IN THE LOTUS
HEART AND SPIRIT
LEAH VON AHLBURG
Leah can walk into any room and leave with a glass of wine, a story, and at least two more dinner invitations. A vibrant personality and master of her own story, she’s the type of woman who makes an impression.
In life and in fashion, Leah expresses a clear point of view and she doesn’t hold back.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Leah knew early on that she wasn’t cut out for a “normal” life and at the age of 14 set off on what would become a glamorous, cosmopolitan modeling career. She has lived in fashion capitals all over the world and at age 67, just when she thought she might be retiring, has decided to channel new found energy into Leah von Ahlburg Collection, a women’s fashion label.
Leah’s identity is born out of adaptation and personal transformation. The humble lotus, her favorite tattoo, represents rebirth and awakening, the perfect symbol of a life which continues to present new opportunities which challenge her to evolve and grow.
Quiet but never shy, Jane is the no-nonsense yin to Leah’s effervescent yang. If Leah is holding court at a dinner party, Jane is in the corner making wicked sharp observations that cause you to almost spit in your drink as you can’t help but laugh.
Jane was born in Singapore and moved to the United States in her teens. After graduating from college, she pursued careers in both the military and the corporate world. Seeking a life which offered more balance and fulfillment, she began to travel, moving first to Kuwait and then to Thailand where she met Leah while they were both out walking their dogs. The rest, as they say, is history.
Kismet, destiny, fate – people the world over have a word for it. Jane’s life has been profoundly impacted by this idea. She believes if you get a chance, grab it. If it changes your life, let it.