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When she was eight, she went to sewing camp. Now, at 13, Austinite Isabella Rose Taylor has landed a spot in the coveted juniors department at Nordstrom. Beginning in August—and just in time for the back to school season—the retailer will sell a collection of approximately 10 to 15 of Taylor's pieces, described as "hippie-grunge, yet feminine," in 10 stores across the country. According to Fast Company, the precocious designer—who's also quite an accomplished artist— teamed up with an industry-leading consultant, Liza Deyrmenjian of Fashion Accelerator 360, a few years ago to refine her vision.
"Liza taught us everything—from blocks to sourcing fabrics, finding models and creating samples," said Taylor, who turned 13 in March, to Fast Company. "She showed us the whole process—something we couldn't have done on our own."
· How a 13-Year-Old Got Her Fashion Line in Nordstrom [Fast Company]
· Isabella Rose Taylor [Official Site]