EleVen by Venus Williams
New to Nordstrom:
EleVen by Venus Williams
To celebrate the arrival of the tennis champ's activewear line and her new Wonder Woman collection, Williams shares 11 things about herself you probably didn’t know (but definitely want to).
"Wonder Woman is my favorite superhero! I've loved comic books and superheroes since I was a kid (and still do!), but Wonder Woman definitely tops the list. She represents everything that makes women special—she's powerful, compassionate and courageous—so it was easy to be inspired to make this collection."
"I designed this EleVen x Wonder Woman collection to coincide with Women's History Month because I wanted to celebrate all the incredible ways women have made their mark on society. From the suffragists to trailblazing artists to female founders and entrepreneurs, this collection represents the strength of women and serves as a reminder to celebrate that strength every day."
"I'm a vegan! I've been eating a vegan diet for 10 years now and would never go back. After I was diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome in 2011, I had to find a way to mitigate my symptoms, and I found that eating vegan was the best way to do that. The benefits of making the lifestyle switch have spoken volumes—my energy is better, my performance is better and, most importantly, I feel better about myself."
"I have so many favorite pieces from the EleVen x Wonder Woman collection, but right now I can't stop wearing the velour jogger and hoodie. It is so cozy and is the most gorgeous, powerful shade of red that represents empowerment, confidence and strength."
"I have a Havanese named Harold. I don't go anywhere without him. He has traveled with me all over the world to tournaments, and win or lose, he's always there for me. He's also been the inspiration behind one of my EleVen by Venus collections, called the 'Hari' collection!"
"This past December, I launched a 100% vegan, plant-based protein company called Happy Viking to give people a delicious way to fuel their body, regardless if they are vegan or not. I'm really passionate about helping others be well and be happy."
"I have a major sweet tooth. Anything with sugar has my name on it! When I'm training, I do try to practice self-control and swap out a vegan milkshake for a healthier alternative, like one of my Happy Viking shakes or my go-to smoothie called the 'Green-Colada.' It's delicious!"
"I'm obsessed with skin care and finding the best products to protect my skin when I'm out in the sun, whether it's on or off the court.
"Last year, I started an Instagram Live workout series called #CoachVenus because just like you, I was quarantined at home for months and wanted to find a way to lift people's spirits and encourage others to stay healthy and active. We're all in this together, so let's get through it with some great workouts."
"Most people don't know that I went to college; I got my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Associate of Science in Fashion Design. My mom always encouraged us to have passions outside of tennis and follow our dreams, so my love for business and design inspired me to start my interior design company, V Starr, as well as my lifestyle brand, EleVen."
"I love all types of music. Growing up, my parents had us listening to everything from all kinds of genres, so I've always been open-minded about music. One of my all-time favorite bands is 311—it's a dream of mine to see them perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre! I love concerts in general and can't wait to go to them again once it's safe for us all to do so."