Dazey LA was launched exactly one year ago and wow what an amazing year it has been! Dazey has grown so much faster than I ever could have imagined thanks to all the amazing women who have supported me. It would not have been possible without all you Dazey Ladies! What started as a way to have freedom with my workday and designs has grown into so much more. Dazey has become a mission to empower women.
When I started Dazey I always planned on making positive tees with a feminist twist, but I didn't know it would become a company all about supporting fellow females. It started with my silly Instagram videos showing behind the scenes of building a business. I would share all my tips and tricks on design and photography. In the name of transparency I would even show the tough things, both the highs and lows of running a business. Out of that conversations started. I met other female entrepreneurs and we would collaborate and cross promote. People began to join me in my entrepreneurial journey, and a community formed around it.
After a while I wanted Dazey to be about more than just my journey, so I launched the Dazey ZINE. It was a way for me to shine a spotlight on girls who inspired me. I was also able to use it to go more in depth with my girl boss topics! Now I'm ready to go one step further and am so excited to announce: THE DAZEY LADY SHOP!
The Dazey Lady shop is a new section of our website dedicated to selling goods made by our favorite female entrepreneurs. We have curated only the best in girl boss goodies! I think it's an awesome way to further our community and mission. Not to mention a lot of them match perfectly with our Dazey tees ;)
My goal is for the Dazey Lady shop to slowly grow as we discover even more inspiring brands. We will also be opening submissions! I want Dazey LA to be a one stop shop where you can easily browse and discover amazing products made by equally amazing girl bosses. We believe where you spend your money matters. By shopping with small, female-owned brands you are enabling women to follow their dreams have financial freedom while doing it. Forget the glass ceiling, we're over here building our own! On each product page you can learn about the Dazey Lady behind the brand and even find their ZINE features and social media links. You will know exactly where the goods are coming from and all the love that is put into each item. Purchase with purpose my friends!
I'm With The Band is a line of accessories by Kailee Steward. IWTB started with a vision to combine all the things she loves (music, fashion, health and well-being) and make it something rad and tangible. Kailee is super inspired by the music, culture, fashion and attitude of the 60s and 70s. A lot of the bands are named as a homage to her favorite rock stars, icons and muses. Her goal is to do what she loves and to spread light, love, positivity and good vibes while doing it. She carefully sources all of her fabrics for the highest quality and comfort, all with the environment and leaving the lightest footprint possible in mind. Many of I'm With The Band's pieces are limited edition, this is to make them special, unique and exciting for the babes that snag these pieces.
Originally from Vegas, Nikia has become one of LA's most unique fashion bloggers! You might recognize her from Dazey's Instagram. She's one of Dani's good friends and constant collaborators! Nikia has a very eclectic style and pairs Dazey tees with the most wild accessories. After having success in the blogging world, Nikia recently decided to dip into jewelry making to add some flair to her looks. Well, her handmade pom pom earrings have become a mega hit and are the perfect summer accessory. All of her earrings are handmade in LA with love.
A self taught fiber artist, Megan began selling her work in 2015 under the shop titled The Little Avocado. She specializes in both weaving and macrame, all made by hand from her home studio. Based in Los Angeles, Megan designs her work with a laid back, modern bohemian style home in mind. She is available for custom storefronts, wedding backdrops and accents, and all things home. The Little Avocado has been featured on websites such as Refinery29, Nylon.com, LaurenConrad.com, Huffington Post and more!
Born + raised in Southern California, Analisa always dreamt of owning her own creative trade while working closely with local Southern California businesses. As an LA design grad who had big dreams of working for herself and producing her own designs, she aims to always produce products that are thoughtfully designed + hand crafted in a sweatshop free environment. Founded in March of 2014, Analisa started Marloe in very humble beginnings woking out of her home office in a tiny nook. She designes and sews each bag by hand with extreme attention to detail.
Owner and designer Juliet Silva grew up in Los Angeles and is a true Southern California Native. As a young child she would do anything creative she could get her hands on. She is self taught in jewelry making and all items are made by hand in her home studio. What first started as a fun hobby has turned into a passion she truly loves doing everyday. She has learned the ropes from one of the best jewelry designers in Los Angeles, and thrives to become the best at what she does. Each piece is designed and created with lots of love and detail by Juliet herself.
Dominique Nagel, owner of Stone & Spirit, creates jewelry from nature's most amazing gems and crystals. She has been very artistic her whole life, coming from an artistic family (she's Dani's little sister!). When she's not making jewelry, or out buying crystals, she works as a painting instructor at Pinot's Palette, where people paint and drink wine. The focus of her jewelry line is to bring happiness and good vibes through wearable crystals. Using traditional jewelry making techniques, as well as copper electroforming, she makes everything herself at home! Her love of crystals developed when she helped her dad out at the local farmers market in high school, where he had a little stand that sold rocks and fossils. The obsession is real, but it wonderful to have found a way to grow a business out of it!