"It all started on a month long trip to Nicaragua. We rented a giant house on the hill, Kelsey and I hacking away on our laptops, shirtless, in the mornings followed by a skinny dip and ending the day with a sunset surf. We thought it'd be funny to do nude retreats... you know, freeing... but realized a creative retreat might be more socially acceptable." -JY
Kelsey Van Patten is a freelance fashion and textile designer. While earning a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, she had internships at both Steve Madden and BCBG. She launched her full-time career there, where she grew more experienced in the garment industry working for companies such as Clover Canyon, and AG Jeans. She now runs her freelance business on a full-time basis.
Jen Yih is a writer, producer, director. Nomadic since 17-years-old, over the course of a decade has lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rome, Italy, Honolulu, Hawai'i, and now calls the Pacific Northwest USA home. After spending several years as a creative producer & manager for major sports & fashion brands she has turned her focus to branding, photography & writing. You can find her work published on her personal site.