The beauty and energy of Brazil, where I was born, are a constant source of inspiration to me. I studied fashion in Brazil, then moved to New York to continue my education at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After FIT, I held jobs at Macy’s and Victoria Secret as a personal stylist and as a merchandiser. Here, I learned the importance of balancing the artistry of style with business goals and my clients’ budgets.
Then the pandemic arrived, and like millions of Americans, my job disappeared. Never one to sit still, I dusted off my sewing skills and got to work making face masks for family members. After a few small improvements, I started making masks for friends.
My masks caught the eye of a local fire department 239 in Park Slope here in Brooklyn, and I made 30 masks for them. I’ve donated masks to school fundraisers, and have even provided masks for my son’s entire baseball team. It has been such an unexpected joy to do this work, and see my masks out in the world.
Baseball players from 78 Precinct located in Brooklyn New York were very protected wearing Onepiecewear masks on every game this Fall Season.