Local Ladies {Lindsay at Suite Shoppe}

Local Ladies is a new segment that you will see on here weekly {yup, get excited!}. It will be featuring girls around Columbus {and surrounding areas} that are doing something outside the box. Doing {crafting, baking, photography, designing, etc.} something they LOVE and inspiring the world around them while doing so. These are girls I have came across on Twitter, blogs, Facebook, and in real life. They have inspired me. And I wanted to help spread the word… 
Meet Lindsay! She is the creative mind behind Suite Shoppe. She is a fellow Ohio girl and her infinity loop scarves have created quite a buzz around here. {They are stinkin’ cute, YOU need one!} Check her out, follow her on Twitter, read her blog, and order a scarf… {ready, set, go!!!!}

1. Tell us a little about yourself…By day (and sometimes in the evenings) I’m the Marketing Director for 614 Media Group. You may know us more commonly by (614) Magazine, UWeekly and Faveroo.com. In my spare time I love to bake and break for all things creative and colorful here in the city. 
2. Where did you get the idea for your infinity scarves? I guess you could say that the “a-ha” moment came a few weeks ago while I was doing a little spring cleaning. I have so many t-shirts from high school and college clubs/organizations that it was getting a little out of hand. I thought there has to be something that can be done with these so I tore one up and created a rough template of what’s known now as an Infinity Loop Scarf!
3. Where do you pull inspiration from? Inspiration is funny. It’s something you have to commit to and work for. I’ve been able to find inspiration in many different places but a lot of the inspiration for Suite Shoppe has come from people that I have crossed paths with.
4. How would you describe your personal fashion sense? Fashionable to me is something that flatters your body type while making you feel your best. I follow the trends and enjoy seeing a lot of the new color combinations and styles but if it’s not something I feel comfortable in, then I’ll leave it to be worn on the runway/in the magazine.

5. Any exciting news for Suite Shoppe’s future? Suite Shoppe has reached a point where it feels right to start approaching local boutiques that fit the brand’s image. If all goes well, the next step includes Loop Scarves being sold around Columbus. I’ve also had requests to make spirit wear scarves for local high schools. I recently met with a local high school and hope to have Loop Scarves featured in their school’s store in the fall.
6. Advice for anyone trying to get into the handmade community? Columbus is full of people who want to see local ideas succeed. All you have to do is ask! My advice is to network but do so in a way that develops professional relationships and not just one time conversations. Make connections and commit to organizations and communities that you’re interested in.
What’d ya think?? Pretty cool, right? 
Do you know any local ladies that should be featured on here?? {Please say yes!} 
Email me if you or someone you know should score a spot on here!
Happy Wednesday, Kids!
Love always.
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