Couve Couture 2021

Model: Riley Anne Harrison

Well, tomorrow would have been our rescheduled date for our show. It’s been a season of so many unknowns for everybody. We would have never thought that COVID-19 would cancel every event, big and small.

Fingers crossed we will start planning for an April 2021 show this winter. Hopefully by January we will have hope of normalcy in our lives.

Until then, we truly wish you health, safety, happiness and fashion outside of sweatpants and yoga pants!


Designer: Shell Bell Vanity, Model: Arianna Kindsfather, Photo: Stephanie Joy Photography, MUA: Michelle Stoyanoff, Hair: Michael Redhawk

Show Postponed

Hello all! Hope you are surviving this new ‘normal’ due to the Coronavirus. We have postponed our April 18th show. This is a tough time for so many as each day is filled with unknowns.
GOOD NEWS is we have set a new date! September 26th for our Matinee and Evening show and September 27th for our Fashion Marketplace. Thankful that The Fort Vancouver Historic Trust was able to find us a new date at the Artillery Barracks and Red Cross Building.
As a designer/creator I find myself always wishing for another hour, day, week, month, year….. now I and all our incredible designers get that chance to perfect their collection to create their best yet! Many of our designers are excited to either modify their collection for ‘FALL’ and/or create a new collection just for the season.
MORE GOOD NEWS…. you will get to shows back to back and not have to wait a year! Our current plan is to have the September show followed by an April 2021 show!

As always we are so thankful to our Fashion Show and Marketplace sponsors; Fort Vancouver Historic Trust, Waste Connections, Wild Fern, Sew Op + Makerspace, Source Climbing Gym, SEVEN Haircare, Pacifica Beauty, Beigeblond Salon and Most Everything Vintage.

We will post updates this summer with hopes of TICKETS GOING ON SALE SEPTEMBER 1st. Until then, keep your chin high, your thoughts positive and BE WELL!

Alisa and Brett

Save the Date!

Now that 2020 is upon us it is ‘GO TIME’ for all our show planning. We have an incredible crew that helps bring everything together and we couldn’t to this without them.
Our official show date is Saturday April 18, 2020 at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks. Matinee show will be at 2:30pm and evening show at 6:30pm. This is an all-ages show. We have added the Red Cross Building to our festivities. This will become the pre-matinee, post-matinee, pre-evening show and VIP after-party (ticket only) location with food, drink, sponsors, ticket processing and all kinds of mingling.
The VIP (ticket only, $25) event will allow 100 people to meet the designers and models after the evening show with complimentary finger foods and a glass of bubbles for toasting.

We have an incredible lineup of designers.
Deanna Marie Couture by Deanna Stokoe  (1st show with Couve Couture)
Origin by Kate Beeman  (5th show…..)
Kian M (2nd show….)
Ginger & Ethel by Jenna Cookie (1st show….)
Coronation Couture by Naomi Sommers (1st show….)
Galatia France (1st show….)
Desi Designs by Desi Allenger (2nd show….)

SHOW TICKETS will be available on-line April 1st at 9am. New this year, tickets available at Most Everything Vintage (815 Washington St. Vancouver WA 98660) and Beigeblond Salon (909 Main St. Vancouver WA 98660) with payment of cash or check. As we get closer to the show we will post the links for buying tickets.

TICKET COST MATINEE: Standing $15, secondary seating $25, front row $40

TICKET COST EVENING: Standing $15, secondary seating $30, front row $45


FASHION MARKETPLACE, 11am – 3pm at The Red Cross Building. FREE!
This event was a great success last year and we are excited to bring it back again. We have partnered up with Night Market Vancouver to bring you a marketplace filled with locally made fashion apparel and accessories. Food and Drink will be available for purchase. Meet our Couve Couture designers and potentially purchase items that walked down the runway!
To make this event even better we have teamed up with Waste Connections and Evergreen Public Schools / Cascadia Tech Center to put on a youth fashion show at 1pm. We will be auditioning Fashion Program students prior to the show and choose our top ten. The the public will then have a chance to vote for their favorite(s) giving us our top eight to walk their mini collection down the runway at the Fashion Marketplace. One ‘look’ for each designer must be an up-cycled creation. Waste Connections will vote for their top two who will receive a $250 scholarship to our new downtown Vancouver sewing school, Sew Op and Makerspace, opening March 2020.

Couve Couture is a non-profit organization. We have partnered again with Share of Vancouver where a portion of show proceeds will be donated. Share of Vancouver is an incredible organization that helps the hungry and homeless within our community.

We hope you will invite a friend, plan a date and attend out two-day event!

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We have a few sponsorships still available for this show. A great way to get your business name out there in front of approximately 1500 people. If you are interested we have a 50% off promotion through March 1st. To learn more about our sponsorship options you can email Nancy Vedder at


Designer Auditions for our 2020 Show

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We are so excited for Couve Couture Fashion Show, April 18, 2020.
We, Brett M Allred, owner of Beigeblond Salon and myself, Alisa Powell Tetreault, owner of Most Everything Vintage along with our incredible team of doers and dreamers have started planning and I have to say how excited we are for this next Couve Couture. Designers will be from Washington with a couple guest slots from outside the state.
We are now taking applications for Washington resident designers with 3 slots available. If you or someone you know specializes in Couture or Avant-Garde fashion, please share the news.

Application Specifics:
Clothing must be original designs that you have created in one of two categories; Couture or Avant-Garde

COUTURE – high fashion, elegant, creative and artistic with an emphasis on textiles, embellishments and tailoring.

AVANT-GARDE – high fashion with experimental and radical clothing design focusing on artistic form from head to toe. Lines, textures, embellishments and tailoring are of high importance to give us art on the runway.

Applications must be submitted by Nov. 10, 2019. Approved recipients will receive an e-mail invite for auditions by Nov. 12, 2019. Actual auditions will be Sunday Nov. 17th.

Application must include
1. Designer name
2. Designer bio including age, fashion background, fashion style and city/state
3. Designer photo
4. Photos of three examples of work

Application e-mails need to be sent to both e-mails: and

Looking forward to meeting our new 2020 Couve Couture designers!

If you are interested in becoming a SPONSOR for our 2020 show, feel free to contact us through our above mentioned e-mails or you can comment on this post.

Photo thanks to Designer Kate Akers Beeman, model Amber Nicotra and photographer Tom Lupton
MUA: Michelle Stoyanoff
Hair: Roshan Tayefemohajer and team sponsored by SEVEN haircare

Thankful for an incredible show!

Wow! What a great 2019 Couve Couture Fashion Show. Knowing the limitations we have had on space we tried some new ideas. We are thrilled that they worked and are excited to take the Historic Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks space and maximize it for April 18, 2020! We have some great ideas and look forward to bringing them to life.

For our sponsors (thank you, thank you, thank you) that financially supported us to get this show off the ground, for our volunteers that spent countless hours dreaming and doing, for our designers who brought their dreams to the runway, models who smiled all day, hair and make-up artists who brought designer ideas to fruition, photographers and videographers who told our story… we couldn’t have done this without YOU. And for our attendees that came out to support this show both financially and in applause….. we THANK YOU! It takes a village and we have an incredibly supportive and inspirational village.

We took some of our favorites images captured from the show. To see all the photos you can visit our facebook page.

Our 2020 show is going to be INCREDIBLE!!!! We are so excited to share as the year goes forward. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor of Couve Couture 2020, we are offering half price sponsorships if paid in full by August 1, 2019. E-mail to receive sponsorship options.

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Final days discount!

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2 days away! So excited for Couve Couture 2019!!!!
Knowing that there has been some difficulty ordering tickets online, we have worked with Ticket Tomato to make it a little easier to get tickets for the show…..Plenty of tickets available! We are giving  you a ‘final days’ $5 off any ticket, promotion that will go through Saturday. Hope you can come to the show!
Here are the detailed instructions on how to buy a ticket…
1. go to and type in Couve Couture
2. Choose what room (north or south – the runway will go through both rooms) and then if you want matinee or evening. Click ‘get tickets.’
3. Go to the upper right and under ‘reserve seating’ click on ‘choose seating section’ and click the only one available.
4. Click the next green button down ‘choose seats’ and from there you can choose the exact seats you want for the show.
5. Enter code: 5final in discounts and check out!
6. Print is and you are ready for the show.
7. Now to plan your fashionable outfit;)
Highlighted yellow is front row seats. Red is the runway and the purple stars are where the models will pause and pose. Every seat is a great seat with a beautiful view of the show!
Special photo thanks to photographer Peter E. Reiche and our featured model Faye Rowland as these ladies were getting ready for Couve Couture ’15 wearing designs from Kate Miles.

If you can’t come to the show…. there will be a second day – Fashion Marketplace full of fashion apparel and accessories. You can meet the designers and potentially purchase pieces that went down the runway. Sunday April 14, 11-3 at The Fort Red Cross Building. See attached image.

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2 Days of Couve Couture?

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This year you don’t get just one day of fashion but TWO! 
PROUD TO ANNOUNCE…..we have partnered up with Night Market Vancouver TO BRING YOU… Couve Couture Fashion Marketplace the following day, April 14th, 11-3 at the Fort Vancouver Red Cross Building.

Come meet our Couve Couture designers and potentially purchase apparel and accessories that walked down the runway.
Carlie Bailes creator of Caliber Designs with Casey Curtis Designs
Kate Akers Beeman creator of Origin with HumbleBug Jewelry
Shell Bell Vanity
Kian Mirfathali
Brett M Allred with Beigeblond Salon
Alisa Powell Tetreault with Most Everything Vintage

Within this beautiful historic space you will find 25+ local fashion apparel and accessory creators.

*Makeup tutorials by Cedar’s Academy of Makeup Artistry
*FREE admittance
*All Ages
*Food and Drink available for purchase

Location address: 605 Barnes Rd. Vancouver, WA

Special photo thanks to Oblique Foto

We have a few local fashion apparel/accessory vendor tables open. If you are interested in promoting and selling your creations please submit to the following link

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Today only – $5 off tickets

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If you have been thinking about attending our upcoming show, then TODAY is your day! April 2nd through midnight, all tickets (matinee and evening) are $5 off.

Show Details~
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: Matinee doors 2:30/ show 3:30 and Evening doors 6:30/ show 7:30
Location: Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks, 600 Hatheway Road, Vancouver WA 98661

Show will be held in two different rooms; Northside and Southside. There are doors between the two rooms that the runway will go through. Both rooms are stunning and every seat has a beautiful view of the runway. When you go on-line to purchase tickets, you will see the red runway and purple stars. The stars are where the models will pause and pose.
To purchase tickets go online to and type in Couve Couture. You will need to decided which show (matinee or evening) and which room.
Regular price tickets $15-$45

A portion of proceeds from this show will be going to Share of Vancouver which assists the hungry and homeless within our community. Incredible organization that is about to celebrate 40 years of service.

The runway show will feature six, Washington State designers along the Fort Vancouver Costume Department that will be walking down their handmade creations dating 1825-1945.

We couldn’t do this show without our supportive sponsors: Source Climbing Gym, Kiggins Theatre, Trust Tree, Divine Consign, Atlantic and Pacific Freightways in memory of Jaime Wyatt Miller, The Historic Trust, 7Haircare, Roshan Tayefemohajer, MUA Courtney Wood-Kimball, Skin Works Etc by Kim, Compass Coffee, Oblique Foto and Bobby P. Media.

This is an all ages show with handicap accessibility.
Food and Drink available for cash purchase.

Let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you at the show!

Couve Couture Tickets

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We are so excited for our upcoming show!

Show Details:
Saturday April 13, 2019
This years show will be at the Historic Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks in downtown Vancouver WA.

We have a wonderful group of six designers from right here in Washington State. Ranging in age from 14 to 67, we think you will be very proud of our local fashion creators. To add to the variety of styles, The Fort Vancouver Costume Department will be wearing a collection of pieces they have hand-sewn dating 1825-1945, down the runway.

We will be doing two shows; matinee 3:30 (doors 2:30) and evening 7:30 (doors 6:30).
Ticket Cost:
Matinee standing $15, secondary seating $25, front row seating $40
Evening standing $15, secondary seating $30, front row seating $45
Ticket Link:
Each show will allow for 380 attendees.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to our local Share of Vancouver that helps serve the hungry and homeless in our community. You can learn more about their organization. This April Share will be celebrating 40 years of service.

This is an all ages show.
We encourage dressing up for the show.

Finger food and drink available for purchase (cash bar). Must show ID if wanting alcoholic beverages.

We had to get creative with our runway which is an oval shape. The runway show will be throughout two rooms as the models walk through the panel doorways that run through the center dividing the two rooms. Here is the seating/runway map for each room.
As you go on-line to purchase tickets you will see 4 maps:
Northside matinee and Northside evening
Southside matinee and Southside evening.

You will need to decide which room you want to be in and if you want the matinee or evening show. Definitely easier to view on your computer rather than your phone.
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Purple star is where the models will pause and pose.
Red line is the runway.
Black circles are poles.

Look forward to seeing you at the show!

Would you like to be a sponsor?

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We are so excited for our upcoming show, April 13, 2019. Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s as we work on all the little details to make this show the best Couve Couture to date.

We are always looking for sponsors to help make this show a possibility. Couve Couture is a non-profit organization that loves supporting local creativity. If you or your business is interested in becoming a sponsor for this unique show, comment below or e-mail us and we will send you all the sponsor options.

Special thanks to local photographer Oblique Foto for the above photograph.


Brett and Alisa