02/08/2013 08:08 pm ET Updated Feb 15, 2013

Monique Lhuillier, Los Angeles Design Powerhouse, Talks Building Her Business: My LA (PHOTOS)

My LA is a series of Q&A profiles with our favorite Angelenos. To see others, be sure to check out My LA.

Monique Lhuillier is a fashion powerhouse. After moving to Los Angeles and graduating from the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising (FIDM), she successfully built one of the most sought-after clothing lines. Focusing first on bridal and evening gowns, she has now expanded to ready-to-wear collections, stationary and a bed, bath and home collection. Her name is a staple on the red carpet, as many of Hollywood's most stylish and chic actresses wear her designs as often as they can get their hands on them. As if leading a design empire wasn't impressive enough, she's even found time to start a family. HuffPost LA caught up with the busy mom of two to learn more about her life in Los Angeles.

Read the Q&A in the slideshow below:

Monique Lhuillier