There are these beautiful harbour beaches, and I didn't even know about the little bays here. Sydney's main "downtown" city or what they call the "CBD" is so clean and spotless. Compared to LA, there are no homeless people at all. It's very modern as well. The government here is protective of their history so some buildings remain old looking in Bondi, and other suburbs. Paddington is really cute and reminds me of London, with the architecture of the homes and shops there. Potts Point reminds me of New York with the high end restaurants. But I know now, that I will live here for the rest of my life. This is home. I feel like my entire life, I've been the "Goldilocks" of all the previous cities I've either lived in or visited.
We've had the pleasure of meeting Miki Hamino two years ago via our favorite photographer Kent Avery. We had a photoshoot in El Matador Beach, Malibu. And instantly I loved Miki's personality and attitude. She was always smiling, positive, and open to shooting anything. Even when spectators came by to compliment her suit or her look, she graciously spoke to strangers.
A whole decade has flown by.. and everyone's posting their highlights on their IG stories. Siempre became live officially January 2014, so now six years have passed. Within those six years, Siempre was sold at Revolve Clothing, Pac Sun, Hobie Surf Shop, Dolls Kill, Peppermayo, and other boutiques. Siempre has been in publications such as Vogue, Comsopolitan, Seventeen Magazine, Sports Illustrated Swim, InStyle, Just Jared, and may other magazines. Siempre has been worn on celebs such as Gigi Hadid, Yolanda Hadid, Shay Mitchell, Chantel Jeffries, and numerous influencers. So those were the achievements that were accomplished in less than six years. We hit our highest mark in sales in 2019.
Look forward to seeing more photos, lifestyle photoshoots, on the beautiful beaches of Bondi. I will miss the network of friends, models, influencers, we built here in LA. But we are ready to see Siempre on fresh faces of down under!
Bootstrapping involves grit, there is no luxury to this. You can't waste money on simple luxuries, because you need that money to reinvest into the company - reordering more inventory, etc.