Ok so, obviously that other comments thread is getting out of hand lol not that I care what ANYone who isn't directly in my life thinks, because I know how weird people on the internet are, and can be. So I know not to let any of that affect me, all the rumors and blah blah blah. That stuff is silly and very amusing to me. Sure I put my relationship "out there"... I guess. All I ever say is My girlfriend is the best and my girlfriend is awesome. I've never put a picture out or really gotten into our relationship and its dynamics, so if thats putting it out there, then... Ok cool fine lol
BUT! What I do have somewhat of a problem with, and where I do start to take offense is the notion, thought and idea of someone being given credit for getting me to where I am. I will not deny that Andrej did get me a lot of press after the photo shoot we did, and being friends with her has led me to meet certain people I wouldn't have met as soon as I did. But to say that my brand is what it is and where it is only after being friends with Andrej is really just... NOT true haha I was in a showroom before the photo shoot, I was in stores before the photo shoot, and I had a blog and brand following before the photo shoot. I mean my brand was on the right track even before I had ever met Andrej. It was the hard work of my mom, my team and myself that got me to where I am. I creative direct every shoot I do, I style about 90% of every lookbook that ADEEN has and I design 100% of anything ADEEN. When buyers come to the showroom in LA and e-mail us its all about our work and our product. Anyone can be given a spotlight, its what you do under that spotlight that will determine how far you go.
Oh and to the idiot that says being in pictures with Andrej at parties is like unlimited press and all that... what major blogs have any of those pictures been on? The only pictures those ever show up on are the fan blogs and those are the fans of Andrej... Not buyers and my customer base. Nothing against the Andrej fan blogs and saying anything negative about them, from what I've read they are very nice and supporting people of Andrej and I. Just saying, thats not real press for me and my brand.
But yeah thats all I wanted to say :) It doesn't even really bother me that much, because I know where I am and how I got there. The people who really matter know that as well. You silly internet weirdos can continue to have your opinions. Because at the end of the day if you aren't supporting me and my dream, then you don't really matter to me! Thanks for everyone who has been supporting me, I see it and I appreciate it, you really mean everything to me! Thanks!