My name is Nicole Lebreux and I am the one woman circus behind Nicole Lebreux Original Apparel. Recently I was selected to show my Spring 2012 Collection during Providence Styleweek at the end of August 2011. This will be my most ambitious project to date which is horribly terrifying and completely exhilarating at the same time. Up until this point I have been completely self funded, waiting tables at night while I work hard during the day to make my entrepreneurial dreams come true. I have never liked the idea of loans, backers, or owing someone something for their support, hence I was so thrilled when I learned about Kickstarter! It's such a fantastic way to collaborate with other like minded individuals and supporters of the arts where everyone gains something and no one owes anyone. Thank you so much in advance for you enthusiastic patronage!
ABOUT THE COMPANY
NicoleLebreux Original Apparel is a collection of women’s wear that has the environment and the female form in mind. Our garments are made locally in Bristol, Rhode Island and Fall River, Massachusetts by women who carry on the quickly disappearing tradition of apparel manufacturing in southeastern New England. The garments are made out of vintage, recycled, surplus and/or other environmentally friendly fabrics. Most of our fabrics are bold and vibrant to make you smile and feel empowered while our designs are made to fit your body, exactly how it is. We want our clothing to be comfortable and easy to wear, not something that you have to squeeze into and can’t wait to take off. So enjoy our creations and know that in doing so you are supporting the local economy, sustainability, and the handmade movement.
My runway presentation will take place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday August 31, 2011 in the famed Providence Performing Arts Center in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. There I will showcase my Spring 2012 collection including casual daywear, cocktail attire, and even some swimsuits! The show will be part of Providence Styleweek, a fully produced week of fashion shows that features emerging and established designers from all over the Northeast. The week gains more press and prestige with every bi-annual show and has quickly grown to be one of the most talked about fashion events in the Northeast. Visit their website for more information.
WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL GO
I will be spending the money raised from Kickstarter to offset costs relating to the show including; fees for participating, hiring models, purchasing fabrics, the making of samples, and the purchasing of accessories for the show.
A sample breakdown will go:
$800 - Participation in the show
$800 - Model Fees
$800 - Fabric, notions, and production of samples
$400 - Shoes, jewelry, and other accessories for the presentation
$300 - Kickstarter and Credit Card Processing Fees
Any additional money raised will be used to purchase fabrics, produce samples, and accessorize the models for the show.
You all have my humblest gratitude for your support of this project. It means such a great deal to me that you are willing to financially support an artist trying to make her independent small business dreams come true in a world of fast paced big box consumerism. You are making a difference in not only my life but also in the handmade and artisan community as well. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
You can also visit our website for loads of photos, information, and a daily journal of inspiration and goings on. Also see our etsy shop to learn more about the clothing styles offered in our rewards.
Are you of the male gender or a woman who wants to support the project but is not interested in any of the rewards? Contact me and we can tailor something specifically for you!
International supporters! Please add $10 to your contribution to cover international shipping. Thank you!
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