Our models are our community, our community is our muse.
At AnaOno, community is more than just being Never Alone. Our community is our inspiration for what we do and how we design our products. We use our shared life experiences and struggles to design the best fitted bras to fit our unique needs.
Over the past three years my design team and I have been working tirelessly on perfecting our newest molded cup bra. My true inspiration behind designing this bra is the reconstruction community. If you've had a DIEP Flap reconstruction, implant reconstruction, or breast tissue expanders, this bra is for you! Seeking smoothness under clothing, no more frustrations and pain from underwires, and super soft materials is everything we needed in order to get the fit and shape desired under clothing.
Our community is our muse and Trish has been one for quite some time! She underwent a double mastectomy, as well as a DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Trish wanted to feel confident and beautiful, and that is exactly how she feels in the new molded cup bra. We don't just think of AnaOno customers as people who buy products from us, we think of them as apart of our community, our family.
Meet Trish, the muse behind our newest silhouette.
What and when was your treatment/surgery?
"I was diagnosed on Wednesday July 6, 2016. After learning about my diagnoses and taking time to think I decided to have a double mastectomy with a DIEP Flap reconstruction. My chemotherapy regiment consisted of ACT."
What's your passion?
"Using real talk and humor I aim to shine a light on health care disparities, invisible illness, coming terms to ones new body/body positivity, and so much more."
What makes you happiest?
"What makes me happiest is being told that I helped to either empower someone or make them laugh."
What do you do to feel confident and embrace your body?
"The best advice I learned is that on days where it is hard to love my body as a whole I should instead appreciate the small things about it that I enjoy. In doing that, I can identify and celebrate the things about myself."
What does "Never Alone" mean to you?
"The journey after a diagnosis can be so isolating. It is made easier with a friend or two! You should never be alone- and you are not.
If you need a friend, I am here so feel free to reach out to me on Instagram @trish_newyorkcity
Which is your favorite AnaOno bra? Why?
"The dusty rose colored Monica bra is my favorite. It is so perfect. It has full coverage and it is also so comfortable that I could wear it under anything! I add the cups if I need a little padding. I love it so much that I have three of them that I can cycle through regularly."
If you were to give advice to someone diagnosed with breast cancer or having a preventative surgery, what would you say?
"If you've never done it before, now is the time to start putting yourself first. Prioritizing what you want, being heard, being respected, is paramount. You deserve a happily ever after."
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
"A fun fact about myself is that I participated in a piano concert at Carnegie Hall when I was 14."
What's your guilty pleasure?
"I have no guilty pleasures because I do not feel any guilt about the things that bring me pleasure! Like watching Housewives marathons, following John Mayer on tour this past summer and spicy margaritas."