Special ‘thanks’ to our wonderful sponsors that help make this show a possibility
WE are thrilled to have SOJOURN as our hair care sponsor for Couve Couture 2015! What an incredible line! Hair ‘art’ is such a part of each designers ‘look’ for the runway. Can’t wait to see what our hair stylists create on our 100+ models for the show.
“Like so many of the hairstylists we meet on a daily basis our passion for the art and craft of hairstyling goes beyond the simple desire to earn a living. It is an extension of the love we have for beauty and fashion, architecture and design, people and nature. The commitment we have to family, the professionals we work with, and the next generation of stylists. A pledge that now extends to Sojourn.
We have been blessed with an intimate perspective on the culture of hairdressing and some of the world’s greatest hairstylists—men and women who revolutionized the art of modern hairstyling. Our respect for these artists runs deep. Hairdressing is a noble profession enriched by a strong tradition of skilled craftsmanship and carefully nurtured alliances. The bonds that come from guiding, encouraging and supporting another individual in developing the skills needed to be successful are the very essence of our industry.
This is the energy behind Sojourn—a professional product line based on positive chemistry, ecological integrity and some of the good business practices that we have lost in recent years—like quality ingredients, in salon education, and professional distribution.”
Luke Flowers and Finds – Since 1909, Luepke’s Flowers & Finds has been delivering love across the Vancouver area with flowers for every occasion. Centrally located to serve your needs, we partner with local growers who share the same passion for flowers that we have. Our quality selection and convenient same-day delivery make Luepke Flowers & Finds the best florist in the Vancouver area.
Kiggins Theatre – Grand Opening was April 24, 1936. Since this time, The Kiggins Theatre has become a wonderful piece of history that continues to thrive as an ‘icon’ on Main Street in Downtown Vancouver USA. Captain Dan and his team has worked hard to promote this incredible theatre as independently minded while community focused. If you haven’t visited in the last 5 years, you are in for a great experience! This will be The Kiggins third year as a Couve Couture show sponsor and we are so thankful. Support your local, community theatre!
Vance Family Soy Candles – Vance Family Soy Candles are the sought after candles in the Pacific Northwest. They are handcrafted to be THE VERY BEST. Only ORGANIC plant essences/extracts/flavors and pure essential oils are used in our candles (others, including “natural” candles, contain synthetic, petroleum based fragrance loaded with toxic phthalates and petro-chemicals that have been shown to cause cancer, asthma, headaches and sick disease). No toxic dye is used in our candles so they blend with any decor. Our labels are designed by a local artist and hand assembled using unbleached & recycled paper. Only renewable, low smoke cotton wicks are used and of course, Soy. Our Soy is GMO -free, renewable and sustainable, and makes an amazing candle. It burns cleaner so you can breathe easy. Soy cleans up with soap and hot water. Soy burns at a lower temperature than paraffin thus, you can re-use your container. (Paraffin often breaks the jar). Our body products are all made with natural and organic, healing ingredients that will heal soothe your skin, soul and mind!
This is the second year that this incredible company has sponsored our show. This year, 2015, will be extra special as they provide over 100 candles for the Chapel. Thank you Amy and crew!
Source Climbing Center is a premier indoor rock climbing facility in Vancouver, Washington. This center has become just that… a center for people of all ages who want a challenge and a fun way to exercise. Their staff is extensive in their climbing knowledge. If you haven’t visited their climbing facility, go! It is life changing when you get to the top of the wall! Located on Main Street in downtown Vancouver WA.
This will be their second year sponsoring Couve Couture… thank you Source Climbing Center!
Frontier Public House – This neighborhood gastropub is a new and very welcome addition to Vancouver WA located at 4909 NE Hazel Dell Ave. Enjoy tasty, made-from-scratch menu items, craftily created cocktails & great selections of beer and wine. Join us for lunch, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch! Minors welcome until 9pm.
Natural Body Works Massage & Wellness Center – “We strive to promote the longevity of life with nurturing hands. Our experienced staff members are knowledgeable, well trained, and certified in their specialties to provide you with trust and ease of mind with every treatment offered. We strive to provide excellent service to encourage you achieve a state of bliss with a relaxing and pleasant, stress reducing experience through every stage of your healthy and beautiful life.
If you like what we are doing and want to be a part of celebrating fashion, local business and our local community, and are interested in being a future show sponsor, we would love to hear from you. You can find our contact information on our ‘Contact Us’ page.
We (Brett from Beigeblond Salon and Alisa from Most Everything Vintage) started Couve Couture with the idea of bringing local fashion creators (designers, hair, make-up, nails, models, photographers, etc.) together to create an amazing experience showcasing local, SW Washington, talent. We had no idea that this idea would be accepted so quickly and enthusiastically. To sell out of tickets before the posters went up for our first show was wonderful. Every moment of the evening was incredible and we consider it an honor to be the ‘dreamers’ of the event.
We knew that we had to grow, hopefully double our attendee numbers and designers. This meant bringing on more help in planning since we are not only owners of our businesses… but operators as well. The caliber of people that came to us after the first show, offering their volunteer services was pretty amazing. This is our fifth show and the biggest one is yet to come, April 18, 2015 at The Historic Providence Academy in beautiful Downtown Vancouver WA. Doors will open at 6:30pm and show will start around 7:30pm.
We would also like to thank our local media who have helped share Couve Couture; The Columbian, North Bank Now, About Face Magazine, GO Local PDX, Vancouver Downtown Association, The Kiggins Theatre and The Variety Post.