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
December 31st, 2012
2012 has been full of ups and downs, highs and lows and everything in between. For LITTLE, 2012 has been a year about connections; meeting new people, gaining new family and finding that push from within to grow more in 2013. There are so many things planned for the new year; the largest being LITTLE creating a sense of conscious consumerism by giving 20% of all profit to chosen non-profits through out the year. Many of you have already been apart of this growth by supporting the LITTLE by Darin Michelle Indiegogo Campaign. <<< check it out!
To celebrate the coming and going of such a big year, ALL T-SHIRTS are on sale for $12 from today until January 7th. This is me saying THANK YOU! Thank you for your support, thank you for your blessings, thank you for your prayers, thank you for your purchases, thank you for your encouragement.
December 7th, 2012
“Sometimes your dreams need a little editing and an extra push”
That is the opening line to my Indiegogo Project video. That has been the saying for this year. Never get too comfortable, never get too complacent. My vision for LITTLE by Darin Michelle is expanding into a streetwear brand that gives back by creating projects, inspired by non-profits, that give a portion of it’s profits back to where the inspiration came from. This will help fund and bring awareness to up and coming non-profits. For the past year, I’ve been pushing the message Dream Big, Laugh Loud. While those are encouraging, I felt like there was a more serious call to action missing: Give Back.
Our lives are about so much more than dreaming and laughing for ourselves. There was something missing in this feel good message. Which leads us to the LITTLE Indiegogo Project. Your contribution to this project will help LITTLE expand into a company that connects with non-profits and helps them gain awareness and funds through clothing. Below are items from the first three projects. To see the full details and video explaining the project, please CLICK HERE!
DREAM BIG PROJECT: Inspired by Y.U.N.G. Harlem
SOMETHING WONDERFUL PROJECT: Inspired by Shock Trauma Baltimore Life Partners
BUILDING BLOCKS PROJECT: Inspired by Cradles to Crayons
December 7th, 2012
November 29th, 2012
November 23rd, 2012
12 MIDNIGHT: Sale + Free Shipping with checkout code FREESHIP
12 NOON: New Products!
KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED!
November 17th, 2012
I absolutely LOVE when people send me pics of them or friends rockin’ LITTLE!!! I love to see how people style their shirts and love that they want to share them with me! I’ve decided to dedicated a place on the LITTLE by Darin Michelle Facebook for them!
Have some LITTLE threads and want to show them to the world??
- Send me your pic directly to darin(at)littlebydm.com
- Instagram it and tag @darinmichelle
- Tweet it to @littlebydm
- Facebook post it and tag ‘LITTLE by Darin Michelle’
You pics will end up HERE with these peeps below!
November 9th, 2012
The East Coast Representer sweatshirts have been in HIGH DEMAND!!!!! Especially now that it’s getting a little chilly outside! If you have one of these sweatshirts, you’ll know why people love them! They are so soft inside and so warm! I’m a little biased, but earlier this year Kate C. had some lovely works to say (type) about this sweatshirt:
“An East Coast Transplant Must-Have
Posted by Katie C. on 1st Mar 2012
First of all, this sweatshirt is super soft on the inside. Not one of those fake-outs where it’s soft on the outside and not at all on the inside; it’s amazing.
I’m from Maryland, but currently living in LA and if there’s one thing I can’t have, it’s being mistaken for a West Coaster. My roommate’s mother (Jersey girls) sent her this sweatshirt as a gift, and I got so insanely jealous that I had to get one too.
I just ordered my own, and I am so excited. I 100% recommend this to everyone; especially my fellow East Coasters who have migrated elsewhere.
Oh, and for good measure…Let’s Go O’s!”
YEAH KATE!!!! Thanks for the support!! Because these are in such high demand, I have set up a Pre-Order for them! Want to be the first to get yours? PUT YOUR PREORDER IN HERE!!!! Expected Delivery: December 1st!
October 22nd, 2012
This t-shirt design was a last minute addition to the Spring 2012 Collection (Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself). It was based off of a sketch I had done a year before and decided last minute to turn it into a shirt design. This tee brings in aspects of my faith and my belief that humility and honor truly go hand in hand. Over the past couple months, this shirt has been a hit! So much so, that I have about 7 more of them in stock!!!
Want your own tee? Click Here to shop Humility & Honor! No ON SALE for $17