The most powerful moments in our lives often find us in dark alleys, sneaking upon us in the form of an unsuspecting “what if?” And, if we listen long enough to be lured by its song, and then pursue its message, we are sometimes led to extraordinary places. This is a tune the Oklahoma-born Gina “Gigi” Butler, Founder of the nationally-famous cupcake empire Gigi’s Cupcakes, knows by heart. She followed this question through the dirt-kicking lows of bank loan denials, personal struggles and an ...
Not long after hanging up her wedding dress and veil, a 22-year-old Danielle Walker received the devastating diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. The pain was incessant and urgent – looming over her newly-wedded bliss.
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"A true trend innovator, Betsey has long unapologetically flipped a confident 'middle finger' in the air to the constraints of trends throughout her 50 years in the fashion industry, and she has done so with a smile, a wink and cherry print fabric. Also a cartwheel or two."