— Owner | Chief Designer
From a very early age I was always into fashion, always dressing up in several outfits every day. However it wasn’t until later in high school when I decided I would like to make a career out of it. After graduating high school I went on to study fashion design at Arturo Tejada Cano where I continued to gain experience in the world of fashion.
Following on from these studies I gained traction in the fashion industry by gaining clients who commissioned me to make wedding and cocktail dresses. For several years I was making special event dresses and decided to study abroad and moved to France. Here I studied fashion marketing at Supdemod Fashion Design & Business School in Lyon, France. After four years in France I wanted to increase my languages and decided to learn English. I felt that this would assist me to progress in the fashions world and would complement my Spanish and French. To learn English I moved to Perth, Australia and continued my studies at North Metropolitan TAFE where I studied interior design, continuing with my creative flare.
Perth is where I settled and met my now husband Mark where we have our daughter Natalia. Early on in Natalia’s life she developed reflux where she would have painful and large vomits after feeding. We found we were going through so many burp cloths and baby bibs and couldn’t find any that were high quality and stylish. This was the moment My Little Love Heart was born. I decided to combined my love for fashion with the need to have quality baby accessories and started making my own products.
I developed all my patterns and designs as well as choosing all the fabrics. After extensive testing I started making products for Natalia and friends and soon found myself at markets and expos. I am passionate about bright and vibrant colours and I feel it should be celebrated amongst the styles our little ones are adorned in. Where I am from Colombia, South America, we celebrate colours in all aspects of our culture and life. This along with a background in fashion design; complement my passion of new trends and styles.
It gives me great joy to be able to say that the products are hand made here in Perth, Australia. Thank you for spending the time to read about our journey and I hope you can continue with us into the future.