Tell us about yourself. Where are from and where do you live now?
I'm from Houston, TX. I received a B.A from Tulane University. I lived in NYC and LA worked in the sales/marketing and the fashion industry. I live in Houston, TX, and I'm a mother of 3 children and 2 old pups. I've had this passion for sunglasses ever since I was a little girl; I founded Transparent in 2020 to share my joy for self expression through eyewear.
What did you do career wise before starting your brand?
I moved to NYC immediately following college graduation to pursue a career in public relations. I worked as a wine publicist then moved to sales/marketing for Men's Health Magazine. Additionally, I worked for Saks Fifth Avenue PR and was a Story Booker for Inside Edition.
Describe your brand. When did you launch? Where are you based? Why did you start it?
I launched Transparent in Houston, TX, in 2020 because I noticed a need for a sunglasses brand fit for the modern fashionista. Each pair is thoughtfully designed to empower women and ignite confidence in expressing their individuality through eyewear.
Congratulations on launching your latest collection! What was your inspiration? Favorite piece(s)?
All of the STAY WILD collection is special to me because every look is a labor of love. But, perhaps, Lily is my favorite because it's undeniably unique and fashion forward. Combining feather fabric lamination with mother of pearl is so elegant and feminine, but perfectly balanced with the bold geometric frame shape.