Who am I?
My name is Gazelle.
I have loved clothing, fashion, trying things on and dressing up since I was a child. There were days where I would change and wear several outfits in a day just because.
I was a very sporty child, but never gave up my feminine side. I love putting make-up on, while also playing and winning in sports. I think this is a quality that has weaved into my current style and aesthetic that I now share in my line JL GAZELLE.
I also love dancing. I have tried many different styles of dance during University. It was not until I discovered ballet at 23-years old, where I really fell in love and continually took more and more classes.
I currently work towards completing R.A.D. examinations to further build my skills required to dance ballet effectively. Alongside, I continually take as much drop-in adult ballet classes after work and on the weekends.
Merging both my favorite things: clothing and ballet, I decided to create JL GAZELLE.
I often wish I could have started ballet at a very young age. And I think most people quit ballet when they’re an adult. But I believe athletes never quit. As an adult dancer, I continually focus on improvement in ballet.
I think ballerinas are both strong and classical, and they never go out of style. Likewise, that is how I like my clothing to be. Because I like modern design –having the ability to create modern designs that never go out of style is one of my goals for JL GAZELLE.
Along my journey to discovering and launching JL GAZELLE, I’ve gained some things along the way. I am certified to teach yoga and have a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of British Columbia. After I finished my studies, I went on to intern at some local fashion companies in Vancouver, British Columbia, including a custom bridal company, and a yoga apparel company. I have also obtained an Entrepreneurship Certificate from the YMCA. Through my experiences, I hope to further diversify and deepen the quality of my clothing designs and hope every girl out there wearing my designs will breath in the beauty and share it to the world.
Lots of love,