If you’re over 40, chances are you’ve bought at least one item of clothing from designer Sigrid Olsen.
Sigrid started her career as an artist and morphed onto the fashion scene 30 years ago, heading up her name brand clothing empire. She designed for “real” women and is best known for her fabulous color and artistic print design. Bright colors and simple, classic designs became her trademark.
However, in 2008, that all changed. With the economy sinking, Sigrid left her business to start fresh. “My company had become so large that I did not get to do what I loved to do, which is creative based. “I ended up just being the head of my company and doing meetings all day. I had lost touch with my roots and doing my passion, which is art…. I am much happier now.”
So what does that “now” look like? Not to be one to sit still, Sigrid, found Yoga soon after her “retirement” and now runs her Yoga/Art Fusion retreats all over the world. A self-professed “doer” Sigrid Olsen is living her passion, and thanks to her creativity, we can now bring a piece of her colorful world into ours!
A cute story… Back in around 2003 after having two babies two years apart, she was feeling slightly frumpy. I went to Florida and discovered Sigrid Olsen in Burdines and bought a ton of her bright, fun clothes. I was so thrilled with the cheerful peach and robin’s egg blue clothes that I even emailed Sigrid to tell her how happy her clothes made me feel, and what a perfect fit they were.
Her retreats look lovely, and I would love to attend one someday and experience her creative genius first hand.