Art and Clothing
Made in Maryland
February 13th, 2013
LITTLE by Darin Michelle grew from inspiration. I was inspired by Johnny Cupcakes, The Hundreds, Benny Gold and many more! I started this project for fun and couldn’t have imagined that it would grow the way it did in the last four years! I spent the last year gaining new inspiration, traveling, getting feedback about my brand and rediscovering the artist within me. My passions and inspirations grew!
Thanks to my current Indiegogo campaign, I was able to raise $1,200 to go towards expanding my brand into a brand that gives back. I want to give to non-profits and charities that I love through my business. They work so hard at what they do and I want to show them how much my friends, customers and I appreciate them by giving a portion of my profits to them. While creating new pieces and a new look for this transition, I asked myself, “What would LITTLE look like grown up?” So, of course, I started working towards what that looked like. In the process, I got new inspiration, a new muse and a new focus!
I developed a concept called 19FIFTYTHREE. An accessory and custom print brand inspired by my mom (yup, you Cheryl!). Like my mother, the style is a little bohemian and a little rock and roll! Eight dollars of every purchase will go towards a different charity or non-profit every month! Creating this brand and concept was beyond joyful! I’ve known my muse since I was born (literally!) and the inspiration came easy!
LITTLE by Darin Michelle has been a HUGE part of my life for almost 4 years! So much fun and so many new friendships have come out of this brand! To say that LITTLE is going out of business or retiring would be too sad! LITTLE by Darin Michelle is growing up! It’s still me, creating! 19FIFTYTHREE will carry the same spirit and positive mentality that LITTLE has for almost 4 years!
THANK YOU!!!!! For all of your support, love, prayers and much more over the years! Thank you for the photoshoots, the nights at Tsunami, the pop-up shops, the interviews and everything in between!
THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME EXPRESS MYSELF AND BE APART OF YOUR LIFE THROUGH CLOTHING!!!!
Our virtual doors will be open for another few weeks! I’ve cleaned up the online shop and updated the inventory! There’s not a ton, but there is still some left and once it’s gone, it’s really gone!
Stay tuned for all 19FIFTYTHREE updates and in the meantime, scoot on over to www.19FIFTYTHREE.com
January 31st, 2013
While I was working on my Indiegogo project a couple months back, there were a few songs that go me through the days and nights of planning. Below are just a few. Enjoy:
January 28th, 2013
luri & wilma is a DC based magazine that features eco-friendly fashion, d.i.y. projects, food and much more! They have been putting out one great issue after another and I am honored to have one of my shirts make a cameo in their pages! Check out the cameo below and and after that, check them out online at www.luriandwilma.com and check out this months issue HERE!
January 25th, 2013
I am just getting back on track after the new year! There is so much going on and so much planning happening. There are a lot of changes coming down the road…all good changes! I’ve been collecting tons of inspiration and what better place to collect all things inspirational than Pinterest!!! I love that site! Keep your eyes peeled for what is to come for LITTLE and much much more!
January 11th, 2013
This past month has been a whirlwind!! Thanks to your support, LITTLE by Darin Michelle raised $1,202 that will go directly to the growth and production of this small business! All through the power of www.indiegogo.com
Through this process, I learned a lot, made a lot of plans and made some changes. Though I didn’t reach my goal of $10K, LITTLE now has $1,202 more than it did 30 days ago! All thanks to you all! Thank you for the support, encouragement and love! Thank you for the tweets, facebook shares, google + blurbs and blogs. Thank you for telling your friends, forwarding emails and being overall awesome!!!
There’s A LOT of goodness coming down the pike! Keep your eyes peeled! I have a feeling you will love it all!