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Meet Ashley Podrebarac and Jeremy Theimer of Unapologetic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Podrebarac and Jeremy Theimer.

Ashley and Jeremy, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
At UNAPOLOGETIC, we believe that taking a chance on yourself is nothing to apologize for and you have to show the world the real you. We are passionate about designing pieces that reflect and celebrate this.

From the beginning, our founder & creative director Ashley Neville embraced this, aiming to design clothing that allows you to unapologetically express your true self. Her journey began in Los Angeles, where she was heavily inspired by her everyday visual experience, graffiti. This was showcased in one of her first runway collections at DEBUT Runway Show & Gala, attracting over 10,000 people over three days. Since, she has been featured in Palm Springs Fashion Week, offered to show at NY Fashion Week, been featured in Voyage Magazine, and most recently, highlighted in British Vogue Magazine.

Now partnered with her fiance, Jeremy (online marketing genius), to build UNAPOLOGETIC into a lifestyle brand, the couple has set out on one mission – to provide women with clothing that allows them to simply express their true selves. To be unapologetically bold, inspired, and passionate in their everyday lives.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Nothing is ever super easy. The most important lesson we’ve learned so far is “you’re probably not going to do everything right the first time.” Starting a clothing brand is not easy but through trial and error we’ve finally been able to turn Unapologetic into exactly what we want to bring to our customers. We went through a lot of growing pains while trying to figure out our vision for Unapologetic. In the beginning stages, we compromised in certain areas around product and customer experience and in many ways felt that we were settling. We weren’t proud of that so we returned to our original brand vision and set out to do things right- the way we had always originally intended. Now, we offer a top-quality product and every piece of clothing is handpicked and designed for Unapologetic. We sell high quality garments that have a lot of versatility in styling with any wardrobe that encompass being Unapologetic and showing the world the real you. The hard work and changes we’ve made haven’t gone unnoticed, and we were just recently featured in Vogue magazine.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We specialize in women’s contemporary, higher-quality fashion. We’re known for unique sophisticated silhouettes and custom pieces. We’re most proud of what we stand for- making women feel unapologetically bold and inspired every day when she gets dressed in our clothes. What truly sets us apart from the competition is our quality of our garments. There are a lot of fast fashion companies out there. That’s not us. Our quality garments are truly sustainable and will stand the test of time, outlasting the competition.

What were you like growing up?
Since an early age, Ashley has always been unapologetic with her fashion choices. Whether it was wrapping a vintage scarf around her head and wearing it out to the nutcracker or playing dress up and wearing her outfit out to get an ice cream cone, she always had fun putting together an outfit that made her feel like she could be whatever she wanted to be. This carried through to today where every one of our pieces, is about that feeling. No matter how you’re feeling or where you’re at, we want our customers to be bold and confident in their clothing. We’re all unique and you can tell your own story through your fashion choices. We want everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin and proud of who they are.

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