You always remember the double takes.
The heads that turn.
The compliments from strangers that
taste almost as good as your favorite looseleaf tea.
But there’s just one problem.
Your days aren’t full of double takes. They’re full of clothes
that almost fit just right.
And we both know you’re not one to almost live your life.
Because whether your loose-fitting jeans are hiding perfect curves you’ve worked really hard
for, or your dress is too long to show off your brand new thank-god-for-pilates legs, that’s not living.
Is shining stars in your eyes after a stranger on the street meets your gaze after admiring you.
Is telling everyone about your story without a single word.
Is being unapologetically, radically, absolutely true to yourself.
My name is Irene Veldstra, and I help your wardrobe match your personality, passion, and
purpose. I help women just like you live life, instead of letting life happen to you. You and I both
know you’re creating a passionate work of art called life. It’s my job to help you look incredible
while doing just that, through classes, altering your existing pieces in your closet, or creating
something just for you that matches the dreams you cannot stop replaying.
This is your invitation to play with passion.
This is your chance to live life on your terms
— and look really good doing it.
Because you and I both know life isn’t waiting around for you to say yes.
I love Giving Back and being a part of projects using my gifts and talents:
“You Think You Know Me” A Night of Art, Fashion, and Film. Oregon Artists for a Bully Free World 2012
Wearable Arts Fashion Show, Water Theme for Clean Water in Africa, 2008
And some Kudos aimed in my direction:
24 Hour Design Challenge winner at Modified Style Portland 2012
Portland Fashion and Style Awards Nominee 2012 (see video below)
I really also enjoyed being a part of Gallery shows! These were so fun, what an honor!
The Pink Show; Splendorporium February 2011
"Finding Beauty in a Broken World" Ptarmigan Arts Gallery, April 2010
Wearable Arts Ptarmigan Arts Gallery January 2009
Okay and finally, I cannot even tell you how much I adore being a part of Fashion Shows, for fundraisers or just for fun! Here are a few of my favorites over the years:
Latin Runway Dance Party February 2012
EcoPalooza Fashion Show Pioneer Courthouse Square July 2011