From across a dark and crowded room I spied the "Lena" cape. Her clean lines and original design seduced me immediately and thus began my enchantment with NINObrand. Next I met the cape's
designer, Bela Shehu, and
her approach to creating original clothing in lush fabrics with ingenious flexibility that are as comfortable to wear as they are beautiful, and then selling them in a relaxing, pressure-free atmosphere made me a fan.
Over time, Bela and I connected at fashion events, then co-founded
with Denise Fike, artist and mutual friend. I collected more pieces, and found that the garments fit with my lifestyle in so many ways ... and interesting things seemed to happen whenever we went out together.
So it is a perfect evolution of this story to join NINObrand as the handmade-in-USA line enters a new chapter with the opening of a private Atelier in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. I am delighted to join Bela and her team as a private sales consultant and I invite you to join us as we celebrate the launch of NINObrand Atelier with a soiree on June 13. Come for the festivites, or contact me to set up a private appointment, and experience the magic of NINObrand for yourself.
Top photo courtesy NINObrand Pinterest. Bottom photo of NINObrand Atelier by Doreen Creede.
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