Amy Smilovic, 37 year-old clothing designer extraordinaire, generates 8 million dollars a year in sales from her hip clothing line “Tibi”.
The former American Express employee embarked on her adventure when she moved to Hong Kong with her husband who also worked at Amex. Initially, their marriage was kept secret from the company, in order to avoid conflict of interest. Faced with the prospect of having to report to her husband, Amy quit her job. Hong Kong turned out to be her muse – she churned out fresh, unique and affordable fashion that quickly took the world by storm.
The Tibi line became so successful that she “poached” her husband from the corporate world and they are now partners in both life and work. In Amy’s words “I’m having a blast and I’m doing everything in the world that I love to do”.