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Last week, as I was getting ready for the nine56 studio pre-shop, I had a moment of reflection that I posted about on my personal social media accounts.  My thoughts from that moment have lingered with me as I am about to enter into the final week of my engagement to my fiancé. I knew that I wanted to marry my fiancé after only a month of dating him.  We had said “I love you” in that time, we were each others best friends.  He was something I was so certain of and I have never questioned that.  Although we have different view points on many topics and tend to have different ideas on how to do things, we always...
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IT'S LOCAL

Minneapolis Spring 2017 fashion week is just around the corner. It is a week that will mark the first time that nine56 studio is out in the physical world.   It is a terrifying and invigorating idea, that for the first time the product that I have been working so hard to create, will be in the hands and eyes of those who I created it for.  Although there is no way I can be fully prepared for how the markets will go, I am very excited that no matter what the outcome, I will be able to take away new findings about how women are interacting with my garments and get a better direction of how my brand will...
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MY OWN CLOSET

I wanted to take this blog post to write about my own closet.   In this time of highly polarized conversations happening throughout our country daily, I think it is more important than ever to have integrity in our words and in our actions.   Being a part of the sustainable movement in fashion was something that was always very appealing to me when I was in school.  However, it wasn’t until I was able to see into the industry that I realized that a truly sustainable label, from sourcing fabrics, to the amount of waste created on the cut floor, to how the garment is being made, is almost impossible for existing brands to transition to.   I had...
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WHAT WE DO WHEN WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO

I found myself, early on a Wednesday morning standing in front of my kitchen counter with a machine that resembled a small spaceship.  Next to me was a pile of carrots that I had just washed.  I turned on our new juicer and I pushed the first carrot into the turning blade.  Day one of the cancer fighting diet had begun. When my family first found out about my dad’s cancer, we were overwhelmed.  We were overwhelmed with the news of sickness but also with the seemingly endless alternative methods to fighting cancer and the pressure to do the ‘right thing’ to save my dad. I learned a new word during this time in our cancer battle.  That word was...
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2017

2016 was a year that was filled with a lot of good things for me. I graduated college with a degree that I am excited about.  I got a job with a brand that I really believe in. I celebrated a one year anniversary with my boyfriend who I love very much. I started my own business. Despite these landmark events, however, I stumble into 2017 with many loose ends.   I embark into the adventure of 2017 with my head a mess, my emotions dizzying, in constant pursuit of the best strategy with which to tackle the questions that life has presented me.   Since the moment I decided to start nine56 studio, I was suddenly facing many unexpected...
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MARY MARGRET FLOERSCH AND ME

    When I was younger, and actually up until only a few months ago, my grandmother was always interested by whatever creative endeavor I was exploring that day.   She would always say to me that she hoped she lived long enough to see what I ended up doing with my life.  As the fates would have it, she passed away on the Monday after I had my first photoshoot for nine56.   In honor of her fighting spirit and her grace, I am dedicating my first collection to my grandmother, Mary Margaret Floersch.  I have named all of the styles after her family members and the people who were important to her.   My grandmother was loved by...
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