Our Very Own Jo7a Independent Designer Bertha Alicia Astor, was featured in the NEW YORK TIMES! Bertha’s story is extremely inspiring and a must read! Congradulations Bertha! We will always be there to help support you through your journey in becoming a premier designer!
A dream can be deferred for only so long.
When Bertha Astor, 48, left her native Puerto Rico to move to New York at 27, she had a degree in biology from Pontifical Catholic University, she said. She spent a decade putting that education to good use, working as a laboratory technician at pharmaceuticals companies. Later, she obtained a certificate in office administration and spent a decade in jobs in that field.
But childhood memories of helping her mother — a clerk who made clothes and sometimes sold them — sew buttons onto dresses still loomed large. And the body-hugging dresses that her grandmother Consuela, a professional seamstress, made for Ms. Astor’s Saturday nights on the town stayed on her mind. ….to read more click here.
Stay in the know about what amazing apparel Mrs.Astor creates next:
Facebook: Lisa Astor
Website: Obradorio de Moda <–and there you can purchase some of her unique designs!!