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Carleen's Kelsy Parkhouse Will Never Make Spanx a Requirement

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A few months back, we met up with Brooklyn-based designer Kelsy Parkhouse and learned about the process behind getting her women's ready-to-wear brand, Carleen, into the hands of Jen Mankins at Bird. Parkhouse's career got a boost last year when she graduated from Pratt with a grant, had one of her dresses photographed on Natalie Joos at Paris Fashion Week, and got a nice compliment from Cathy Horyn. And now, she's a Racked Young Gun contestant.

The busy designer took time away from her two jobs (she still works full-time in production in NYC's Garment District) to talk to Racked in her studio/apartment about being a young designer, the importance of comfort, and how she uses stress as motivation.
· Carleen [Official Site]
· How Designer Kelsy Parkhouse Went From Pratt to Bird [Racked NY]

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