SYLVIA TENNANT OF ZALESKA
1. Can you share a bit about your personal journey? How has your perspective changed in the past year? Where have you come from, and where are you going?
My personal journey in the past year has been one of massive expansion. I’m learning more about my energetic landscapes - what works for me, what doesn’t. Boundaries have been a beautiful lesson. This year has taught me that there’s such a thing as too much, "yes." I’m becoming more aware of my intuition, presence, and preferred pace - it’s such a gift.
2. Can you share a recent discovery that has influenced your life?
I’ve started incorporating scheduled movement practices into my week. Dance and yoga have unveiled so much for me and I’m now cultivating a beautiful relationship with the strength of my body. I’m continuously in awe of the quality of energy I hold after a class.
3. What are your first concerns when shopping for clothing and how does that impact your choices?
As someone who occupies a larger body, fit will always be most important to me. My closet is well-curated with a combination of new, pre-loved, and vintage, based on what fits me well. I also take fabric, elasticity, and cut into consideration. All of these inform my consideration process. I say, "no," more than I say, "yes!"
4. Can you share a bit about the fit and comfort of some of our Arraei pieces?
Ivy Blouse: I love the Ivy top in copper for a few reasons. The texture of the fabric combined with the rich colour, the ruffled neckline, and the detailed sleeves make for a beautiful and wearable piece. I also love the length - I can wear it long with leggings or tied in a knot with high-waisted jeans.
The Shaia Pant and Wrap Top: When Natalie told me about the process behind the creation of this set, it blew my mind. The cotton used for this knit fabric is actually grown in this colour and there is no garment dyeing involved. I love the high-waisted cut of the pants and the stretch of the fabric. Both pieces are stunning.
Protea Pant: These pants are INCREDIBLE! I initially was apprehensive because of the lack of stretch in the fabric, but they relax slightly. As someone with a long torso, I appreciate the proper high rise. The coconut shell buttons are also a beautifully unique detail.
Sylvia's measurements are as follows:
41" Waist / 51" Hips / 44" Bust
Hope you enjoyed getting to know Sylvia <3
If you have any sizing questions, please email me directly and I will help you find your perfect fit. firstname.lastname@example.org