AnnaLane is wearing our Ocean Breeze swimsuit, style 8733TL, available in stores now in size 2T-14.

June is the month to celebrate fathers. We asked our Brand Ambassador AnnaLane about life with her Daddy and what they like to do together. AnnaLane is a sweet “Daddy’s Girl” who loves to swim and go to the beach with her Daddy. This month, she sports a new swimsuit from the Isobella & Chloe collection. With summertime and warmer weather, swimwear is her clothing of choice!

What would you like to do to celebrate Father’s Day?
I would like to go to the beach with my Daddy.

What are three interesting things to know about your Daddy?
My Daddy loves to play golf with his friends every Friday afternoon. Daddy closed my cat Smokey-Clyde’s tail in the door, and it fell off and had to be sewed up. My Daddy danced in a tutu for a fundraiser.

What do you like about your Grandfather?
My Granddaddy likes for me and all my cousins to spend the night with him and Grandmamma. I really think he likes for me to stay the best because I like to go to sleep early.  My Poppa also likes to pick me up and take me to Hardee’s sometimes on Saturdays.

What does your Daddy do to make you laugh?
Daddy dances funny with me.

What does your Dad do at his job?
He helps students go to college. He also likes to eat in Mr. Jamie’s Cafeteria.

What would you like to be when you grow up?
I want to be a Mommy and a hair dresser like Mrs. Glenda.

What do you and your Daddy most like to do together?
Daddy and I love to go swimming together.  My mommy doesn’t know how to swim, so she can’t take me alone.  Daddy and I love to ride the golf cart, too.

What do you most like about the swimsuit you recently received as an Isobella & Chloe Brand Ambassador?
I love my new swimsuit I received this month as brand ambassador.  I can wear it doing what I love to do the most…swim!

What do your children like to do with their dads? How do you like to celebrate Father’s Day? Be sure to check out our new swimwear selection at retailers now!

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Madison is wearing Makin

Madison is wearing Makin’ A Splash bikini, style 8684TY in size 2T-14, available in stores now.

Happy Father’s Day! We asked our Brand Ambassador Madison her Dad and the adventures they have together, from rugged off-road jeeping to cheerleading, dancing and, of course, lots of swimming and playing in the pool together. Fun times!

What would you like to do to celebrate Father’s Day?
I would go jeeping and mudding with my dad because he loves to go jeeping.

What are some interesting things to know about your Daddy?
My dad stunts me for cheer practice. He jumps on the trampoline with me and does back tucks. He also takes me and my brothers to work with him a lot. My dad has a long lost sister that he has never met and doesn’t know. I have been told that I look a lot like her when she was a baby.

What do you like about your Grandfather?
My grandfather was in the army and he still works for the army today.

What does your Daddy do to make you laugh?
My dad makes me laugh when he sings in the car.

What does your Dad do at his job?
My dad owns his own business, build houses, and does remodels on homes.

What would you like to be when you grow up?
I want to be a teacher when I grow up because I love little kids.

What do you and your Daddy most like to do together?
I like to go swimming with my dad because he throws me up in the air and does flips with me.

What is a favorite memory about your Dad?
I had a cheer competition and my Dad competed on stage against all the other dads. They had to create their own dance. It was hilarious.

What do you most like about the swimsuit you received as an Isobella & Chloe Brand Ambassador?
I got a blue tulle bathing suit that I love. I can’t wait to wear it at the beach.

What do your children like to do with their Dads? How do you like to celebrate Father’s Day? Be sure to check out our new swimwear collection at retailers now!

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AnnaLane is wearing Countryside Doll, available in stores now in sizes 2T-16.

AnnaLane is wearing Countryside Doll, available in stores now in sizes 2T-16.

Our Brand Ambassador AnnaLane, age 4, sings, bakes, shops and plays with her mama. This May, AnnaLane shares with us what she loves about her mama.

What did you and your family due to celebrate Mother’s Day?
Daddy and I gave Mama some new clothes and took her out to eat at one of her favorite restaurants after church. Then, she watched me play on my bouncy water slide the rest of the day.

What are 3 interesting things to know about your Mom?
She likes to buy me clothes. She loves taking pictures.  She loves me very much.

What do you know about your grandmothers?
I have a GiGi, a Nonnie, and a Grandmama.  They all let me do whatever I want.

What does your mom do to make you laugh? When does your mom make you angry? Most happy?
My mama makes me laugh when we sing funny songs together.  I also love for her to tickle me. I get angry sometimes when it gets late, and Mama won’t let me play outside.  She makes me happy when she plays with me outside.

Do you know how your Mom and Dad first met? Please tell us!   
One of my mama and daddy’s friends told my mama that Daddy would like to go out on a date with her. Mama said yes, so they went on a date.

In what ways would you most like to be like your mom?
I want to be as pretty as she is with long hair.

What do you and your mom most like to do together?We like to spend time with my GiGi.  We also like to bake. Mama lets me help. Mama also jumps on the trampoline with me.

What do you like to do with your mother? Share your stories with us!

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Valentina is wearing Vicki, which is available in sizes 12M-16.

Valentina is wearing Vicki, which is available in sizes 12M-16.

May is the time to honor our moms. Our Brand Ambassador Valentina, age 4, hopes she grows up to be as nice as her mom. Here’s what else Valentina told us about her mom:

What did you and your family due to celebrate Mother’s Day?
We went to Orlando to go to Disneyworld.

What are three interesting things to know about your mom?
She loves to dance; she looks like me; and she loves to go to Italy.

What do you like most about your grandmother?
My mimi is always nice to me and gives me cookies. She always lets me play make-up when I am in her bathroom.

What does your mom do to make you laugh? When does your mom make you angry and happy?
Mom makes me laugh when she acts silly. When she tells me what to do, I get angry. I am most happy when she surprises me and gives me kisses and hugs.

In what ways would you most like to be like your mom?
I would want to be nice and dance like her.

What do you and your mom most like to do together?
Go shopping and get our nails done.

What’s your favorite memory about your mother?
I love that my mommy volunteered as much as she did in my class this year because I got to spend time with her and my friends at school.

Valentina is wearing our Vicki dress from the Isobella & Chloe spring collection, available in stores now in sizes 12M-16.

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Patrick Yang, Isobella & Chloe owner, with Michelle Kim, winner of Otis Thimble Award.

Patrick Yang, Isobella & Chloe owner, with Michelle Kim, winner of Otis Thimble Award.

May 2, 2015 – Otis College of Fashion and Design held their 33rd Annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  About 900 attendees participated, including professionals in entertainment, fashion, business and finance, plus students, alumni and other supporters. Isobella & Chloe’s owner, Patrick Yang, represented our brand at the event and awarded the super-talented Michelle Kim with the Otis Thimble Award for having the best sketches and overall look for the fashion runway.

The event was such a rewarding experience — even one that filled me with a warm sense of pride.  We got to see everybody’s collaborative work coalesce into one grand and glitzy event.  We got to work with amazingly gifted students and dedicated staff, notably Rose Brantley and Katheryn Igarashi, who were both there with us through the whole semester-long mentorship program.

By imparting our brand’s knowledge and practical experience, Gloria Corpus and I hoped to give these talented student designers good insight on how to bring a swimwear collection to market. Our involvement gave students an inside look into the children’s fashion industry and how challenging and competitive it is to make a fashion line profitable. During this whole process, this Trina Turk quote from Inc. Magazine resonated with me, which was,

“I think the recession changed the industry for the better. People are thinking more about what they are purchasing. The customer is thinking, ‘Am I going to spend $350 of my hard-earned money on this dress?’ That’s how I shop – I’m only going to buy something that I love. It’s forcing the entire industry to create better products.”

Through this mentoring process, students learned the real-life design process: testing, manufacturing, fabrication techniques, materials, merchandising, and, most importantly, how to create knockout fashion. That is the major tenet at Isobella & Chloe, and an important lesson for these promising, talented, and creative individuals on the verge of branching off into their own trials in the fashion industry.

Since the theme of the Otis Fashion Show this year was water, we asked the students to create a girls’ swimwear collection inspired by the ocean’s delicate and stunning ecosystem. Inspiration came from the rich jewel-tones one would discover from the ocean, coral reefs, and sea life. The project was a commemoration to our oceans and a reminder to preserve our ocean life by living conscientiously and conserving water. This experience was a true reflection on how creating art through fashion can help promote the environmental message of conservationism and sound stewardship of our natural resources. It was a perfect example of what it means to be fashion-forward fashionista – where ones outfits truly represent our sentiments.

For my much-beloved readers, you can find more information and pictures of Isobella & Chloe at the Otis Benefit both here and here.

Swimwear design from Michelle Kim after Otis mentorship program with Isobella & Chloe

Swimwear design from Michelle Kim after Otis mentorship program with Isobella & Chloe

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