rosalba's Shop Announcement

Rosalba Couture began when I was very young, drawing fashions and figure skating costumes. As I grew older, this led to much cutting and reassembling of my own clothing as I learned how various garments were put together and how different fabrics "behaved." There is a quote by Jean Muir, a British fashion designer, that perfectly sums up my relationship to my work: "I prefer to think of fashion as a verb."

Although I never went through any formal fashion training, I spent my years at university creating one-of-a-kind pieces and selling them through local shops. My technical skills increased as I experimented endlessly with everything from barbed wired to dried apples. My senior show was a satirical wearable journey through the most notorious female stereotypes.

Rosalba Couture has now been in operation for about 10 years, during which time I have designed for theater, dance performance, weddings, holidays, and created custom pieces for a wide variety of clients encompassing an array of styles and tastes.
In addition to doing custom sewing, I create my own original fashion and accessories and sell through Etsy, local Farmer's Markets, and other shops and galleries.

I prefer to work spontaneously, with an eclectic mix of my favorite things:
*awesome fabric, preferably natural, organic, sustainable fibers when available
*funky vintage and antique things to repurpose
*making something wearable!!

All items are one-of-a-kind, intentionally handmade pieces of craft/clothing/art. ( I refuse to pick just one)
I thrive and survive on arts of all kinds and create with many different media, but especially with fabric. I hope you enjoy my work and are inspired to adorn yourself, your friends, any of the wonderful ladies in your life. Our outward appearance is a unique opportunity for self-expression and symbolic persuasion.

View and read more about my designs and custom bridal gowns:
On Facebook @ Rosalba Valentino Designs

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.