We had the good fortune of connecting with Daisy Linhares and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Daisy, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I was born and raised in Brazil and since an early age I always wanted to see the world. My parents grew up in the country side and after getting married moved to big city in pursue of more opportunities and a better future. I have always appreciate the courage they had. The willingness to take risks was something I learned by example. My parents always encouraged me and brothers to be independent and follow our dreams. My mom used to say, “you can be whatever you want to be in this life. Your creativity is the gate for anything your heart desires.” As a kid I would make up stories in my own head and look at things with imaginative eyes. Everything was possible. It was such an enchanted time… now as an adult and bit wiser, I’m starting to work on my way back and trying to look at the world the same way.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In Brazil we have a saying that goes: “One hand washes the other”, meaning we help each other. I have always had that mentality. If I can help you, why not? But I quickly learned that not a lot of people were willing to share the contacts or knowledge they had. I would say that was the biggest challenge. Finding good people that could do amazing work. That combination is key and makes all the difference. I feel that if you work with people that care and that you respect it shows in the product that you make. With that philosophy, we create leisurewear. Blending comfort with style in a very ethical way right here in downtown LA. (It rhymed! haha)

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
LA is a very contemporary city and at the same time you get a sense of community. I would start the week in Venice of course! Breakfast at Gjusta follow by a walk through the neighborhood. The canals and the walk streets have so much charm! Heading east, I would recommend Echo Park. Maybe dinner at Elf? Delicious food and wine. As art goes I personally love museums and Art Galleries… I would say check it out what’s on KCRW.com/ explore. Their art blog is great and it shows what is current and available in town:)

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would definitely say thanks to my parents. To my mom for being such a rock to my dad and my brothers. For inspiring me to sew and be creative. To my dad for being so kind and trusting people. To Will Hughes, a dear person, that encouraged me to buy my first sewing machine in America. He always made feel that everything I created was beautiful. What a love:) Thank you!

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