Fashion Mamas Turns One!

Photos by Howl & Rose

What a difference a year makes. On December 16, 2014, the intimate Fashion Mamas LA launch party was held at The Grove on an extremely chilly day. Despite the low temps, ten inspiring women—my original members—braved the bad weather to support a new network I was building that specifically catered to incredibly stylish, hard-working mothers in the fashion industry. Although I had no past FMLA events to show for, these girls believed in the concept and knew that our small but mighty group was the start of something great.

Cut to 365 days later, and my o.g. ten have now been joined by 90 more badass women who really "get it"; women who skillfully balance successful careers with motherhood—and look damn good doing it. Many of these mamas (and their adorable babes) attended FMLA's first birthday bash at The London West Hollywood this past Friday, December 18, which was coincidentally the warmest, sunniest, most perfect day we've had all month.

#FMLABDAY featured gifting from Babyganics (our amazing sponsor), Munchkin, Aella, Eberjey and Yoobi, mini facials by Kate Somerville, DIY bouquets by The Bouqs, lunch by Sweetgreen, kids snacks from Whole Foods, and the cutest baby animal donut holes by Fantastic Donuts. Special shout-out to Bliss & Bone for our sweet new logo, and Rich Honey Apparel for the branded tote bags and muscle tees.

Last but not least, thank you to all of my FM members in both LA and NY—this is only the beginning.