Aisha has always described herself as a “clothing model” and never imagined that she’d start a global clothing brand when she started her career in finance over 20 years ago. She worked for several years as an investment banker and finance executive in SL. She’s also founded a children’s play and activity center called Trendy Place and a media project which showcased successful Srilankan women called Lanken HERstory.

She’s always believed that women could and should strive for career heights on their own terms and wearing beautiful cloths was one of her signature ways of showing up as she navigated the tricky terrain of advancing in a male-dominated profession. She often characterizes her cloths looks as her superpower ingredient that boosted her confidence throughout her career journey of battling imposter syndrome.

As she worked her way up the ladder and achieved a considerable amount of success, she was diagnosed with severe hypertension and felt completely burned out. This was a wake-up call for Aisha and it made her look critically at how she defined success and whether her life goals needed to be redesigned. She moved to California, took a one year sabbatical, and came across a singular insight that legacy beauty companies were product-driven only and they only cared about how women looked. Aisha dreamed of creating a beloved brand that cared about how women felt starting from the inside and then moving outward. She thought it appeared to be a subtle difference but it made all the difference in the world to ambitious women whose ambitions could be ignited by their beauty provider.