Carlsbad lady hopes to hang a universe in adore – The San Diego Union
February 5, 2018 - garden totes
Twenty years ago, La Costa proprietor Angela Coppola done a name for herself by formulating silk scarves printed with stained potion designs from cathedrals and dedicated sites around a world.
Now, a 75-year-old businessman is about to launch a new product line that draws on her prolonged career in selling and settlement and her lifelong devout journey.
In mid-April, she’ll entrance “All You Need is Love,” a line of apparel, accessories and bedding colorfully printed with a word “Love” in 44 ubiquitous languages.
“My idea,” she said, “is that if we travel down a travel wearing a engineer brand, it says I’m abounding and we can means to lift this brand. we suspicion that ‘Love’ would be a opposite kind of brand. You would be jacket yourself in adore and revelation others that we caring about your associate human.”
Coppola pronounced a Love product line, marketed online by her association Style Talks (styletalks.fashion), represents her company’s truth that disproportion have power.
“We wanted to furnish products that would assistance make a disproportion in a alertness of a universe … products that would overpass a order between cultures and people,” she writes on her website. “We are starting with a word ‘love’ given adore is a pushing force that brings us all together and creates for a happier world.”
The Love products — scarves, shirts, umbrellas, totes, beach towels and some-more — were desirous by Coppola’s now-four-year debate to settle a National Golden Rule Day.
Her goal, permitted with a 2014 admiration by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, would make May 15 an central day of approval for a affability principal of treating others as we wish to be treated.
It’s a truth that she strives to live by.
Coppola grew adult in New York City with a Jewish mom and Italian father (she’s not associated to filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola). Her Jewish uncles ran a high-end cloak and shirt bureau in a city’s mantle district and she remembers being dazzled by a conform shows her uncles would theatre for store buyers.
“Fashion was in my blood,” she said. “It was a usually thing we was ever unequivocally meddlesome in flourishing up.”
At 18, she got a pursuit as a secretary in a purchasing dialect during Revlon Inc., where her stylish wardrobe and attention trust was noticed. Three years later, she was hired as a partner promotion manager for Fabergé, where by age 28 she’d worked her approach adult to a position of ubiquitous artistic director.
During her 20s, Coppola had her alertness awakened in dual ways. She became a feminist after training she was being paid reduction than a male in a same job. And she became a lifetime devout seeker after attending a display on Hindu truth by Swami Satchidananda during Madison Square Garden.
Since then, she has complicated and come to conclude mixed religions, including Buddhism and Christian Science. She meditates for an hour any day, was a longtime supporter of Deepak Chopra, has taken seminars during a Self-Realization Fellowship in Encinitas and enjoys examination devout TV reverend Joel Osteen any week.
“I trust in all paths to God given in a hearts we’re all fundamentally one,” she said, adding that she respects all beliefs, including those of agnostics and atheists.
Coppola changed to California in a early 1970s and started her possess promotion group in downtown San Francisco in 1976. At a peak, her group had 14 employees and counted Levi-Strauss, Pacific Telesis and Crescent Jewelers among a clients. To improved bond with other businesswomen in a city in 1980, she started a Professional Women’s Network, that is still active today.
Over a years, she explored other cultures as a member of a San Francisco/Shanghai Sister City Committee and she spent 12 years as a mother of a titular consul ubiquitous for Africa’s Ivory Coast.
But by 1991 she was prepared to delayed down and “find her bliss.”
“I was looking for where my heart was,” she said. “My clever fit had always been in selling and creating, not in handling people. So in 1991 we sealed my group to pursue my dream of essay and painting.”
She spent a subsequent integrate of years attending art propagandize though eventually indispensable to go behind to work after a divorce. Opportunity knocked in 1998, when a crony invited her to cooking during a upscale French Laundry grill in a Napa Valley city of Yountville.
Along for a outing that day was a vanguard of San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral and his wife. They asked Coppola if she had any ideas for equipment they could sell in a church’s present shop. She lived only dual blocks divided from a noble Episcopalian cathedral and on one of her unchanging nightly area walks, impulse struck.
“One night during 11 o’clock we was walking by a cathedral and we looked adult as a rose stained potion window was all bright from a inside and a small middle voice said, ‘oh my gosh, that would make a many pleasing scarf.’”
That was a commencement of Sacred Silks, that produces scarves printed with stained potion and other designs from churches, temples and mosques she has visited around a world.
Her headband and wall-hanging business — combined adult in a San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News as good as several business magazines — has given stretched into museums. She’s combined scarves for The Smithsonian, a Portland Museum of Art and many others.
Coppola pronounced there was one thing she beheld over a years about her religiously themed headband sales: Unlike her possess circuitous devout journey, her buyers never wandering from selecting designs from their possess religion.
“The Christians were always shopping a Christian designs, a Hindis were shopping mandalas and a Jews were shopping Jewish designs,” she said. “I wondered if we could find a settlement that would harmonize everybody and make a difference.”
The answer, she discovered, was a concept denunciation of love. With designers Sarry Duffy Hollins and Garrett Donahue, she came adult with a “All You Need is Love” pattern.
Mixed with hand-drawn hearts and stars, a word is spelled out in opposite languages and alphabets that embody Swahili, Turkish, Arabic, Punjabi, Tagalog, Javanese, Nepali, Japanese, Norwegian, Welsh, Hindi and many more.