As if Baby Momma’s didn’t need any more praise; Blacren is paying our own unique type of tribute to crumb snatcher hatcher’s with a flair for swagger. here are some emerging fashion designers, who not only bring home the bacon, but cook it and cut it into little tiny squares afterwards. To all those working moms either single or otherwise who still make it to soccer practice and PTA meetings in a pair of Jimmy choo’s with one hand on a pacifier and the other on a prada clutch, this article is for you.
Caliesta Ann Vernon (aka Cali in the fashion industry) is a single mom who has been with child for the majority of her designing career. With brands like Almost Famous, Ecko Red, Jonny blaze, and Southpole under her belt she decided to start her own project “12k” a ladies junior clothing line that represents today’s tween. Cali says that putting motherhood first is not an issue once you get that into the head of your employer, and advises young mother’s to never give up on your dream.
Married with children:
Jamie Rice is a wife; owner and operator of the Tuck Brand clothing line and a mother of three. The Delaware born supermom designed for companies like Akademiks, Ecko Red, Puma, and Ralph Lauren, but decided to walk away from it all to start her own clothing line. she had her first child in 2007 while she was incredibly active as a designer and then was blessed with twins in 2010. Jamie admits to bringing her oldest daughter to sales calls and photo shoots for lack of finding a babysitter but remains very focused on being an active loving mom. she believes that bringing her kids to her appointments are a good way to give her kids early exposure to the industry and thus giving them a leg up (after that last mayweather fight I might have to agree). Jamie’s entire line is american made and is a type of day and night wear for the everyday working woman (so00 mother’s day-ish).
Te quiero mi bebé:
The Miami born and raised Marcella Flammang (of Cuban descent) is a wife, an infant mother and the head designer for the bottoms division of the junior clothing line Almost Famous. She stayed in NYC after graduating from Pratt university with a degree in Design. Marcella says that her priorities have changed after having a child and she’s very self conscious about not being a good mom. With four trips to china annually Marcella says Working around parenthood is difficult, although her and her Husband rotate responsibility between her, him and the nanny she admits that she misses her daughter when she’s at work and feels guilty when she has to stay late.
Single working Mom:
Nicole Crooks is a New York Sales Rep /Merchandiser for an LA based Junior clothing line that specializes in bottoms. For Nicole sales was her life. After 12 years of dedicating herself to a career that requires her to be more aggressive and involved with each passing year, she gave birth to a little junior miss. Nicole admits that having her daughter changed her entire life. She quickly adapted to parenting, and attributes it to setting her priorities in the right place. Her Job was her baby but now she has a new baby and although she feels a little guilty about it, she has to put her people first. Nicole is starting her own spiritually based T-shirt line called “In the box” which will have quotes from the bible printed on each shirt. Nicole wants to donate a large percentage of the profits to the church. You’ve heard of “The Devil wears Prada”? well in this case Jesus wears Dolce.
Happy Mother’s day!
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