It all started at the beach last summer. I had achieved remission after my mastectomy and my favorite bikini's were no longer suitable. My only option was a one-piece swimsuit that offered support for my new body but lacked all sense of self-expression. I was self-conscious among friends, family and strangers alike! How could this be after everything I (and millions of other women) had gone through?
No matter what has become of our breasts, each and every one of us has the right to be different. But how can we truly embrace this new reality, where women love and respect their bodies, yet cannot access the practical product to match our mindset?
I feel so strongly about this simple matter: women should not achieve the incredible milestone of breast cancer remission, only to experience a cruel realization.
Instead, I want women to feel brave and beautiful, secure and stylish, and motivated to move their bodies in order to move forward in their lives.
I've insisted on working with a team of passionate and like-minded individuals, including our French designer who is expert in the luxury fashion sector.
While functionality is key, it is also important to prioritize design and style. Women who have undergone breast cancer surgery should be able to find swimwear that is both functional and fashionable, and feel confident and empowered with their new body.
We tested our approach with women who had undergone surgery and others who hadn't, to get their feedback and insights. We used this feedback to refine our designs and create swimwear models that meet our customers' needs.
My mantra: « Be what moves you ».