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January 19, 2012 by Stan | Celebrity Fashion

If writing is my husband, then creating dresses is my dirty mistress.

I went to a 4-year design program here in Burbank, CA at Woodbury University and since graduation I have worked all over the Los Angeles area.  At 22, I was a creative assistant at a West Hollywood based “designer to the stars”.  By the time I was 23, I was an apprentice to a couturier based out of the L.A. Miracle Mile district.  All of which led my up to my post here at the fabulous Unique Vintage.

photo152 From The StudioGetting the opportunity to design for a new company like this one is almost unreal.  I’ve been commissioned to create three pieces for the Unique Vintage line; all of which will reflect not only our mid-century sensibilities but also keeping a strong sense of modernity.

photo215 From The StudioThe first of the three pieces is a 60’s style scoop neck dress, with a pleated skirt for volume.  Once the mock-up is finished, we will move into fabric choice.  We were thinking a vibrant printed taffeta for the skirt portion; something in a floral.  And for the top, something quiet but texturally interesting.

photo315 From The StudioMeanwhile, the other two pieces are still in the pattern-making stages.  Once they are in a more tangible muslin mock-up, we will give you a little more of an update.

 -Stan Salas, Customer Service Connoisseur and Contributing Blogger