Meet Sophia Lima, founder and designer of HEART OF SUN SWIM, a swimsuit brand with a deep appreciation for all things vintage! Her designs have been worn by celebrities including Kourtney Kardashian, Bella Hadid, Sofia Richie and many more! Hear from this GIRLBOSS on what inspires her and keeps her going!
Tell us a mantra you live by?
"She doesn't need a hero. She is the MF hero"
How did you first discover your creativity?
"I've always been creative, it is something that came naturally to me. My whole life, my friends would tell me "Soph has the weirdest clothes"... and proceeded to borrow it anyways. I was never afraid to be daring and show my personality through my style."
What inspires you? What gets you hyped?
"Being the best version of myself, I have a clear vision of where I want to be and I am determined to get to my goal."
Describe the perfect day at work
"Everyday is SO different, although any day spent with my team designing and being creative is a perfect day."
What's the most fulfilling thing about being a creative?
"Seeing all the beautiful muses in my pieces. "
As a creative, what is the hardest thing you've had to deal with/ are still dealing with?
"I love to be creative, so dealing with aspects of the business such as taxes I try my best to pass the responsibility on."
What's the best piece of advice you can give?
"Stop making excuses and go for it!"
Where do you want to be in 5 years?
"Exactly where I am meant to be."
What is something you can't live without?
"My boyfriend, he always inspires me to keep going."
What is your "ART BISH moment" (your proudest moment as a female creative)?
"Seeing Bella Hadid in my pieces! It was a dream come true! I design everything with her in mind, she is my MUSE."