Immigrated to America (New York). Would pinch myself sometimes because I didn't believe I really lived in America. Saw The Little Mermaid for the first time, immediately felt kinship with Ariel's
hoarding collecting sensibilities.
Built my first website. Thought it was super awesome. (Glitter background + midi files, come on!)
Dropped out of Texas A&M University (disappoint parents immensely) and moved to Budapest, Hungary. Adventures of clueless 19 year old thinking she knows all the things ensues.
Move back to Texas, attempts returning to school. Decide to become a dance teacher instead for preschoolers. Start selling vintage on eBay to make room in my closet. Disappoint parents for second time.
Working full time as E-commerce Dept. Manager at a fashion production company in Los Angeles. Spent nights and weekends at 200 sq ft studio in downtown L.A. building up Adored Vintage. Had 4 racks of clothes.
Left full time job in fashion to focus on Adored Vintage. Bought my first Apple computer (fancy) and got a new studio in Long Beach, CA that was 800 sq ft. Had 30 racks of clothes at one point. Crazy.
Adored Vintage became an official LLC. Got first part time assistant. Started dabbling in selling vintage inspired clothing. Outgrew studio moved into 2000 sq ft studio. Had my first six figure year! (OMG!) Started providing wardrobe for TV shows and fashion designers. Traveled around the country on vintage buying trips. Loving life and work, was working all day everyday and kind of got addicted to the hustle of selling beautiful things.
Hit my first burn out moment. Moved to Portland, brought the business back home. Lived real life a bit. Got engaged. Planned a wedding.
Got married. Got a new studio/office, got a new assistant, started selling vintage inspired clothing again and getting back into work mode.
Closed a brick and mortar, no assistant (back to working solo), working on making Adored Vintage your best source for feminine, romantic clothing. Loving life.