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Meet Amandalee Rivera of Mandeigh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amandalee Rivera.

Amandalee, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I am born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ever since a little girl, I was always into fashion. I would always dress up and help others around me dress to their personality. I take fashion more than just clothing, I believe that fashion is a beautiful way to let people express their feelings by the way they dress.

Established in early 2020 with the brand’s first one-piece swimsuit “CÉLAVI” by Mandeigh. Mandeigh envisioned to ensure luxury apparel for men and women. “CÉLAVI” was made for women who love a little exposure but also loves a little coverage and gives the women’s body compliment with the high-quality material.

I am currently working on my next collection that launches on my birthday, September 16th. This collection is called our “NAKED” collection by Mandeigh. “NAKED” by Mandeigh is a neutral collection that fits everyone! Creating this collection has took some time but it is one of my favorite collections because I love neutral colors so this launch is very exciting to me. This collection will be made of swimsuits, both women and men garments as well. We will be launching our collection without swimsuit pieces first with the impression that our other garments that belong to this collection will launch after.

Starting a collection is very hard but also easy work, I say this because when starting a collection, you should already know what garments you will like to have in this collection. Picking fabric, colors, and designing repeatedly until the finalizing of production is over is the hard part. I’ve been preparing for this collection for about four months already. It has been a very stressful journey but I am extremely happy about the outcome. But we are not finished yet!

Any tips I will give to other upcoming designers is to never give up. You will fail a few times but make all those trial and errors worth it at the end. Learn from your mistakes and fix them! Stay consistent!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Honestly, nothing about this journey has been smooth for me. I’ve launched and rebranded all in the same year of my business first starting. At times things has gotten very hard but I never gave up on my business. When I rebranded, it was for the better of my business. I wanted my customers to see the rawness of behind the scene work on how I get to where I am. I believe in hard work and dedication will get you to where you want to be in life. I always look at things as the bigger picture, so I know my vision is big for my brand so I am prepared for any obstacle that comes my way.

Please tell us about Mandeigh.
Mandeigh LLC Is an apparel brand that focus on providing affordable luxury to the fashion enthusiast. Owned, operated and found by me with the vision that Mandeigh will reach local and national markets but also be branded to have a global appeal.

Established in early 2020 with the brand’s first one-piece swimsuit “CÉLAVI” by Mandeigh. Mandeigh envisioned to ensure luxury apparel for men and women.

Our company quotes that we want everyone to feel classy, fashionable and beautiful in their wardrobes; Self-love is very important to our company. Mandeigh LLC is a brand that will identify and compliment you with high-end quality garments.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory is playing dress-up with my sister and cousins. I remember growing up, I would always want to get dressed up for any little occasion. I use to model my new fits and pretend as if I was walking down a runway every time I would get dress. I also always remember loving when my birthday was approaching because I knew that day would be all about me and my fits. I would make sure every year I would wear a specific color to show the mood that I am looking forward to being that year.

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