Connect Meet Our Vinas


We met so many amazing Bay Area women during our photoshoots a couple weeks ago, and Kathrine was one of the most special. She has a mind for business, ethics, and mentorship. This mighty vina balances running her own business with being a fantastic mother to a beautiful 2-year old boy. We had so much fun getting to know her, and now you can, too!

Meet our vina, Kathrine:

What’s your name, age, and how do you fill your days?

Kathrine Nasteva, 31. I’m an entrepreneur. I started an ethical luxury fashion company with my sister called LOZENA at the end of 2013. Unfortunately, I’m not the creative one (she is!), but someone has to run the business. 😉 Before moving to the Bay Area, I worked for a non-profit in Washington, D.C. that provided women entrepreneurs in Africa and Latin American & the Caribbean with training, technical assistance, and mentoring support to help them grow their businesses. I’m also a mother to a beautiful two-year old boy who keeps me super busy. Otherwise, I love photography, traveling, the mountains, and good coffee.

How did you hear about Hey! VINA?

I think it was through Facebook… I can’t remember exactly how I heard about it, but I do remember thinking this was a great idea!

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If you’ve been on any vina dates, what has been your fave? If not, what is your favorite thing to do with your existing vinas?

I haven’t been on any vina dates yet! Cafés and trips to wine country are my favorite, so let’s make it happen. 😊

You can count me in! What are the 5 emojis that best describe you?

🤗👠🌍🍝🌼  …but also 🤓😎

#LadyBrag time: What’s your favorite thing about yourself?

I’m Bulgarian and Macedonian… and really proud of my Balkan roots.
If you’d like to help support Kathrine’s sustainable and ethical fashion line, you can check out Lozena on Kickstarter.

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