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!
MORE THAN JUST A BRAND, IT'S A LIFESTYLE.
With comfort, function, and modern esthetic in mind, LITTLEMISSDESSA® was born. A stylish yet practical metaphysical baby + child brand that is unique for the fashion seeking, spiritually awakened mother. With clean lines, contemporary prints, and the purest intentions --LITTLEMISSDESSA®knotted baby gowns, zipper sleepers, swaddle blankets, crib sheets and much more are the ultimate lifestyle brand that will grow with your baby.
LITTLEMISSDESSA is much more than just a children's brand. It's a lifestyle. Our mission is to provide mothers with modern essentials that help them feel comfortable, beautiful, and aligned in not only in their lives but most importantly motherhood. We believe that self-care should be a top priority for all mothers, and our products are designed with this in mind. From apothecary items to clothing and accessories, LITTLEMISSDESSA has everything you need to journey through motherhood with ease.
We raise awareness towards prematurity awareness. By increasing awareness of preterm birth, its effects on preemie babies & NICU families, we hope to make a difference in the lives of all those affected.
One of the main ways we raise awareness is through our social media platforms. We share educational content, stories from families affected by prematurity, and have created products that were made specifically for preemie babies. We also donate a portion of proceeds from every purchase to organizations that are making a difference in the fight against prematurity.
So far, we have donated over $30,000 to NICU's and research initiatives such as CHOC CHILDRENS Orange County, & March of Dimes. We are so grateful to our customers who have helped us make such a difference and supporting our mission to raise awareness of preterm birth and help those affected. Every purchase made helps us give back for preemies & micro preemies in need.