I found Judy and her adorable children's clothing line, Ele Story, at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco. Judy's background as a costume designer translates to the beautiful pieces of Ele Story. I just love her personality and her passion truly shows through her clothing - she makes me want to have a little girl of my own! Check out Ele Story and Judy's inspiration behind her work.
Who she is / where she’s from / what inspires her by Judy Jei I am a mother of an energetic 3 year old, a wife to a very loving and supportive husband, and a designer/owner of Ele Story. I work a full time job as well and am constantly trying to find a healthy balance in life. I am originally from Taiwan, and moved to the US when I was 10 years old.
The name Ele Story was inspired by a Chinese song my mother used to sing to me about a little elephant who is encouraged by her mom to be proud of her long nose because it is what makes her beautiful. In this song I hear echoes of my mother who always encouraged me to pursue my passions and to invest in the things that came naturally to me. After losing my mom to cancer seven years ago, I have been trying to find my way, discover who I am. Ele Story is my personal story of following a dream that my mom inspired, and to do what makes me feel alive. I hope that in doing so, my little girl can be unafraid to write her own Ele Story someday too.