ABOUT US - Shay Todd & Shiro Gutzie - Founders
SHAY TODD is the quintessential resort lifestyle brand. Our focus is to bring luxury, comfort, quality and impeccable style at accessible price points. SHAY TODD was launched in 2005 as a passion project focusing on women's swimwear and resortwear. The line has grown year after year and now includes ready-to-wear, accessories and a soon to-be-launched Spa collection. Celebrity friends who wear the line include Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria among others. SHAY TODD has been featured on Oprah Winfrey's favorite things for Summer, Tyra Banks Show, E! Channel, EXTRA! and Access Hollywood to name a few. The collection is available at the SHAY TODD flagship boutique in Los Angeles, www.shaytodd.com, and select specialty stores worldwide.
For L.A-based designer Shay Todd, creating a fashion-forward collection is not just another day at the office. "I just play Barbies, really," says Shay who’s earned her “swimwear queen” status among Hollywood's A-list. Shay who grew up in Hawaii and was always in a swimsuit, says her fascination with beachwear started early. "I've always been obsessed with fashion. Ever since I was a little girl, it was always just a complete passion, an obsession for me," she admits. A true fashion aficionado, she has encyclopedic knowledge of other designers' work. "I can pick out a piece and tell you from what collection of what season of what year.” Shay's designs combine runway-inspired couture with beach-ready function – Her vast collection is an entire resort lifestyle brand suited for every aspect of a dream vacation, from the plane, to the sand, to a casual dinner. Her aim is to bring a slice of luxury to everyday life no matter where you are.
Shiro is a music producer, manager and a veteran of the entertainment business. He has established international music companies that distribute content in over 30 countries. He served as the music soundtrack producer to the Academy Award® winning film Crash and spearheaded its marketing campaign. His independent spirit continues to lead him to work with some of the most groundbreaking and visionary artists allowing him an “inside look” to the world of Hollywood and beyond. His vast experience in production, marketing, creative direction, branded entertainment and global expansion are the foundation of his partnership with partner-wife Shay.