Friday, February 6, 2009

Cochenille Turns 20!

Oh my gosh... how did it happen! Cochenille, my company turned twenty years old today. It seems that the time has just flown. I guess the saying is true.. when you are having fun, time just flies.

For the celebration dinner, Cochenille folk, from present and past joined together to share fond memories of the past 20 years.

Left to right... Tracy, our ever-bouncy golden girl; Joline, our friend, helper and great supporter; Sonia, the current right-hand of Cochenille, and great friend; and me... Susan.. the crazy one who started this all, twenty years ago.

Watch for specials soon to be posted to the site, in celebration of our twentieth year.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

What I'm Reading

I've just started a book called "A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire" by Amy Butler Greenfield.

This is a history book of sorts, but it covers the history of the color red, and of Cochenille (my company namesake....

I find it fascinating to see how color played such an important role in life.

I'm pulling out all sorts of tidbits to share in my Textiles and Fashion History classes.