We had the good fortune of connecting with Katia Lessa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katia, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
Everything happens at the right timeLet’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an interior designer by trade, event designer and caterer by choice and I have started a T-shirt company called Lepiki that celebrates women and their endeavors. I have always been attracted to beautiful things and love seeing my vision become reality. Design as well as fashion and food styling all fall in the same category as they all must have a harmonious composition. At the moment I’m betting all my cards on my brand as it is authentic and dear to my heart as it was created based on my life experiences. I want Lepiki to be a platform and brand that will inspire women to become who they want to be. Our mission is to empower, inspire, and support women. We work with companies that are owned by women around the world to not only promote their products, but also provide a platform for them to grow and celebrate their businesses. Our products are also geared for women looking to gain respect and a place in the business world while doing what they love and believe in. We can walk alone, but when you have company we can walk faster, and reach our destination together. If anyone asks me what I would love to leave behind, it would be the inspiration to all women to learn their value and live their life with much intensity. My favorite motto has always been I live for today, love much and I’m always in love because life is beautiful!Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love good food and fun sei is as well as beautiful places 1. We would definitely have brunch at Revival Market in the Heights 2. Lunch at Flower Child in Uptown Park 3. Happy Hour at Postino Heights and definitely drinks and the best pizza ever at Miss Carrousel. One of my favorite places right now is Savoir which has incredibly delicious food and cool drinks in the “speakeasy style bar”. Another favorite is also Sixty Vine for wine and great fashion watchingShoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
All that I am and whom I have become and where I am today was made possible because of the wonderful friends I have surrounded myself with. Friends who believed in me and never let me bail out or fall off my path