How did the first show go?
– It was better than expected, a lot of guests came to support and I got asked to give some interviews already.
Was it hard to start a brand, without having education in fashion or sponsors?
– I was rejected by the bank so my parents were kindly enough to invest in me and my dream. Also I am very stubborn and believe that I am going to make it and at last year my brand was already a fact.
What is the collection inspired from?
My collection is a mix of European elegance and Caribbean prints. I am inspired by the warm weather, colors, nature, prints and mostly women. I want to encourage them to embrace the lady inside and bring the greatness they have. Also everything is wearable and affordable, some of the clothes even wearable in all seasons.
What will your next collection look like?
The clothes will have custom-made prints and it will be launched next summer.
Tell me something more about you.
I am a working mother, a housewife and also a businesswoman. It’s not easy to keep everything balanced, but I have a loving husband and family who support me in what I am doing. I believe in God and pray often. I believe he helped me until now and he is going to help me success in life.
What are your plans for the future?
Right now I am working with a company who makes pop up stores and hopefully we will open one in Rotterdam, Delft or The Hague. The next step is more serious. My collections consist one piece of each so I want to open my own intimate boutiques in the future, which will have a Caribbean vibe. I am also planning on doing a fashion show back home in Saint Martin.