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Inspired by...Melissa Dawn Designs

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Inspired by...Melissa Dawn Designs

  I am a wife and mom to one human and two dogs. I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration and Wedding and Social Event Planner Certificate. I love Netflix, a good book and a perfectly-made latte. I am stubbornly tenacious and fiercely passionate. I revel in creative freedom and I have mad organization skills. (Seriously. Ask my husband.)  I started Melissa Dawn Designs after my son was born. I developed a deep interest and passion for event design when planning my son’s first birthday (thought I’ve always loved planning parties). Soon after, I found myself planning and styling similar...

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Inspired By...The Wild Kids Apparel

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Inspired By...The Wild Kids Apparel

My name is Adriane, and I am the artist behind The Wild, a collection of modern, minimalist apparel for adventurous little ones. We specialize in unisex clothing featuring our high-contrast, quirky characters that are perfect for babies and kids with big imaginations. Each piece in our collection features my original illustrations and is hand-printed using eco-friendly ink and ethically sources garments. I spend my days drinking copious amounts of tea with my hands covered in ink, it’s kind of the best. What is your proudest moment as an entrepreneur?I would have to say the day I launched. I have had some incredible successes along...

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Inspired By...PF Candle Co.

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Inspired By...PF Candle Co.

Kristen Pumphrey is the Owner and Creative Director of P.F. Candle Co., a fragrance company from Los Angeles, CA. After losing her publishing job during the recession, Kristen turned her small DIY blog into an Etsy business. Over the course of 5 years, the business grew from a second bedroom operation to an internationally recognized home fragrance brand sold in thousands of stores worldwide, including Urban Outfitters, CB2, and Whole Foods. Kristen runs P.F. with her husband and business partner, Tom. Together, they manage a team of over 45 people that make, sell, and ship PF products from their Los...

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Inspired By...Ashley Readings

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Inspired By...Ashley Readings

"My name is Ashley Readings. I do hair and makeup in Toronto where I grew up. I studied art in university (which is where I met Rachel!). It was towards the end of my degree that I realized I wasn’t gong to pursue a career in fine arts and started exploring my love of makeup. I enrolled in a part time class after I finished university and by the third class I knew that I was on to something. I started assisting right away and fell so in love with this new way of working creatively. Today I have an...

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Inspired By...Liz & Lottie

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Inspired By...Liz & Lottie

"We are Nikki and Heidi and we own Liz & Lottie, a lifestyle and gift shop in the East Village. We named the store after our grandmothers because they played such a big role in our lives growing up and were women we looked up to so much. Plus their names sound sweet together! We used to work together and we both came to a realization that our previous line of work was not where we wanted to be so over some drinks we decided to venture into the unknown and dump a bunch of money into something we knew...

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