Woo Hoo! Could I be any more excited? Two bits of just incredible news last week. Silhouette has just been shortlisted to be in the finals of TWO Awards! What is that all about? I can’t quite believe it and feel so proud that the business I love has been recognised in this way. It doesn’t matter what happens from here on in, just being in the Finals, is an amazing feeling.
Two very different awards…
The Mpower Mums in Business Award. For those of you that don’t know Mpower – it is headed by business coach, marketing guru and all round lovely person, Nicola Huelin, and provides support for mums in business and the juggling act they all have to face. It’s an incredibly supportive network of women and the Awards are just another way that the Mpower team celebrates “Mumpreneurs”. It is really humbling to be in the final lineup among such inspirational women and businesses.
The Second Award is the Junior Design Awards, run by the glossy, fabulous parenting magazine JUNIOR. It celebrates the best in children’s fashion, life and style and Silhouette is in the Final as Best Children’s Fashion Retailer with giants such as M & S. Really?! I keep pinching myself. It’s so exciting that as a finalist, I get to showcase what Silhouette is all about as a brand. I just have to make sure that I do it justice. I love each and every item I sell, so it’s going to be difficult to narrow down the choices and I only have until Friday to decide!
I’ve always loved what I do, I love the dresses I sell and the gorgeous customers I get to meet. Everyone looking for a party dress has a lovely occasion coming up and it’s so lovely to be a part of that excitement. I also love our new #GivingthruFashion program which means that I get to support an incredible charity called Teens Unite which helps young people suffering from cancer. So really, what’s not to love?!
Even so, it’s heartwarming to think that others might love it a little bit too. That really is the icing on the cake! And on those difficult days when the juggling isn’t going quite as well as it should, it’s that recognition that I’ll tap into to get me through the day.
Thank you Mpower and Junior Magazine. It really means so, so much……