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Launching your own business is probably the coolest and most extreme DIY project out there. Especially when we’re talking about fashion start-ups—there are so many innovative and inspiring fledgling operations out there these days it's hard to be the most innovating and most inspiring of all. And while turning one’s vision into an actual business that people react and respond to is definitely more satisfying than an afternoon spent bedazzling a T-shirt, it goes without saying that launching a business involves its fair share of risks and death-defying learning curves. Take some of our favorites: first-time ventures like Of a Kind, Birchbox, and Fashism brilliantly sprang from heart-born desires and genuine needs for products and services that just didn’t exist, yet that didn’t make their evolution into full-scale enterprises any less daunting. Here’s what they taught us. (Note: they’re all women! Go ladies!).
If you've ever been to the Echo Park Craft Fair, you already know that it's a unique event, infused with an undeniable creative energy. We always go to enjoy the company of L.A.'s best artists, designers, and other creative types. And, of course, we never leave without at least two bags full of gifts for others and read
After months of nonstop press for Mockingjay, Jennifer Lawrence took a break from the spotlight for a few weeks (and who can blame her?). But, you don't become the Most Googled Celebrity of 2014 by laying on the couch eating pizza and marathoning Scandal — so it's no surprise Lawrence is now back in New York City for read