Designer/ Shop Keeper
With her discerning eyes, curious heart and playful soul, Danielle Suppa, owner of Souvenior Studio, has cultivated a special space for local and international artisans, designers and makers.
After working as a tableware designer at The Bay and a fashion designer at Joe Fresh for six years, Danielle discovered an opportunity in the local pop-up scene, and felt the desire to tap into something she could call her own. With the help of her fashion schoolmate, Trisha Lepper, Danielle has transformed local galleries into pure and soulful playgrounds.
A couple of years later, Souvenir opened a physical store on the West end, and now it’s become a local must-visit destination for design lovers and the seekers at heart. Although it’s no longer a hidden gem (thanks to the good old-fashioned word-of-mouth), Danielle still manages to surprise and give anticipation to visitors by hosting pop-up exhibitions, concept events and by constantly introducing off-the-beaten-path labels.
During our chat, Danielle shares the art of being vigorous yet gentle, strong yet soft; her ways of balancing between the market demand and her own sensibility; and one thing that is very important to her.
Photography: Vai Yu Law
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"Finding your own definition. Being okay with your manifestation of what's inside of you because I think that's important to just find your own way of doing things, you own voice. Being receptive and receiving them in your own way." - Danielle Suppa