford it?
Do you stand in your closet before an event totally stressed with nothing to wear?
Is going to the mall and shopping for yourself a nightmare?!

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you need a personal stylist. MYN is now your personal e-stylist. The first product is MYN Style Boards. They are customized to fit your lifestyle, saving you time!

Everyone is on Pinterest now – you can scour for hours, but do you ever find the exact outfit for you? For your body type and within your budget? You probably won’t!

MYN Style Boards are for the girl or guy on the go, I can get your board to you in less than 24 hours. MYN’s goal is to always be on the forefront of new age fashion. E-styling is the next wave in pop culture – be a part of it!

Not everyone can say they have a personal stylist, but you can!