How Long Has Asa Known La Toya Jackson?
Get the scoop on Asa's relationship with "Auntie La Toya" and whether wedding bells are in the future for her and Jermaine Jackson Jr.
Bravotv.com: How are things with Jermaine? Do you think there could be wedding bells in the near future for you guys?
Asa Soltan Rahmati: Jermaine and I are so in love and also best friends. We both feel very grateful for each other. Everything the future holds that involves the two of us will be gorgeous.
Bravotv.com: Are you and La Toya Jackson close? When did you first meet? What did she think of the collection?
ASR: I met Auntie La Toya about 6 years ago at a family gathering. I was so happy to have her at the Asa Kaftans Fashion Show. She LOVED the show and the collection. In fact, she had a wish list of kaftans and jewelry pieces after the show. Auntie La Toya is an icon of all things glamour.
Bravotv.com: Were you happy with how the show turned out?
ASR: So happy with how the show turned out. It was stressful though with so many moving parts, which required a lot of focus and hard work. I loved the looks, the crowd was amazing, and everybody LOVED the show. And how special to have my music playing at my own fashion show? It was a proud moment for me.
Plus, an important part of the day was that we raised a lot of money for City of Hope, which made me very happy. The entire show went to charity, including all the kaftan looks and a large number of auctioned items.
Bravotv.com: What's next for your kaftan line? Would you consider doing a kaftan line for men?
ASR: Asa Kaftans are blowing up and it's so exciting. I have to pinch myself every day. It's a lot of hard work every single day, but I love, love, love it and couldn't do it without the help of my family. We work six days a week. I'm in a really intensely creative place right right now. I would love to open up a curated boutique that will be the epicenter of all things Asa Kaftans Beach Glam. There are a number of new collections coming -- One GOLDEN collection of beaded tunics that are next level gorgeous, one NAKED collection of very delicate chiffon kaftans with delicate embroidery (super sensual). I'm also working on a gorgeous swim wear line to go with the kaftans and also an AMAZING mens kaftan line this year. So many fun things going on this summer. I better get back to work!
Love, kisses, and Kaftans! xoxoox