Friday, October 26, 2012

My Alter-Ego Has a Big Heart

I don't think I've ever told you guys why I named my clothing line Mena. I didn't just pull it out of thin air, though it may seem. Misty Rose is a pretty swell name to grow up with but as many people like to point out it sounds like a stage name. The kind of dimly lit stage where one dollar bills are lustfully shoved in your underthings. That's cool [I guess], but hundred dollar bills lovingly placed in my 401K turn me on more. Call me middle class.

I digress:

When I was 6, my mom used to babysit this adorable little blue-eyed, tow haired boy. He must've been about 2 years old at the time. His mother would drop him off at our house really early in the morning while I was still sleeping. He kind of adored me for some reason I'll never know. He would lay down at my door and call my name through the crack. Except he couldn't say Misty. He called me Mena. He would yell "Mena, Mena, Mena!" until I got out of bed and played with him. It didn't take very long for the rest of my family to adopt the nickname, though often times they sweeten it to Menaberry.

Mena is my alter-ego.  Mena is the one all the boys and girls want to play with. She is fun. She smiles often and is quick to laughter.  Whereas Misty is at times impatient, fearful and cranky; Mena is confident and strong. Basically Mena is to Misty as Eminem is to Marshall Mathers but with less violence and more bad-assery. Yeah I said it. Mena is more bad ass than Eminem.

Louisa Blouse available HERE

That golden haired girl in the picture up there is the perfect Mena girl. Her name may be Louise but she embodies the Mena ideal in my head. She is one of my very favorite people in the whole wide world. Since I'm not going to change the name of my clothing line right now I figured the least I could do is name that blouse after her.

After all it matches her big heart,..... and big hearts are pretty bad ass in my opinion.
Dont you think?


1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! thank you so much Misty, you are amazing! I love your big heart too.