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.
Getting 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.
The 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.
-Stan Salas, Customer Service Connoisseur and Contributing Blogger