Have you ever wondered how exactly we came up with our name? It's not from the Duke Ellington song, "Satin Doll" either? Let's give you a lil' back story.
About 10-11 years ago when I finished graduated college I knew I wanted to start my own company so I started the ground work to get to my goal. Over the years me and my older sister toyed with names. The first she came up with using just my nickname, Tana. She came up with Simply Tana which was okay but it didn't feel right. I couldn't think of anything for the life of me. With my middle name being Tiffany I was thinking of Tiffany and Co. but that one was already taken. So I look up at my bookshelf and this one book popped out at me.
Satin Doll by Karen E. Quinones Miller
This one I have read a handful of times and is one of my favs. It's about a woman name Regina who used to live a very wild lifestyle but got shot and left for dead. She ended up going to college and becoming a journalist.She meets a man named Charles who comes from a very prominent upper class black family.Regina battles trying to keep the life she built while trying to hide her former life which includes her two crazy friends.
It's a good book overall and I highly recommend it. So being a fashion design, I thought satin is a fabric and doll means an attractive woman. Then I said to myself I can't use Satin Doll because it's a widely known song and the name of this book. So like Tiffany and Co. I add Co. to it. Creating Satin Doll & Co. It's a name that can be the home to many things and not just one since I decided I didn't just want to design woman's clothing but accessories and etc.
So Satin Doll & Co. was born.