I started drawing fashion from a very young age, so it always felt like an obvious career to study fashion. But I could not have imagined in a million years how far this journey would take me.
If someone had told me while I was studying fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, that I would be living in Ibiza designing bikinis for women all over the world I most probably would never have believed them…
I did an internship for Paul Smith, in the London and New York office, and after graduating from CSM in 1996, I did some work at British label Boudicca before moving into styling for music videos and advertising for a few years, and subsequently embarked on an alternative career as a digital designer.
I worked as a freelancer for various design agencies in London, on amazing projects that taught me very valuable skills on how to run a digital business.
But I never gave up on my dream, the desire to create couture garments was always there.
Having spent some time in Rio de Janeiro, including dancing in their famous carnival, I started performing with a Brazilian Samba group in London, and started to make first my own hand-beaded dance costumes for myself and for friends.
I developed an obsession with Brazilian swimwear, intricate details, exquisite finishes and hand beading.
Since I relocated my studio to Ibiza I have been on a mission to make swimwear and accessories that make women feel fabulous and empowered, whether on stage, at a festival, wedding or party. And most important to me, it has to be locally produced using as many upcycled and recycled elements as possible, and contributing to a circular and eco-friendly fashion.