Wow!!! I can't believe that I finally booked my first One Girl One Dress Fashion show event!! The first annual show for Who's Little? I will have the pleasure of teaming up with the most amazing non profit organization: CoachArt. CoachArt improves the lives of chronically and terminally ill children and their siblings through art! You can learn more about them here: http://coachart.org/
Together, we will host a fashion show in which the girls from CoachArt will model my collection on the runway. This star turn—complete with the full hair and makeup treatment—allows them to feel like pretty little celebrities and helps give them a momentary reprieve from the harsh realities of their day-to-day lives. But what I am most excited for is the moment they realize that they get to leave with the dress they modeled. I can't wait to meet these girls and help them feel like the princesses they are!!
Looking back to when Who's Little? was just an idea, a floating thought in my head, I remember thinking that if I can make this dream come true and actually launch this company that I would make sure I give back in some way. In fact, I knew that it was the only way that I would allow myself to start my own company. I just didn't know how I was going to do this!!
It wasn't till I was designing for a company called Baby Nay and had the honor of working with Disney on a children's clothing line called "It's a Small World" that I had the ah-ha moment!! There I was at some big creative review with the all the buyers when I was casually introduced to Blake Mycoskie from TOMS. When I say casually I mean he would not remember this moment or me at all!! It was a hand shake in between a great display of food and that was about it. But for me it was the defining moment, the answer, the fire under my ass, if you will, that I was waiting for to start my company. I was so inspired by Tom's business model of One For One, that it made me realize I wanted to do the same thing with my own company.
I went home that night and created the Who's Little? tag line " You're never too little to make a big difference". A chance to show children that no matter your age you can make a difference in the life of someone else. And that was the start of this journey....