Thanks for visiting my campaign! My name is Mone't and I operate The Fashion Driven Truck, L.A.'s 1st Black Owned Mobile Boutique on Wheels! "Orange Bang" as she is affectionately called, is a 1979 22-foot bread truck that has been renovated to house 16 feet of retail space, more commonly known as a "fashion truck."
I have invested much of my life and finances into my business and am now turning to friends, family and supporters for help. My truck recently died and the costs to repair it are astronomical. I've decided it best at this time to put my 36 year-old truck to rest and get a newer one. This has left me out of business for the time being as I work to get a new truck. Help me continue to bring a unique shopping experience to L.A. and surrounding cities with the peace of mind that only sound mechanical transportation can provide.
Starting a business as a solo entity has been quite a task and has often forced me to cut corners to keep the truck running and the business going. I've endured roadside strands, engine/transmission issues, a leaky roof, rust and overheating, lack of air/heat or even lights that stay on! I am no stranger to vending in the dark. I'm just that driven! In all, I have managed to successfully remain both in good spirits and in business for almost 2 years, never once considering throwing in the towel. Phew. It's HARD starting your own business! But quick wit and determination have helped me get through it all.
I have commited to also give back by donating a percentage of funds raised to MVT "Project Prom" in support of their efforts to send local highschool kids to prom in style.
Please take a moment and experience my story through pictures that have been carefully selected to highlight the journey of a girl and her truck; The Fashion Driven Truck. Start by scrolling to the bottom of the page then back up to better understand "our journey."
Thank you in advance for your contribution in any amount to help us get back on the road. -Mone't L. #enTruckpreneur & Owner/Operator, The Fashion Driven Truck
Had to have the truck towed because smoke was everywhere, yikes! The costs for repairs at this point are astronomical and without guarantee that something else won't just, well fall off. :(
Hanging with the Rad Pad street team at the Apt 2B Sample Sale in Noho.
One of our supporters was so kind to bring us a holiday wreath that we displayed proudly through mid-January :)
Our biggest supporter & cheerleader, Mom <3.
...and it was a scucess to say the least!
Gearing up for our 1st Small Biz Sat event...
#enTruckpreneur, Owner & Operator, Mone't L.
A shot of our cash wrap and jewelry wall.
Out and about catching some shade and interests of a few new clients).
The students at the McKinley Elementary School Career Day were more than eager to sign our birthday card showing support and wishing us well.
Career Day at McKinley Elementary in South LA. Check out the whimsical fashion accessory, a pair of jeans that was an easy icebreaker between students and truck owner, Mone't L.
Celebrating 1 year on the road!
Our display case showcasing Namibian mudcloth clutches. We heart international finds!
Early morning just befor the King Day Festivities held at the Inglewood Forum.
The Fashion Driven Truck
The journey has certainly not been without its fair share of mechanical woes.
As a business owner, one can never been too timid to get a little dirty from time-to-time.
1st Interview with a Japanese TV station. Winged it, then nailed ;)
1st Father's Day and local men's retailer, "Squared Aweigh" stocked us with print-popping pocket squares.
New to the game, joining other truckers at the New Girl Expo.
Always warm welcome in Leimert Park.
The Fashion Driven Truck, L.A.'s 1st Black-owned fashion truck. (Interior)
Pondering the gravity of the feat that's before me, accepting that the possible is always possible.
And quickly expanded to what would become, The Fashion Driven Truck.
The dream conceptualized here, in my very own bedroom.
"They say the sky is the limit. May today be your new sky." -The Fashion Driven Truck
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