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LITTLEMISSDESSA is your go-to brand for comfy, yet chic children's ready to wear clothing with a message. From Infancy to toddlerhood, our specialty is the softest jersey knits, with eco friendly inks. We value comfort, amazing prints, & great craftsmanship made right here in Southern California.

LITTLEMISSDESSA was created by a true miracle. It was the winter of 2012 where founder, Tiffany Dessa had delivered her twin girls Olivia & Abigail 4 months early, at 23 weeks gestation. Both weighing under a pound and given only a 5% chance of surviving, only one twin ended up beating those odds, tragically. With the loss of her daughter, and the unknown of her other, Tiffany threw herself into fashion to deal with her loss. She would make hard-to-find preemie clothes for Olivia and dress her up every day taking lots of pictures during her stay in the NICU. Liv was the talk of the small baby unit. She was the tiniest baby there, and had the hardest journey, but that didn't stop Tiffany from keeping her little diva fashionable. After a very long, and traumatic 5 month NICU stay, Olivia finally graduated from CHOC Childrens NICU and went home where she had always belonged. The first 6 months were tough. Weeks filled with more surgeries, specialty visits, routine blood work, cancer scares, and every thing bad you could possibly imagine, but she made it! With her twin angel Abigail looking over her, she is defying odds every single day that has been medically placed against her & is now the face of LMD! 

After the dust settled, Tiffany decided to take her hobby for designing for Olivia and her degree in Fashion Design and put it to good use. It was then that LITTLEMISSDESSA came to life. Almost overnight. Tiffany has worked in the industry for 10 years and wanted to create a brand that was much more than just clothes. It would also be a platform to spread awareness about prematurity and even more importantly, that life is a blessing that should be fulfilled every day. It began with two sisters, Abigail & Olivia who have inspired Tiffany to live through their internal bond. Although it has been rather difficult to continue life without Abigail, her soul lives on through Olivia as they were created as twins and linked together forever. This brand is a testimony of their story. 

Every piece of LMD has been handmade with love & faith, from concept to packaging. We hope you love it just as much as we do! Learn more about how we give back here.

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