Canadian Bae: Mary Young
Mary Young is a budding entrepreneur navigating through the world of women's lingerie and loungewear. She understands the void between what's sexy and what's comfortable and has created lingerie and loungewear that finds a balance between the two. It's important to support and celebrate women who step out of the norm to make changes in how people define sexy. She embodies individuality all while empowering women around her.
We had the pleasure of working with Mary 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?
To me chasing your passion means looking at what makes you the happiest and most excited, channeling that energy and focusing on the goals you've set out for yourself.
What sparked your interest in fashion and style?
My interest in fashion goes back to when I was a kid. I would make clothes for my Barbies out of Kleenex and started making my own clothes at the age of 10 when I was given my first sewing machine. Fashion has always been a part of me and the freedom it offers as a way to express yourself and build up your confidence is what inspires me.
What keeps you motivated when you feel down?
The little things motivate me the most; whether it's a comment from a customer or a piece of advice from a friend. Just a few words and my accomplishments to date, no matter how big or small, really drive me to keep pushing forward and remembering I'm on the right path.
What advice would you give to those who are afraid to chase their passion?
My best advice is to not wait for the perfect time to go after your dream, things will never perfectly line up and you wont ever feel 100% confident. Do your research, plan but don't over plan, once you're about 80% confident that's when you need to close your eyes and take a leap of faith.