Stella Accessories Interview

Alexia Panza, Danielle Zuckerman, Taylor Sugrue & Samantha Vigorito present Stella Accessories. It’s an hair accessories line for the fashion forward. Visit their blog and see who’s wearing what.

Remember I told you I would try to get a Q & A in the future? Here’s what you’ve been waiting for.

Stella Accessories

What are your ages and where are you all from?

There are four of us who are co-owners of Stella Accessories.  Me (Danielle Zuckerman), Taylor Sugrue, Alexia Panza and Samantha Vigorito.  We are each 21 years old.  Taylor and I are long-time friends from Manalapan, NJ.  Alexia is from Fort Lauderdale, FL and Samantha is from Monroe, CT.

Could you tell me how this really came about? Maybe mention something that’s not in your “About Us”.

 We are all students at fashion schools in NYC.  I go to FIT and the other three girls go to Laboratory Institute of Merchandising.  We moved in together June 2008 and clicked right away.  Two months later we were just looking for something to do on a rainy, summer day.  Someone suggested making headbands. 

We went to the garment district and bought some stuff and then just started designing headbands for the fun of it.  We started wearing them to school all the time and got really positive feedback from our classmates.  Peers started asking us if we could make them one and they would buy it from us. 

We were sitting there and someone literally said “imagine if we started a business doing this,” and then we did.  It really helped that we all have such ambitious attitudes.  We started off small with flea markets around the city and at our schools, and then slowly but surely we built up a website and started pitching to different publications.  Before we knew it, Stella Accessories was a well-known hair accessory brand.

What do you plan to do in the future with the accessories?

In the future, we plan to venture out to different accessories.  We would love to start (Read More)

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