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The process

I do my business exclusively at my studio in Manhattan. I don’t sell online or in stores because a personal connection is central to everything that I create. I see my clients as enjoying being grown-ups, not fond of rules, not living by the mandate to be liked and be like everyone else. Definitely no cookie-cutter beauties!

The typical process begins with you and I meeting at my studio to look at my classic core designs and discuss how you want to work with your body, and choose the colors and textures that best suit you. I pay special attention to the context in which this garment is going to be worn and what you want to accomplish with it. I stock hand-picked fabrics from international locations but if they don’t match your vision, you can choose one from one of Manhattan’s fabric stores with my assistance.

After the initial meeting, there are normally two fitting sessions: first, you will try on a sample of the garment rendered in canvas toile, and we’ll decide on any changes and adjustments in the design. At the next and final session, you will receive your uniquegarment and we’ll have a styling consultation to make sure you wear it with the fullest impact. We will meet a minimum of three times and if you are busy I will come to you for the fittings. Depending on the complexity of the project, the full process can take from two weeks to a month for completion.

Pricing

A basic price list is available upon request. Once I receive a 50% deposit I begin creating the piece. Most garments are highly customized, and the price varies accordingly. A hand-tailored and handmade garment is an investment. I’m committed to making approachable couture, so we will always find a way to make it work for you.