Category Archives: Stories

#ShopSmall Alternatives to Black Friday Holiday Shopping

With the holidays just around the corner, you’ve probably started to notice your email and news feed being flooded by Black Friday sale previews. It can be hard to not feel enticed by all of the great deals that are showing up every other day in your inbox, however -- it is all an illusion.…
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Moms Behind the Scenes

Last year for Mother’s Day I interviewed some moms who were clients of mine, so this year I decided to focus on moms who work “behind the scenes”, like I do. Each is an entrepreneur, wearing all of the hats, raising children and running successful businesses. People will often ask moms, “how do you do…
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Telling Stories Through Fashion

About a year ago I was asked to speak for students at Lakes Community High School for their annual Writer's Week program, to show how to tell stories through fashion. I was honored to share my own personal story, how I got interested in the industry, how I started my career as a pattern maker,…
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Press: Voyage Chicago

I'm excited to share a recent feature in Voyage Chicago - which is a site dedicated to telling the stories of creatives, artists and entrepreneurs in the Chicago area. I was thrilled to be nominated and have the opportunity to share my experiences on how I got my start, how I overcome challenges in my…
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