I moved to Australia when I was 21 years old. I used to blog and work as a style influencer on the side while working a day job for many years. I love styling, and not being able to readily find adult clothing that made me feel comfortable and beautiful was hard. We use clothing as a tool to help express our inner self by way of non-verbal communication. So, this is a cause very close to my heart. Having struggled with and overcome poor mental health and low self-esteem due to social connotations of the perfect female body for most of my life, I used to use my blog and social media to advocate for women on body positivity and acceptance of self.
After years of working on creating a stable life, bringing balance to it and improving my mental health, at the age of 28 I decided to go to university to further my knowledge and experience by enrolling in a business degree. With a day job and a high study load, I unfortunately had to leave my blogging and advocating behind.
After finishing my degree at the age of 31 in 2019. I was slowly starting to pick up clients as a freelance marketer when COVID overtook all of our lives. I lost all of my clients and was back to square one.
My amazing partner, seeing my despair, encouraged me to start my own brand which I had always wanted to create for petite women. I had a little money saved. I started on La Femme Petite, cutting most of my living expenses, and saving every cent I could. A small lingerie collection seemed comprehensible compared to a whole clothing line. Finding beautiful and sexy bras for small frames, and bodysuits that don't fall off the shoulders for a petite person in the market, is near impossible. I knew that full well. I never knew how to draw. I watched a YouTube video on how to draw lingerie and I haven't looked back.
It took me almost a year to present my first collection, Pink Champagne in early 2020. I look at it now and I can't believe it, the pieces are as gorgeous as I imagined.