“Turning Can’t to Can” – Erie
Erie LaRen describes herself as a ‘regular girl from Brooklyn New York” and Fashion is her passion. Bringing her ideas to life through the challenges. She prides herself on remaining focused through disappointments. Having the struggle of finding clothing to fit her body type, she found a way to create her own! “At the age of 12 I began to design my own clothing with the help of my aunt who was a master seamstress.” Erie has learned the importance of helping people gain self esteem through fashion. She has been a fashion stylist for over 10 yrs. For her, helping curvy and plus size women was essential and needed. Finding her niche and creating designs from scratch she embarked on what we know now as her creations. Erie has been able to establish a brand while solving a personal struggle and empowering women everywhere.” Body by LaRen”!
Erie says that everything needed to achieve the perfect look awaits you at body by LaRen! She offers budget friendly services in Image Consulting, Wardrobe Styling and Personal Shopping! “The selections of clothing made available to you reflects my years of experience as a devoted designer for the curvy woman.” Not only are her collections affordable ,but they are also a mix of high fashion pieces and quality fabrics. She wants all woman to look elegant and exude confidence no matter their size or shape! “We celebrate the vivacious curvy women here. We welcome different proportions. She encourages you to give LaRen the opportunity to make your wardrobe great!”
As a new business owner Erie has learned a few things, these 3 things she feels every business owner should know, “Your family and friends might not believe in you and that’s ok. You don’t have to accept every offer presented to you. Do not under value yourself or your product.” Definitely great tips to follow! Her passion and her why, “I saw a need for curvy woman to have great designs and perfect fit all in the same garment. I also noticed that most people think only rich people have stylist. I want to offer the same service to the working class at an affordable price.”
As she continues to build she remembers her dreams and reflects…and has this advice to her 20 year old self, “Believe in yourself more. Stop motivation everybody else and push yourself.” Powerful words to self that continue to propell her forward today! Although she is busy she provides services to her community and gives back by speaking at empowerment events and currently is involved in a fashion show for domestic violence with the Unhushed Foundation out of California. Speaking things into existence, her goal is to, “I want a warehouse factory and Kim K, Rihanna and Beyoncé to wear my designs”!
Erie is inspired by Mahisha Dellinger Creator of Curls Beauty products.
A secret of hers….”My mind never shuts off . I do my best brainstorming and sketches in the bathroom”!
Unhushed Foundation, Fashion Show, Los Angeles, California, June 19, 2019
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