As a born and bread Portuguese girl, I found solace in my neighbor’s sewing room as a young girl. When I stepped into that room, my imagination and creativity came alive with possibilities of what I could create, and it was a welcome escape from everyday life. As I grew up, my sewing room days stuck with me and helped me design and create my own outfits for the party nights that were to come (shhh! My parents had no idea!)
It’s through these experiences that I realized clothing is not just pieces of fabric, it really has the power to make us feel a certain way, used to mask our feelings and also empower us.
My intense love for clothing allowed me decades of experience in the clothing and fashion industry – from clothing manufacturing to high-end fashion retail, I’ve lived it all! But somehow, I never felt satisfied and fulfilled, there was always a longing for deeper purpose.