I am Miriam Cooper, a stylist and fashion designer. My entrepreneurial savviest has me on the road to developing a posh, distinctive clothing line for girls, uniquely entitled, Bella Craze’. The originality and craft of the clothing can be defined as cutting-edge, but it’s my definition of classy. This Midwestern girl is by way of the windy city, Chicago, IL. I guess that explains my ever-changing style, and over the top fashion ideas; you never knew which way the weather would turn there, you had to have multiple clothing options.
As a child, I fancied traveling. I can remember going to new places and picking up on their way of style there. Traveling is one of my favorite past times, it helps me develop my concepts, and now to enhance the creativity of Bella Craze’, I travel the world. I refer to my self as ‘wanderlust’; I’m someone that encompasses a strong desire to journey about. Traveling inspires me and provides a focus. I’m able to broaden my mind, explore art, and design freely. Navigating around the world certainly shaped my creative vision. Many can see my inspirations by the way I express fluidity through my designs.
At the age of 15, I was fortunate enough to attend a high school that was structured into majors like college; there I was introduced to Fashion Design. As a beginner I learned how to sew and draft patterns, the basics. With the combination of knowledge and big dreams, this aspiring girl was ready to conquer the fashion industry by storm. After much encouragement to follow my true passion of being a designer, I attended The University of Wyoming. I majored in Textiles and Merchandising with a minor in Apparel Design.
After studying abroad in Italy, I was inspired by their way of style and grace. After a few years of planning and design ideas, Bella Craze' was created. Italy is the driver behind the name of my clothing line. Bella is the Italian origin of beautiful and Craze' meaning wildly insane. Bella Craze' is the epitome of a woman’s elegance and glow. It’s her strut, her confidence, and her way of life. It makes her look luxuriously expensive and comfortable all at the same time. It represents self-expression and gives opportunity to discover innovative looks and be different. Beauty is being inventive, externally and internally. This tasteful and chic brand was formed with the idea of being a free spirit! The Bella Craze' Fall/Winter Collection was inspired during my quest to find new, out of the ordinary fashion in Russia. This European way of fashion was always so simple, classy, and elegant.
The Bella Craze’ boutique is currently in the works. As for its physical location, this Craze’d Bella is in a fashion battle between Chicago, IL and Houston, Texas. But, no matter what the finalized location pans out to be, it’ll be craze’d bellas’ all over the world turning heads in my designs.