It all began with water skiing and when a lot of fun on a hot summer Saturday back in 2004 turned wrong. A freak accident nearly cost me my leg. The journey back to health changed my life, my dress code and led me from owning a clothing factory to where I am now – designing unique and beautiful “Art that you can wear™.”
After I was released from the hospital, I was introduced to Pilates as part of my rehabilitation. Twelve years later, in 2016, I sold my Pilates Studio to enter the fascinating world of fascia. By then, I was a Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor, a Master MvE® Instructor by Peak Pilates®, having done all my training in the USA and Thailand. I have worked with Bob Cooley on Resistance Stretching in Boston, completed Rolfing Levels I and II in Cape Town, and completed several short courses in fascia and fascia fitness in London and at the University of Ulm in Germany. Somewhere in this journey, I came to live in leggings - mostly.
Next came yoga. I completed 200 hours of Vinyasa training in Bali and 50 hours of Yin Yoga in Jakarta with Joe Phee. I practiced every day and, by now, was living in leggings - full time.
I owned more than 50 pair of leggings from every known and many unknown brands at one stage. Leggings became my “studio to streetwear” long before it became a fashion slogan.
I was ready to design my own.
My first creation – be -yourself leggings