Can you share the story and inspiration behind KatrinaJean the Label?
I have always wanted to have my own clothing line but it wasn’t until late last year that I actually did something about it. There weren’t a lot of pajama options available locally at the time so I thought I’d make my own, and that’s where the idea stemmed from.
I began with pajamas crafted from Local Charmeuse silk and then eventually released my Mulberry Silk Pajama sets which are crafted from 100% Pure Mulberry Silk - which is the highest quality of silk you can find. KatrinaJean has now expanded into more casual lounge sets crafted from Polyester Spandex which can be worn both at home and out while running errands or meeting friends. The feedback so far has been so positive and encouraging.
What does wellness mean to you and why having a ‘me time’ is important for us, mothers?
Wellness for me is taking a holistic balanced approach to life, and considering all its different aspects thoughtfully (family time, me time, health and fitness, mental health, spirituality, time with friends, etc). 'Me time' is incredibly important to touch base with who you are as an individual, but also to have personal time to relax, unwind and re-charge.
In this digital age, What does originality mean to you?
Originality is about being authentic, and staying true to who you are. We are all distinct individuals who come with our own set of values, quirks and strengths. Originality is about drawing on those attributes, and being authentic, and not allowing yourself to be swayed by trends or what’s ‘in’ at the moment.
How do you bring your originality/creativity to market your ideas, products and services?
I think it is very important to have a certain theme or vibe in mind when marketing one’s products. With Katrina Jean - I wanted to create a brand that anyone and everyone can relate to.
What’s next on the horizon?
We will be releasing more casual and lounge sets as well as cute footwear!
Let’s end our interview on a fun note: Is there a certain piece or collection you have designed that is your absolute favourite? What was it and why?
For sleepwear, my absolute favorites are The Ophelia in Taupe and The Liliana Set. Both styles are classic and are just simply gorgeous.
For Casuals, The Roma Set in EVERY color haha! I literally wear them everyday. So cute and comfy. The pastel colors just instantly put me in a good mood. Need to run errands? Throw in a Roma Set, pair it with sneakers and you’re good to go! Lounging at home? Roma Set, pair it with cute slides and you’re all set!
"I think it is very important to have a certain theme or vibe in mind when marketing one’s products. With Katrina Jean - I wanted to create a brand that anyone and everyone can relate to"