Orly Shani's father came to America from Israel with nothing more than the desire to have a piece of the American dream. Thanks to his strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit, he now has a thriving business. Shani's mother was born and raised in Southern California in an incredibly artistic family. The entrepreneurial spirit of her father and the creativity of her mother were passed on to Shani, who found a way to create everything she wanted. In high school, she was determined to emulate the clothes she loved in magazines and would spend a few dollars at local thrift stores and transform what she bought into masterpieces. This later became her first business venture, Orly Couture. After taking a pattern-making class at FIT, Shani quickly realized it was the business and creative side of fashion she loved, and not the technical. She now has her own brand of multi-functional and cozy clothing, called Tuc+Wes. Shani wants to build an empire, and with her strong entrepreneurial mind-set and determination, nothing will stand in her way.