It is rare for people to surprise me....it is even more rare for them to surprise me in a good way. You, sir, are the razor-sharp tip of the sword of the fashion industry in this country. You are not only creative; you inspire others. You are not only a perfectionist; you see the beauty in everything and everyone. You are not only a leader; you trust yourself enough to create the dreams of others.
In an industry rife with bickering and backstabbing, you stand calm and confident. You exude warmth and welcome, and your smile is a haven in the backstage babble of insecurity. In this place where originality is expected and smothered at the same time, you not only hold your own with elegance and grace, you allow others to feel accepted and worthy too.
So, thank you. Your support and compassion in amongst the over-shoulder-glares, is so appreciated. It is no surprise to me that you have a legion of loving supporters and talent who radiated towards you and your work.
It means more to me than you know...or will ever realise. Thank you.
With warmest regards and much respect,