Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Customers are Beautiful

I have the most beautiful customers in the world. Need proof?

Meet Deb from Reno. Deb has a closet filled with the most stunning vintage wardrobe and she looks incredible in everything she wears. Here she is wearing a 1950s dress by Marusia that she purchased from Couture Allure. Deb says, "I LOVE these tea length dresses with gloriously full skirts....and the details on this dress are so gorgeous."

Meet Carmen from Dallas. Carmen wore this early 1960s red chiffon dress to three different Christmas parties and was overwhelmed with compliments. She says, "It was truly magical wearing that dress and feeling over the top glamorous. Vintage is more fun than I ever dreamed and how I wish I had discovered it sooner."

Meet Tilda from Louisville. Tilda is blessed with the ability to look at a garment online and see the possibilities. She purchased this vintage 3 piece cashmere suit by Italian couturier Balestra from Couture Allure. She then took the suit to her tailor, who shortened the full length skirt and tailored the coat to fit her. The fox fur drape is a separate piece. She wore it with a matching coral silk sweater that she had edged with a coral silk ruffle around the V neckline. Tilda says, "I wore this to dinner and the Nutcracker Ballet. Everyone LOVED this outfit. When I took off the coat, I draped the cape around the sweater, but at an angle...with long side over one arm, the short side on the other shoulder...So many fun ways to wear this."

Meet Yvonne's daughter who wore this 1950s Anne Fogarty dress she purchased from Couture Allure to her Winter Ball. Yvonne says, "What a magnificent dress! She wore it with a large black crinoline we ordered online, and with a "capelet" that has sweater sleeves from Anthropologie. The hair comb is Anthropologie, too." I'm sure she was the Belle of the Ball in a dress that stood out from the crowd.

In other news, today is the last day to sign up for our latest giveaway of 3 vintage McCall's magazines. What are you waiting for?

And finally, thank you to Coskun Hürsel, who did a lovely post about Couture Allure on his blog Fur and Fashion.


lucitebox said...

Love seeing these photos of your customers. No wonder they're so happy. They look great in their new vintage finery!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

What a fun post. I just loved seeing all your customers and how they wore their purchases. I also enjoyed seeing some 'older' women. My birthday is next month and I have been worried I only have a short time left to wear vintage. However, seeing your beautiful customers makes me rethink my concern.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Sal said...

How fun to see your wares in action!

Glamoursurf said...

It's so nice of your customers to share the photo's with you! They all look fabulous!

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Oh my, what stunning outfits. Love the black and the last red dress more than any other holiday outfits I have seen in a long time!

This is so lovely that your customers are so overwhelmed with compliments and that they make sure to tell you and send photographs! What a lucky seller you are.


The Cupcake Goddess said...

They are stunning! My favorite being the coral "Christmas" party dress. Oh how lovely! Beautiful people, beautiful customers!

stacy said...

WOW! They all look incredible. And it's so nice to see these pieces on actual people -- they all look better than they do on the form (mannequin).

Bonjour Madame said...

They all look incredible!

Sheila said...

I wore a gorgeous pink vintage dress to a 1984 high school dance - it was my first purchased vintage piece. I so wish I still had it!

I love seeing those people wearing the clothes. Wonderful!

Vix said...

Your customers *do* look amazing, though in truth they'd be hard-pressed not to with those gorgeous frocks!

Thanks to them and to you for sharing.

CarmenDahling said...

Jody, Oh! what fun to see your clients all glamed out in their Couture Allure vintage ensembles. Everyone wears it so well and especially loved seeing such a young lady boldly wearing her spectacular vintage gown to the dance. It takes a wee bit of courage to go the vintage route at first though the compliments boost confidence to dress elegantly even when the vast majority don't any longer.
Jody, you were born to make the world a more beautiful, elegant place. What joy to have such a fabulous vocation and you bring to it such an enchanting sense of fun! Your daily blogs entertaining and enlightening; and I am so enjoying being your apt student.

gina said...

I love seeing the photos of the dresses as they were displayed in your store, and them seeing them worn by the ladies who purchased them. So much fun to see how the dresses look on a real person, and how the women accessorized them!

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