Success Stories

Success can happen at any age or stage of one's life.  It's never too late to follow your dream.  Staying true to yourself is always in style. Be original


1. Madeleine Chéruit, Staying Original


Madeleine Chéruit

She may not be a household name like Coco Chanel or Elsa Schiaparelli, but the fact is Madeleine Chéruit helped pave the way for female fashion designers, becoming one of the first women to control a major French fashion house, at the turn of the century. Chéruit got her start working as a dressmaker at Raudnitz & Cie House of Couture in the late 1880s, but her talent was so exceptional that she eventually took over the salon and its more than 100 employees in 1905, renaming it Chéruit. She helped launch the career of Paul Poiret by supporting his designs, won the praise of Vogue, and was one of the few couture houses that remained open during WWI. Though the house shuttered in 1935, Chéruit's influence in fashion design--and particularly female fashion design--can still be felt. In fact, it was Elsa Schiaparelli who famously took over Chéruit's 98-room studio and salon, forever tying the two designers together.


“During WWI many fashion houses shut down however Madam Cheruit remained open by continuing to stick with her true "original" style.



2. Joyce White, Mission of Fashion.


Joyce White is a mother, a missionary and a fashion designer.  Originating from Alabama, Boston, Massachusetts has been her home for over 50 years.  She was married, raised her family, had a beautiful career with Boston Public Schools as a Bus Driver and retired in Boston.  Retirement was only an opportunity for new beginnings for Joyce as it afforded her to express her passion in a new arena, fashion design.  Joyce has long been a fashionista and experienced seamstress, dazzling friends, family and associates with her classy, sassy original pattern alterations and customizations.  She never considered herself a fashion designer until now.  For the first time in her life she will answer the call to express her true diva calling and showcase her designs at o2ex Boston Fashion Week 2018 October 6th.  We're excited to be an inspiration to Joyce at this wonderful stage in her life. Today is a great day for a new beginning!

"No matter what your age or stage in life; today is a great day for a new beginning."

Seamstress, Fashionista, Designer...Timeless Tools

Seamstress, Fashionista, Designer...Timeless Tools


3. Coco Chanel , Timeless.


Coco Chanel 

Obviously, Coco Chanel needs no introduction--her influence today is as strong as ever, as the house she founded remains one of the most coveted and respected labels in the world. "She introduced what are now staples of sportswear into womenswear, in part, by borrowing from the vocabulary of menswear," Parsons' Francesca Granata tells me. "Her relevance to fashion is incredible."


"Coco Chanel needs no introduction - her influence today is as strong as ever."