[tps_title]Lilllienne Lang by designer Lillian Langford[/tps_title]
What challenges have you had growing your brand?
My main challenge as a emerging designer is being a single parent of four and jumping into this intense program, trying to balance that and make it happen while being there for my kiddos at the same time. Plus learning the business side of fashion and trying to launch a business in a matter of weeks is quite the challenge indeed.
Who is the ideal Lilllienne Lang woman?
Traditional elegance and grace with a free spirit, with a timeless edge to her. Vibrant energy. A woman who understood the difference between style and fads; and fashion that complimented her, not fashion that overwhelmed and robbed her, so to speak. A sense of understated sophistication combined with humanity and eco-consciousness.
Who is your fashion icon and why?
Coco Chanel, hands down. She not only revolutionized women’s fashion in her time – to be comfortable and mysterious. She designed timeless, practical and efficient apparel that was healthy for a woman’s body. Through fashion she changed the ideology of women and put them on a level of self-respect with men, in terms of equality. Coming from a poor background and sad life, she is a prime example of rising above it all and confirming that if you want something, you can achieve it regardless the circumstance. She liberated women in many ways.
If you could dress anyone past or present, who would it be?
These are the women I would dress in no particular order: King Henry’s daughter Elizabeth when she became Queen. Because she was a legend of resilience and discipline. Fiercely loyal to her country. Audrey Hepburn. She was timeless and a humanitarian. Grace Kelly, beautiful and pure class; Julia Roberts, real and all American; Audrey Tatou, French. The young up and coming actress Shailene Woodley, real, lovely, and eco conscious; and of course the lovely Angelina Jolie, fearless mom, humanitarian, and gorgeous.
If you were a Chic Spy Agent, what would be your code name?
Photo source: LillienneLang.com
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