Tuesday, February 12, 2008

We’re all winners!

Karen Kitazaki of C.S. Wo contacted me about being one of the guest models for the fashion show at their Chinese New Year celebration party this weekend. With C.S. Wo being one of our major sponsors for next week’s workshop, how could I say no? My only condition was if I was going to do this, so would my business partner, Lissa. (Lissa: “I should have told you no. What made you think I can model?”)

In between all of the preparations for the workshop, we made our way over to C.S. Wo for a fitting. There we were, two businesswomen amongst 18- to 22-year-old Amazons! I’m not going to give our age, but boy, did we feel out of place! Let’s just say we could be their MUCH older sisters. I kept telling Monique Zhang, the gorgeous designer of these fine fashions, and Victor, her fashion show coordinator, that if they had enough models for the show already, our feelings would not be hurt! Unfortunately they didn’t take us up on our offer!

Well, we were flattered to be asked to be a part of this, but I have to say that anyone could look good in these beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handmade clothes. I don’t care if I COULD be those girls’ much older sister—I must say, I do look fabulous in them. And Lissa looks alright too. (Lissa: “You better believe I look alright—and several people told me I look younger than you!”)

Today we drew the name of the winner of our $I000 gift certificate from SoHa Living. At the BIA Home Show we announced this promotion for new people who registered for our free online community. I made a call to our lucky winner: Sunny Lee-Oshiro of Honolulu. Congratulations Sunny!

I had a great time talking with her. I found out she’s a Realtor and even does staging for other Realtors in her office. She told me she’s coming to the workshop and when I asked why, she said because she knows there’s so much more to learn. In fact, she’s buying a home, and said she’s going to use the gift certificate for some new pieces for it. She’s been using our website and loves it—it’s already one of her bookmarked favorites and she’s emailed it to all her friends. She watches all the videos and she even knew about my trip to Vegas from reading this blog! So congratulations, Sunny! I am so thrilled that somebody as enthusiastic as you is our winner!


wow, sunny, am so jealous! congratulations--that's a beautiful store and i'm sure you'll find some great things.

I am sooooo EXCITED to attend this workshop! I can't WAIT to learn from the Pro!! I love your style Cathy and I know I will be able to use it in my business and my home!

Thank You!!!
Sunny Lee-Oshiro