The Heroine’s Journey of Leila Marlene

What is the best thing that I love about my work? — The design process from idea to creation; the trial & error, sweat, tears & ultimate joy when I am successful. It is alchemy & sorcery, art & science

What is my idea of perfect happiness? — Freedom, a life without limits

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is not for anyone besides myself to know, but I will say that it has been my greatest motivator

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? — Introversion

What is my greatest extravagance? — Extroversion

On what occasion would I lie? — To prevent pain or embarrassment

What is the influence of role models, in my work and in my life? — My role models, counted mostly through history books & fiction, serve as a reminder to rise above circumstance & never give up

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? — The creative mind is a blessing & a curse. My work consumes my life. It is all that I am & all that I do which takes it’s toll on my personal life.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? — When clients tell me what I’ve made is everything they’ve ever wanted & dreamed about, I know that I have succeeded

If I could, what would I change about myself? — I would live in London

What is my greatest achievement in work? — Keeping my business viable in a very competitive & cut-throat industry

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? — My imagination

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? At home, by the fire

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? — My husband

Whom would I like to work with in the future? — Employees, more production help to free up my time to design & innovate

What project, in the nearby future, am I looking forward to work on? — The next incarnation of my brand

How can you contact me? — Phantomlovely.com

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