Fabulous People: Lindsay Viker

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Who is Lindsay Viker

Lindsay Viker, an Arizona native, has turned her passion for fashion into a career. As the Founder and Editor of Couture in the Suburbs, Lindsay has become a well-known influencer in the local fashion scene at the young age of 23. Her tenacity, creativity and admirable networking skills have set her apart and we are excited to see where this gal is headed with so much success at such a young age.

What is Lindsay Viker’s Story?

Lindsay’s love for fashion started at an early age, insisting to her mother that it WAS cool to wear two different color socks to kindergarten, and playing “What Not to Wear” with her friends in junior high. She realized she could have a career in fashion when her high school mentor started showing her the ins and outs of the industry. However, her family was still not convinced and insisted a business degree would probably be a better use of her time and their money.

Lindsay studied entrepreneurship and marketing at Arizona State University, and managed to turn every major project she had into something revolving around fashion. She begun to look for more ways to get involved with the local fashion scene and founded Couture in the Suburbs as a way to discover the fashion industry people and events that were here in Arizona. She found an incredible community of designers and artists who were at the very beginning of their careers, and fell in love with sharing their stories. These people became close friends and have been some of her biggest cheerleaders as Couture in the Suburbs continues to grow.

Now, what started as a simple hobby in college has turned into a successful online publication with a talented and dedicated team of people driving their growth. They are moving into new cities to help people around the United States connect with their creative community of entrepreneurs. Lindsay wouldn’t be where she is today if it wasn’t for the people who believed in her, and believed in her mission.

“I absolutely must thank Skyler Scott, James Almanza, Dustin Hoyman, Melis Cohen and my family for being with me every step of the way on this crazy journey,” Lindsay says.

What’s next for Lindsay Viker?

Lindsay Viker will continue to grow Couture in the Suburbs and wants to develop a program to help fashion designers learn the business side of building a brand, sort of like a Y Combinator (a seed fund) for the fashion industry.

What makes Lindsay Viker fabulous?

When we asked Lindsay Viker what she thinks makes someone fabulous, she used the words “confidence, kindness, tenacity.” Lindsay absolutely embodies these characteristics and so much more. She is paving the way for others in the fashion industry and inspiring many along the way. We have no doubt Lindsay Viker is just getting started and we can’t wait to see her continue to grow and innovate.

Lindsay Viker’s favorite quote?

“Real glamour & beauty is not just mascara and Chanel No.5 perfume. Its being a role model, being beautiful on the inside, and caring about others more than you do yourself.”

For more information about Couture in the Suburbs, visit coutureinthesuburbs.com.

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