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Estel Day (left) and Mark Tango display one of their favorite pieces, a versatile black silk gown, in their Malibu showroom. Chris Bashaw/22nd Century Media
Estel Day sifts through fashion pieces in the Mark and Estel Malibu showroom.
Pictured is the tag of a Mark and Estel fashion piece. Photos by Chris Bashaw/22nd Century Media
Ashleigh Fryer, Senior Editor
12:59 pm PDT May 27, 2014

“Should we do this?”

That was the message Estel Day sent Mark Tango on the social networking site, Friendster, in 2004. He lived in Los Angeles, she lived in New York and the pair hadn’t spoken in years. 

“Yup,” was the reply she received. 

The brief exchange was enough for Day to immediately jump on a plane and move back to Los Angeles, where she and Tango would begin work on the “this” they had been dreaming of since they met; the Malibu-based fashion design and music duo, Mark and Estel.