Welcome to Couve Couture

November '13 Couve couture 'live' Designer Auditions

November ’13 Couve couture ‘live’ Designer Auditions

Beigeblond Salon and Most Everything Vintage have come together to create Couve Couture, Spring Fashion Show. 2014 will be our biggest show yet featuring 10 designers and 90+models. Every aspect of Couve Couture is about Vancouver and SW Washington from designers to models, hair stylists to make-up artists, food, artists, videographers, photographers and sponsors. 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 businesses and individuals to be a part of Couve Coutue, 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.

Couve Couture Spring ’14 will showcase alumni designers; Seth Aaron (two-time Project Runway winner),  Dawn Elise, Kelsey Lovelle, Lydia Wagner, Nicole Noel of Sweet Spot Skirts and Alisa Ann of Most Everything Vintage. Joining these fabulous talents will be the winners of our November ‘live’ Designer Auditions; Carlie Bailes, Caryn Stockwell of Second Star Design, Kate Beeman and winner of our Couve Couture Junior Designer Scholarship, Nike Pappas.
After the show the designers will be having a trunk/sample sale where you can meet the designers and potentially purchase a one-of-a-kind, locally made garment or accessory.

CC 14 Show PosterCouve Couture Fall ’12 Fashion Show was a great success, selling out of tickets (250) before posters went up around town. We knew we needed to grow and found the perfect space in the Gravitate (formerly Koplans) building for our Spring ’13 show. This location allowed for us to have more designers, models, catered food and 575 attendees in the first level and an upper location for a VIP after-show event giving participants the opportunity to meet the designers, see the clothes and accessories up-close with a 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 has been finding a larger space downtown giving us the ability to hold 1,000+ people. We are having to get creative and think a little outside the box. We keep reminding ourselves that this is a ‘good’ problem. We are thrilled to announce that Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show ’14 will be held at The Red Lion Hotel ~ Vancouver at the Quay. We are thrilled with how perfect this location will be for the show. The staff has been wonderful to work with and their desire to promote local business is incredible. The Red Lion Hotel ~ Vancouver at the Quay will be our premier sponsor for this fashionable celebration.
Special thanks to our Couve Couture Media Sponsors: The Kiggins Theatre, Bleu Door Bakery, Sincerely the Bride and Edge Multimedia. These local businesses are incredible!

Ready to get dressed up, come downtown and celebrate the greatness of Vancouver?

Tickets will go on sale Friday March 14th. Available at these Downtown Vancouver businesses; Beigeblond Salon (909 Main St.) and Most Everything Vintage (815 Washington St.) and Sweet Spot Skirts (105 W. 6th St.). All locations accept cash or check. If you desire to pay with a credit/debit card you can either pay on-line through this site or at Beigeblond Salon and Sweet Spot Skirts. For detailed ticket information or to pay on-line via pay-pal, please go to our ‘When, Where & How Much’ page that is located on the upper right of this website. After you purchase your ticket we encourage you to sign up on this web page to receive show updates for Couve Couture future shows. To sign up, scroll down to the bottom of this page to enter your e-mail.

We are partnering up businesses to further celebrate this fashionable event. Paul, owner of Willem’s on Main will be teaming up with the chefs at Red Lion Hotel – Vancouver at the Quay to create some small plate wonders. These creations will be served to our Media Sponsor and Couture table attendees along with being available for purchase before and after the show.
Food and bar drink menu will be posted the day before the show.
For our final touches to the night, Niche Wine Bar will have available for purchase delectable desserts and Compass Coffee will be brewing up something special. Both these Downtown Vancouver business’ will be a sweet and delicious ending to our Spring Fashion Show event.

If you are coming from out of town to enjoy the show, the Red Lion Hotel – Vancouver at the Quay will be blocking out rooms. When you call to make your reservations let them know you are attending Couve Couture for a special rate, $89 for Riverview rooms and $79 for Standard Rooms. 360-694-8341

Special Thanks to Oblique Foto and Mark Daniel Muzzy for use of the ‘header’ image. Looking forward to having these local fashion photographers capture our Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show!

Today is the BIG day!

Our designers have spent hundreds of hours creating and sewing their Couve Couture ’14 Collection. We are thrilled that you get to join us in applauding their time and talents.

Meet our Designers:

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PARKING – There is plenty of parking in the Red Lion Hotel – Vancouver at the Quay. If we fill up the spaces, there is additional parking by the Port Of Vancouver and City of Vancouver buildings located behind the Red Lion Centennial Building.

SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT: Doors will be open at 6pm. There will be two lines; one for those who have already purchased their tickets and one for those who are purchasing tickets at the door.
Door Ticket Cost:
Front Row (only a few left) $55
All other seating $40
Standing $30
You can pay with cash, check or credit card

Concession Food Available:
Dinner: The Red Lion -Vancouver at the Quay have put together a special Couve Couture menu

2-Whiskey BBQ pork sliders and sweet chili coleslaw Served on a Fresh Brioche roll. $8

2-Chipotle Chicken & tomato chutney slider on a warm ciabatta roll. $8

1-Roasted garlic Hummus served with warm flat bread. $5

2-Grilled chicken sticklers served peanut sauce  $ 7

1-Assorted cheese and vegetable plate with a bleu cheese dipping sauce    $6

CC '14 Red Lion promo

Red Lion Libations Menu:

Beer / $5.50

Shadow Ninja & 216 Red By Loowit Brewing

Wine / $7.00

Maryhill Winery Red & Chardonnay

Sequin Rose & Moscato Sparkling Wine

Liquor / $6.00

Viscova Vodka

Viscoca Apple Pie Moonshine

Woodinville Rye Whiskey

Old Mill Rum

Burnside Bourbon

Cricket Gin

CC14 Cocktail / $6.00

Viscova Vodka

Black Cherry Syrup

Sprite

Garnished with Black Cherry

CC 14 & ½ (Virgin) / $4.00

Black Cherry Syrup

Sprite

Garnished with Black Cherry

CC'14 Niche Wine Bar promo

Desserts: Ingrid from Niche Wine Bar will be creating some ‘sweet-bites’ 

CC '14 Compass Coffee promo

Coffee: Compass Coffee will be serving specialty espresso drinks

Willem's on Main photo

Paul from Willem’s on Main has created a special menu for our Media Sponsor and Couture Tables.

Grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto w/lemon oil.

Wild greens w/radishes and thyme honey vinaigrette.

Croustini w/ mascarpone, roasted beef and truffle oil.

Polenta square w/ wild mushrooms.

Along with dinner, tables will receive a bottle of bubbly, Bleu Door Bakery dessert and Compass Coffee.

Table service will start around 6:30pm ~ Please come early if you are a Media Sponsor or have a Couture Table so we can get you seated and served before the show.

CC '14 Bleu Door Bakery promo

SHOW STARTS AT 7:30

With 10 designers and 90+ models the show will go for about one hour  and 15-30 minutes. Nobody is allowed to come in and out during the show so make sure you have your drink and are ready for fashion greatness.

CONCESSIONS: Concessions will go from 6 – 7:30pm and 9-10pm

BAR: We will have a double-sided bar in the ballroom along with a second bar in the lobby. Both will be stocked with local alcohol options as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

AFTER PARTY: Meet the designers after the show in the lobby. Some will have items for sale and others may even be able to make you something special!
AFTER-AFTER PARTY: If you want to hang out even longer…. The Red Lion Hotel – Vancouver at the Quay Restaurant and Lounge will be open until 2am. Live music by band, 24/7 will be performing until
12:30 am and bar drinks served until 1:30.

CRASH & BURNHotel Special. Want to stay the night? The Red Lion – Vancouver at the Quay is offering special Hotel Room discounts for our event. $89 for Riverview Rooms and $79 for Standard Rooms. Just mention Couve Couture.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Tickets on sale now!

CC '14 tickets on saleTICKETS ARE OFFICIALLY ON SALE FOR COUVE COUTURE SPRING FASHION SHOW 4.12.14
You can purchase them on-line, here, or in-store at Beigeblond Salon (card,cash, check), Most Everything Vintage (cash, check) and Sweet Spot Skirts (card, cash, check).
Ticket prices:
*$400 – Table for 4 along runway (dinner provided for 4 plus a bottle of bubbly).
*$50 – front row seat along runway.
*$35 – secondary seats (seating behind front row)
*$25 – standing
(There will be a $2 handling charge if paying on-line or with a credit card per ticket/person)

Show is Saturday April 12, 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel – Vancouver at the Quay. Doors at 6pm and show will start 7:30ish.

Dinner, dessert and drink available for purchase at the show. Seat tickets are not numbered so come early to get your special seat.
10 local designers and 90+ models. Going to be an amazing show!!!

Photo by Oblique Foto – Thank you Alain! — with Kassidy Constantine.

Would you like to be a ’14 Couve Couture Sponsor?

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Sponsorships Available: SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR – $2,000 (2 available) Receive two tables seating four attendees along the runway. Your two tables will receive dinner and bottle of bubbly at the table. The entire $2,000 will be split between two recipients: Niki Pappas – Junior Designer Scholorship Recipient and The Fort Vancouver National Park Service – Costume Clothing Department. Individual/Business will be mentioned in all marketing materials and press releases
MEDIA SPONSOR – $600 (8 total available) Receive a table for four attendees along the runway. Your table will receive dinner for four and bottle of bubbly. Media Sponsors will be listed on marketing materials and press releases.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have regarding the plans for the show and/or sponsorship. Thank you for your time and interest in Couve Couture!

Photo by Oblique Foto – Thank you Alain!

Mark your Calendar for 4.12.14

CC 14 show dateGREAT NEWS! We have a date and location… Saturday April 12, 2014. We just finalized with our wonderful downtown Red Lion Hotel-Vancouver at the Quay. Their ballroom is going to be perfect for our biggest show yet! Our Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show last year sold out with 575 attendees. We are thrilled to have found the ideal location giving us space for 800 attendees and a serpentine, European runway. We have added some unique features to this show that celebrate Vancouver Wa. and SW Washington. The people and talent here is incredible!
teal poppies chiffon kimono dress

We had our final round of Designer Auditions. Kate Beeman, Vancouver resident,       was the winner. We think you will agree that her work is beautiful. You can find out more about Kate at katebeeman.com
Tickets will go on sale March 14th. You will be able to purchase them through this website or at Beigeblond Salon, Most Everything Vintage or Sweet Spot Skirts.

Model Auditions

CC '14 model auditionsWe are looking for a few more female models for our Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show. We have decided to open this opportunity up to local models which includes the Portland metro area. Submit your model cards (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 12, 2014. Additionally, we may need to schedule a fitting with you during the week prior to the show. Potential models must be 5’8″ – 6′ tall, and wear size 0 to 8. Professional experience is not required, but it is definitely a plus.

Details:
~ The show will be held at The Red Lion Inn, Vancouver at the Quay, downtown Vancouver.
~ 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:ish 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.
~Models must be 16+ in age.
Entries:
~Must be submitted by March 14,2014 to Katie at katie@beigeblond.com or Brett at brett@beigeblond.com. You can also drop off model cards at Beigeblond Salon and Most Everything Vintage.
~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 female models who live within SW Washington/Portland area.
~Approved applicants will be contacted prior to the auditions with location information.
~Auditions will be Sunday, March 16, 2014

Photo taken by Oblique Foto. Thank you Alain!

Spring Fashion Show 2014

CC - Save the date-springWe have started the planning process for our biggest fashion show yet! 13 designers; Seth Aaron (two-time Project Runway winner), Dawn Waldal, Kelsey Jennrich, Lydia Wagner, Stephanie Lynn of Sweet Spot Skirts and Alisa Ann of Most Everything Vintage and winners of our November ‘live’ Runway Auditions; Taylor Trapnell, Carlie Bailes, Caryn Stockwell of Second Star Designs and our Junior Designer Couve Couture Scholarship recipient, Nike Pappas. Joining this talented group will be special guest, Bryce Black, Project Runway finalist season 9.We have one more round of SW Washington designer auditions February 23rd to fill our final two designer slots. Joining these fabulous designers will be 90+ local models. Final model auditions will be held the beginning of March. If you would like to learn more about out designers, please visit ‘Our Designers’ page. If you are interested in model auditions, we will be posting specifics February 25th.

We are finalizing our location and date for the show with a hopeful date of April 26th. We will keep you updated. If you or your business would like to be a show sponsors we have Media and Scholarship Sponsorships available.

Attention Clothing Designers…

Designer contest poster FBYes, it is that wonderful time of year when we start planning and promoting Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show! This is going to be an INCREDIBLE show! 12 designers and 80+ models walking our European Serpentine Runway. The talent, people and businesses involved are some of the best from the SW Washington area.
We have two slots left for local designers! Submissions need to be sent in (info on image) by Feb. 20th at midnight. Auditions will be Feb. 23rd. Winners will be announced the following day.
Show will be April ’14 – actual date and location TBA.
Once we have our 12 designers, we will know how many models slots there are to fill. Model Auditions will happen in March. Info for the auditions will be posted the end of February.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…..

AND THE WINNERS ARE.....

What an incredible night of fashion! A very special Thank You to all our designers, models, hair and make-up artists, photographers, stylists and volunteers who made this show a great success.
Usually our Couve Couture judging panel picks the best of auditioning designers for future shows but we thought it would be fun to do a special show, which was held last night, to allow attendees to vote for their favorite.
AND THE WINNERS OF OUR COUVE COUTURE DESIGNER CONTEST ARE:
Seth Aaron | The Official Page Top pick: Taylor Trapnell – Taylor was also FashioNXT’s 2013 people’s choice winner for the young designers contest.
Designers advancing to Couve Couture Spring fashion show April 2014: Carlie Bailes and Caryn Dougherty Stockwell of Second Star Designs
New Award category, Youth Designer Scholarship: Nike-Emmanuella Pappas. Nike will be added as a fourth new designer to our Spring line-up as our Couve Couture pick for our ‘Local, up-and-comer, youth scholarship recipient. Nike has proven her passion for fashion. For her senior project at VSAA, last year, she chose to research Coco Chanel and then create five little black dresses, from scratch, with no sewing experience. With the help of you-tube, she did it. Nike incapsulates what Couve Couture is all about… inspiring and celebrating our community through fashion.
Congratulations!
This is just one picture of the many more to come.

Photo taken by Carole Riggs
Clothing designs by Taylor Trapnell
MUAH: Beigeblond Salon