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I worked myself back into Sarah Lawrence and graduated with a B.A. in art history. I eventually went to Vogue magazine. But with the end of my skating career, there was a sense of loss and failure, a lack of passion and a questioning of what I was doing in my life. So I replaced skating with the best of fashion. And ever since, I've tried to stay focused on what I want to do and what brings me a sense of self-worth and dignity.
I founded my own company at 40. I was very late to start this business. I know I don't do well unless I have a passion in my life, and it's usually related not only to my children and husband--that's understandable--but to myself. My passion is what I need to do to feel healthy and sane and like I'm making a contribution in some small way. That's what drives me.
--As told to Heather Won Tesoriero