Yesterday a woman asked me where I got the tank I was wearing. Well, I shared with her and since I love it so, I will share with you too. I was wearing the Amelie from Americas Basics in Brooklyn.
America's Basics in the brainchild of Lauren Mishaan, a young, hip, working mom of two darling daughters. Having dabbled in the fashion industry for years, she launched her own gig last year. And she is putting out some great t-shirt and tank options for women. And you can not beat the rock bottom prices. Plus, she is fun and I hope her company continues to grow leaps and bounds.
I am all for supporting any great business, and especially those owned by women.
My mom started a business in one bedroom of my parents house while I was in college. Her company grew, and grew, and grew until my mom had a formidable roster of clients including the United States Coast Guard. It was a great reminder to me that your Mom is so much more than your Mom. And I had never seen my Mom so kick-ass and phenomenal until the first summer I worked for her. She was successful, respected, and taught me some very great lessons. And chatting with Lauren last week, I shared my view because someday her daughters will say the same thing about her.
Now, check out her site, because next to a cocktail, a tank is the next best way to keep cool in the summer.