I worked all day long yesterday unpacking boxes, washing dishes and sheets, and shopping for the new place my daughter is moving into (hopefully, free of mold!). I don’t know how she would have done this without us helping her. It’s SO much!!!! Anyway, today is going to be short and sweet. I want to introduce you to a designer that I am obsessed with and offer you a great giveaway to participate in. The designer I want you to know is Roopa Pemmaraju. Y’all, she is incredibly talented, but more than that, she is one of the kindest and best-hearted people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. This fabulous reversible hot pink velvet quilted coat is one of her pieces, and I am so in love with it!
This coat is a show-stopper!
Roopa’s influence comes from India, Australia, and the U.S. She works with mostly silks and fabrics that are hand-woven. Her silhouettes are timeless and are works of art in my opinion. Roopa employees women who come from rural areas and provides them with a peaceful working environment, paying them above-average wages, and teaching them skills in being financially independent to provide for their families.
Roopa’s designs are so unique and design them as future heirlooms. I can’t tell you how beautiful her detailing is! When I met Roopa, I was blown away by her talent, but mostly by her heart. She is truly an angel! Can I tell you what she did? She knew about my daughter’s situation with losing a lot of her clothes, and she brought a couple of bags of her beautiful dresses to let her use or keep. These aren’t inexpensive! I was blown away!!!!
Check out Roopa’s exquisite pieces
If you are in need or want to look at her beautiful pieces, you can find Roopa’s designs on Moda Operandi and on her website. There are a few pieces on sale here. A few of my favorite pieces besides the coat I am wearing, are this floral mini dress, silk velvet embellished gown ( I tried this on, and it is incredible!), this embellished midi skirt (the work is gorgeous), and this beautiful maxi dress.
I’m off to work again today and hopefully get more boxes unpacked. My girl gets back from Australia today and I would love to have her bathroom and kitchen organized and her beds made! I think lots of coffee is in order. I hope you all have a great weekend and don’t forget to sign up for the rafflecopter below! xx
Thank you, Roopa for your kindness
Photos: Danielle Sabol
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