TRACIANNE ESTRADA, 30
It’s not every day that you meet a girl with two different jobs that take her to two completely different worlds, but real estate director and swimsuit designer An makes jumping from the city to the surf look absolutely effortless.
“I’ve always wanted to build my own swimwear brand. I love the beach. I love board sports and being under the sun. But most of all, I wanted girls to have more swimwear options, especially those girls who are also into outdoor activities. I wanted to look good on and off shore.” THE BEST THING ABOUT MY JOB “Customers giving you good feedback. Seeing your work on the covers of local magazines. Girls, young and old, from different parts
“Juggling two completely different jobs [is my biggest challenge]. I didn’t realize it could be so mentally and physically draining.”
“Waking up every morning knowing you are making a difference in people’s lives. Mothers messaging me, thanking me for giving them the confidence to hit the beach again after giving birth. Things like that [keep me driven].”
“Play to your strengths, learn from your mistakes, and know when to break a few of the traditional rules. Don’t waste time, don’t put things aside. Start now.”