Thursday, May 31, 2012
Style File: New Designers
From a mom who came up with a girl's fashion line after watching her daughter twirl in her dresses, to a young boutique owner who decided she could make something just as great as what she was selling. 7's Belkys Nerey show us some new up-and-coming designers in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- Kristine Ferradas has been running her successful boutique Savvy Girl since she was just 21-years-old.
Now along with selling other people's brands she's making her own fashion statement.
Kristine Ferradas: "I wanted to do something very exclusive. I wanted to stand out from the rest of the stores."
She is now designing her own line of clothing named Allie Nichole after her niece, and she says the line is for the Miami girl who wants to stand out.
Kristine Ferradas: "The line is very feminine, very sexy, very Miami. I use vibrant silks, I use vibrant patterns, bright colors. I like incorporating trends but I'm still very unique."
She only makes a few of each piece so it's a pretty safe bet. You'll be the only one wearing that item at a party.
Kristine Ferradas: "I have a lot of low backs, low cuts. I try to make everything for everyone's body type something flattering for everyone."
Kristine Ferradas: "I'm loving the high-low trend, so a lot of my pieces are short in the front, longer in the back."
Her signature pieces are these kimono sashes.
Kristine Ferradas: "They are super flattering. It's a stretch Lycra belt, so it's goes with anything it's dressier than wearing a casual belt."
Kristine Ferradas: "We'll have a great hot pink dress with a beautiful neon sash or orange dress with a hot pink sash."
Fort Lauderdale mom Cady Watson has also come up with a fashion line for the little girl who likes to twirl.
Cady Watson: "Spinning Tales started when I was watching my daughter walk down the street and she was twirling her way down the sidewalk. And I thought she looked so pretty and happy."
Cady re-taught herself how to sew and started making colorful dresses and skirts made with stretch fabric for mega twirl power the dresses have taken off.
Cady Watson: "They're cut as a full circle skirt, on an empire waist bodice it allows for maximum twirl. It takes about three yards of fabric per dress."
Her 9-year-old daughter even helps with the designs.
Cady Watson: "She does fabric choice with us. She has lots of ideas, and lots of color combinations."
And since the skirts are high-flying cady also makes these bottoms to match.
Cady Watson: "We want our little girls to be discreet."
Little Girl: "I love the dresses because they are so beautiful. I love them because they are so pretty. And I think I would have all of them."
Me too, do they make them in adult sizes? I mean even big girls like to twirl, right?
Belkys Nerey: "Cady also makes tops, and her new designs are coming out soon."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Designer of Allie Nichole
5781-101 SW 40th St.
Miami, FL 33155
Flora Ottimer Children's Boutique
1034 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL