Are you a fashion designer that visualizes en vogue pieces that evoke a “wow!” factor? If so, you’re in luck! PNK Elephant — a boutique owned by Kijafa Vick (wife of NFL quarterback Michael Vick) and Blair Sandlain — are looking for designers who have eye-catching visions for accessories, shoes, and/or dresses.
To give you a quick background, PNK Elephant come to be after Vick and Sandlain discovered what they considered a lack of affordable and fashionable accessories on the market. Starting as an online site, PNK Elephant became a virtual retail heaven for budget-conscious fashionistas.
Soon after, the brand gained traction and PNK Elephant trinkets were seen on pop culture icons such as Miley Cyrus, Adrienne Bailon, and Angela Simmons. Vick and Sandlain then landed in Philly to launch their flagship PNK Elephant boutique. With the brand’s success taking an fast, upward trajectory, PNK Elephant wants to take a fashion visionary along for the ride. They want to partner with a designer in order to expand.
“We are looking for someone at every stage of the design process, we are looking to build a team sort of like a think tank. This group of people should embody the personality of a PNK party girl. Our main focus is the party girl, the girl that likes to entertain,” Sandlain told us.
Adding to the excitement, the winner’s designs will be carried in the US and even Saudi Arabia. “We are currently expanding internationally as we speak,” Sandlain said. “We are not allowed to talk about this venture as of yet.”
The PNK Elephant collection embodies a “fun and flirty” motif — and they love body con dresses. Vick and Sandlain are looking for fashion designers to add some extra “oomph” — which PNK Elephant already has a lot of — to their summer and spring line of shoes, dresses, and accessories.
If you think you’ve got that je nais se quoi that PNK Elephant is looking for, Sandlain encourages you to send your designs to BSandlain@PNKELEPHANT.com. The deadline is February 28th to contribute to the spring and summer collection, but they will still accept applications for the line thereafter.
“We are the go to party girls so being apart of the team means fun and partying and lots of both. We operate like a family so when you become apart of our team your like family,” Sandlain said.
Leaving us on an inspirational note, PNK Elephant launched a campaign titled “Girls Hustle Harder” to instill empowerment in business-minded women who yearn to follow Vick and Sandlain’s footsteps.
“We like to lead by example, we juggle personal and business all while saving time to party,” Sandlain explained. “We are knocking down doors that were never open for us, in hopes that other women follow our path.”
“Girls Hustle Harder” plans to go on tour with inspirational figures to motivate young women to thrust themselves through roadblocks to reach their entrepreneurial dreams.