What’s you earliest childhood memory? I remember being in a park with my grandparents, wearing a deep blue dress with ruffles. My mother told me I was three when I had a dress like that.
Since I remember, clothes were a huge part of my life. At the age of six I would stage catwalk shows, wearing my grandmother’s shoes and bags. The moment I could draw, I made paper dolls and dresses them in paper clothes, stuffing them in countless shoe boxes. I grew up in Communist Poland where it wasn’t encouraged to be individualistic but I always knew I would become a fashion designer.
Somewhere along the way I abandoned my dream. Perhaps because of my ego or society expectations I decided to become a lawyer. Fast forward twenty odd years and I had my very own law firm in the heart of London.
Professionally, I was very successful but my childhood dream kept coming back. I tried to silence it but I couldn’t. But being a powerful lawyer was so much part of my identity that even though I didn’t want to do it any more, I was afraid to make the switch. I was feeling insecure and afraid of being judged.
When I suddenly fell unwell I put it down to medical reasons. I found it difficult to get up for work. Everything was such an effort. When my test came back normal, I had to face up to the fact that I was having a depression. I realised that despite being successful, there was a huge void in my life which I was not able to fill. I knew I was meant to be doing something else.
This was when I decided to take the risk. I put everything on the line- my marriage, career and money. I decided to create my brand around values I hold close- effortlessness, sophistication and sustainability. Through my clothes I want to empower independent and fearless woman to make her look and feel amazing, and to create a world she really wants.