Obviously parenthood tends to radically change ones outlook on certain things, priorities shift, former "no ways" are morphed into resounding "aha moments", and compromise becomes the theme of the day, every day...so it is interesting to see how parenthood also influences creative expressions.
It certainly seems to have had a deep impact on your path since you have gone from accessories design to launching your own underwear brand for children.
Though experience may lead many parents to discover gaps in the market not everyone embarks on a journey to fill it. Can you talk to us about that?
The feelings surrounding this are very complex for me. When my first daughter was born, she became more important to me than anything else, admittedly to a fault. I didn’t care about handbags anymore, and I couldn’t design without that interest and inspiration. Now, after nearly two years into being a mother of two, I feel very motivated and inspired and interested to create, to design and to contribute to the greater conversation again. I feel like I am returning to myself. The other really important push for me to get back into working was to be an example to my daughters. It’s important to me that they know that I am a person outside of being their mommy, and that I can contribute, that I have a voice and that when they are grown women themselves, they can subconsciously feel empowered as mothers because they had that example in their lives.
Photography by Layli Samimi