We had the good fortune of connecting with Lorelei Chrystalilly and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lorelei, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Thanks for having me! Diving into slow fashion definitely seemed like a risk at one point. When just about a decade ago fast fashion used to be so popular and pretty much one of the only means to buying clothes— that is unless you thrifted. Taking that “risk” was a little scary but it was so important for my growth. I’ve always been one to try out a new hobby or craft. So I ran with my gut and started creating all my clothing and jewelry in house. Making my own clothing feels right. I never had this type of satisfaction with selling vintage.

Risk taking has ultimately given me the space I never knew I needed to grow. The risks I take have helped me to develop my brand and give me fresh perspectives daily.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
All B U Go Off’s PR is through Instagram, so definitely follow us on there for any and all updates. For now it’s a great platform for my art to be freely critiqued. Having this kind of support is so important for me as an individual & company. I love to hear the genuine feedback from my slow fashion bugs!

I’m also absolutely thrilled to say BUG Off’s latest endeavor within up-cycled clothing is an affordable, size and price inclusive clothing collection called Basic Bee. This line includes a cast of curated tanks, shirts and long sleeves with simple nostalgic designs. I try and stick to fabrics that are 90-100% cotton— I’m looking for the ultimate comfort and quality in a piece of clothing. These basic staples are easy to dress up or down. You can find hearts, stars, yin-yangs and other fun, simple designs. Shirts range from $20-$25, making these pieces some of the most affordable slow fashion creations on the net.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Covid has completely changed the way I interact with Atlanta. Like most, I’m staying in to cook a great deal more than before. When I do go out I frequent The Whelan for their amazing brunch. They are a South African/ American pub! Their brunch is only available on Sunday’s— but their selection is the best for breakfast foods! My favorite meal from the menu, hands down, is the fried chicken and waffles! You can’t beat that.    Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have three big influences for BUG Off. My two rocks when it comes to B U Go Off  are my life partner & my sister. Both are so very supportive. When I decide to try something new my partner has my back. My sister, Violet (who also runs an awesome shop called Tropical Contact — www.shoptropicalcontact.com, is a little more reserved & cautious. Both help me process my ideas in different ways. I’m thankful for the dynamic support. Last but not least are all my awesome and amazing slow fashion bugs! Covid has given me the chance to really connect with all my followers in a different light. I’ve been able to make some really great friends and offer support back to other small businesses. It really is an amazing community that we all have accumulated over this past year.

Buzz by BUG Off by clicking the links below. Thanks for taking the time to read, and as always… happy fashion is slow fashion! B U Go Off!

Website: www.BUGoOff.com
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/BUGoOff
Youtube: www.youtube.com/BUGoOff

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