With an eye for style coupled with fashion and a particular soft spot for non-profit social causes, Kristen created the company Garbage Gone Glam in 2009. Pursuing creative marketing was a perfect combination of all things creative with a hint of a numbers game to prove certain campaigns worked better than others.
Vivre Couture pieces are worthy of any art collection or gallery exhibition, and excitingly wearable for those premier moments of life. bespoke by definition, gowns and cocktail attire are made with a minimum of five fittings and as part of their creation will have between 25-80 hours of hands on attention between designer, artist, and seamstresses. accessories of each collection are suitable to complement a full vivre ensemble, as well as the perfect statement piece to define a well curated look. the first collection debuted at the runway event during couture fashion week in new york city this past September.
Lyndsee Hairston is a published, award winning hair and make-up artist, graduating as a talent based scholarship recipient from The Paul Mitchell School of Charlotte in 2011. She has been shinning bright in the Charlotte industry with her work for the last 6 years, specializing in pageantry, modeling, fashion, weddings, photo-shoots, and soon to be certified educator.
Malou Tabada Cordery
I always loved fashion since an early age. As a young girl growing up in the Philippines, I would cut paper or shape banana leaves in order to create dresses for dolls. I designed my first actual dress when I was in college. I joined the Achievers Club in my hometown of Villanueva.
I am mostly self-taught, as I wanted to learn how to sew when I was pregnant with my first child, but I didn’t have a sewing machine. One of my husband’s co-workers gave me her old sewing machine, and that’s how I first started learning to sew. I made my kids play clothes when they were little, and Halloween costumes, as well as baby blankets and ruffled rugs from old clothes, but I do wish now that I had taken sewing classes because it would have added to my skill set. I was first exposed and introduced to CharlotteSeen during my daughter Genevieve’s reign as Miss Asia Carolinas in 2011. She was invited as one of the local pageant winners to participate in a Fashion Show for charity, along with Mrs. Asia USA, Miss Charlotte, Miss North Carolina, and other pageant winners. And then our youngest daughter Alyson followed her older sister on the runway the following year, as it is her dream to be a fashion model.
I am mostly self-taught, as I wanted to learn how to sew when I was pregnant with my first child, but I didn’t have a sewing machine. One of my husband’s co-workers gave me her old sewing machine, and that’s how I first started learning to sew. I made my kids play clothes when they were little, and Halloween costumes, as well as baby blankets and ruffled rugs from old clothes, but I do wish now that I had taken sewing classes because it would have added to my skill set.
I was first exposed and introduced to CharlotteSeen during my daughter Genevieve’s reign as Miss Asia Carolinas in 2011. She was invited as one of the local pageant winners to participate in a Fashion Show for charity, along with Mrs. Asia USA, Miss Charlotte, Miss North Carolina, and other pageant winners. And then our youngest daughter Alyson followed her older sister on the runway the following year, as it is her dream to be a fashion model.
At age 11 Emily was Laura Ingalls Wilder in the backyard plays of her suburban Chicago neighborhood. Except she wasn’t just an actress, she also made the costumes for everyone on the cast. They were about what you’d expect from an 11-year-old who learned to sew from her grandmother.
My name is Venancio Tadeo, Jr., they call me “Venie” I was born in the Philippines and came to the United States in 1978. Since I was growing up I always liked design, painting and the arts. I now live in Mooresville, NC.
Sarah Danee is the lead designer of her local Charlotte business, Just Beautiful LLC. Originally from the Southwest, she has been a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina since 2005. She has honed her artistic skills under the tutorage of artisans and craftsmen in the Southeast.
As a part of the North Davidson (NoDa) Art scene she has participated in multiple All Arts Markets at the Neighborhood Theatre, NoDa Day in May and the Eclectic Market. Her work has been part of the Hart-Witzen Gallery Events, Cabarrus County Arts and Science Council Art Shows, Kannapolis Kaleidoscope, Harrisburg Art Walk, Charlotte Fashion Week, Cydcors International Convention, Pismo Beach Bully Walk, Opera Carolinas-Opera Recycles Program, the National Arts Program and the Columbia Design League’s Runaway Runway.
Capturing the beauty and allure of the Carolinas with her photography, jewelry and art is her favorite past time and passion. Her art work incorporates the special nuances of the seasons in the southern region of the United States. While her photography compliments the native plants and heritage of Charlotte, her art explores the whimsical nature and daily beauty of everyday life. Her custom jewelry pieces incorporate her ability with cutting and faceting natural stones that are set into precious metal wire wrap, metal-smith and metal art clay designs. Durable enough to be worn every day or utilized as accent pieces for special occasions many customers have fallen in love with these one-of-a-kind accessories.
When you say “Just Beautiful” you are speaking of photography, art and jewelry products that reflect Southern Elegance and Timeless Style. And, you are speaking of the individual beauty of every woman.
Itala Flores is a mix- media Artist and jewelry designer, native to Venezuela. Itala earned a degree in Marketing Administration in her native Country, while always keeping her passion for art alive. As time passed, she recognized the need to come to the United State in order for her to follow her dreams, after sometime she met her husband Luis, also an Artist, and fifteen years later they are still together, raising their two boys in NC. Is As an artist, she the creator of a new pottery technique called Drypott.
I am an expressionist artist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Originally from Quito, Ecuador. I use vivid colors for my expressionist pieces. I believe in giving second chances to materials that we do not use such as recycled materials for example; paper, egg shells, t-shirts and many more. Each piece is unique with its own color and texture. Expressing my feelings through each of my works.
Edelweiss De Guzman
Edelweiss De Guzman is an award-winning artist who loves to try different things. She works as a patent illustrator for clients in the U.S. and abroad. She grew up in the Philippines, and moved to the U.S. when she was eighteen. Much of her childhood was spent being creative; be it drawing people, improvising toys, or making garments for her dolls, creativity has always been her strong suit. She graduated with a B.F.A. degree from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, where she studied Studio Art with a concentration in illustration.
Breanna “Bree” Stallings is North Carolina-native multi-media artist, illustrator, writer and activist.
Bree graduated from Queens University of Charlotte in May of 2013 with a Bachelor Degree in Studio Art/Creative Writing. She resides near uptown Charlotte where she works as a painter, illustrator and muralist. Currently, she teaches adults and children drawing, painting, comic book illustration and animation at The Learning Lab Studios inside C3 Lab and is the lead teaching artist at Behailu Academy, a free non-profit after school program for students in low socio-economic scoring neighborhoods.