My love for fashion has been a lifelong passion. In Vancouver, I completed the Bachelor in Applied Design in Fashion Design and Technology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

In Paris, I took haute couture embroidery at Ecole Lesage and worked as an assistant atelier for Balmain Paris and luxury bridal boutiques in Versailles.

Special occasions, especially weddings has always inspired me. In 2012, while studying at ESMOD Paris, this natural inclination towards bridal gowns led me to my niche and reignited my passion to create couture gowns that transcended styles available to women in search of the perfect dress.

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