I am a 27 year old couturier who loves yellow & blue. I am a Hmong-American designer from Wisconsin. On days I'm not designing, I'm most likely enjoying nature, watching anime or catching up on my Korean shows. My favorite season is Spring.
WHY I DESIGN
It's not easy for me to express myself verbally so I design and wear clothes to tell my personal stories. I love dressing up, sewing and being creative. Designing also taught me how to love myself and do what I want without overthinking. It heals me; it gives me a purpose and a mission in life. I don't know where this designing thing will take me, but I hope to give back to the community. I have a vision for my company and it is to grow into a fashion empire about people; not for profit nor exploitation.
I love expressing my feelings with clothes. When I'm happy, I usually play with color. On stressful days, I tend to dress in black. What I wear really depends on my mood. My go to dress is a simple black, ruched, wrap dress, of course knee length! I am quite short so I don't wear much full length dresses. Tea dresses are my favorite kind of dresses. The 1920's and 40's feel like home, but I love the present. There are days when I do like to expose a little skin like shoulers, and cleavage; these days don't happen often. I appreciate wearable art.
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LEROY SCHPANKINS XIONG
LeRoy loves sleeping, but not as much as eating and relaxing with mom and dad. He loves modeling and being a good baby. On his days off, he plays with his German shorthaired buddy---otherwise he woos the girls next door. Follow him on Instagram @leroyschpankins!
Al helps with shipping, production and marketing. He enjoys trying new cuisine and loves to travel. His favorite things are: working on his derby cars and running at demolition derbies.