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Yvette couture

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Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2013©

Yvette is an amazing couture designer who is based in both Miami and New York. This Architect turned Designer makes all of her beautiful pieces by hand. After seeing two of her gowns modeled at “The New FNO” on September 7, 2013 during New York Fashion Week, I was honored to meet Yvette and be invited to visit her showroom in the garment district.

She has four designs on display in her New York showroom which were unlike anything other designers are creating. Yvette’s eye for fashion and her natural knack for architecture has enabled her to design artistic gowns which not only flatter a women’s figure but adapt to the owner’s personal style. Love this!

Many of Yvette’s pieces offer structure and softness; creating the perfect contrast. The structured gowns which do not have fabric underneath are perfect for a woman who would like to make the pieces her own. One could wear a bra-like top underneath for a racy look or a skin-tight cat-suit for a more dramatic and covered-up look. The possibilities for wearing Yvette’s pieces are endless!

To learn more about Yvette and her beautiful work, please visit YvetteShop.com.

Quote Couture creates inspiring fashion for Fashionistas

Quote Couture announced on October 29, 2010 that they have officially launched their line of black and white shirts and sweatshirts which feature inspirational quotes. Quote Couture is a new, San Francisco based clothing brand which has a mission beyond making Fashionistas look and feel fabulous. Quote Couture wants to empower people and spread positive vibes throughout the world and fashion industry. The shirts and hooded sweatshirts which Quote Couture has created display inspiring quotes which are bold and thought provoking. Quote Couture has designed the line to make a bold statement yet remain minimalist; how very San Francisco!

We here in the San Francisco Bay Area love a good cause, especially if we can make a loud noise without looking like we are making a loud noise. Quote Couture has captured this Bay Area personality through their inspirational line of apparel with quotes. There is a quote for every Bay Area Fashionista in Quote Coutures’ line. Here are a few our of our favorite’s:

“Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You Are Cheese or Wine.” anonymous We think this quote is perfect for Fashionistas who reside in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Cruz, Saratoga and anywhere there is wine making!

“It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.” Nelson Mandela
This is the perfect quote for entrepreneurs, start-up owners, inventors and tech-savvy Fashionistas who are starting companies and creating great things.

“The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent Was A Summer In San Francisco.” Mark Twain This is for everyone who has sat in front of the heater, in July, wrapped in a blanket, while living in a drafty, San Francisco apartment.

“The Journey is The Reward.” Taoist Saying
Everyone on Earth can relate to this quote.

Quote Couture tee-shirts are $35 and the hoodies are $65. They are a great way to make a statement in a tee-shirt when the fog sits on the bay, and a great way to make a statement with a hoodie sweatshirt when the fog rolls in and makes us turn on our heaters in July.

Quote Couture is also dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty throughout the world. Co-Founder Chamsi Filali started Team Africa on Kiva, the micro lending platform. Quote Couture also donates a portion of its profits to low-income African entrepreneurs through Team Africa: http://www.kiva.org/team/africa. “You wear something that makes you and others feel good,” says Chamsi Filali, “while empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty. It’s beautiful!” The profile “Chamsi for Quote Couture” already shows 160 loans:http://www.kiva.org/lender/chamsi.

For more information, visit quotecouture.com and Quote Couture on facebook. Happy shopping and stay fabulous 


Photo courtesy of Quote Couture