Hello Ladies! 

My name is Hassina and I am the founder and lead designer at Lady Inaya. Three years ago I was contemplating either going to Medical School or getting my masters after completing a bachelor’s degree in Biology. During that time, I became pregnant with my first child so my husband and I had a serious conversation about the feasibility of going to medical school while becoming a new mother. I really wanted to be a hands-on mother especially during the first couple of years of my child’s life.  During that same time, I designed a few gowns for myself and two family members for an upcoming event.  My husband noticed how passionate I was, constantly communicating with my seamstresses and fabric suppliers and he jokingly said, “Hey, why don’t you start designing dresses?” 

Although I was confident in my capabilities in designing quality dresses and gowns, I also understood there was so much more to establishing a successful clothing brand. I did not come to the United States until I was 18. Back home, we did not have many shops with designer dresses. I was accustomed to finding fabrics and making my own designs at an early age. My mother did the same thing and I’m sure that was the case with many people back home--it was a norm.  Here in the U.S., it's completely different. Fast Fashion has taken over and the quality has seemingly decreased; I'd like to change that one dress at a time.

When we finally received the gowns from my seamstresses, my husband was absolutely blown away at the quality of the gowns.   This time he wasn’t joking when he said “Hey you should really start designing dresses.” It all kind of magically came together from that point. We started putting teams together, traveled the world in search of fabric suppliers, and really started to study the evening gown and everyday dress marketplace.

Oh, and by the way during this process, we had a baby! 

Launching lady Inaya has been such a blessing as a mother.  It has not only allowed me to spend a lot more time with my daughter Inaya, but rather including her in the journey has been an amazing experience.  She takes so much after her dad, but she loves getting dressed up like mommy 🙂.  Inaya means graceful and elegant and we really want those two words to exemplify what Lady Inaya is all about.  Our mission is to produce high-quality elegant dresses that are fun and sophisticated. And of course, the icing on the cake is all of our gowns have a mommy-and-me option so your little one can also enjoy the experience. 


Join us as we launch LadyInaya.com!