I have a lifetime supply of bridal experience. . .I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco and soon started designing a ready to wear collection in Seattle. Meanwhile, as each of my friends became engaged, they asked me to design a one-of-a-kind gown for the wedding day! I would sketch, make a muslin draft, select unique fabrics, then create a custom gown using couture techniques. Suddenly, I had a successful bridal business. Eventually I decided to move back to California but wanted to try someplace new. . .welcome to Los Angeles!
I managed a local boutique called L'ezu Atelier for four years, working directly with brides, helping them to select unique details to create a gown that was perfectly personal. I supervised the entire process from beginning to end, including managing the alterations and styling the bride's complete look.
Then, Carolina Herrera came to town! I started as the Bridal Specialist, spending each day working one-on-one with brides. I worked my way into management, and continued up the ladder until I became the Bridal Director of the entire division. I worked with all of the retail stores, setting the standard for the "Carolina Herrera Bridal Experience". I interfaced with the design team to help develop the bridal collection. I even traveled to the United Arab Emirates to work with a royal bride! I loved every minute of this experience, but eventually, I had stopped working directly with brides. This was truly my passion, skill, and expertise. . .so, after several years at Carolina Herrera, I decided to start my new venture as a wedding gown style coordinator.
Now, I can give every bride the benefit of my undivided attention. Consider me your personal bridal expert!