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Women Who Rock with Success- March

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28 B ridal Couturein B adgley M ischka Sin ce 20 0 5, L a Soie Br idal h as con tin ued a positive gr ow th , expan din g f r om th eir Tor r an ce location to f ive addition al salon s th r ough out Califor n ia. A com pany foun ded by sister s, Cin dy Sh eu an d Susan Po, which h ave m ade h eadlin es w ith th eir im peccable quality of gow n s an d exclusive custom er ser vice. ?W e ar e excited to be expan din g in to W aln ut Cr eek,? says Po. Settin g stan dar ds for luxur ious gow n s utilizin g th e Fr en ch wor d L a Soie which tr an slated m ean s ?silk? h as proven to provide br ides w ith an exception al custom ar y per son a.?At La Soie Bridal, we wan t ever y br ide to feel welcom e an d en joy th eir sh oppin g exper ien ce. O ur Goal is to of fer th e m ost beautif ul weddin g dr esses so th e br ide can h ave th e weddin g of h er dr eam s.? Po states. T h e af ter n oon?s Br idal gr an d open in g h igh ligh ted by an exclusive guest appear an ce featur in g design er s Badgley & M isch ka. T h is n ewest location br in gs th e com m un ity alon g w ith per spective br ides a glim pse in to th e vast wor ld of br idal. W ith a prom in en t car eer w ith in th e f ash ion in dustr y sin ce 1988, Badgley an d M isch ka h ave def in ed th eir keen eye of sophisticated sty le cater in g to a dem ogr aphic of th e m oder n coutur e clien tele.

29 D ur in g a per son al on e- on - on e in ter view ar r an ged by Caitlin M cCulloch , Sty le Editor of D iablo M agazin e, I was given th e oppor tun ity to lear n m or e on th eir m ar k w ith in th e f ash ion in dustr y. ?O ur sty le h ar ks back to th e glam or ous H olly wood of th e for ties,? says M isch ka. I n dividually captivated of an er a gon e by, I n atur ally con tin ued th e in ter view by settin g th e r ed car pet aside in quir in g on th eir sign atur e sty le.W ith design s th at ar e con str ucted f r om th e f in est f abr ics alon g w ith super ior cr af tsm an sh ip, th er e h as been an elem en t of in ter est sin ce th eir in itial in tr oduction dur in g th eir sen ior studies at Par son Sch ool of design in N ew Yor k. ?H avin g th e sam e taste level,? M isch ka states as h e con tin ues, ?we decided to com bin e our talen ts r ath er th an com pete w ith on e an oth er.? W ith th eir debut collection th at h as been descr ibed as a sim ple, str eam lin ed an d th or ough ly elegan t as th ey r em ain to stay tr ue to a design philosophy of in tegr ity. * M uch gratitude goes to T heresa Falduti, Store M anager of La Soie Walnut Creek and Karla Rivera, Regional M anager for their hospitality during their flagship store opening. For more photographs from inside this exclusive bridal event please visit Amanda and Adam Photography 28 T h e expression on both Jam es an d M ar ks f aces told a stor y of deter m in ation an d im por tan ce of th eir h istor y togeth er as design er s, alon g w ith th eir un ique sy n er gy for on e an oth er. Closin g th e in ter view on a sen tim en tal n ote I asked, ?D id you ever th in k you m igh t be wher e you ar e today ?? Af ter a m om en t of silen ce Badgley h um bly an swer ed by statin g, ?W e wer e cer tain ly wor kin g ver y h ar d towar ds th e goal, but n o, you n ever take it for gr an ted. T h e in dustr y is like th is,? Badgley exten ds h is ar m s to r epresen t space as h e con tin ues. ?I th in k you?r e con stan tly feelin g like your clim bin g up h ill, an d th en you r ealize th at th in gs ar e goin g r eal well an d th en you h ave th e n ext obstacle?. ht t ps:/ / richinlovefashion.com