Leanne Aranador is the founder of Ladoru (lah-door-roo), a collection of wearable art that inspires closets and minds. The bold colors used to create each piece of clothing are evidently beautiful and if you look a little closer you will see a “before” story, the a road to true healing.
Prior to launching Ladoru Leanna allowed the opinions and actions others dictate who she was. A job rejection lead her to feel unworthy. The guy who never called after the first date deemed her unlovable. A colleague that didn’t acknowledge her hard work ushered in thoughts of being valueless. The lies she chose to believe became deafening to the point that she couldn’t hear my own voice.
Longing for transformation, Leanne committed to practice drawing a doodle everyday for a full year. Her sketches were not always pretty and as Leanne says even a little scary, but they were honest. They were real and in this creative discipline she recognized the value of expressing her own voice through her art.
The Bible speaks about the importance words. Proverbs 18: 21 shares, “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit-you chose” (MSG).
Just like you choose your clothes every day, you can choose the words and thoughts you put on. Leanne’s mission is that everyday you will be inspired to wear compassion, kindness, humility, strength, and most important, love. Because our words shape our world.
Friend you are loved, valued, and purposed.
The mosaic heart of Ladoru is more than an beautiful emblem because it beats to encourage women to wear their voices and transform their lives and the world around them.
I am honored to call the founder of this amazing business a friend and I cannot wait for you to fall in love with her work too! Allow me to welcome to ‘Still With You’ artist, designer, illustrator, jr. boss lady, Founder of Ladoru, Leanne Aranador.
Music, “Lifted” from It’s All Beautiful Right Here by Lily Garay
Ad music, “I Don’t Wanna Wait” by Nana Kwabena
“Land of the RetroOnes” by RAGE