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

Designer Auditions for ’19 Fashion Show

We are excited to announce that we have started to plan Couve Couture 2019. This runway show will take place in April 2019 in downtown Vancouver WA.
We, Brett Allred, owner of Beigeblond Salon and myself, Alisa Tetreault, owner of Most Everything Vintage have had a busy couple of years growing our businesses and needed some time to breathe and focus. We are back and ready to bring you another exciting fashion show!

With our previous five shows we have planned the show and location first and then found our designers. We have started planning, and are very excited for this next Couve Couture (April 2019) as we build our show around our designers. Participating designers will be from Washington, along with a couple of guest designers from outside of the state.

We are NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS for Washington (resident) designers. If you, or someone you know, specializes in Couture or Avant-Garde fashion design, please share this exciting news. This is a fantastic opportunity for new talent to be showcased – and we love local talent.

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’15 Couve Couture – Designer: Kate Miles, Model: Faye Ellingson, Photographer: Oblique Photo

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 July 20, 2018. Approved participants will receive an email invitation for auditions by July 22, 2018.

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 ’19 Couve Couture designers!

If you are interested in becoming a SPONSOR for our ’19 show, feel free to contact us through our above mentioned e-mails or you can comment on this post.


Where to EAT & DRINK in downtown

Eat, drink and be merry! So many great places to do all three in downtown Vancouver WA. All are open throughout the day so come early for a bite or stay late for a cocktail.
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Willem’s on Main – farm to table – Reservations 360.258.0989
907 Main Street, Vancouver WA
Jerusalem Cafe – Authentic Mediterranean – (360) 906-0306
106 E Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98660
Touch of Athens – Greek – Reservations (360) 695-6198
100 W 13th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Charlies Bodega – Tappas and Whisky Bar – Reservations 360.693.9998
1220 Main Street, Vancouver WA 98660
Thai Orchid – Thai and sushi – Reservations (360)695-7786
213 West 11st. Vancouver, WA 98660
Woody’s Tacos – Mexican – 360-718-8193
210 W. Evergreen Blvd., Suite 700, Vancouver, WA 98660
Jorge’s Tequilla Factory –  Mexican – Reservations (360) 828-5543
1004 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Vinnie’s Pizza – Italian – Reservations – (360) 694-2500
1000 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Little Italy’s Tratorria – Italian – Reservations 360-737-2363
901 Washington Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Hethan Brewing and Feral Public House – Brewpub – 21+ (360)836-5255
1109 Washington Street Vancouver, Washington 98660
Low Bar – Southern, House-made Comfort Food and Drinks,   21+
809 Washington Street, Vancouver WA 98660
Tommy O’s – Hawaiian & Sushi, Restaurant and Lounge, Reservations         360-694-5107     801 Washington Street. Vancouver WA 98660
Main Event – American – Reservations 360-448-7146
800 Main Street, Vancouver WA 98660
Grocery Cocktail and Social – Multi-Regional Comfort Cuisine  21+
115 W 7th St, Vancouver, Washington 98660 – OPEN UNTIL 2AM
Tiger Garden – Thai & Laotian – Reservations 360-693-9585
312 W 8th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Grey’s at the Park – Northwest Bar & Grill, Reservations (360) 828-4343           Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
La Bottega – Italian – Reservations (360) 571-5010
1905 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Frontier Public House – American Gastropub – Reservations (360) 718-2768     NE 98663, 4909 NE Hazel Dell Ave, Vancouver, WA 98663
Old Ivy Brewery and Taproom – Reservations (360) 993-1827
108 W Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660
Brickhouse Bar and Grill – Reservations – (360) 695-3686
109 W. 15th Street Vancouver WA 98660
Niche Wine Bar & Restaurant – Bistro – Reservations (360) 980-8352
1013 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
OPEN UNTIL 10PM – all ages allowed.
Pacific House – Farm to table brewpub – all ages – 819 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 448-7694
Dulins – Irish Pub – 21+     813 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660

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Compass Coffee – 817 Washington St.  Vancouver, WA
Torque Coffee – located in the old Red Lion Quay, Vancouver, WA 98660
Brewed 360 – coffee, beer & wine – 603 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Ivy Tap Room – 108 W Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mt. Tabor Brewing – 113 W. 9th Street, Vancouver WA 98660
The Thirsty Sasquatch – 2110 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660
Loowit Brewing – 507 Columbia St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Loowit will be OPEN UNTIL 11PM – all ages allowed
Trap Door Brewing – 2315 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Special concert at 9pm to celebrate the launch of Couve Cycle featuring ‘The Pearls


Welcome to Couve Couture

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Here we are in 2016. Knowing that our shows have gotten so big, we decided to provide an evening of connections between the designer and the one who would like to wear those creations. This year for Couve Couture, we will be taking over the downtown core during First Friday, April 1, 5-9pm in pop-up shop form. Nine of our alumni designers will be in seven locations. Come meet the designers, have you picture taken with them, get autographs and have the opportunity to purchase one of their creations. Going to be a very busy night so come down early! *Above photo by Oblique Foto

Designers and Locations:
Kelsey Jennrich at Leupke Flowers and Finds – 1300 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Kate Beeman at Siren Salon – 104 W Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660
Desi Designs at Salon Moxie – 1019 Main St. Vancouver, WA 98660
Wendy Ohlendorf at Beigeblond Salon – 909 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Shell Bell Vanity at Oblique Foto – 104 W. 9th Street Studio 201, Vancouver WA 98660
Alisa Ann at Most Everything Vintage – 815 Washington St. Vancouver WA 98660
Kate Miles and Niki Pappas at Divine Consign – 904 Main Street. Vancouver WA 98660
Stephanie Lynn at Sweet Spot Skirts – 105 W. 6h St. Vancouver WA 98660

SHOW SPONSORS: We are looking for show sponsors for 2017 Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show. If interested, let us know!

Beigeblond Salon
 and Most Everything Vintage have come together to create Couve couture Spring Fashion Show. 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 as we bring it to life on the runway, 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.

SHOW 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 took over the whole building allowing for four very special shows ranging from 75 people to 250 people. Attendees were able to watch the show in the room of their choice; Ballroom, Chapel, Prohibition Room and Hallway allowing for more attendees. We even went for the US record of longest runway! 175 feet and that was only the first half of the show.
Spring 2016 – We want to build connections between our designers and the many people who love their designs. In lieu of a traditional fashion show, we will be doing a Couve Couture Spring ’16 trunk show/sale. Meet our incredible designers, get autographs, have pictures taken and be able to buy their one-of-a-kind creations. April 1, 2016 – 5-9pm around the downtown core of Vancouver WA. Showcasing alumni designers; Kate Beeman of Origin, Desi Designs, Kelsey Jennrich, Niki Pappas, Shelley Beauchaine, Alisa Ann of Most Everything Vintage, Stephanie Lynn of Sweet Spot Skirts, Portland guest Wendy Ohlendorf and youth designer Kate Miles.