How it all began...
In 2005, a fine jewelry designer Jay Lakhani and fashion designer Deepa Gurnani came together to become husband and wife. A year after being married, Jay and Deepa Lakhani collaborated, bringing creative designs together and launched their label "Deepa Gurnani". In 2006, the line was launched at Henri Bendel's in NYC. The duo combined their talents and created a line of unique and distinctive embroidered accessories, which continues to amaze, and inspire fans, season after season.
When you think back 10 years ago, did you expect to be where you are now?
-Absolutely! We are honored to have reached this far. However, there are miles to go before we sleep!
What was the biggest challenge you've faced with building your brand to where it is now?
-Gathering a truly motivated, enthusiastic and reliable team that shares our vision. We are proud to say that we are finally there. Thank You Team Deepa!
What is your biggest motivation?
-Being able to give back and to know that so many families are supported through our work.
If you could change one thing and/or do something differently, what would it be?
-We are glad that we have grown through the mistakes we have made and the challenges that we have faced. We would not like to do anything differently.
Where we are now and what to look forward to...
Do you have anything special planned for the brands 10 year anniversary?
-The launch of our new Fine Jewelry label, DEEFINE and our new license deal, Erte by Deepa Gurnani.
Any words of encouragement for someone just starting out?
-Always believe in yourself, follow your dreams and never lose your passion.
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Sometimes the best vacation is a stay-cation. We can be so caught up in our busy lives that we forget to stop and recharge our minds and souls. Can't afford the time and or money to get away? We suggest taking advantage of the world around you. Pretend to be a tourist in your own city or neighborhood. You would be surprised at all the wonderful things you don't get to experience in your own town.
Pick a random city or island that you want to visit. Next, list the things you would do there. Is it, visit a landmark, museum,a fancy restaurant, or shopping? If you picked one or more of these things, we have great news! You can do any or all of these things without booking a flight or hotel.
Here's a few places we recommend in NYC that will get your stay-cation on the right track.
Our inspiration for our 2016 Fall collection. It's hard to ignore what's going on around the world... with WAR there is no PEACE!