We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Broadway and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, how do you think about risk?
Risks are necessary. Taking risks has always been a keystone in my life. When I look over all the collective experiences; I’ve taken some big ones. When I am able to enjoy the benefits, I almost forget, almost forget how hard it was. I always look back and think wow that was huge. It gives me crazy energy to keep going and doing 5, 10 harder things, scary things. I am amazed that I had no fear of going through it. Others around me not rocking the boat, playing it safe, and going slow. I realize I am not that person. I believe in self-actualization, quicker. and along the way, you find grace and might just surprise yourself and make a few new friends.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
BOLD Swim is an inclusive brand of women’s swimwear. Our swimwear is designed with comfort, versatility, and luxury in mind. I began the brand as a woman looking for representation while shopping for swimwear. I wanted something with great quality but found it hard to find models that looked like me and or things available in my size. It was far from easy. I left a stable job, relocated to a new state, and had a crash course in the fashion industry, sustainability, and manufacturing, I am where I am today, because of my unwillingness to take no, my determination to adapt quickly, and stay focused on my goal.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Ok, I’ve been in Los Angeles for 4 years now, and I feel like I am still discovering the city. Here it goes: All these places are consistent in food, the atmosphere and just the people there are AMAZING. Hollywood is really a community. Day 1 Wake up Breakfast – Tiago Coffee Bar, Hollywood Day2 Wake up Light Breakfast – Blackwood Coffee Brunch before you leave – catch Dinner The Front Yard Lalas Messobs Ethiopian Cocktail Essentials The Simple Bar – Music and Dancing! Mixed Tape Dream Hollywood – Rooftop Electric Owl Social House – Sunset Strip La Brea Brewery Lunch Mendocino Farms Palms Thai Akuma – Sushi Tatsu – Ramen I know I have probably forgotten a few but this should keep you busy.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I can’t say there has been one single person. As you never get anywhere by yourself. It’s someone else’s belief first family, friends than strangers then mentors. There has been one prominent person. It’s been my best friend and life partner. My future husband. He’s always watching, has seen me grow, calls me out when I’m playing small. Helps me reinforce good habits is a sounding board, and my “silent investor”
(red haute halter= Kim Tran )