- a conversation between Rhonda Hirata, the Marketing Director of the SF Design Center and me -
"Scot, I have a quick question to ask - do you have a dog?"
"Um . . . . no, I don't. But, I have access to an amazing dog, Redford. What do you need?"
Me and Redford. a German short-haired Pointer. Owned by Joe and Stacy, two
great friends and super-great clients.
"We're having a Dog Fashion Show here at the Design Center to raise money for The Canine Companions for Independence in February. You just need to design an outfit for Redford, using textiles from the design center, and then take part in the show. Interested?"
"Absolutely. I'd love to help out."
(my internal dialogue)
"Hmmmmm. What should I design for the show? Well, I spend so much of my time with Redford and Joe trail running every weekend . . . so, something outdoorsy could be good"
"Maybe even something with a hunting motif. Redford is after all a hunting breed"
"Some beautiful tweeds and plaids. Maybe some lush chocolate velvet for a collar treatment?"
|Shopping at Kravet for textiles . . .|
(several days later, the telephone rings . . . )
"Good afternoon. This is Scot."
"Hey Scot. It's Rhonda from the Design Center. Discovery Channel is showing some interest in covering the Haute Dog Fashion Show. Would you be interested in filming some 'behind-the-scenes' footage for the show?"
|At the Kravet Showroom in SF with showroom manager, Lisa Davis.|
"Sure. What are they looking for?"
"Well, I know you've been shopping at Kravet for the fabrics for the outfit. Could they get some film of you shopping . . . ?"
(A week or so later, the telephone rings . . . )
"Good afternoon, this is Scot."
"Hey Scot. I'm from the Discovery Channel - we'll plan to be in SF next week . . . could we also take some time and get on on-camera interview with you . . . ?
"Absolutely. We could even set up at the office for the interview. Would that work for you?"
So keep an eye out - I'll let you know if the show airs . . . none the less - it's been a great project to be involved with. If you want more information on the event - click here. Tickets are still available if you're in the area and want to come and see the style and hilarity.