After living in San Francisco for 8 years, Dana Suchow moved to New York in 2009 to pursue her career as a struggling waitress. But that didn’t end up panning out so she decided to become a struggling fashion blogger instead.

Dana has always had an eye for style…even as a little kid she had the best dressed dog in the neighborhood. What makes her blog, Do The Hotpants, stand out from the sea of personal fashion blogs, is that Dana doesn’t take herself too seriously. Although she loves clothing, she knows they’re still just items you place on your body. And loving yourself for who you are, flaws and all, has become one of her blog’s most powerful messages.

Dana has a unique and fun sense of style, often times using DIY methods that turn scarves into hats or skirts into shorts. And the affordability of her outfits have made her popular within a crowd of shoppers becoming less and less interested with brand names and labels, and more interested with creativity and individuality.

Do The Hotpants is Dana “Hotpants” Suchow’s hilariously fashionable look at the current state of clothing. With her blog’s popularity and sponsorship on the rise, Dana’s only fear is walking outside logo’d up like a Nascar driver. She also still believes the 59th Street Bridge in Manhattan was built by Simon & Garfunkel.

“Let your freak flag fly.” – Hotpants