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 designs. It wasn't until she was 10 years old that she realized Fashion Design was a career possibility and something she wanted to pursue. For the last 14 years, Carmen has dedicated her time and talent towards honing her skills that eventually lead her to create the self-founded handmade designer label, 'Laura Vivian L.A.'
The name Laura Vivian L.A. is in dedication to the designers grandmother Laura Vivian. During an era when women were greatly reduced in every aspect, Laura Vivian was a very independent and headstrong woman with her own opinions of how things should be done. This personailty was the driving force behind the designers motivation to create handmade designer items for women to not only feel confident, but comfortable as well. Laura Vivian L.A. acts as a creative outlet for women of all shapes and sizes to express themselves through fashion, and allows 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!