I met Llubav at the Design*Sponge Ladies Meet Up late last year. I was excited to hear about her work experience at Hable Construction (one of my favorite textile companies) and thought she would be perfect for Fly Girl of the Week.
Who: Llubav Obando Choy, 33
Where: Born in Chimbote, Peru. I moved to the states in 1986 after a two year pit-stop in Mexico. I now live in Greenpoint, NY with my husband Chris.
What do you do? I work in product design for the textile firm, Hable Construction. I've been with the company for 6 years. My small business is making accessories such as rose pins and little clothes ornaments out of Hungarian wool felt. They are embellished with vintage sequins, beads and ribbons. Currently, in the works are hand printed stationery, tea towels, and a family. My aspirations are that someday I will be able to incorporate my own textile designs into a fashion collection.
What inspires you? My lovely husband, dancing, colors, traveling, my mother's strength, rich foods, vintage designs...everything really.
Why are you fly? I'm fly because I can laugh at myself, and I'm generous. (Oh...and my husband tells me I'm a great cook.)
Advice: Follow your passion, even if you think things are not going your way. Keep trying and love yourself.