You’re based in Los Angeles. Have you always been based there, or is it new?
I’ve jumped around a bit. I’m originally from Santa Monica, a beach town in Los Angeles. I’ve lived in Northern California for a bit, and I did my bachelor’s degree in fashion design at Otis College of Art and Design, which was many many moons ago. I moved to New York and I ended up working for a variety of different designers there. I was working in these corporate environments, and when you go to school for fashion design… I just remember creating my initial package of my application to school and it was designing dresses that had hand blown beads dripping down the back of a gown, and then I ended up designing chino trousers. Several years in, I was not really having the creative outlet that I had hoped for. About 10 years ago, I started thinking about what else I could do.