Elena was born in the Ukraine and raised in an artistic family. She was fortunate enough to grow up in a very artistic environment, surrounded by artists and opera singers. She has a BA Honors Degree in Fashion and Textile Design awarded by Kiev University and many years of her life have been dedicated to fashion. This experience has given her an insight into this industry culminating in Elena becoming involved in Ukrainian fashion show exhibitions, dealing with TV and media on a regular basis. World Wide magazines published many of her designs. Although Elena's background is in design, she has always had an interest in painting.