Hi Girls, it’s daisy, the reluctant fashionista. When I saw the cool new MiaMy jacket – it’s a blazer you can decorate to make your own, I had to talk more with the person who invented. MiaMy founder Andrea Ann Kazanjian, was cool enough to answer some questions and host a giveaway. So read on for the Mia My story and see how you can in a jacket of your very own.
How did Andrea come up with the idea for the Mia My Jacket? It all started 70 years ago, when Andrea’s grandmother (her Nana) created a stylish jacket. The jacket was unusual – and very special – because her girlfriends wrote positive messages all over it! She kept this jacket and eventually handed it down to Andrea’s mom, who passed it on to her. After looking around Andrea decided that tween girls could use a modern day version of Nana’s jacket, something they could decorate to inspire themselves. A jacket that would inspire them to be leaders and help girl to be the best they can be. These are all important lessons Andrea learned growing up – as an active member of the Girl Scouts and captain of the swim team.
So what would be on Andrea’s Mia My back when she was a girl? “For starters, the band New Kids on the Block would have definitely been written on my jacket…I loved that band. Swimming was an integral part of my life. Therefore, you can be sure there would be a drawing of a swim cap, goggles, and my team’s mascot on the jacket.”
And today? Andrea says, “I would have the word “Change” written all over the jacket. I believe we live in a world today that needs to embrace change. I would also have the words “Marathon Runner” on the jacket with a pair of running shoes. I’m a big fan of running and recently completed my first marathon to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation. This was an amazing journey and one that I would highly encourage girls to get involved in.”
So what was Andrea’s favorite thing she’s ever seen a girl do with the Mia My jacket? “I gifted the Mia MY Jacket to a close friend who’s battling cancer. This young girl wanted to find a unique gift that would provide a vehicle where her best friend could express herself creatively while collecting positive quotes from her girlfriends. She wanted to stimulate her individuality through creativity and fashion. The Mia MY Jacket was a hit!”
Thanks Andrea for those great answers and the story behind Mia My. You can visit the site at www.miamy.com. And f you want to win a Mia My Jacket, checkout our giveaway right here.
Posted by GirlMogul Daisy