(one of our first CLC meetings via Oovoo last June 2011)
Can you believe it's our first birthday??? What a year! It feels like these past 12 months have flown by so fast and it was just yesterday the 3 of us were in the Philippines plotting our new business venture together, yet so much has happened with Cayetano Legacy Collection that we often feel like we’re old pros at this. We've been blessed with the progress and the growth of the company, and we are thankful to all of you because we know we couldn’t have done ANY of it without you.
This past year we've garnered press through morning shows such as The Daily Buzz, CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, CBS WISH-TV Indianapolis;major publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Scrubs Magazine, Little Black Dress; and our pieces have been seen on television shows such as "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" on BravoTV and most recently, on NBC's "The Voice", among other great features we were lucky to be supported by.
Not only are we selling our pieces through our e-commerce site (www.cayetanolegacy.com) and our traveling trunk shows in boutiques across the country, but our designs will soon be available on major retailer Zappos.com! We were lucky enough to be chosen out of hundreds of applicants to be a part of their emerging designer program. You can find us there this August, and that, hopefully is the start of our major retailer sales (where will you see CLC next?!).
We've also grown our family to include our Creative Strategists in select major cities. In addition to the 3 of us founders, we've added these 4staffers (Jessica, Lisa, Raquel, and Bridget – all fabulous, beautiful and freaking amazing!) to help publicize Cayetano Legacy Collection in their markets, showcase our styles, and spread the word on how we're working to help local citizens of the Philippines, with the goal of raising theeconomic status there.
While some of these opportunities and our newly appointed staffers came through traditional outreach, even more of them came because you all opened your network of colleagues and friends to us that have helped us grow. (Quick shoutout to those that we bug on pretty much an everyday basis with all of our CLC requests: Stace, Josh, Eddie, Wil, Jim and of course mom and dad.) We couldn't have accomplished any of this without your love and support in our first year. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
If you know us personally, then you know us sisters have a big sweet tooth - so of course, celebrating CLC's birthday was a good reason to indulge in some birthday cake! As a thank you, and so you can celebrate this feat with us, we wanted to share this sweet treat: for all orders made throughout the month of June, our birthday month, we will ship you yummy cake treats, in partnership with "Half Baked Co."
Happy birthday to ALL of us! Cheers!
Lots of love and thanks,
Karen, Gail and Christine
(Happy 1 year birthday Everyone!!)