Anna Brindley

Anna Brindley Suitable Pajamas - Founder and Designer
Dallas, TX
  • A couple of weeks ago, on a trip to CO, we took our oldest daughter to ride for the first time on a horse. For her age, it was recommended that she ride by a horse led by rope, by me.

    Rosco seemed like any other gentle horse. The first red flag for me should have been when the horse handler recommended that I avoid a particular corner for a turn because Rosco would want to eat. She assured me, Rosco was NOT hungry.

    It has been some time since I have been around horses. A few years ago, I took lessons. I learned that horses think in life and death scenarios and they must know WHO the head horse is. They want little to no doubt about who is the leader.

    As a business owner that is trying to get my company off the ground in a tough economy, I wrestle with how I should run this business, who I should approach for pitching to get exposure, and if I even think this idea I have for a clothing line is even a good one-- in short, how I will lead.  It is the ebb and flow of my mind and my [...]

  • Rejection can be painful to the ego. I will be the first to admit it. It can, however, be a good thing. 

    Just before Christmas, I met with a local retailer owner. Her store is such a fun place to shop with such a great mix of products. Because I met her through a friend she offered to host a Pajama Party/ Trunk show for me. Excited to work with her, I said I would love to. The store, of course, in its great product mix, did not have pajamas or lounge wear. I was so grateful for the opportunity to work with this really cool owner, I just let that “minor” detail slide...... 

    Having had one trunk show under my belt, I thought I knew what I was doing. But here is how I would do things going forward, differently. First, I would have had signs on the door announcing a Trunk the designer etc.. Second, I would have had the e-mail blasts go out earlier and then again right before (this part was not in my control but I would suggest it going forward). Third, I would have [...]

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