My Story Series // After a few years of #caribbean life, my very good friend and colleague at Billabong South Africa, said to me "when are you going to stop fiddling around with jewellery, and start your own clothing line?" and it was my "AHA moment!". So I bought an old hand operated sewing machine from another yacht and started sewing samples right there on the boat. #mystory #sailinglife #designer #westindieswear
My Story Series // and so we fell in LOVE with the Caribbean life and decided to settle on the gorgeous, Dutch/French island of St.Maarte. This photo is taken whilst sipping rum punch at Sunset Beach Bar, Maho Beach, the famous spot to watch the planes arriving and taking off over the beach. #islandsmiles #mystory #westindieswear #sunsetbeachbar
My Story Series // and then we were 3... Maya was born in Australia in December 2003 and we moved back onboard our boat Sahara when she was only 4 months old. This little #boatbaby changed our worlds forever!! #islandsmiles #mystory #boatlife #caribbeanlife #islandlife
My Story Series // I did a trip to India right at the very beginning and found the most amazing fabrics in pure cottons that were so perfect for the heat of the islands. I designed our first ever collection on a dodgy overnight train in Norther India back to Delhi... I couldn't sleep, I was just buzzing with the excitement of the potential! By the time the train crawled into Delhi in the early morning, I had everything drawn up, handed it over to the production guys, and flew back to the Caribbean to wait for the samples #mystory #islandsmiles #adventure #india #thebeginning #westindieswear
My Story Series // I began selling my designs from anchor... hopping from island to island, pulling up in the dinghy and heading up to see the gift shop buyer in some of the Caribbeans top resorts. I would show my sarongs and pure cotton island clothing to the buyers and swap stories of our island lives #islandsmiles #sarongs #purecotton #onelove #westindieswear
My Story Series // Living the dream is only a dream come true if you get to share it with the people you love... Justin, Maya & I always loved it when our family would make the massive journey around the world to visit us on our boat in the Caribbean #mystory #islandsmiles #cheekymonkey #sailinglife #family #islandlife #westindieswear
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