Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hooray for Tara

Congrats to daughter, Tara Reich, for winning the 2009 Chicago Fashion Foundation Scholarship! Hard work and hope CAN do the deed - along with a great model,knocking wood, crossing fingers, and prayer.

Tara's come along way since bonding with the sewing machine in her junior-high home-ec class.

It's still amazing to know that Todd and I actually reared a fashion design sort. But her knowledge of antiques and anime were just the mix to do the trick, along with her uncompromising choices concerning design, fabrics, and workmanship. Having to find inspiration in the 1893 Chicago world's Fair found Tara hitting the local antique shops, reading "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson (I still haven't gotten to the first murder....), and using her corset making skill learned on the job. You just never know what skills you will need in life to accomplish the next big step.

So we're hoping that she's relaxed a little, slept a tad, and will now be able to get on with the work of finishing her senior days at Columbia College. Way to go Tara! And
THANKS! to all involved.

- Sue