Fashion Designer, Senior Fashion Editor, Writer, Author and Film Producer extraordinaire.
She was born on June 24, 1965, in San Diego, California. Her parents are of Cuban, French and Lebanese descent. She is the elder of two children. By the age of four she would see her parent’s divorce. By age 11, with her mother’s second divorce, Stacey quickly learned that nothing lasts forever. It was during the second divorce that Stacey was sexually abused by a relative, and expected to keep quiet and deal with those demons alone. It was those two incidents that forever shaped her life in ways she would not know until years later. Deciding to seek help at the age of 19 for what she would call her dark years, she met therapist, Gerry Limpic. He would be the first of many to change the course of her life. He believed and fought for her rights. He felt it was necessary to expose and remove Stacey from this toxic family situation. It is in this process that she lost her dad’s side of the family and had to rebuild her life with the help of family and friends.
As one enters into ones second stage of life, it gives room for pause. While Stacey has no regrets for setting up her own rules and not following what was to be expected of her, it is with this wisdom and her distinguished skill sets that she decided to become her own boss. Her first business aptly named “Your Own Girl Friday” http://www.yourowngirlfriday.com/ was developed as a full- service concierge style platform that catered to personal clients and professional businesses with all types of needs.
In 2012 with “Your Own Girl Friday” in full swing, Stacey decided to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer, thus Blanchet Designs www.staceyblanchet.com was born. She held her first fashion show for charity on September 23, 2010. Over the next four years, she would design dresses for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Prime Time Emmys. In her first two years, she designed dresses for the 2013 Oscars and Grammys for a red carpet sweep,
During the launch of Blanchet Designs, she decided to enter into the writing and publishing world. Stacey published a small eBook titled “Romantic Encounters” in 2012 which to date has sold 400 copies. With her magazine contacts firmly in hand, she set out to explore her journalistic side. She picked a fashion photographer/artist, magazine publisher and a film maker to interview over the course of a year and a half. To date her interviews have been featured in 22 magazines worldwide.
Stacey’s life story titled “The Journey to Myself” was released in July 2012 and won an “Award of Merit” from the Indie Film Festival and was an “Official Selection” of the Cine Fest of Las Vegas 2012. It is now available for purchase on Amazon.
By setting out in her twenties to discover and forge her own road map, Stacey Blanchet, has lived life on her own terms. She has taken every challenge and met it head on only to emerge stronger on the other side. With her businesses, fashion designing, writing, publishing and film making, there are no limits to what Stacey Blanchet can accomplish. She lives life on her own terms and states that “she wants to be a work in progress until the day she dies”. Something we should all aspire to do.