In today's post, I would like to rave about the fashion expert behind Over Ice Apparel, Dina Lynka (Boykiw). She is a very talented individual, a never ending resource and fun to work with!
Dina moved to Los Angels to study fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. In Los Angeles she worked in the garment industry for many years, as a 1st thru production pattern-maker, running a design room. She also worked for a fast paced private label company and licensed merchandise, assisting Warner Bros in setting up manufacturing in Malaysia for their first stores to open in the U.S. She then transitioning into the Hollywood film industry working in Costume design. She worked on various projects in Film, TV, Music Videos and Commercials; styling many actors including Michael Jackson, Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore, Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Kenneth Branagh, New kids on the Block, N’Sync and Drew Barrymore. While in L.A. Dina found interest in the Holistic arts becoming an Aromatherapist and Reiki Master/Teacher.
Dina moved back to Vancouver opening her own successful high end fashion boutique and partnered in a trendy cafe. She continues to design in different mediums including jewelry, macrame, purses and clothing. Dina is very active in her community volunteering with a non-profit organization focusing in elderly care/support. She is also supportive in her daughter’s (Saffron) life, volunteering for the Delta Skating Club. She has held positions as member at large, Vice President and is currently in her second term as Club President.
personality and work ethic
Dina is an amazing person, I can't say enough about her. She is dedicated mother, wife and member of the community. She has many talents, a strong work ethic and is committed to making this line a success. I feel very fortunate that not only did I find a very experienced designer but one that is involved in the figure skating community as club President.
"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great great things"
together we achieve more
Since I started Over Ice Apparel Inc., I have been blessed to work with smart, supportive, and super nice people. Dina, from the beginning, has been one of the most essential parts of my business. I truly believe in surrounding ourselves with positive people if you want to succeed in life!
With love and warm regards,
Founder and CEO