Saturday, March 22, 2008
Petite clothing designer to check out!
A petite girl has launched a clothing line for the petite woman, this is inspiring.
This is what she says about her line TLE signature. Enclosed is a design from TLE collection.
For as long as I can remember, I've signed my name as TLE (pronounced“T-Lay”), and I've always written it in all caps to make a statement that's as bold as I am. I decided to name my company after my signature (and nickname) to make a statement to the world that even though you're petite, your presence can make you 10 feet tall.
It’s true…Big things do come in small packages!
At 4'11", I know how extremely frustrating it is to find great-looking cosmopolitan styles that fit. I never shopped in petite departments since those clothes always looked middle-aged, and of course, children's departments would look too adolescent.
Fashion should be fun, modern, and most importantly fitting! So what was a modern chick to do? I started designing clothes that were glam on style and complimented the petite woman.
Sewing has always been an on-and-off hobby of mine since adolescence. All of my sewing was done free-style, rather than using patterns, since patterns were always too confusing and structured for me to follow.
In graduate school, sewing was non-existent for me... even two years after earning my MBA. For an upcoming trip, I concentrated my efforts on making hip clothes that complimented my petite size. It wasn't until I was getting loads of compliments and requests from friends and strangers that I realized I had an untapped talent for designing clothes.
And thus, in the summer of 2007 TLE DESIGNS was founded for
the petite, carefree fashionista who lives life large.