Fashion designer, writer
Born in Vienna, Austria, it seems that I have designed fashion all my life. I remember myself as a teenager with a flashlight under my blanket frantically sewing my new outfit for the next day. I moved to California
in the late 80 ies and I managed to turn my collection "Monah Li" into a very successful business with my own retail store in Los Feliz, many celebrity clients and accounts all over the world.
I became a writer during the last few years, not only because I was married to a writer - and I'm not going to say who, because he is a little notorious - but because I needed another medium to express my creativity.
After writing for the LA-Weekly and the Huffington Post on style and fashion and after writing a few screenplays, I realized that what I really wanted to write about was way more serious. So I wrote a book, called "Showroom of Perfections" about my addiction to various Eating Disorders, but mostly bulimia and to love and sex that cost me my sanity, business, career and my life.
I'm in recovery from all of it now and enjoy sharing this experience. There are not many women who live to tell about bulimia. I don't mind hitting raw nerves by telling the truth about something that is very common, but so secretive that there isn't much out there to read about.
You can hate this or love it - I'm writing it, because the only way to make those lost years count, is by turning them into art.