I love making colorful, beautiful wearable art that makes other people feel happy.

A native New Yorker, I grew up watching my father build, make, cut, create with wood, wires, paint, and power tools, and helped him with small tasks.

I first started making handbags in my downtime while working backstage on Broadway shows. I used leftover fabrics and leather from costumes to learn how to make handbags and soon enough, it became a small business.    

Each piece in my collection is made in New York City using reclaimed luxury leather from prestigious fashion brands in Italy and the United States, cactus leather from Mexico, and materials sourced locally.

Leather scraps from my handbag production are used to create small accessories for a minimal waste approach.

Katerina NYC is a small business partner with Shatterproof, a nonprofit that supports addiction recovery services. We work with them to raise funding and awareness and donate to the cause annually.

My accessories are available at artists markets and boutiques along the East Coast, and online.

I have worked on costumes and tailoring for Broadway productions including Disney's The Lion King, Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular, and with world-renowned music artists at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY; in fashion, for shows of collections from Givenchy, Saint Laurent, and Emmanuel Ungaro; in sports, as the tailor to the players for the U.S. Open tennis tournament; and in costumes for film and television (Bull, Billions, New Amsterdam).