Happy Saint Patrick’s day. Yep… St. Patty’s fell on a Monday this year. Major bummer. So, maybe you didn’t find a four leaf clover, or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow… but I suggest kicking back, sipping on some green beer juice, and shopping some of my favorite green trends for Spring!
You guys… I’m beyond excited about today’s post! Why…? Because it mixes my 2 most FAVORITE things in the world… dogs + fashion. About a month ago I happened upon Bean, the cutest freaking brand ever! Tees, crew-necks, and beanies are right up my alley. The fact that they happen to be adorned with pups in a tongue-in-cheek / hipster kind of way is a total plus! Srsly. I am drooling over this shirt and this beanie!
Anybody who knows me and / or follows The Fashion Bite knows that I am obsessed with my dog, Frida. She is my bestie, my partner in crime, and pretty much my reason for being. I honestly can’t even remember my life before she was in. I’m getting teary eyed just thinking about my immense love for her. Anyhoooo, I was so impressed / obsessed with this dog inspired line I just had to get the scoop on how it came to be… so here it is, my interview with founder / creator / and super rad chic Claire Wolfson ( and her dog, Bean ).
Δ What motivated you to start your own line?
CW: Bean is inspired by our little black & tan dachshund. He suffered from a serious back injury common in his breed a few years back. He underwent major reconstructive surgery & miraculously made a full recovery. His strength & positivity inspired us to start Bean. My love for Bean & the bond that we share also inspired our new site, W L F H N D.
Δ How does Bean inspire you and your work?
CW: He’s just hilarious. He has multiple personalities in a good way. He’s the most loyal little creature I’ve ever met. He’s my rock honestly.
Δ Who do you envision wearing your pieces?
CW: We envision anyone with the combination of a great sense of humor, style & design, and obviously an immense love for dogs wearing our line.
Δ Which is your favorite piece to rock?
CW: My favorite piece is our Wiener Party crew. I am obsessed with smiley faces which is what inspired us to design this style. It’s definitely a piece you get double-takes with! Haha.
Δ If Bean could talk, what do you think he would say about the line that he inspired?
CW: “I am honored that my Mom & Dad have a brand inspired by me. It’s the best thing ever because I get to spend everyday with my Mom & brother Van in the office. My favorite piece in the line is also the Wiener Party crew. Don’t tell Mom, but my brother & I love to sneak sips of our parents’ beer!
So, there you have it! The low-down on Bean. No doubt I’ll be stuffin’ some stockings with these goods! It’s a dog’s life, and I love it :)