Ana Portela
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Ana Portela

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Ana Portela
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Ana Portela

Fashion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Mexican psychologist that decided to follow her dreams and take a fashion job in Italy without speaking the language ( the original Emily in Paris with better style and respect for other cultures ). Fast forward 10 years, living on 3 continents she found home in London. As a daughter of globalization, Ana appreciates and enjoys its benefits but now more than ever cherish and wishes to protect the local sense of community. She understands the importance of educating ourselves on different cultures to #givecredit. Traveling the world showed her first hand the problems of the fashion industries and made her more determined to keep the promise she made to the plant as a child: to take care of it. This commitment is taken into her work; searching for better and more circular ways of living/creating. When she is not writing about herself in the third person Ana does enjoys the simple things in life, like yoga, hand embroidery, drawing, and reading from victorian Gossip Girl ( aka Jane Austen) to Japanese magic realism as Natsume Sōseki. A bit of a philosopher "Stan", always trying to learn more, reading scientific reports or studying biomimicry she takes inspiration and determination from nature.