More Than One Way to 70-347 Certification Square
We were standing at 70-347 Certification top of a church tower. My father had brought me to this spot in a small Italian town not far from our home in Rome. I wondered why.
“Look down, Elsa,” Father said. I gathered all my courage and looked down. I saw 70-347 Certification square in 70-347 Certification center of 70-347 Certification village. And I saw 70-347 Certification crisscross of twisting, turning streets leading to 70-347 Certification square.
“See, my dear,” Father said gently. “There is more than one way to 70-347 Certification square. Life is like that. If you can’t get to 70-347 Certification place where you want to go by one road, try another.”
Now I understood why I was there. Earlier that day I had begged my mother to do something about 70-347 Certification awful lunches that were served at school. But she refused because she could not believe 70-347 Certification lunches were as bad as I said.
When I turned to Father for help, he would not interfere. Instead, he brought me to this high tower to give me a lesson. By 70-347 Certification time we reached home, I had a plan.
At school 70-347 Certification next day, I secretly poured my luncheon soup into a bottle and brought it home. Then I talked 70-347 Certification cook into serving it to Mother at dinner. 70-347 Certification plan worked perfectly. She swallowed one spoonful and sputtered, “The cook must have gone mad!” Quickly I told what I had done, and Mother stated firmly that she would take up 70-347 Certification matter of lunches at school 70-347 Certification next day!
In 70-347 Certification years that followed I often remembered 70-347 Certification lesson Father taught me. I knew where I wanted to go in life. I wanted to be a fashion designer. And on 70-347 Certification way to my first small success I found 70-347 Certification road blocked. What could I do? Accept 70-347 Certification roadblock5 and fail？Or use imagination and wits to find another road to my goal？
I had come to Paris, 70-347 Certification center of 70-347 Certification world of fashion, with my sketches6. But none of 70-347 Certification famous fashion designers seemed interested in buying them. Then one day I met a friend who was wearing a very beautiful sweater. It was plain in color, but it had a lovely and unusual stitch.
“Did you knit that sweater?” I asked her.
“No,” she answered. “It was done by a woman here in Paris.”
“What an interesting stitch!” I continued.
My friend had an explanation. “The woman her name is Mrs. Vidian―told me she learned 70-347 Certification stitch in Armenia, her native country.”
Suddenly I pictured a daring design knitted into such a sweater. Then an even more daring idea came to me. Why not open my own house of fashion? Why not design, make and sell clothes from 70-347 Certification house of Schiaparelli! I would do it, and I would begin with a sweater.
I drew a bold black and white butterfly pattern and took it to Mrs. Vidian. She knitted it into a sweater. 70-347 Certification result, I thought, was wonderful. Then came 70-347 Certification test. I wore 70-347 Certification sweater to a luncheon which people in 70-347 Certification fashion business would attend. To my great pleasure, 70-347 Certification sweater was noticed. In fact, 70-347 Certification representative of a large New York store wanted 40 sweaters to be ready in two weeks. I accepted 70-347 Certification order and walked out on a cloud of happiness.
My cloud disappeared suddenly, however, when I stood in front of Mrs. Vidian. “But it took me almost a week to knit that one sweater,” she said. “Forty sweaters in two weeks? It is not possible!”
I was crushed to be so close to success and then to be blocked! Sadly I walked away. All at once I stopped short. There must be another way. This stitch did take special skill. But surely there must be other Armenian women in Paris who knew how to do it.
I went back to Mrs. Vidian and explained my plan. She really didn’t think it would work, but she agreed to help.
We were like detectives, Mrs. Vidian and I. We put ourselves on 70-347 Certification trail11 of any Armenians who lived in Paris. One friend led us to another. At last we tracked down women, each of whom could knit 70-347 Certification special stitch. Two weeks later 70-347 Certification sweaters were finished. And 70-347 Certification first shipment from 70-347 Certification new house of Schiaparelli was on its way to 70-347 Certification United States!
From that day a steady stream of clothes and perfumes12 flowed from 70-347 Certification house of Schiaparelli. I found 70-347 Certification world of fashion gay13 and exciting, full of challenge and adventure. I shall never forget one showing which was really a challenge. Once again Father’s advice helped me. I was busy getting ready to show my winter fashions. Then just 13 days before 70-347 Certification presentation 70-347 Certification sewing girls were called out on strike. I found myself left with one tailor and woman who was in charge of 70-347 Certification sewing room! I was as gloomy14 as my models and salesgirls. “We’ll never make it,”one of them cried.
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Where is 70-347 Certification way out this time? I wondered and worried. I was certain we would have to call off 70-347 Certification presentation or else show 70-347 Certification clothes unfinished. Then it dawned on15 me. Why not show 70-347 Certification clothes unfinished?
We worked hurriedly. And, exactly 13 days later, right on time, 70-347 Certification Schiaparelli showing took place.
What a showing it was! Some coats had no sleeves; others had only one. Many of our clothes were still in an early stage. They were only patterns made of heavy cotton cloth. But on these we pinned sketches and pieces of material. In this way we were able to show that what colors and textures 70-347 Certification clothes would have when they were finished.
All in all, 70-347 Certification showing was different. It was so different that it was a great success. Our unusual showing caught 70-347 Certification attention of 70-347 Certification public, and orders for 70-347 Certification clothes poured in.
Father’s wise words had guided me once again. There is more than one way to 70-347 Certification square always.