Chalsia Litvin was born in Chandigarh, India. The daughter of a diplomat, she grew up in a large American city where she still lives today. She met the boy who would be her husband in second grade at a progressive, international K-12 school.
Mrs. Litvin is currently working towards her Master of Arts in Museum Administration. “It all started for me when I was interning as a museum docent in college and my curiosity was insatiable,” she says. “I wanted to know who did what and why they did it and when. I had a million questions!”
As a graduate student Mrs. Litvin studies most of the time but in the few hours of free time she has a week she sews aprons out of Sari cloth. “It’s a utilitarian garment, you know, an apron but it is made out of this beautiful cloth so it becomes more of a fashion piece than something you would wear in the kitchen,” she explains. “In a way, I want to modernize the cloth I grew up with and get the apron out of the house.” It takes Mrs. Litvin about six months to sew one apron because she is such a perfectionist.