Did I become a swimwear designer? Well, I was becoming more and more restless with the uncertainty of my career choice (Costume Designer for film and TV). While I love the shit out of that job, one of my biggest issues is that it’s unpredictable, and I needed something to fill in the gaps of no work. For a few years, I tried to make my lingerie company take off, but I just didn’t devote the time (this relates in company’s failure!*). I needed to steer my unorthodox skills-set combo of fashion, organizational prowess, and budgeting into a new, more controllable arena.
Even though I’m in Chicago, swimming, surfing, the ocean and lakes–all water–are near and dear to my heart. Since I wanted to start a clothing line and learn the business side of things, it seemed like starting with a specific focus would be good–swimwear. Turns out it is! It’s not opening my life up to a bunch of free time, but it is re-sparking my creative side and encouraging my
budgeting/organizing/calculating/timing/controlling/hard work nerdy side to work together and learn about start-ups. Making me ask questions like “how can I get a pile of cash” and figure out how to do it. xo
*failing is totally ok!