Since she was a teenager, Leilani worked for several mom-and-pop shops where she garnered her own love for the fashion industry. She drew inspiration from the independent stores and it fueled her entrepreneurial spirit. She went to Florida State University where she pursued a BS degree in Fashion Merchandising and minor in business. With no guarantee of a job, she packed her things and moved to New York City to pursue her fashion career. She scored an internship for CosmoGirl! and Marie Claire magazine, which eventually led her to a position as Fashion Market Assistant with MORE magazine. A few years later, she relocated to Florida to work at Chico’s FAS for their catalog business as the department Merchandise Manager.
Leilani is an avid runner and enjoys racing her energetic dog. She loves relaxing on the beach, savoring a particularly delicious cup of coffee, and chilling on the couch during a good Netflix night.