I had the pleasure of interviewing Theresa Roemer who launched her True and Real clothing line in October of 2014. Theresa describes her clothing line as a cross between Donna Karan and Michael Kors with a very California chic feel. Her collection consists of pieces that pack, and wear well because she travels frequently. I asked her why she chose the name True and Real for her collection and Theresa explained, “Because that is who I am. I am very true and very real. What you see is what you get. I’m not a phony, there are no ‘smoke and mirrors.’ Just Real!”
I love her collection because this is an easy-wear collection, which encompasses figure flattering materials like Ponte knit with ideal pieces—like the perfect go-to pants and skirts. The simple line is designed for women to add their own embellishments to an uncongested canvas with statement jewelry and fashion add-ons to make each outfit pop. True & Real Fashion features interchangeable basic pieces, which act as building blocks within a wardrobe to help women dress for day to evening. The line is comprised of simple tones of solid black, grey, and brown.
Theresa stays very busy with her collection, but she also stays very busy with helping many people though philanthropy. She is a supporter of many local, national, and international charities. Theresa is a board member for Child Legacy International. She has made frequent trips to Malawi to build sustainable programs for children teaching them how solar and wind create electricity, and installing clean water filtration systems. She is also a member of the Circle of Red for the America Heart Association, and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Theresa has been an ambassador for the Texas Children’s Hospital since 2008. She also supports Child Legacy International, American Heart Association, Kids Need More, Dress for Success, and The Women’s Home.
Theresa has also raised a significant amount of money for various charities by hosting charity events in her amazing 3,000 square foot closet. Not only does she host charity events in her closet, but Theresa also donates items out of her closet, which are used as silent auction charity items. Recently, Theresa donated a $10,000 Oscar de la Renta evening gown to benefit The Women’s Home. You have the opportunity to purchase this gown on August 19th, 2015, at the Wortham Center at the 6th annual reNew and reDo fashion show where Theresa will be recognized as a fashion icon for more information please visit www.thewomenshome.org/ .
Theresa attributes her success to her belief in God, and her perseverance, and never giving up. I asked Theresa what advice she would give other women entrepreneurs. She advises women who are trying to become successful entrepreneurs to find their goal(s), stay focused, be persistent, and know that the only person standing in the way of your success is yourself.
Theresa’s collection True & Real is sold online at true-and-real.com and at Serente in Uptown Park in Houston at serentespa.com . Prices range from about $250-350 for separates and about $350 for dresses. Theresa loves fitness and she will be launching a fitness wear collection in the near future. You can also find out more information about Theresa at www.theresaroemer.com .