When it comes to the world of fashion – she’s done it all. Leah Bauer’s resume includes having graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City to working for Fila Sportswear in Hong Kong to manufacturing her own clothing line in Los Angeles – Pooch Clothing (and no this isn’t in reference to muffin tops, but a nickname she has for her younger sister).
Her latest venture, a new clothing line called Leah Milana, was created after Hurricane Katrina moved her to Los Angeles. While in L.A. she opened a boutique clothing store – DecaturLA – whose interiors mimicked that of a New Orleans home. For her, it was a little way to bring the comfort of New Orleans back. The store has since closed but New Orleans came back to life so Leah now splits her time between the two LA’s with her daughter.
Leah is passionate about New Orleans and is looking forward to being a part of the rapidly emerging, local fashion scene in New Orleans. Her 2011 Fall/Winter line includes prints made from locally produced fabrics, maxi dresses, shorts with tights, billowy tops and is all about “season-less pieces that can be layered.”