Avant Garde Accessories by Nikole Diane

163 Sales


Avant Garde Accessories by Nikole Diane

163 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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GossamerCouture is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thank you for looking! Be back soon :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 24, 2014

Thank you for looking! Be back soon :)

Nikole Diane

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Nikole Diane



A New Technique

My daughter says I'm a maker, and I guess that's exactly what I am. I make clothes, toys, hats, jewelry, baked goods, books, home decor items, and the list goes on. I've even made two people, a boy and a girl. I just love to create--things, artwork, and even stories.

The creation of Gossamer Couture came about with the discovery of a new technique. This technique came to me while problem-solving a completely unrelated project at my full-time job. After the solution dawned on me, I imagined all the unique ways I could use this discovery. I began experimenting with fabrics and patterns, and my first collar and mask were born. They were received with great excitement by my friends and family, so I decided to create Gossamer Couture. My shop wasn't up for long before I had the idea for make-up stencils. They have been a fun addition to round out my shop and have allowed me to offer something equally fun and mysterious at a lower price point.

Most of my sales occur shortly before Halloween, though my pieces are also great for parties, clubbing, raves, concerts, art events, Mardi Gras, Carnival--any time or place you want to stand out, make a statement, or exude mystery. (I've also been told that my masks are a great accessory to spice up lingerie!)

Gossamer Couture has been a great place for me to express this facet of my artistic self. Take a look and enjoy the exotic mystery of Gossamer Couture.

(I am always happy to accommodate the requests I receive from photographers and stylists to borrow pieces for photo shoots. Just message me for my policies.)

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  • Nikole Diane

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Using my degree in fashion design I currently work full-time at a custom sewing shop doing clothing design and construction, pattern making, and alterations. In addition, I maintain two Etsy shops--Gossamer Couture and Nikole Diane.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 3, 2013
I try my best to always accommodate buyers and very much appreciate advanced communication of needs such as deadlines or special shipping needs, so I can give you what you need when you need it!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Items are made to order and ship between one and two weeks of the day order was placed. Items go standard mail or flat rate priority. If you need something to ship quicker please contact me before ordering. I am always willing to accommodate as best I can with rush orders or expedited shipping but in a quick turn around situation communication is key. (For example, if overnight shipping is requested quick responses are needed to approve price change and private listing purchase.)

(During October, which is my busy season, I have supply ready so I can ship quicker for Halloween, however, it is still best to check if something can get to you on time before ordering.)
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you happy with your purchase so I am happy to take returns if you are not happy for whatever reason. I offer refunds, minus shipping, when an item is returned undamaged and unused/worn. I appreciate kind communication before an item is returned to me, letting me know the reason and that the item is on its way back.
Additional policies and FAQs
Organza pieces can be ordered in almost any color. If you desire a color not shown in my shop please message me before ordering to make sure I can accommodate.

PLEASE include the requested measurements in the notes to seller section at check out when purchasing a collar or cuff. These are made to fit you and I cannot start working till I have measurements to work from! If you don't include measurements I will message you and your order will be delayed till I hear back.