Canadian Bae feature: Lina Junior of Pradegal
Lina Junior is part of the amazing duo behind Pradegal, an online women's boutique curating minimal, yet design-forward garments. The duo aims to put together a collection of the most coveted pieces from emerging and established designers to create an easy to shop online experience.
We had the pleasure of working with Lina and a few other lovely ladies for our new women's collection coming out May 27th. The moment these ladies stepped into the room you could feel the positive radiance amplify the atmosphere. The women we worked with embody everything Peace Collective stands for. They work hard in strive of their dreams, no matter how big or far reaching they might be.
What does the concept of chasing your passion mean to you?
The concept of chasing your passion is different for everyone. To me it means going after something that gives your life meaning, or a purpose, or fulfilment. It doesn’t necessarily have to have a monetary value. When chasing your passion you set goals for yourself to achieve the things that you want. You will go above and beyond to get there, with no limits or boundaries. It's something that is forever evolving with you as you continue to grow and achieve these goals. I am a firm believer in the saying “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” and i think that is what chasing your passion is all about!
What sparked your interest in fashion and style?
I love that fashion can be used in a way to express yourself. Each individual has their own unique style and personality and that's often reflected in what they choose to wear everyday. The best part about my job is that we’re able to help our customers dress for any event, occasion or mood and make them feel confident and sexy. Whats amazing is that you can give 2 different people the exact pair of black skinny jeans, and have it be worn and accessorized in two completely different ways; whether its worn with a pair of heels and a beautiful top to dress it up for a night look, or with some sneakers and an over sized T-shirt for a casual day feel.
What keeps you motivated when you feel down?
My sister is definitely what keeps me motivated and on track when I’m feeling down. Not only is she my sister but she’s also my business partner and mentor. She is definitely the one who keeps us on track and focused! Another huge thing that keeps us motivated is when people come up to us and say “Hey, aren’t you the owner of PRADEGAL?”, tell us they follow us on social media, and how much they love our products and our brand! The feeling of our online boutique being recognized by people we don’t know is so rewarding and motivating! I think that our customers definitely keep us going. The satisfaction our customers get from shopping with us and continue to support and grow with us keeps us going.
What advice would you give to those who are afraid to chase their passion?
Dont be afraid to go after what you love. Its going to get tough, but don’t give up. You have to work your ass off, and don’t lose sight of your vision because when you get to where you want to be it’ll feel so good!!