Carmen Laura Orford, 24, grew up in a small town with a very big dream. When she was just 8 years old, she began sketching fashion. To her, she was just translating to paper what she'd had in her mind. It wasn't until she was 10 that she realized Fashion Design was a career possibility. For the last 14 years Carmen has dedicated her time and talent towards the self-founded designer label, 'Laura Vivian L.A.'
Laura Vivian L.A. is in dedication to the designers grandmother. Laura Vivian was an amazingly strong and level-headed woman; during an era when women were reduced. This has driven me to create designer items for women to feel confident and comfortable. Laura Vivian is a creative outlet for women to embrace their unique qualities.
Carmen has recently picked up photography and currently shoots all of Laura Vivian L.A.'s content. You can follow her photography here www.carmenophotography.com and IG: @carmenorfordphotography
In 2018, Carmen will be launching a Girl's Designer line called 'Little Vivian' - keep your eyes peeled!