Boise -> Seattle -> LA -> Phoenix -> Austin -> Nashville...with a little Italy and New York thrown-in
Way back when, I was a cowgirl. A rodeo queen, to be exact. Miss Teen Rodeo Idaho, if you want to be precise. In my teens, I started designing glitzy rodeo outfits covered in sequins, rhinestones, and sparkly leather fringe. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all, and I needed showstopping pieces and a unique style to help me stand out in parades, on stage, and on the back of a galloping horse!
After several years on the road singing with bands, I started my etsy shop in 2010 selling couture (yes, hand-sewn) Victorian costumes and leather cuffs I'd been designing for musician friends. Living in Austin, TX at the time was a perfect launch pad for my custom dress shop. I absorbed so much of the music and art that surrounded me in one of the most creative cities in the country, and all this gave me a broader vision to come up with cool designs that pop on stage, catch your eye on the street, and MOST importantly - fit like a dream. A glamorous gown or flowing sundress can also be super comfortable. I love designing custom pieces you will wear over and over.
Most of my one of a kind print fabrics come from New York, where I spend as much time as I can. I get so much of inspiration from the elegance of city, but I am a homegrown country girl and I find beauty in simple, graceful lines. My dresses are designed with the real girl in mind and I understand the pain of being a hard-to-shop-for body: the very curvy, the very tall, the very petite. I custom make each dress to your measurements, so you're sure to FINALLY have the perfect fit.
My overall design style is a continuing work in progress that combines my love of old Hollywood glamour with my appreciation for all things edgy and studded. While my smiling and waving rodeo days are now behind me, I still have a hard time passing up anything with sequins...so don't be afraid to ask. :)
xoxo - Meagan