Karee Upendo is the owner of Karee Couture, specializing in high fashion glam. She loves to embrace the natural silhouette of women and celebrate their curves through fashion. She’s a philanthropist, and spends a great deal with her charity ” Operation Upendo”, which means love in Swahili. She services poverty families in her community and provides them with everyday necessities, including free custom designed prom dresses for teens every season. She has a background in interior design and business education, She loves fashion and the
originality that comes with it. She has been sewing since the age of 7, learning from my grandmother who was a seamstress. Now at 30, she’s teaching her children the same. She’s the mother of celebrity biz kid Alex Hart-Upendo 11 year old owner of Build-A-Bow, a national fashion bow tie retailer created around bowties and bringing awareness to bullying. Karee says “The girls who rock my styles are adventurous, bold and confident. A Couture Doll is always the best dressed girl in the room. Her confidence is what truly shines, but her Karee Couture garment adds that extra sparkle.