Born in Munich, Germany, Catharina Duval de Navarre (short: Cat Duval) has always had an extremely curious and outgoing nature which lead her to leave her hometown at the sweet age of 16 when she moved to the UK to finish high school.
Her thirst for the big wide world however wasn’t satisfied at that and she decided to continue her education at Parsons School of Design in New York where she studied ‘Design & Management’. During her 5 year stay in the city Catharina has had the chance to work for a variety of fashion brands including Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Hugo Boss and Carolina Herrera to name a few.
Having gained a lot of work experience on the business side of fashion, she decided non the less that it was time to follow her true passion: fashion design. She took off to Milan in 2012 where she completed the ‘One Year Fashion Design Intensive Program’ graduating with ‘cum laude’ honors distinction and proceeded to complete her studies with a ‘Master in Fashion Accessories and Luxury Goods’ at Istituto Marangoni.
Back on the old continent, she learned Italian which she now speaks fluently and began working as a women’s handbag designer in 2013. To share her passion for fashion, personal style and ideas with her growing number of followers, she decided to start this blog in October 2016.