Georgette Boutique you will find exquisitely hand-painted fabrics for kurtas, t-shirts, cushions, sarees, bed sets etc.
The designs are inspired by nature in its many forms, from lush gardens, magnificent birds, and animals, flowing rivers to majestic mountains.
In kid’s collection, they offer unique T-shirts which are personalized with your child’s name. Each alphabet has an animal whose name it starts with.
Apart from this traditional designs like murals, kalamkari, mahdhubani etc on sarees and kurtas are also available in wide range.
Aparna: I am Aparna Sriram, currently living in Pune, India. Born in the beautiful land of Kerala, I have traveled across many states through my student life. I have done my post-graduation in IT and worked as a Software auditor. After marriage, I had the opportunity to travel abroad extensively with my husband.
I am the warm and friendly person and have many hobbies. At times you will find me burrowed deep inside a book. Then there will be times you can see me cooking up a storm to some recipe from the net and singing songs from the good old movies. I love traveling and immersing myself in the local culture byways of food, art, music.
Window shopping is past time I indulge in every time I step out. My life and I are not really limited to one thing or aspect. I love to learn new things, expanding my horizon of knowledge in every aspect. Life is so short and this world is so big. There is so much out there to learn
Q: Coming from an IT background what was the turning point which made you a domestic entrepreneur?
Aparna: Having worked in different capacities in various countries, there came a time when I felt the need to slow down after I had my child. The long hours of IT job were no longer as appealing and being at home made me restless. Slowly but surely I let my imagination flow and dabbled in painting with various media like fabric, glass, silk etc.
My relatives and friends appreciation and demands for similar individualized/personalized pieces like cushion covers, sarees, t-shirts fuelled my passion.
Soon I started receiving orders from abroad …and hence rose the need to organize and showcase my work into a portal which is now Georgette Boutique; the place you come to for one-of-a-kind, personalized fabrics.
Q. Who is your inspiration?
Aparna: I have been very lucky to have traveled across many states in India and many countries abroad. This has really enabled me to soak in the various cultures from across the globe. Having had the opportunity to actually learn silk painting in France, Lipan karigari from Gujarat artisans, calligraphy from Japan has influenced the way I feel and paint.
I am fortunate to have my mother who herself is an established artist as my advisor and my soundboard.We discuss at length about various styles and techniques in painting before making any design final.
Q: Tell more about Georgette Boutique?
Aparna: Georgette boutique is a page now on Facebook and will soon be a web page. It’s a place where I have showcased some of my work done for clients thus far. You can see hand-painted Sarees, Kurta material, capris, T-shirts and many home decor articles.
At Georgette boutique, I have a discussion at length with my client to know and understand their design requirements…I then come up with several detailed drawings. Once the client is satisfied only then does the design comes alive on fabric. It’s a labor of love; each and every piece is hand painted and unique. Some clients want their pieces to be so exclusive that they specify that I never photograph their final designs. A satisfied customer is an artist’s best friend.
Q: How people can reach to you for orders? Is this wonderful collection is available online too?
Aparna: My personal contact information is available on the web page, and I am easily reachable. Yes, in the shop section of my page I have pictures of apparels that are ready for purchase.
Q: Any message to readers or to the ladies wish to start their venture?
Aparna: Finding extra time is not always easy with modern daily schedules. Work, travel, family, health, are all things which take precedence over our time. Let your ideas and your quirky inspiration and your dreams be the core of every thought, even while occupied with mundane, non-creative activities.
Find what excites you be it cooking, singing, traveling and try to find avenues to explore and learn more. There is not hiding talent and passion. Start small, go with the flow, give it time and you will be an independent, fully functioning professional.
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