This week I had the pleasure of going behind the scenes as VMarie owner Rickie Gonzales prepared for his VMarie Prive' Fall 2009 Show coming up this Saturday. The VMarie Prive' Fall 2009 Collection is a turning point for Rickie, who is known as one of the hottest designers in Arizona. Not only is he showcasing his Fall collection, but he is introducing the launch and mass production of the VMarie Newport Resort 2010 Collection, a first for the growing company.
However, through it all, Rickie stays grounded and focused, never letting the fame get to his head and always taking care of those next to him. My first stop on my behind the scenes journey was the VMarie model casting call. I enjoyed meeting the VMarie staff and getting an inside look at Rickie’s design process.