Katelyn Zagara, a 21-year-old Aurora resident, was searching for a Cleveland pride t-shirt online and was disappointed with the limited choices. "While talking with a friend, I was discussing a t-shirt I had thought about - just a simple 'Cleveland' shirt with a crown. After hearing such a positive response, I thought to myself, 'I would be crazy not to run with this idea.' I never in a million years would have thought I'd find myself in fashion, but I can honestly say this is the happiest I have ever been."
And it shows - before she knew it, Katelyn had 5 design ideas for her shirts and knew it was an idea she had to run with. That's where La Femme de Cleveland was born! Read on as I chat with her about her beloved city, why life's curveballs are sometimes a blessing in disguise (her business venture might have to thank a spring break at home for its taking off!), who she couldn't have done it all without, her hopes for her company's future - and, of course - her chic line of clothes just for Cleveland.
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