We first met Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves in the kiddie pool at one of our favorite Santa Barbara getaway spots when we complemented her on her daughter’s swimsuit. Upon asking who made it, she confidently offered up that it was from her line Marysia. Already a fan and owner of their Palm Springs Bikini, we were excited to learn more about the woman behind the brand. Elegant and poised from her long years of ballet training, we quizzed her about how she started the collection, secrets to running the successful swimwear company while raising her two young daughters and if a universally flattering bathing suit really exists. Read on as she divulges:
How would you describe your personal style?
I hope someone can give me the answer as I struggle with this everyday. I’m trying to move my parents here to help out. It means I must hire more people but until you are making real money and have to do everything yourself, it’s a real struggle. Both my children and my business are important to me. If not for the business we wouldn’t have the life we have for our children so it’s a real struggle I hope to solve one day.
A model wearing the Balboa Maillot
Ha, my age or kids age?? I don’t think it makes a big difference as there are always important parts of both mom’s and children’s growth.
What does your typical day look like? Schedule-wise.
Being woken up by my little one, getting the girls ready for the day, taking them to school. Some days I get to go for a workout and my husband takes the kids to school, then I work until I have to pick them up and take them to a sport or something. We try to eat dinner as a family at night and then get kids ready for bed. We usually pass out with them…then i wake up and get myself ready for bed. Sometimes if we have the energy we watch something on Netflix , although its been months! See? Are you tired yet???
I go with the flow…my husband and I take turns.
A model wearing the Broadway Bikini
Marysia with daughters Elle and Antonia
Blogger Chriselle Lim with daughter Chloe both wearing Marysia
I just paired down my closet to only my very fave pieces. I love high waisted everything. I don’t really have a uniform but i love clothes and so I mix it up…it turn out I always seem to match the collection I’m working on designing.
The love you feel…I knew I would love my kids but you just don’t expect it to be so strong like nothing you have ever felt before.