I was inspired by the recent article in T magazine about Helen Downie and her happy beginning. At age 50, Helen who is based in London found her true calling moving through a challenging time in her life. The desire to paint after a cancer diagnosis brought her to a new-found celebrity through Instagram and now with Gucci. The inspiration stemmed from attending the Gucci Fall/Winter 2015 fashion week presentation. An unexpected meeting of the minds. Today, one of her paintings is proudly displayed in Alessandro Michele’s office.
The story is so basic and the wisdom is always the same – there is believe in yourself and listen to your heart.