Thursday, January 19, 2012

Vintage, Eco Friendly & One of a Kind... Welcome Pure Magnolia!

A large part of arOka has always been the one of a kind vintage wedding gowns that have stood the test of time. While each and every dress we carry is unique, time and time again they have left me hart broken along side many modern brides when these petite sizes simply didn't fit. I am so excited to announce we now have an amazing alternative!  

Last October Patty of Pure Magnolia contacted me and I went for a visit to her North Vancouver studio. I was over the moon to learn that not only does she design, create and embellish each and every dress with the utmost care she also uses Eco friendly and vintage fabrics in every creation! 

We are so excited to be carrying an exclusive line up of Pure Magnolia dresses - all with vintage flair and custom made to fit every body type! Samples of each dress will be available for viewing, as well as your choice of fabrics, lace, and trims. Patty works with everything from organic cottons and hemps to vintage silks and satins. She even has a large stock of vintage lace to make that truly authentic custom vintage dress. 

For me knowing that they are made in Patty's North Vancouver studio and that she personally oversees each and every creation makes Pure Magnolia a very special addition to our team.

If you haven't filled your weekend with events yet you must check out Pure Magnolia on the runway during Style & Strut at the Sutton Place Hotel this weekend! I also hear that the amazing Randy Fenoli, host of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress and Fashion Director of Kleinfeld New York, will be gracing the crowd with an amazing presentation and a few other VIP treats!

To learn more about Patty & Pure Magnolia please check out her website and like her on  facebook. If you have any questions or would like clarification on the styles exclusive to arOka may I suggest you come take a peek opening day Monday February 13th! You can always send us an email or message us on facebook too. 

Next week I'll be featuring several local artists joining arOka as well as a few more exciting announcements! Our team is growing, there are many introductions to make so stay tuned!

Have a most lovely weekend!
Creative Curator

1 comment:

  1. So exciting for you and your arOka customers!!