PPP #2: Panda Lee

Hi, my name is Panda and my passion resides in fashion.

Ideally, people choose careers they’d be eager to wake up to — the fashion industry is mine. The process to a tangible business has been thrilling and has been a big part in discovering my passion. Learning the history behind fashion and being able to comprehend the opportunities ahead keeps me driven. I think to maintain your sense of drive for your passion, you must understand it and know what your goals are.

As far back as I could remember, fashion has always been something I’ve had an interest in. But the big breakthrough was when I acquired an awareness of not being able to afford the styles I really admire but realizing I have the power to change that. So I asked myself, “How can I get my hands on similar designs without breaking the bank?”. This resulted in my first design — the Hmong Music Festival(HMF) dress which particularly furthered my desire to create an online business selling clothes and doing what I’ve only ever dreamed of.

The vision I have for my business and the lifestyle I desire keeps me motivated.
I tend to draw my fashion inspiration from personal taste, art, and current innovative trends.

The goal is to provide a space for products that are high quality, minimalistic in design, and at an affordable price. The long-term goal is to become a one stop shop with eco-friendly products and packages while being environmentally cautious.

I’m currently working on my business’ future projects, progressive goals, and workshops to empower woman and kids. I’ll be on Instagram with weekly posts of Minimal Era products. If you want to get more personal you can also follow my blog on my business site or follow my Instagram account located at the bottom of the post.

Here’s a visual idea of the products I provide from my online clothing store:


Presently, my go-to fashion blogger is thegreylayers(https://www.instagram.com/thegreylayers/?hl=en) and Aimee Song(https://www.instagram.com/songofstyle/?hl=en) on Instagram. As for big fashion brands/designers, to name a few are: Chanel, Alexander Wang, and Marc Jacob just because they’re my recent studies from the online fashion course I’m taking.

In the fashion industry, I think it’s important to follow modern inspirations to ensure you’re up to date and to understand your competitors. It provides direction and inspiration in my opinion.


(Panda Lee HMF Dress 2017)

If there’s any advice I can give, it’d be this:

Find what ignites that fire within you and pursue it. If you have a vision, don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do. Your vision is subjective, it is your job to channel that inner uniqueness for others to see.

I launched my first online business in September of 2017:

You can follow Panda and her inspiring work/projects here:


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