My journey hasn't been that different from everyone else's. It has been a rollercoaster ride, as life's meant to be.
It has been full of great moments, like fulfilling my dream of moving to Europe, working in fashion, and now coaching, where I combine my two greatest passions, creativity and psychology.
As well as more challenging moments, like going through two "dark nights of the soul" and surviving a guerilla attack that almost cost me my life and my friend's life too.
My career journey started in the fashion industry over 20 years ago as a designer, art director, stylist, and brand manager. I started, in Bogotá, then Paris, and now in London, where I own a slow fashion label called Helena Carrizosa.
These experiences, together with coaching, helped me understand that fulfilment is not about perfection, nor does it mean a life without challenges.
It is a sense of full-hearted satisfaction and love for what we are today! And even though we can feel a sense of completion, we remain inspired and eager to experience more things in life, not because we need to prove anything but just as an extra cherry on the cake!
I wanted to include the circular economy concept in my creative work, as I felt very uncomfortable with the amount of waste we were creating. So, I decided to start the project Circle Project-O,
a zero-waste and upcycling project,
that aims to RE-use this waste from my collections and designers around me
and transform it into accessories and
art pieces. The aim is to make
waste desirable again!
"Walk through the process of self-discovery,
with compassion, love, and acceptance and you'll find