bare- (of a person or part of the body) not clothed or covered.
reverie- a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.
Being that our bodies were created from this earth, why shouldn’t our clothes be?
Lingerie is the closest piece of clothing we wear next to our skin and we should strive to keep them as pure as we try to keep our bodies.
The production of our garments happens by partnering with responsible manufactures in our city and overseas using sustainable fabrics. The fabrics we use have a natural origin; think cotton, bamboo, silk…
Why? So much of our consumption of clothing is sitting in piles around the globe and not decomposing because of unsustainable materials we have used. I want to make sure I do my part in providing an option that will not only be good for myself and others, but for our world and the countries who must deal with the results of consumer madness. As a black woman, especially one whose origins come from Haiti, I see how fast fashion consumerism mostly impacts countries of the African diaspora. To be able to make a difference in this area through sustainable design is meaningful and impactful work.
I grew up under the parenting of a structured accountant for a father, and a carefree caretaker for a mother; a fusion of Haitian parents, Parisian culture, and later becoming a full on Miami girl. I was an artistic child, but I was organized, studious, and business minded as well. After realizing I didn’t want to be a gynecologist in middle school (long story), a free period in the seventh grade allowed me to seek different career opportunities in the arts. There my love for fashion was birthed.
Excluding learning how to sew a button at eight years old, my first real experience sewing was at eighteen in design school. I can remember the countless hours spent in the lab with a few friends as we stayed up all night in our pajamas dancing to music, sewing our fingers, and steaming our garments for much too long.
To graduate and attain your degree, students had to do an internship for a semester. I sent my resume and a few collections created during my time in school to some of my favorite designers whose collections I would stalk on ‘nymag’ and ‘style.com’. I ended up accepting a Production internship at Cushnie et Ochs and learned under the wings of the two beautiful, young, and knowledgeable women for three seasons who had built their company right after college. It was one of the most inspiring times of my life. I ended up living in New York for a year and completed a few more apprenticeships in the Design and Technical Design areas at Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Som, and Jen Kao while working full time.
After leaving New York, I worked at several companies in South Florida as a Technical Designer and have found much joy in that area. In this role, I have been able to work with all departments in the business which leads me here…
Today, I handle Technical and Design projects for local companies and have started my own line of what I like to call cozy, feminine, and fresh intimates. My goal is to create a sustainable company in all areas. I am married to my amazing husband (and high school sweetheart) and we are living and having fun in the sunny (and rainy) Miami together.
I am overwhelmed pretty much every day with how God has shaped my life into what it is today and look forward to the rest that is to come. I hope you’ll stay along for the ride!