Would you rather be awesome at one thing or pretty good at many things? I don’t know.
I daydream about my future HGTV show (that I host) and how universally loved it will be and what other offers it would lead to… A furniture line? I’m not really a furniture designer, but that kinda makes sense, sure—I’ll do it. A line of fabrics with Maharam? I’m not a textile designer, but my God, it’s MAHARAM, yes of course! A fashion line? (Because, while I may be hosting a fantasy TV show on design, I will be dressed impeccably). No. Absolutely not. I’m not a fashion designer. I don’t know how to make a thing. I could attempt to draw something, but it wouldn’t be as good as someone who knows what they’re doing. But then I would sing and they would love it and then I’d record an album without knowing how to write songs, read music, or play an instrument…*
*The only place any of this exists is in my mind. None of this is happening.
I like Kelly Wearstler, but when I heard she was coming out with a fashion line, I was skeptical and then proven wrong. Vera Wang does a lot of stuff well—wedding gowns, linens, jewelry. I smile any time I see a Diane Von Furstenberg logo. Did I buy a Tory Burch lunchbox at Target? I certainly did.
Is being good at “design” a blanket term for being good at lots of things? I don’t know. I’m interested in design, I work at it and in it, but, I know I’m not good at ALL things “design.” But MAYBE, if I took these scissors to my favorite shirt…I could just… Nope. Ruined it.