ABOUT


I have a lifetime supply of bridal experience…

 

I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco and soon started designing a ready to wear collection in Seattle.

Meanwhile, as each of my friends became engaged, they asked me to design a one-of-a-kind gown for the wedding day! I would sketch, make a muslin draft, select unique fabrics, then create a custom gown using couture techniques. Suddenly, I had a successful bridal business. Eventually I decided to move back to California but wanted to try someplace new. . .welcome to Los Angeles!

I first managed a local boutique working directly with brides, helping them to select unique details to create a gown that was perfectly personal. I supervised the entire process from beginning to end, including managing the alterations and styling the bride’s complete look.

Then, Carolina Herrera came to town!

I started as the Bridal Specialist, spending each day working one-on-one with brides. I continued up the ladder into management and eventually became the Bridal Director of the entire division.

I worked with all of the retail stores, setting the standard for the “Carolina Herrera Bridal Experience”. I interfaced with the design team to help develop the bridal collection. I traveled to wholesale boutiques in North America and Europe to present the bridal collection. ‚ÄčI loved every minute of this experience, but eventually, I had stopped working directly with brides.

This was truly my passion, skill, and expertise so, after many years at Carolina Herrera, I started my new venture as a bridal stylist. Now, I can give every bride the benefit of my undivided attention. Consider me your personal bridal expert!”

xoxo,
Maradee