Hi there! I'm Lesley Evers, and I've been making dresses since I was eleven. It's always been a passion of mine, and I love nothing more than seeing the joy on my customers' faces when they put on one of my designs.
I was born in Oakland, California, and although my family moved to Charlotte, NC when I was in second grade, my roots in California run deep. After spending ten years in Charlotte and making lifelong friends, I moved to Philadelphia at 18 to study Architecture and Art History at UPenn. While I really wanted to attend fashion school, my mom believed UPenn was the better plan.
I've been married to my husband Curtis for twenty-five years, and we both share a passion for creating. He mostly carves stone sculptures and restores old cars, but he can fix just about anything - I've always said he could make a spaceship if our lives depended on it! Together, we have two boys in college and three furry friends who keep us on our toes.
In 2008, I founded my dress company, and it has been an incredible journey. At one point, we sold to over 100 boutiques across the country and even had a department store account. In 2012, we opened our Oakland store, and as our online business grew, we eventually stopped selling wholesale. I love interacting directly with my customers, reading the sweet notes you send me, and making you feel beautiful.
Running a small business means a lot to me. We manufacture almost everything here in Oakland, just 10 minutes from my house. It's a labor of love, and seeing you all wear my designs brings me so much joy.
My customers are everything, and I appreciate each and every one of you. My staff feels the same way. Our goal is to make clothes that bring you joy, and we take pride in delivering on that promise. Thank you for choosing us, and I hope our clothes make you feel as beautiful and confident as you truly are.