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Meera Rajagopalan is the Austin Editor for Miss A. A proud Longhorn, Meera earned her journalism degree from UT. Some of her hobbies include event planning, writing and baking. She loves trying new recipes and experimenting with food. Her latest creation was Pistachio Fudge. A tech nerd at heart, Meera loves cool iPhone apps and geeking out with friends about social media trends. Aside from the tech stuff, Meera also enjoys discovering new fonts. There’s something about finding the perfect font to help enhance titles. Besides her hobbies, Meera loves free stuff. So far besides tons of samples, she’s won concert tickets, movie passes (compliments of Do512) and a cooking class.

Interview With Fashion Designer Sheaffa Delince

Austin Fashion Week has come and gone, but I am still reliving the sights and the designers. One designer’s show that is still playing in my head is Sheaffa. The bright colors, patterns and separates are all pieces I would love to add to my collection and are the perfect pieces for summer.

(Photo Credit: Sheaffa.com)

(Photo Credit: Sheaffa.com)

Designer Sheaffa Delince is based out of New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, and then went on to pursue fashion at the Art Institute of Miami. After she completed this second degree, she opened her own boutique, featuring other designers.

I had the opportunity to interview her and ask her about some of her inspirations, customers and life.

Q: What is your inspiration for the collection?

A: Spring/Summer 2013 started from the idea of mixing colors. The idea of combining things (stripes and flowers) that are so different and combine them and mix them in a very beautiful way.

Q: If you had to describe your customer in three words what would they be?

A: Young, happy, feminine.

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

A: I was an architect.

(Photo Credit: Live Box Photography)

(Photo Credit: Live Box Photography)

Q: What are some non-profits or charities you work closely with or ones that you hold close to you?

A: Make a Wish Foundation and Breast Cancer Foundation.

Q: If you weren’t a designer, what would you be doing?

A: Wow, this question got me. Well, I did architecture before I changed to fashion, I guess I would do architecture.

(Photo Credit: Live Box Photography)

(Photo Credit: Live Box Photography)

One of her favorite quotes is “Architecture is the art of living, clothing helps fashion who you are,” which explains her perfect balance between the world of architecture and her world of fashion. She is definitely a designer to keep an eye out for. Her bold colors and vibrant prints really do make a splash on any catwalk.

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