The best gift that I received this holiday season was the gift of some time off. I was keen to stay put in California, eat well, sleep a lot, reflect on the past year and plan ahead for 2010.
2009 will go down as one of the most profound years of my life. It was my most traveled year to date. A quick scan had me turn up in Brazil a couple times, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, St Barth and across Europe including London, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm and Zurich on separate trips. My trip to Johannesburg in June to work at a girls’ school will go down on record as one of the most intense and rewarding trips. It was also a passionate year financially, on the family front and surrounding other personal matters–a powerful year that I’m happy to see behind me.
2010 starts with business on the mind. JC Report will relaunch this week. We’ve worked tirelessly to design a user-friendlier site. In addition to the meaty reporting we’re known for, we’re thrilled about our new online boutique in conjunction with some of the best fashion e-tailers as well as Trend Confirmation, our quarterly trend report. I’d love your feedback on the new site when we’re up and running.
I’ve spent the last seven Januarys in Brazil attending Fashion Rio and sometimes Sao Paolo Fashion Week. It’s a great trip to start off the year. It’s summertime and I have so many friends there now, every trip is like a homecoming. I leave to Rio tomorrow and will continue on to Sao Paolo for SPFW in addition to conducting a lecture on the denim market. Follow my dispatches from Brazil for the next 3 weeks.