Well hello there—
My name is Julia Presten. I am 22-years-old, from New York City, and studying Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I started ANGELIC NYC: an ultra-soft apparel line, where everything is adorned with angel wings, and meant to bring out the best in all of us! 💖😇✨
A portion of the profits go to various charities like the Suicide Awareness Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Growing up in a time with such a strong social media presence, it can be really difficult to stay positive and confident, so ANGELIC NYC aims to remind everyone, just how special, wonderful and beautiful they are.
I came up with the idea when I was 17, during the Spring of 2014, and never looked back. I pursued it for my Junior Year Independent Study, and ten months later I officially began selling. The first one-hundred pieces sold out in less than nine days. I was able to work for myself for my Senior Internship, and we are now selling in stores in New York City, New Jersey, The Hamptons, Westchester, and my apartment in college.
I’m kinda just winging it… literally. I mean I have been entrepreneurial all my life. I started a lemonade stand outside of my house when I was three-years-old selling homemade cookies and lemonade. Then in second grade, I began selling homemade chocolate lollipops to help benefit the 2004 Tsunami and in third grade I started making bracelets to help benefit Hurricane Katrina. Then, in middle school, I started an eBay business, and in high school I worked in retail, then wholesale (for a showroom in LA), a thrift sale at my school (where the money went to charity), but I have had no formal training, never taken a business class in my life, and had no clue what it would take to start a legitimate business. So what I'm really getting at is regardless of how old you are, or how much you know, passion is really what it takes and ANGELIC NYC is here to help propel you in the direction of your dreams.
Feel free to contact me at anytime by emailing Julia@angelicnyc.com, or if you would like an internship / to become a brand ambassador please let me know cause I could really use some SERIOUS help. So are you angelic? Thank you.
Angelically 💖 Yours,