Friday, January 20, 2006
Fashion Forward: Gloria Couture
If you thought decadent dresses and gorgeous gowns were just for celebrities, think again. Today, having a designer at your disposal is a possibility without overpaying. In tonight's Fashion Forward, 7's Shireen Sandoval shows us there actually is a shop here in South Florida that's caters to its clients at a reasonable cost.
WSVN--The stars on the red carpet have them....stylists to make them over. That means no searching the stores for a dress off the rack...No looking for matching shoes. But that special TLC isn't just for those in hollywood anymore. Now you can get that one-on-one star treatment right here in South Florida.
Gloria Petri: "I custom make things to order for special occasions. It is very important for someone when they have a wedding or a Bar Mitzvah or something special in their lives they want to look the best."
At Gloria Couture on Bay Harbour Island, Gloria Petri designs and makes everything from dresses to suits.
Gloria Petri: "They come in and have a consultation with me and we come up with an idea."
Coming up with that idea is no problem. Here the client can choose from hundreds of fabrics. Then once the design details are in place, a team of seamstresses get to work.
Gloria Petri: "Everything is done on the premises. From sewing a button to making a gown and wedding gown anything."
And when the dress is done, it is easy to feel your best in this elegant black pant suit... Or this sexy red gown.
Gloria Petri: "Our personal attention makes them feel like a queen."
But having the most outrageous outfit isn't complete until Stacey Rothman adds the must-have accessories of the season.
Stacey Rothman: "Gloria make their gowns--they're custom made, and then they come to me and I accessorize them with the earrings, the necklace and of course the fabulous evening bags."
For spring, Stacey says cream or wheat colored handbags will be big. Plus, you've got to have a cuff bracelet, the bigger and bolder -- the better.
Stacey Rothman: "You can where the cuff bracelets with jeans, with suits. To luncheons, to dinners, even formal."
And best of all, stacey offers the trendiest of bling--without taking a bite out of your wallet.
Stacey Rothman: "They come here and I make them look like a million dollars without spending the money."
Gloria Couture is an institution -- Gloria's been in business for 30 years.
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1060 Kane Concource
Bay Harbor Islands