Not an Overnight Success Story…

Anne Emerick
8 min readDec 15, 2019

Baby-boomer, Marla Wynne’s rise from out-of-work TV producer to hugely-successful fashion designer has been told and retold as a courageous Baby-Boomer reinvention story. It often sounds like Marla grabbed a sewing machine, pitched her creations to an investor and voila, a new line of clothing was born.

Marla Wynne — Looking awesome in one of her own creations.

But the truth was a lot more complicated and the path to success more twisted than that, as I learned when…

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Anne Emerick

Programmer by day. Author by night. As I put on running tights, I imagine I’m a superhero. Creator of Unemploymentville.com and No-Work Spanish.