Tanya Taylor started her popular clothing brand at 25-years old after working with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and their label Elizabeth and James for years.
She’s breaking the traditional fashion brand mold from offering unprecedented sizes and painting all of her own textile designs to employing out-of-the-box social media and marketing techniques (she leaned on our host/Flea Style founder for a recent campaign instead of solely seeking out famous influencers, for example).
We sat down with the smart designer to talk about her company’s early days, current challenges and ways she’s found success in the entrepreneurial world.
Describe your personal style in five words or less:
Energetic, mood-dependent, colorful, fun, feminine
You're from Canada. What do you miss most about home?
How nice the people are and the slower pace of life.
How do you think your background in both finance and fashion have helped your career?
I can balance all decision making by thinking through problems creatively and strategically. I am very motivated to find balance between both.
What inspires you?
Women who follow their hearts and have courage to be individuals.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I love reggae and impersonating people with foreign accents. I’m very inaccurate with the accents to the point my husband gifted me with a linguistic coach as a joke.
If someone could play you in a movie, who would you choose?
Rose Byrne, Kristin Wiig or Kate Hudson please!
What does the next year look like for you?
Building, growing and learning.