Well here is a little something about Avant, the Designer, Curator, and Entrepreneur of Da-Sebra Vintage.
I learned how to make a pattern out of a newspaper in my early adolescence (thanks Mom). Played dress up in my Aunt Chris’s clothes in the 60’s (which were her clothes) in her 40’s & 50’s attire. This is where my passion and love for vintage started.
In my Adulthood, I was introduced to a Master Pattern Maker by the name of Don Miquel, who was a designer in his own right. He designed garments for several celebrities including, Rita Hayworth, Carol Channing, and Lauren Bacall. The stories that he would share, along with fabulous photographs were truly amazing! This experience is where I learned about the business of Couture. The rest of that story is another story!
During the 80s into the mid ’90s, I had the pleasure to do many fashion shows, which allowed me to showcase my Couture designs. I have sold my designs to boutiques and specialty stores.
With my next chapter, I’ve taken my passion and turned it into the love of my life!! I’ve launched a vintage store for trunk-attic-seeking shopaholics, and I’m not ashamed. Via la` Vintage!