Wednesday, April 27, 2011

This Eleven Year Old Is Cooler Than You (Or I) Will Ever Be

Check out this great story. An 11 year old girl designed T-Shirts that rock stars will be wearing and is living out her dreams. At 11, I was barely making it through junior high math class.

Rock Stars to Flaunt Love Gone Apparel Rock-Inspired Tees Backstage
Pre-Teen-Helmed Clothing Company Aligns with Backstage Artist Lounge to Dress Music’s Elite

Vero Beach, FL – Love Gone Apparel, the manufacturer of a line of T-shirts and other clothing with a rock and roll edge, has just aligned forces with Backstage Artist Lounge (BAL) to dress some of the music industry’s hottest rock stars. In conjunction with this partnership, Love Gone will soon launch its very first collection of men’s tees. The alliance affords BAL’s founder Christina Martin an opportunity to mentor Love Gone’s young designer, 11-year-old Megan Kent, on her path to women-owned business success.

According to research conducted by the Extensive Search Institute, “When young people know their spark [in life] and have adults who support it, they are more likely to have a sense of purpose,” to be socially competent and physically healthy, to volunteer to help others and to have better attendance and higher grades in school. Love Gone Apparel’s Megan Kent discovered that spark at the age of 10, when she debuted her line of rocker-edge tees to the public. When Christina Martin, the feminine powerhouse behind Backstage Artist Lounge, learned of Kent’s entrepreneurial passion, she jumped at the opportunity to mentor the young designer.

A female entrepreneur herself, Martin is all about empowering young woman like Kent to live out their dreams and strive for their goals. Her company, Backstage Artist Lounge, is a private lounge that is installed backstage at major music festivals where sponsors connect with talented bands for product sampling and relationship building opportunities. As someone who regularly rubs shoulders with rock and roll’s biggest stars, she will put Kent in front of the very individuals who inspired her line of rocker-edge T-shirts.

The collaboration between Love Gone Apparel and Backstage Artist Lounge will begin on May 1, 2011 at the 94.5 The Buzz Buzzfest in the Houston, Texas area. Music artists on the bill include Sickpuppies, AWOL Nation, Atomic Tom and Panic! at the Disco. Two weeks later, Love Gone will again be in wardrobe for the 29 rock bands in the line-up at KPNT 105.7 POINTFEST in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Excited is an understatement,” says Kent of her collaboration with Backstage Artist Lounge. “Not only do I listen to many of these musicians, but they’re also the same people who fueled my inspiration in designing the Love Gone collection. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have them wearing my creations.”

Kent has good reason to be proud. Martin hand-selects only those products she knows her rocker clients will love to be part of the Backstage Music Lounge. She has a professional reputation to uphold, as Morgan Rose of Sevendust points out. “When I get to a festival show, the first thing I do is look for Christina and the BAL mafia! They’ve turned me on to so many different companies … they always have the coolest gear.”

Buzzfest and POINTFEST attendees who want to get a sneak peek at the Love Gone rocker tees their favorite rock stars will be flaunting backstage at these events can do so online at

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