“My name is Rachella Glezer. I am 67 years old and I am an artist in my heart and soul. ”
Rachella Glezer has been a designer for over twenty years as the head buyer for one of the largest home design retail chain in Israel.
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In that role, She used to travel regularly, particularly to China and India, to create complete collections of home goods, furniture, textiles, ceramics, lighting fixtures and more.
Rachella enjoyed the thrill and excitement of creating something new for every season. Her product lines always carried a themed story that was carried across the various designs.
It was just before my 60th, when I was fired. I was devastated, heartbroken, and totally lost. But when everything else started. My new next chapter.Rachella Glezer
She left her gorgeous penthouse in Neve Zedek in Tel Aviv and moved into a new apartment with a big garden in Jaffa’s old city. Rachella spent magical months decorating every corner in that apartment and working in the garden. She enjoyed the flowers and the selection of fruit trees I planted; like bananas, lemons, oranges, and more herbs than I can count or name. The vines climbed up the walls to the neighbors and gave her her own little piece of heaven.
3 years ago, at 64, she moved to NYC to help her son and 2 grandkids whose mom was diagnosed with a rare brain disease and died 2 years ago from it. Right before losing her she was diagnosed with a “unique “ cancer herself which she went back to israel to get treatments for.
“I recently rented a lovely apartment with a small balcony for my plants where I enjoy a glass of wine (or 2…) at sunset. I dedicated a corner in the living room for my easel and canvas. And after many long and complicated years, I am painting again. I am also writing a book about the story of a head-buyer who travels the world, where reality and imagination are embraced… I got my inspiration back. I started painting again and on my canvas I deal with the mysterious relationships between women and nature, which made the Alembika leopard jacket an obvious choice. I believe that by adding the leopard to the painting, I will continue to express the conversation between women, nature, and animal… Thank you, Yael and Alembika for the opportunity.”