Do you have any "one-hour" shoes?
You know, the
kind that look so good, so sophisticated, but that you secretly slip off under your desk when no one's looking. "Well, I had a closet of one-hour skirts," she says. "When I got home, I couldn't wait to rip them off. They were just so uncomfortable." That dilemma was enough to send this longtime fashion devotee (and pencil-skirt aficionado) on a quest to make the perfect slim-lined, figure-friendly, wear-with-everything skirt–a quest that started with a friend of a friend of a friend who worked in the fashion industry in New York City.
"She was my entree into New York, into the factories, the materials, the pattern makers and all that," Nancy says. "Six months later, in June of 2012, I had my first products."
Those first products–ponte pencil skirts hued in black, chocolate brown and cranberry red–more than exceeded the one-hour-skirt test. Two years later, the Bentonville-based attorney is still tweaking her patterns, expanding her offerings (skirts are now available in sizes 0-14)–and pushing new style boundaries. "This season, I'm adding a black neoprene skirt, which I'm calling my 'yoga skirt," says Nancy. "It's lined with Lavender–I love a little flash of color."
(excerpt from Arkansas Life Magazine)