The Mulleavy sisters of label Rodarte, hail from Pasadena, California.. not exactly known as the fashion capital of the world. I was enchanted by an interview with them in a magazine I read recently. The girls, who named their line after their mother's maiden name, came to NYC with a suitcase full of designs. Neither had a fashion or design background, yet they were able to create elaborate, couture-like gowns to present to buyers and magazine editors. The sisters, who seem to be joined at the hip scored a nomination for a CFDA and have made a name for themselves in the competitive fashion industry.
I think their story is so inspiring.. they're living the dream. They seem like regular girls who were able to achieve the unbelievable.