Trelise's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Yankee Kiwis

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 6

TRELISE COOPER

Fashion Designer
Trelise Cooper Line

“‘Cause actually 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 Entrepreneurship Fashion

THEMES DISCUSSED:

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

TAGS:

business, criticism, dreaming, growth, insecurity, journey, music, opera, personal growth, respect, safety, self expression, small steps, soul searching, support, taking action

BIOGRAPHY:

Trelise Cooper knew nothing about fashion when she opened up her first shop at age 23. She started designing her own line in 1997 with no formal training and has seen her designs appear around the world, most notably in an episode of Sex and the City. In 2004, Trelise received the honor of becoming a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She continues to be a force in the New Zealand fashion world.

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