Tiffany Dessa business owner of Littlemissdessa - newborn and childrens online store

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 15% 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 1/2 months NICU stay, Olivia finally graduated from CHOC Childrens, Orange County 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 everything challenging 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 & became the face and inspiration for 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. As a single mother of 3, now 4, having to provide for her children was vital. It was then that LITTLEMISSDESSA came to life. Almost overnight. Tiffany has worked in the industry for over 15 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 had 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 & LMD 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 & unwavering faith, from concept to packaging. 

What began as a tragedy, has become a symbol of hope for many. LMD is more than just a brand, it is a reminder that even on our darkest days there is always light at the end of the tunnel. It was created to inspire others to follow their dreams and pursue their passions, no matter how big or small. To have unwavering faith and to believe in miracles. LMD has been featured in magazines & blogs, seen on TV, worn by celebrities & people all over the world, but most importantly it has touched the lives of so many. It is a brand with a message that will continue to make an impact for years to come. Thank you for being part of our story!