Written By : Samantha Cee
La'Tour Leon Clothing was established March of 2013. By LaToya White also known as "Toya". The owner, raised in Fredericksburg VA and amother of four beautiful children. LaToya White ,has more than five years of experience in fashion. In that time, she has worked quietly behind the scenes to develop this line of clothing that you're sure to love. She wanted a name that would stand out
and reach people. A name that was encouraging, one that would build and empower others. So that is how she came up with LaTour Leon. LaTour meaning tower and Leon meaning Lion both Spanish words. The quote for LaTour Leon is "Stand Tall as a tower with courage big as a lion" . La' Tour Leon Clothing's mission is when you wear this brand it will bring all diversities closer together .Were you will be able to release the inner strength's of yourself because nothing is impossible the word it self say's im possible( Audrey Hepburn ) .La Toya White is inspired by people and creativity. LaTour Leon is a Boutique with a personal line of apperal. LaTour Leon offers wide items such as T-shirts, dresses, and jewelry that truly make a statement. Here's our Journey To Discover the amazing innovative Clothing Line
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Fashion Gxd Magazine : How did the idea for your business come about?
LaTour Leon Clothing : I came up with the business idea because I was going through a tuff time in my life being a single mother of four children with no job and in a abusive relationship I lost myself. I was ready to give up on life. But I could not give up on my children so I started working on me, and I started to find myself again. Some people write books of there journey and some write music I chosed to design clothes to tell my story
Fashion Gxd Magazine : Tell us about La Tour Clothing how did it come about ?
LaTour Leon Clothing :I had always been into fashion and clothing my whole life as a way to express myself. I wanted to create a line that people could wear to let them know no matter what they are going through in life they can over come it.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How did you come up with the Name "LA Tour Clothing "?
LaTour Leon Clothing :I came up with the name La' Tour Leon Clothing by researching different launguages and meaning to come up with the name. La' Tour and Leon are both spanish words that mean "TOWER" and "LION' . Our motto is Standing tall as a TOWER with courage big as a LION.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How do you find people to bring into your organization that truly care about the organization the way you do?
LaTour Leon Clothing :I have a large family and they are all very supportive so looking for help for my organization was a piece of cake.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to become entrepreneur or staring a Clothing Line ?
LaTour Leon Clothing :The three piece of advice i would give someone wanting to be a entrepreneur is please do your research and get all the education you can in that field and Do not give up it will not be easy but you have to have patience and determination but most importantly do not give up .
Fashion Gxd Magazine : If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
LaTour Leon Clothing :If I had the chance to start my career over again I would take more fashion classes and get a little bit knowlegable on my field.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful Clothing designer?
LaTour Leon Clothing :Determination , Passion and Drive
Fashion Gxd Magazine : What have been some of your failures, and what have you learned from them?
LaTour Leon Clothing : Some of my failures when I first started out was Supply and Demand. I did not have enough product when my customers wanted them. So i have to re- evaulte my inventory know I make sure we have more than enough.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How many hours do you work a day on average?
LaTour Leon Clothing : Owning your own business it is never and set hours you work as needed which can be numerous of hours in a day.
Fashion Gxd Magazine : Describe/outline your typical day?
LaTour Leon Clothing :A outline of my day is waking getting my children off to school and going to my office taking care of basic functions that need to be done to keep my business running smoothly
Fashion Gxd Magazine How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
LaTour Leon Clothing :Being a entrepreneur acan be very time consuming , so not always being able to attend certain engagements do to working
Fahsion Gxd Magazine : What motivates you?
LaTour Leon Clothing : My Children
Fashion Gxd Magazine : How do you generate new ideas?
LaTour Leon Clothing :Ideas just come to me . I can be anywhere and be inspired.
FGM: What are your ideals?
LaTour Leon Clothing : My ideal is Kimora Lee Simmons. She is a talented designer and a wonderful loving mother
FGM: How do you define success?
LaTour Leon Clothing :Success to me is failing and still being able to get up and reach your goal.
FGM: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
LaTour Leon Clothing :Write them down and work hard for what you want
FGM: How do you build a successful customer base?
LaTour Leon Clothing :Treating every customer the same
FGM: Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful in owning a Clothing Line ?
LaTour Leon Clothing :No i do not just determination and Drive . You have to love what you do.
FGM: If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
LaTour Leon Clothing : I would love to go back in time and speak with Harriet Tubman. Every since I was a little girl learning about her I have always utilized her drive , ambition , courage and her leader skills.
FGM: Who has been your greatest inspiration?
LaTour Leon Clothing :My greatest inspiration is truly my grandmother RIP (Mary White). Every since i was a little girl i looked up to her and she has always told me no matter what as long as I put my mind to something I could be what ever I wanted. All it took was one person to send a positive messeage and could change the world for the better.
FGM: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
LaTour Leon Clothing :I love being a leader. I believe every one has a talented and I love enourging poeple to use there talent.
FGM: To what do you most attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business/clothing line ?
LaTour Leon Clothing :What has been your most satisfying moment in business? When i see customers and people in general wearing my brand and understanding my positive messeage behind it.
FGM: How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
LaTour Leon Clothing :Toady generation has social media and that has been the best marketing tool for me .
FGM: What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful clothing designer ?
LaTour Leon Clothing :Some sacrifices I have made seeing a designer is not getting enough sleep. There are times I go a day or two with no sleep
FGM: Where you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?
LaTour Leon Clothing :I see my self and my business expanding. I would love to have a store in every country. I have a postive messeage behind my clothing and it more of a lifestyle rather