An eye for beadwork set this entrepreneur on the path to glamorizing the plain old tank-top undershirt.
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Vital Stats: Laura Dahl, 31, of Wifebeader by LauraDahl
Company: Hand-sewn and hand-beaded apparel
2006 Projected Sales: $1 million
The Topper: After earning a master's degree at NewYork City's Fashion Institute of Technology, Dahl worked forcouture designers like Anne Bowen, who creates high-ticket beadedsensations with semiprecious stones. On a whim, Dahl bought somebeads to adorn her "wife-beater"-a tank-top undershirt.After receiving scores of compliments and gauging the interest offriends who worked for Vogue and In Style, Dahlstarted Wifebeader with the shirt on her back in 2003.
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