Kristi Yamaguchi is offering 20% off her active wear line, Tsu.ya, today! The mom-of-two and Olympic ice skating champion says her comfy duds are versatile with attention to detail with “ruching, ruffles and hints of gold.”
Kristi opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her clothing line that gives back to kids in need, her Halloween plans with “girly girl” daughters Keara, 8, and Emma, 6, and her upcoming skating events.
CBS: We hear Tsu.ya is now available for purchase on your website. Tell us all about your collection. How does it stand apart from other active wear brands?
KY: “To start, I really wanted to put a lot of emphasis on the versatility of the line. Yes it’s clothing you can work out in, but we wanted to create a more fashionable take on the normal active wear.
We’ve added details like ruching, ruffles and hints of gold into the line that make it more feminine and easy to wear from the gym, to the grocery, to pick up kids from school and even meet up with friends without an outfit change.
We’ve incorporated lines and shapes that flatter a woman’s body and high quality, moisture wicking fabric that keeps up with busy women that are constantly on the go.”
CBS: What kind of feedback have you received on the collection?
KY: “We haven’t received a whole let of feedback yet, but everything we have heard so far has been very positive about the design. People seem to love the detailing in the line and are impressed by the quality of the material and fit.”
CBS: Share with us how Tsu.ya gives back. Is it a national cause?
KY: “A portion of each sale does to The Always Dream Foundation and yes it is a national cause. The Always Dream Foundation is currently focusing efforts in Northern California but we are hoping to expand nationwide. Also, one of our partners in the program is Raising a Reader, and they are national.”
CBS: How are your daughters doing? What are they into these days? Are you a soccer mom?
KY: “Yes I am a soccer mom! Our six year old plays in the youth under seven year old soccer league and she loves it! She does that as well as ice-skating. Our older one has her heart set on softball, piano and dance.”
CBS: What are their fashion choices like?
KY: “The tend to both dress very “girly girl” everyday. A typical example would be leggings paired with cute little tunics so they can be comfortable, flexible and stylish. However, when it’s time to dress up, they like to go big with bows, ruffles, fancy dresses and the whole deal.”
CBS: What are your girls dressing up as for Halloween? Do you get dressed up as well?
KY: “Emma is going to be Hermione and Keara is going to be a pirate. They want my husband, Bret [Hedican] to be Hagrid from Harry Potter and they want me to be Professor McGonagall but I’ll probably just be a witch.”
CBS: What’s up next for you?
KY: “Well, my season is busy! I’m hosting three different NBC skating specials along with other pending skating events. Also, there’s so much going on with the launch of Tsu.ya – just keeping up with that will keep me very busy. I’m set up for three different store appearances at different Lord and Taylor stores in the coming months.”