Hello my lovely readers!
Please allow me to introduce you to Danielle Miller, native New Yorker and fashion junkie. At the young age of 26, Danielle Miller launched an online boutique straight from her very own closet while navigating her first year at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, California. She utilized the buy-and-sell online marketplace, Tradesy to release her highly curated selection of edgy statement styles to the classics straight from what her friends call an insanely large closet. From Tom ford sunnies to Jeffrey Campbell shoes, this is one site you want to checkout! www.tradesy.com/closet/killadmilla
After her first year at Pepperdine School of Law along with taking on responsibilities such as an elected representative of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society at Pepperdine, Danielle decided that it was time to let go of some her hard-to-find unique styles that probably won’t be appropriate to wear in a courtroom.
Danielle is a long-time entrepreneur who started in fashion when she was just 16 years old. That’s when she co-founded a charitable organization called Fashion Forward at her well-known Ivy League prep school Horace Mann. Her actions to co-organize fundraising fashion shows generated upwards of $40,000 at each event to support a boarding school – called Maru-A-Pula, located in Botswana, Africa – for children orphaned by AIDS victims.
Almost a decade later, she stays true to her philanthropic roots in her pledge to donate 5% of her closets profits to a different charity every 3 months.
The first charity she chose was the Miley Cyrus’ Happy Hippie Foundation. Danielle explains: “By supporting the efforts of Happy Hippies, we will help make a difference in the lives of young people as we share their mission to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable populations.” https://www.happyhippies.org
The second organization she pledges to donate to is the Pepperdine Micro-enterprise Program in partnership with Banc of California, which helps underprivileged members of the Los Angeles community find gainful employment and launch micro-businesses. Danielle has become a Champion of the Fall 2016 Program. http://www.pepperdinemicroenterprise.com/home.html
Coupled with both her big heart and strong work ethic, it is clear that Danielle has an eye for the fashion; however, what sets her apart is her passion for those who express themselves through design. It is refreshing to see a shop that is solely focused on its lifestyle image and fine-tuning of their shopping selections.
I hope this piece has inspired you as much as it has inspired me and be sure to follow Danielle on Twitter and Instagram @killadmilla