They were all aspirations of young ladies we met over the past weekend at Naperville's Last Fling! We at Clever Belle were inspired by the many girls who stopped by our tent. We enjoyed hearing their stories and learning about how they are pursuing their dreams. They inspired us to add to our already growing list of future shirt designs! Their passion was contagious and definitely rubbed off on us.

It was a pleasure talking with two girlfriends who were excited to tell us about their passions. One of them showed us photos of her motocross dirt bike, which she races competitively, while the other explained how she just landed her first part in a theatre production. They had such enthusiasm and represent the true essence of Clever Belle.  

The same day, a football player from a local junior high school stopped by to chat with us. We loved her spirit and we're confident she inspires girls around her to do the things they love. She's setting a great example for others.

When we met a mother and daughter who loved our "I Love Science" tee, we thought it would be fun to ask the daughter about her favorite lab experiment. We didn't expect to learn that she loves quantum physics! Super impressed with her knowledge of this subject at her young age.

Many parents were eager to tell us how proud they are of their brilliant daughters. One father purchased the Malala shirt for his daughter, because she writes positive quotes and hangs them on her locker. Her principal has taken notice and asked her to provide quotes for the morning announcements. Another father and daughter were admiring our "Music" tee, when she pointed out that the image uses positive and negative space. She's absolutely right!  

And how could we forget the six year old who kept leaving her mother's side to come spin our prize wheel. "You're her favorite booth here," her mom told us. We could go on and on about the stories shared with us; so many passions from bakers to dancers to writers. Thank you to all our fans!  If you weren’t able to make it to the festival, please check out our website at  for the latest news, updates, and shirts for sale!