Friday, September 26, 2014


In todays modern culture women are bombarded with magazine ads, movies, television and music videos - and all you see are half naked, photo shopped/pin up girls.  How can you compete with that you think, am I right?  I'll tell you how, you don't. Why?  Because, it's not real.  Society these days has given women a complex and it has become downright dangerous and misleading.  Because at the end of the day all they want to do is sell you something.

I got into fashion for the love of creating garments that conveyed elegance, and that brought out the beauty in every women.  But, fashion these days also has missed the point.  Nowadays anybody who picks out a pin, button or print thinks they can call themselves a designer - IT JUST DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT!  And it's a shame!  Take for instance my students, when they go out into the real world who do the jobs go to?  Some A, B or C list celebrity putting their name on something that they didn't design.  All they had to do was approve it.  Jobs that should be going to real, talented designers go to these fake/poser designers looking to make a quick buck.

I want to finish with this - some of you out there have expressed that you don't feel beautiful until you put on one of my designs (it's an honor that my designs make you feel that way), but you are all beautiful, please you must know that, and that you must wear the clothes and not the other way around.  What I mean by that is, you can wear a turkish towel and some pearls as long as you exude confidence - anything can work.  Believe in yourself and others will too!  Reclaim your power from societies imaginary and unattainable standards and live your life in power not defeat, Simonton Says.

Take care for now.




  1. Amen, George! It's hard to deal with the perfect, airbrushed women in the magazines and elsewhere. I think there's a huge difference between you and the "celebrity" designers. It's obvious when you describe your designs on QVC, and talk about details in the garments, that there's a huge gap between you and them talent-wise. I think that's why you have such a loyal following on Facebook, QVC, etc. I trust you far more than I would a celebrity. Thanks again for all you do -- the great clothing and words of encouragement and support. It really helps. God bless you!

  2. Hell Janice! Fancy meeting you here again. :))
    Thank you for all the kind words in response to this important topic. I enjoy hearing your thoughts and comments here on my blog site - keep it up!!! Until next time. Love your friend, George XOXO

  3. Janice my dear, I meant to say, "Hey, Janice". Talk to you soon!