Friday, February 24, 2017

Beautiful People Don't Just Happen



 "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." 
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Donae Chramosta, owner of The Vintage Contessa in Houston, understands the value of suffering and loss.  She knows that it's a long journey to success; in a recent Q&A with Donae, she said "you have to stay focused on your convictions and be willing to work hard every day."

Setbacks are common in the retail industry, but Donae proves that "with focus and determination, you can overcome anything." There's beauty in being able to "show up with your personal best every day." Donae is known for her creativity, focus, drive, organization, attention to detail, and her strength to reject defeat. 

Donae is a member of the Greater Houston Women's Chamber. She finds "connecting with successful, driven women has given [her] a great network of support and opportunity." Through her continued support she has found "great opportunity to meet like-minded women who are interested in shopping in [her] store."

She, along with her husband Rob, own The Vintage Contessa in Houston. Their inventory is hand-selected by the dynamic pair prior to showing or selling at the boutique. The have extensive experience in purveying and selling luxury goods internationally. Donae mentioned how The Vintage Contessa is "able to provide such a multitude of luxury products including watches, diamonds, signed jewelry, handbags, accessories and more at fair prices with the consideration of world economies".

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