**Thank you all for commenting below. Congratulations to Velma, Jennifer, Janell, Meghan and Sam on winning the Lucia Shabby Top! Make sure you check your email so we can get this pretty little number sent your way. ~ Lucia**
Friends Forever is almost here! This summer flew by, and yes, we are so incredibly excited to show you all that we have in store for the fall. But first, we want to tell you all about last week’s Dress Rehearsal, our annual Trunk Keeper conference here in Fort Wayne, IN. Oh, it was so good to connect with so many of our fabulous Trunk Keepers who help make our company what it is!
We love to fill our conferences with fun, fashion, workshops, and more! The week began with our Senior Team Leaders showing off their artistic skills at Bottle and Bottega, a painting studio and wine bar. As their website says, “’Every artist was first an amateur’ (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Some just need a little more coaxing to get started (ahem, wine, anyone?).” These ladies, along with Jeff, Matilda Jane’s CEO, showed off their skills by decorating some pretty Matilda Jane-inspired stemware.
As the week continued, we kicked off the official start of the conference with an awards ceremony and tribute to our wonderful friend, Denise DeMarchis. As we always say, Matilda Jane is more than just clothes, and to see so much heart and soul in one room because of what this amazing woman started was pretty incredible.
It’s easy to tell how much our Trunk Keepers support each other and truly care about one other as they shared their tips, tricks, and stories throughout the week. These awesome ladies are all about lifting each other up and celebrating the successes of the season and the difference they can make in the lives around them.
Now, it wouldn’t be a Matilda Jane conference without fashion, food, and fun….right?! Well, we tried to deliver all that and more! In between all the training and information, there was also a Platinum bag designing session and a little thing we call Art Fair. We love planning special little details to make our Trunk Keepers smile. It is just one of the things that makes this company so special!
Matilda Jane’s growth in the past few years is nothing short of amazing…Denise left some pretty big shoes to fill, and we want to continue to do more, be more, and create more! Our team is still growing, both at the home office and with new Trunk Keepers, so this week was really exciting as so many of us came together at Dress Rehearsal.
It was amazing to see all the love, soul, and excitement that was present. AMAZING, truly inspiring! You know that feeling when something just feels right? Or when you feel like all the pieces are falling into place? That’s what Dress Rehearsal felt like, and it makes me smile and feel a little giddy inside that I am lucky enough to be part of such a wonderful group of people. What a perfect way to kick off Friends Forever!
So now, time for a little giveaway… remember that adorable Lucia Shabby Top (the one with apples ?)? Well, comment below about one of your favorite people in your life and you both might get this beautiful top sent your way to start the school year off right!
Ciao for now,