First take a deep breath.  I know the business of fashion is hard and accomplishing anything work during the holidays is super challenging.

Now, say this with me: We’re all right where we should be. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have achieved your full potential, can’t rise higher or are even stuck. Bruno Mars, along with Eminem uses “Lighters” to explain that life is a journey.

It can be hard, especially in the cut-throat business of fashion.  There will be negativity, haters, envious people and even well meaning people who just don’t get it who would rather tell you no than help you figure out how to get to yes.

Continue Reading How to Live Out Your Dreams

For those of you who know me, you know I went to law school determined to be a fashion lawyer.  I also hoped that Fashion Law would eventually become taught in law schools coast to coast.  I never imagined that I would be one of those professors, and the field would become so well regarded so quickly!  I am grateful for all your support and am encouraged that so many of you want to join the Fashion Law movement.

Continue Reading Fashion Law 101: How To Become A Fashion Lawyer

When I first suggested to friends and colleagues that there is such a thing as “fashion law,” they laughed. Now, fifteen years into being a practicing Fashion Lawyer (as a Fashion Litigator and doing Fashion transactions), I don’t get any laughter when I tell people what I do. Most ask:

Continue Reading Fashion Law 101: How to Create a Movement

Allegedly, “industry sources” have advised WWD that the House Judiciary subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet has scheduled a hearing on a new bill based on the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (“IDPPPA”) or the Destruction of Affordable Fashion Bill, as I call it.

Continue Reading Destruction of Affordable Fashion Bill Gets a Hearing Date!