DAUGHTERS OF SIMONE
Price Range: $1,500-$2,500
We envision this collection for: The free-spirited, festival bride
Designer: Brittany Castanos

ABOUT THE DESIGNER
What inspires the woman that you design for? 

Our bride is inspired by freedom, authenticity, and rare breeds.

If you could describe your brand in 3 words, what would they be?
Non-traditional, bohemian, romantic

Best/worst dating story?
After a night of bonfire dancing, a first kiss, and camping on the beach, this guy asked me to fly to Mexico with him, where he was meeting up with a couple of his friends at their surfers bungelow/hostel of sorts. I thought about it for a couple hours and figured "ah...what the hell" and decided to book my flight. 4 years later we're engaged.

Who is your Style icon/muse?
Charlotte Kemp, she kills it.

If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
Hopefully something involving lots of exotic travels and rad music. Does attending music festivals count as a good career path?

Favorite quote?
“Live, Travel, Adventure, Bless, and Don’t Be Sorry.” By Jack Kerouac

Fun fact that people wouldn't guess?
As a kid I had a whole dresser reserved just for my dress-up clothes. Runway shows for mom and dad were a common event.

If you could live in any era, which era would you choose?
1970’s, the best music, fashion, and a great time for female uprisings.

The best city you’ve traveled to is…
Byron Bay, Australia. Seriously the nicest people on the planet. Everyone from 2 to 90 years old walks around barefoot. Sounds a little lame but, it’s a place I’ve always dreamed of but never knew existed. A couple months ago Ash and I road tripped/camped down the coast in an old VW bus. We met a lot of legends there. 

What’s your current happy music?
Milky Chance: Stolen Dance (so good)

Favorite film & why? 
Moonrise Kingdom. I put my 10 year old self in the movie every time I watch it.

If you could host a dinner with anyone (alive or deceased), whom would it be with?
Bob Dylan. I would just stare...

What’s the best thing about your job?
Let’s see… I wake up every day excited to check my e-mails. Being able to work with people I’ve admired that I never even thought I would be able to meet let alone that they might like my stuff enough to collaborate... On sunny days sometimes I work from the park, other days I feel the weight of the whole business on my shoulders, but at the end of the day I feel overwhelmingly lucky that I’m doing something that really REALLY gets me going. I won’t let go of that. It’s a humbling place to be.

Advice to LOHO brides: 
There are no rules. Not anymore. Do what makes you happy.