You’ve lived in California most of your life — how do you think this influences your designs?
"I'm such a California girl. I love laid-back, relaxed clothes that suit my lifestyle. I want to look good, but I also want to ride my bike to the beach and go to the farmers' market. I like to design clothes that can go from day to night with a simple change of accessories. For example, wearing a dress to the Rose Bowl Flea Market in the morning with sandals, then slipping into a pair of sexy heels for a night out. Now, that's California style!"
Photographed by Hailley Howard