Who I Am, What We Are, and Who We Strive to Be.
Pinq Couture has been a name for whatever I artistically create, especially sewn work, since 2005. I was attending the Art Institute of Seattle for Fashion Design and needed an identity. Pinq Couture was created to head this burgeoning fashion identity. I have spent a lot of time segwaying from one idea and pursuit to another under the name Pinq Couture to really discover who I am as an artist and how I want to represent myself and my work.
I dropped out of Fashion Design for financial reasons and spent a lot of time in very customer service oriented retail establishments. This was a very influential time for me to pick up on customer relations and services. It really helped me establish the bar I want to make and keep for my Customers and their care. I drive to carry this ambition to my business and always keep an open door to my customers with timely and transparent communication with my Clients.
During this retail binge, while I was making money to financially support my lifestyle, the retail work life did not support my artistic lifestyle at all. I felt oppressed and exhausted. The artist that I have been since I can remember (winning a small accolade at an arts fair for a drawing in 1st grade) was quashed and dying. I took a few breaks here and there and started incorporating all my talents self taught and learned. I've run the gamut of selling original artwork to costume work and selling my own designs here through Etsy.
I was off and on between still working retail to pay bills and art supply funding or sometimes taking a year off to really try at my endeavors. I tried very hard to stay "unemployed" to ground me in my work but I always favored paying for other things (I have a sad addiction to Disneyland.) J
ust before my wedding in 2011 I decided to take up dance as I had a missed opportunity in High School. I had always wanted to back to ballet dancing but some how never thought I was able to go back, not to mention I had certain person in my life who didn't seem to encourage or support it. So I left it stale until my independence and looming nuptials. That summer before my wedding, I took my first ballet class in 17 years. It was the best. thing. ever. I only held a retail job now to support my dancing addiction. I had gone from one class a week to two, and the following year I upped it to five including teacher assisting with my Mentor. It has been a marvelous and challenging journey. I am so thankful and so blessed to have friends and family who are supporting my dream of dance even for my age.
As of November 2014 I had ankle surgery to remove a congenital defect in my ankle called Os Trigonum. It inhibited my ability to dance pain free. Currently I'm recovering and spending a lot of brain power conspiring how to grow my merchandise and my business to cater to like minded dancers. All the while helping me support my passion to teach classical ballet to anyone of any age interested.
Pinq Couture as a brand strives for quality, uniqueness, and covet our commitment to your satisfaction. We are always open to suggestions, feedback, and questions. We are intent on making something you will love and enjoy for a very long time. It is our intent to make you feel excited and unique in any skirt, any costume, any accessory. We are dedicated to you, our Clients, as much as we are our products.
Owner, Creator, Designer
likes - food, dancing, traveling, taking pictures of my food and pets. Posing in dance positions in random areas. Drawing and painting. dislikes - foods I deem icky. Slugs. Getting migraines and nausea. Ill fitting pointe shoes. Dead markers.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please make your payment within 3 days of purchase. If payment is not made within 3 days, we will cancel the transaction with Etsy due to non-payment and re-list the item for sale.
Custom items like our dinosaur hoodies are handmade and can take between 1 - 2 weeks to make, depending on the options selected and the amount of orders we have to fulfill. We will ship your items out as soon as they're completed.
For shipping within the United States we ship our packages with USPS First-Class Mail. Delivery takes 3 -5 business days and a delivery confirmation tracking number is included.
For international orders we ship with USPS International Priority Mail. It typically takes 6 - 10 business days for delivery, depending on the destination country. You are responsible for any Customs-related fees involved with accepting the delivery of your package. Customs may take a long time to process your package before it is allowed to enter your country.
We are not responsible for any lost or damaged packages once they've been shipped.
Please contact us before making a purchase if you:
-Would like to add insurance to your shipment.
-Would like to request expedited shipping.
-Would like a shipping quote for a country not on our listing.
Refunds and Exchanges
We accept returns of undamaged hair accessory items within 14 days of the delivery date shown on the United States Postal Service's tracking website. You are responsible for the cost of shipping to return the item.
Sorry, but we can not accept returns on customized items. Customized items include items that are made with clothing measurements and/or color choices submitted by you.
We welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have! If you are unhappy with your order, please let us know within 2 days of delivery and we'll review the situation on a case-by-case basis.
LOST OR DAMAGED DURING SHIPPING:
We are not responsible for any lost or damaged items caused by the United States Postal Service. If you would like to purchase shipping insurance for your item before it is sent out, please let us know.