Chasing Camilla began in late 2017 as a Zarape-inspired mommy and me brand, born out of resilience and determination. Founder, Melissa Rojas, faced a challenging period after a failed marriage, leaving her with nothing to her name. With her daughter, Camilla, by her side, she made the courageous decision to relocate back to Texas, realizing it was a now-or-never moment to pursue her dreams.
A Mother's Support, A Dream's Foundation
In her pursuit of creating something extraordinary, Melissa received unwavering support from her mother. With love and trust, her mother lent her the necessary funds to make her dreams come true. It was this act of faith and the bond between mother and daughter that became the foundation for Chasing Camilla's journey.
At Chasing Camilla, we take pride in being a women-owned and women-operated brand. Melissa's madrina, a skilled seamstress, plays a vital role in bringing her designs to life. With every stitch, she infuses the garments with the essence of love, passion, and tradition. It is through the collective strength of these remarkable women that Chasing Camilla thrives.
Empowering Artisans, Celebrating Culture
We believe in fostering direct and fair relationships with artisans from Mexico. Melissa travels the world, sourcing and curating the most unique products, working directly with artisans who share her passion for craftsmanship. By collaborating with these talented individuals, Chasing Camilla ensures that every item is a testament to the rich cultural heritage and the skilled hands that brought them to life.
Together, we celebrate the resilience and beauty of the human spirit. Chasing Camilla has grown from humble beginnings to become a cherished brand, carried in various specialty boutiques, and recognized by esteemed publications and media outlets. Melissa also works with other brands as a content creator, expanding her reach and inspiring others who have faced similar challenges.
Through our story, we hope to inspire you. We want to remind you that you are stronger than you imagine, that you have the power to overcome any obstacle, and that your dreams are worth pursuing. Join us on this extraordinary journey of empowerment, culture, and style with Chasing Camilla.