The hand-lettered design category is where our new Animal Rescue shirt collection began! Last Summer, when I was introducing Max (aka boy’s clothes) to Trendy Little Sweethearts, a friend of mine and I were hanging out on the beach for a 4th of July party. We were talking about how we love t-shirts with funny sayings and how when you find a shirt that resonates with you, you could wear that thing forever!
97% of garments sold in the USA are made OUTSIDE of the USA. Only 3% are still manufactured here at home. I am so pumped to say we fall into that 3%!
The inspiration for our Walk the Dog Collection stems from daily life in Downtown LA (lovingly called DTLA by locals). DTLA is an eclectic mix of urban & chic, trendy & down-to-earth, style, people, and straight-up attitude.
One thing I do A LOT in my DTLA life is walk my dogs. We have walked the city blocks surrounding my loft more times than I could ever count, and never do we have the same experience twice.
This easily poured into picking pieces for our Walk the Dog experience. In our story, Max rolls out of bed to walk his dog on a daily basis, and Maddie visits the local shelter since she doesn’t have a dog of her own. Continue reading →
I had the chance to do one of the coolest things I have yet done this past Sunday with Shawn, Miya, and Bauer. We joined some of Miya’s friends from school, and some new friends we’ve recently made, at South LA Animal Services to read to dogs! It was a heart-warming, simple afternoon.
The premise behind our Read to Dogs event was to have young children and their families bring their favorite book to the shelter and connect with dogs who are looking for forever homes.
Through this fun and light-hearted event, dogs who are kenneled most of the day get a chance to relax, and children learn that they can make a difference, even at a young age. Continue reading →
Max and Maddie
are two cool friends,
who love great fashion
and all new trends.
Because they love
to dress in style,
they even walk the dog
in high profile!
Max has a dog
who is older than him,
but Man! He has energy,
at 6 AM!
Tiger licks his hand
and wakes him up,
he walks that pup! Continue reading →
So I had one of the coolest experiences of my life this week. Two amazing opportunities came up at the last minute.
First, I was able to attend the ultra-chic entrepreneur conference, iCONIC, in Downtown LA. Put on by CNBC, Inc. Magazine, and T-Mobile, it was held at the historic Ace Hotel on Broadway. Downtown LA has been home for the past two years, and I couldn’t be more proud of where I live and do business. Every day, new start-ups set up shop on these streets and bring more unique character to this already thriving area. It’s so much fun to be a part of DTLA’s “up-and-coming” phase and watch it transform right in front of my eyes.
Second, I was blessed with the opportunity to talk with Kate Rogers and other members of the CNBC Nightly Business Report team about being an entrepreneur at this time in history. Love this small clip that they included in their evening news segment!