Trelise's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    New Zealand Roadtrip

TRELISE COOPER

Fashion Designer
Trelise Cooper Line

“Fear doesn't go away-fear is with you, and it will stop you or you can actually do it with fear anyway.”

INTERESTS:

Design Fashion

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Courage Experience Fear Success Negativity Culture Family Pressure Exploration Confidence Self-Reflection Focus Goals

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Growing up, her mother was her role model, but her mother was also a very fearful person.
  • As a result, Trelise developed a fear of criticism and of putting herself out there.
  • Even when she worked up the courage to open her own shop, she spent the whole night before crying in fear.
  • Turns out, she had nothing to be worried about-the next day, she had lines stretching outside of her shop.
  • The turnover she'd hoped to do in a week, she did on her first day, and the turnover she'd hoped to do in a month was done in that first week.
  • Since then, the craziness just hasn't stopped; Trelise says she's loved it and hated it.
  • Throughout her career, she's felt fear and courage living closely side by side, but she pushes herself to do things, even if she's afraid.
  • Says that getting up every day takes courage, but your true fear should be of becoming someone who never takes action.

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