Welcome to Couve Couture

Beigeblond Salon and Most Everything Vintage have come together to create Couve couture Spring Fashion Show. 2015 will be our biggest show yet featuring 10 designers and 100+ models. Every aspect of Couve Couture is about Vancouver and SW Washington from designers to models, hair stylists to make-up artists, food and drink, musicians, photographers, video, lighting and all of our sponsors. To make this year extra special we have added some ‘Special Guest’ designers. Couve Couture is truly a visual celebration of the extraordinary talent from this area. Not only do we have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate fashion for the night, but we also get to support our community and local businesses. By choosing local business and individuals to be a part of Couve Couture, all the money spent on this show goes back into our community. As small business owners, we truly believe in and try to live this concept.

HISTORY: Fall ‘2012 Fashion Show was a great success selling out of tickets (250) before posters went up. We knew we needed to grow and found the perfect save in the Gravitate building (formerly Koplans) for our Spring ’13 show. This location allowed for us to have more designers, models, catered food & drink and 575 attendees on the first level and an upper location for a VIP after-show event. Here, participants were given the opportunity to meet the designers, see the clothes and accessories up-close with the potential to purchase and to ‘live’ in the moment of the event with music, locally created desserts and a little bubbly for toasting. We sold out once again.
Our biggest challenge in planning for Spring ’14 was finding a larger space in the downtown area giving us the ability to hold close to 1,000 people. We kept reminding ourselves that ‘this is’ a ‘good’ problem. We were thrilled to hold our Spring show at The Red Lion Hotel ~ Vancouver at the Quay Ballroom. Another sold out show. We have looked at parking lots and structures, tents and parks to allow for a bigger Spring ’15 show. We found something even better… The Historic Academy. We will be taking over the whole building allowing for four very special shows ranging from 75 people to 250 people. Attendees will be able to watch the show in the room of their choice; Ballroom, Chapel, Prohibition Room and Hallway allowing for more attendees. We are even going for the US record of longest runway! 175 feet and that is only the first half of the show.
Tickets will go on sale, on-line, Sunday March 1st at noon through ticket tomato.com Tickets range in price from $20-$75 depending where you are sitting or standing. There will be pre-show musical entertainment in the Ballroom and Prohibition Room. Along with music, finger foods by Jo Foody, wine by Niche Wine Bar, Beer and specialty mixed drinks by Dublin Down and Grocery cocktail and Social will be available for purchase. Only food and drink will be allowed on the first floor (Hallway, Ballroom, Prohibition Room). Doors open at 6:30 and show is at 7:30 so feel free to come early to mix and mingle. Live Music will start around 7pm. Vancouver based ‘The Pearls’ will be performing in the Prohibition Room and local duo ‘Night Cap’ will be performing in the Ballroom and Chapel.
This is an all ages show. Please bring ID to show proof of 21+.
How to dress? We get this question every year. We like to think of Couve Couture as a special dress-up event. This is your time to shine and be surrounded by Couture Fashion!
Many details will be coming soon as we finalize the last details.

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OUR DESIGNERS: What a line-up we have for you…. absolutely incredible! We are honored to have each and every one of these designers grace the Couve Couture Runway: Vancouver designer, Seth Aaron (Project Runway two-time winner) Portland Guest Designer~Magenta by Wendy Ohlendorf, Seattle Guest Designer~Drew Dyrdahl, Eugene Guest Designer~ Oscar Dominique, Youth (age 15) Designer~Kate Miles of Kate’s Couture, Desi Designs, Lydia Wagner, 2014 Couve Couture Youth Scholarship recipient~ Nike Pappas, Origin by Kate Beeman and Shelley Beauchaine of Shell Bell Vanity. Couve Couture 2015 Spring Fashion Show is going to be fresh and fabulous!

SHOW SPONSORS: We couldn’t do this without the help of many local individuals and businesses. We would like to thank our show sponsors: Sojourn who will be providing all the hair care products for the fashion show, Kiggins Theatre, Vance Family Soy Candles will be providing 100’s of beautiful candles for the show and Source Climbing Gym.

SPECIAL THANKS to Luepke Florist for creating fashionable floral arrangements, Bobby P. of Beyond the Eye Digital Video, Three Rivers Audio and Visual, Jennifer D. Harris of JDH Style, Jill Holkrum, Tasha Romero, Alain Briand of Oblique foto, Mark Daniel Muzzy, Mike Helms of Totally Captivating, Hello Vancouver, Fort Vancouver National Trust, Beth Syverson, our 100+ beautiful models, hair and make-up teams, North Bank Now, The Columbian, Edge Multimedia and our wonderful, energetic volunteer crew. We couldn’t do this without you!


WE NEED A FEW MORE MODELS! Submit your info with sizing, picture and contact info and you will be notified if selected for auditions
Here are the details:
You must be available on the day of the Fashion Show, April 18, 2015. Additionally, we may need to schedule a fitting with you during the week prior to the show. Potential female models must be 5’8″ – 6′ tall, and wear size 0 to 6. Male models must be 6 to 6.2 ft – facial hair ok. Professional experience is not required, but it is definitely a plus.

~ The show will be held at The Academy in downtown Vancouver WA.
~ Dress rehearsal in the afternoon (to be announced) followed by hair and makeup done by professional stylists. Lunch before the show will be provided.
~ The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm.
~ Models will be donating their time in exchange for the priceless experience of a full runway show.
~ There will be press coverage by The Columbian newspaper as well as other local media. 8 professional photographers will be capturing pre, show and after show.
~Models must be 16+ in age.
~Must be submitted by March 6 ,2014 to holkrum@gmail.com
~Entry must include a picture of yourself along with a brief bio, model history and standard measurements; height, bust, actual waist and hips.
~This audition is for male and female models who live within SW Washington/Portland area.
~Approved applicants will be contacted prior to the auditions with location information.