I recently did a bit of revamping on SisterMissionary.com. Here is the new and improved 'About Us' section:
In Italian, "Sorella Bella" means "Beautiful Sister". My goal is to offer the best selection, prices, and service on modest-yet-stylish clothing to all ladies whether they are mission bound or not.
Who are we?
Sorella Bella is a family business. Back when we lived in Utah, I worked at Sister Missionary Mall. I had such fun working with future sister missionaries, that when we move to Idaho with my husband's new job, I decided to start an online store. Earlier, when I was called on my mission to Temple Square (I served from October '05 - April '07, with a 3 transfer stint in the Seattle WA mission), I was living in Michigan. My Mom and I had the darndest time finding modest, cute clothes that would meet the clothing guidelines but also that I wouldn't die of embarrassment from wearing (jumper, anyone?). Sorella Bella is an outgrowth of those experiences. My Mom, Janie Petersen (Toulouse, France mission) and my sisters Emily (Taichung, Taiwan Mission) and Carolyn (Future Missionary!) help me pick out clothing and accessories to offer on the site. My sisters also occasionally play the role of model, and my Mom is working on a handmade clothing line with some custom options- awesome!
Of course, I can't leave out my Grandpa who gave me the initial loan to start the business ("You want to sell long skirts on the what?!") and my husband Ben for all his support and the midnight post office runs when I'm under the weather or just plain exhausted. Thanks to baby Cadence, our 10 month old daughter, for being my adorable little helper and entertainment while packaging and shipping orders.
Check out our blog - sorellabella.blogspot.com for outfit ideas, mission prep talks, shoe suggestions, and more.
If you are looking for more information about the LDS church and missionaries, check out www.lds.org or www.mormon.org