Everyday, I find inspiration from my daily walks in Central Park, my favorite place in this city I live in and love, New York City. I also pull inspiration from my childhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where I used to love to watch my grandmother make beautiful garments out of crochet.
I received my degree in Textile Design in 2000 from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), in New York City. While completing my degree, I worked as a weaver for several textile companies. However, after taking a felt-making class at my weaver's guild, I fell in love with the art of felt-making and the rest is history. During the process of designing and producing my silk, cashmere and merino wool pieces, I try to imagine who is going to wear them and whose neck and shoulders they'll be embracing. The best reward, however, is after it's completed : to see the smile and happiness on my customer's faces.