There has been some big changes happening around the Good As Gold camp lately. I had an idea that I wanted to expand, and boy, did I ever. Now, I’m not going to dish EVERYTHING, because I want to wait for the actual launch, but I figured I should introduce my new partner.

So, Good As Gold will be releasing products sometime soon. They are solely ours and done by us. At one point I thought about doing something wholesale oriented, but at the end of the day, I want it to be uniquely us. Something that I’m proud of. Something that has Good As Golds name on it because it was thought up and produced by Good As Gold. Pretty cool, right? Plus, I didn’t feel compfortable selling something that might not be made correctly etc. That seems like a whole lot of problems that could lead to a big shit storm that ultimately could really ruin the brands name. I’ve come too damn far to let something like that ruin the hard work that I’ve put in over the past years.

Anyhow, back to the mystery broad. The lady in question is one of my best friends and has a similar, yet different style than me. Which, honestly, I really need. Everyone would be getting products that look like they were on tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd if I was left to my own vices. We have been friends for so long that we started off not really liking each other, moved to aqquaintances, and shortly thereafter, became tighter than a clams ass. We have sat around bitching about not being engaged, to being engaged on the same day, to being in each other’s weddings, to being pregnant at the same time, and finally, having our babies a couple of months apart. She has seen me through bad health, deaths, and everything in between. She has watched me have an anxiety attack about someone talking negatively about me and has always responded with a hug and a “Who the fuck cares. Fuck them”. She is someone who I call when I have great news, bad news, when I need a drink of wine, or when I need back up.

Now, I know, there’s an age old saying that you should never work with friends. You never know. Maybe it will work, and maybe it won’t. What I do know, is every time we have ever had an argument, it has resulted in a phone call the next morning as soon as we have woken up. There’s never yelling, there’s only ever been a conversation about the problem. Always resulting in an apology and forgiveness. Fact of the matter is, even if there are some bumps in the road, there will also be a lot of laughter, hard work, and drinks.

Thank you for wanting to be a part of this April Rome. Your friendship, great style, and fuck you attitude makes me excited for what the future holds. Even the most mundane tasks, from hand picking our tags, ordering materials, and planning, has been a great experience. I haven’t been this excited about anything in a while. I can’t wait to see where this new venture takes us.