Michael Isabella was founded by a Bronx designer, Jacqui Cruz. She had been a designer for 20 years. She is also an interior designer and artist. Some of her biggest influences are Coco Chanel, Bob Ross, Edith Head, and Oscar de La Renta (among others). Jacqui Cruz study the arts, fashion, and business marketing and merchandising in NYC.
Michael Isabella is named after her children who are now 12 and 3 years old.
"I love fashion. It's artistic, it's fun and it's expressive."
"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it."