Stephanie Rado Taormina is the founder, designer and CEO of the lifestyle brand Have Some Fun Today. As a fine artist and interior designer who began her career in fashion over 30 years ago, her creativity and artistic vision has always been at the heart of her work and art. It was that same creative spirit that deeply moved and inspired her after losing her beloved father in 2014.
"I was sitting in my living room one day, shortly after the passing of my father, when I began to visualize a painting. I was inspired by something my father said every day; "Have Some Fun Today." The painting was just the beginning. I wanted to make a t-shirt, a beach tote, a hat… That was the day I started this brand."
Stephanie has a BA in communications and business from The Pennsylvania State University. She then continued on to Parsons School of Design where she earned a BFA in fashion design. She has worked on 7th Avenue in New York City for American fashion icon Adrienne Vittadini and for the luxury brand Andrew Marc, where she experienced the world of fashion and design.
After working on 7th Avenue for several years she started her own soft home furnishing & loungewear brand called RADO, LTD. where she sold her pieces to high end stores across north America like ABC Carpet & Home, Gumps & Portico.
From there she began another successful design business as principal in her own design firm called Stephanie Rado Taormina Interiors & Art, LLC. which she created interiors & fine art for residential & commercial spaces all over the country until she switched gears and founded HSFT in 2014.
Stephanie founded HSFT to share her passion for finding the joy in life. She started with a t-shirt, a tote bag and those four words her father always said and has since created a brand, a mindset and a philosophy that connects with her customers. It's the beauty of that connection with people that inspires her to keep sharing the message. ”My mission is to help shift people’s mindset to include Having Some Fun everyday.”