Tell us a little bit about yourself :)
My name is Giovanna Silvestre and I am the founder of the brand “Confused Girl”. “Confused Girl” started out as a blog 3 years ago. I was a bit lost at the time and wanted to share my feelings with others. I figured, I can’t be the only confused one out there. It’s funny how we feel we’re the only ones when every human being has either been there, is still there or is going to be there again! My blog took a life of its own and put me on a spiritual journey to find my true nature. Along this journey I met a healer who had a profound effect on me. He had a collection of crystals and told me to pick two to take home. I had these crystals in my room and felt so much joy when I walked past them. One day I was meditating and I had a vision of creating a line of women’s active wear that was inspired by these crystals. So with no money and an idea, I started the journey. I had no idea how I was going to make it happen but I knew I had to do it. Now, two years later, we have been featured on VH1, Yoga Digest, Yoga Magazine, Silicon Beach Magazine and on the cover of LA Yoga.
People ask me, “Why the name “Confused Girl”?”. My answer is simple, “It is really easy to accept yourself when you are feeling good and your life is the way you want it. But it isn’t so easy to accept yourself when things are tough and you are confused. We shame ourselves in times we need to be embracing ourselves.” Confused Girl is about accepting yourself just as you are at this moment. This acceptance will lead you to your TRUE NATURE.
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”
How did you get introduced to yoga?
An old roommate of mine invited me to her yoga class. I was curious so I went. It was the only time I was able to feel real peace and have my brain shut off.
Can you share your biggest challenges ?
The biggest challenge I faced was believing in myself and my dream when I had no idea how to create an active wear line and had no money. It was truly me taking a leap of faith and trusting that everything was going to be okay.
How do you handle pressure?
I meditate, exercise, journal, pray and work.
Can you share your thoughts on self consciousness?
I always look at habits and beliefs I have or had that limited me from my infinite potential. I choose to face them and work through them.
What does your daily routine look like ?
Meditate for 20 min/ write in my gratitude journal/ work out for an hour and then get to work.
And what about your flexibility training ? Where does that fit in ?
Yoga, running and cross fit.
What keeps you motivated?
My desire to help other women love themselves and express themselves authentically.
What are your future plans/goals/dreams?
Travel the world, share my experiences and continue to create beautiful clothes that inspire women to "find their true nature".
Any tips for passionate people starting out yoga?
Take baby steps, believe in your dream and be patient.