I can’t even believe it was 11 years ago today that I hosted the first Posh Party. My sister in love Robin and I decided to rekindle the trunk show company we had began in the late 80′s (JewellRobin’s) but with an intentional twist. We of course wanted women to find clothes they loved but that wasn’t enough. We wanted to create a atmosphere where women could network, feel inspired, meet new friends and find a cute dress or two. I wanted a safe environment for women to be themselves and above all….. serve them. We did it. Eleven years of the best parties because the guest list were always filled with the best people.
When year 10 came, I felt the itch of change. But it wasn’t my turn just yet. Last Black Friday my second granddaughter was a month old and the next baby was on her way. I decided to let the business hang on and decide what was next in the spring. Well you know how the story goes….. man plans but God orders our steps.
The spring surely came and just when I felt like things were on track I got a vision only God could give that I couldn’t ignore. My dear friend Janice Harvey was on my front porch creating a spring landscape like only she can when I clearly had my 1st store vision. I said, Janice… we should open a store front. Now… let me give you our history. Janice’s husband Ken came to the Redskins 22 years ago… she fit right in with the sisterhood circle of wives and even became my business partner in a design company. We have history but it probably wasn’t a total shock to her after all, I’m the one in the group with all the bright ideas lol.
Anyway, she looked at me and said ok, let me run it by Ken. I thought it was a great idea to mention it to Darrell too- we agreed that if they said no we’d carry on. Later that night she text me and said Ken likes the idea, Darrell did too and for me that was crazy scary but it’s always confirmation for me that God is in the mix when I get scared. I said Janice I’ll make some calls and see if there is a building that needs us and fits in our budget. After several listings that I didn’t like (it had been about 48 hours but I like moving fast:) I called my brother in law and asked if he had seen anything I could use for a new store…. he said, I just bought the perfect spot for you. Woah….
Ok we have a building now what….
We knew we needed cash to build out, furniture and a million things we hadn’t thought of. We just said, God if it’s not you shut every door…. they all flew open!
Week 2 we need a name…..
I literally woke up knowing it was Studio Twenty8 Fifty7. Darrell and Ken’s numbers combined. I wanted it to be a studio because I wanted the design element, private events and still the ability to do trunk shows for designers. Guess God liked to too, we even managed to have 2857 in our phone number.
So, all that to say Posh will be doing business as Studio Twenty8 Fifty7 in a building we own in Leesburg. Beautiful clothes, design services, gifts, children’s clothes and yes private appointments on Mondays.
It’s certainly a new season…. God said so and I Love it!