We had the good fortune of connecting with Christina DuVarney and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christina, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind Beautiful Disaster’s success is our service to others. We are more than a clothing brand. We are a community of like minded individuals who have been through hell and back, and support one another through all trials and tribulations in life. We exist for every women out there that feels abandoned, or feels like they don’t fit in, or feels like they don’t have anybody to love them. We welcome them into the Beautiful Disaster Tribe with open arms. What sets our brand apart from other clothing companies is our passion for story telling. We know there is immense power in sharing our stories and every single one of our collections is based on uplifting messages. We have a blog, Telling Your Story, where we feature stories from women in the BD Tribe. We all have a story. We’re all perfectly imperfect, and we accept each other as we learn to accept ourselves. When you wear our brand, you are not only empowering yourself, but inspiring others.
What should our readers know about your business?
The true story of Beautiful Disaster is that this brand was built out of failure, just like me and the women we serve. Life wasn’t easy for them, it wasn’t easy for me and success wasn’t easy for this brand. We want every woman who has ever felt like she doesn’t fit in to know that she is welcome in the Beautiful Disaster Tribe. No matter where you are at in your journey to self acceptance, we are here to empower you. What sets Beautiful Disaster apart from other clothing brands is this brand is not about us. This is not a brand we created to serve ourselves and our ideals. This is a brand we created to serve women who are trying to move further from pain and closer to happiness. Some lessons we have learned along the way are that failure is inevitable, success does not happen overnight and you must believe in yourself! If you have enough passion and patience, you will succeed. We don’t just wear Beautiful Disaster, we are Beautiful Disasters.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am from Ventura, CA. If my best friend was visiting and I wanted to show them the best time ever we would start with a bike ride to Downtown Ventura and for sure hit up Dargan’s Irish Pub! They have incredible drinks and the best Irish Fare in town! After stuffing our faces with bangers and mash, we would probably hop around to some of my favorite dive bars. You can’t go wrong with San Souci or the Star Lounge! Once we recovered, we would hike Arroyo Verde and maybe even walk up to the famous Cross at Grant Park. The trip would not be complete without spending some time at some of Ventura’s famous beaches, perhaps Mondo’s for a surf lesson and then over to Rincon Point to watch the real pros surf. Another bike ride to the Ventura Harbor would definitely be in order, a yummy drink at The Boat Yard, maybe an Ice Cream from Coastal Cone and a paddle boat ride in the harbor. There is no lack of fun things to do in this beautiful beach town!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
This shoutout goes to our incredible Tribe of brave Beautiful Disasters. Without them we would not exist. Every single woman across the globe who proudly wears her Beautiful Disaster like a suit of armor are the real stars of this brand.
Our Tribe is unlike any other. Their love and encouragement of our brand and mission is at the core of every single thing we do. We have been humbled by tragedy and trauma and are resilient. It is our honor as a brand to provide confidence that hangs in their closet. Together, we have created a safe place where we can feel understood, respected and loved.
The BD Tribe deserves all of the credit and recognition. Thank you for being our inspiration.
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