Although I didn’t grow up in the Los Angeles area, Brody and his siblings did and, naturally, they have amassed quite a number of friends here over the years. Many of their friends from childhood have gone on to start some pretty exceptional businesses of their own. Brands like Flynn Skye, Lily Ashwell, Amber Interiors.. were all founded by friends or siblings of friends of Brody’s from childhood. I’ve been fortunate to develop relationships of my own with those founders, and they have become a meaningful part of my professional and personal community here in LA. There’s nothing quite like watching someone you have a personal tie to succeed and excel at something they love.
Since I’ve known her, Leah has been a big supporter of the brand (and her friend) Christy Dawn, a beautiful, ultra-feminine clothing line based in Venice. Well, eventually I had the good sense to order one of Christy Dawn’s dresses. I wore it Sunday to a brunch Sophie invited me to and I swear I would’ve slept in it for it’s softness. I just love the understated simplicity of the style, the slightly belled sleeves, the burnt orange color. It felt so elegant to walk in, but also comfortable enough to curl up on the couch. Anyway, I am so happy to have finally connected with this friend of Leah’s and to have found another local to be a fan of. I can’t wait for warmer weather to snatch up a whole bunch more of her dresses!