My Grandmother Lillian has always inspired me with her unique life story. The picture above, was taken when she was my age while traveling abroad. Her bright outfit gives off a vibrant impression, and at age 93, she could remember everything that happened the day she wore that outfit. Because of my grandmother, I now handcraft jewelry and accessories with the mindset that what someone wears can forever be apart of their life story. It all started when I was visiting my grandmother in the summer of 2017 after I started my first day at work for my hostessing job. All I did was complain to her about how awful it was. She explained to me I was not meant to work there and as a creative being, I need to be following my own path. However, things really sunk in when she said " Quit and find something that makes you happy. It won't really be like working....nor do you have to be extremely qualified for it".
My grandmother, Lillian, was right. A few weeks later, I went home and started getting crafty only to end up creating the brand "Lillian +E". Since the summer of 2017, I've been able to share my passion for designing, crafting and inspiring with people from all over the world. It's been a blessing and I can't wait to see "wear" things go.