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Vanessa Froehling

Vanessa Froehling 

 Clothing Designer

 

Growing up a competitive figure skater, big ‘dreams’ have always  been part of Vanessa Froehling. Born in Iowa and raised in St. Louis, MO; she later relocated to Oregon to make her Fashion  dream a reality.

Being a self taught designer and seamstress, she began her  career in 2004. Using inspiration from shape, structure, and color,  each of her designs focus on flattering every women’s body.  Vanessa’s creations bring a modern perspective to classic   silhouettes, and encourages the wearer to express their  individuality. Serving as a maker of identity, she views fashion  as the articulation of a lifestyle.

Her Ready to Wear label, Stitches by V; features Bamboo,  Organic Cotton, and Denim designs for women and men. These  designs have been shipped worldwide; and have even been  featured in television commercials, music videos, and several  runway fashion shows.

After winning the Evening Wear category at a fashion designer  challenge in 2014, it inspired her to launch of line of glamorous  gowns,  playful lingerie and swimwear, and even artistic costumes.

As a result, Fräulein Couture emerged.

Since its conception, designs have been featured on the cover of  Oregon’s, Eugene Weekly, published in fashion magazines, and have  been part of several art collaborations that later went on to be  displayed at Las Vegas’ Henry Mohney’s Erotic Museum. Her designs have also won 7 Fashion Awards, including the most recent Metamorphose Designer Challenge in April 2015, where she was the  winner of People’s AND Judge’s Choice for Swimwear, and was also the  winner of  People’s AND Judge’s Choice for Evening Wear!

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Nicole Brune

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 Fantasy Pin up artist and Illustrator

Nicole Brune is a traditional pin-up artist working in graphite, digital, and oil paint. Her new and different take on characters really got the attention of fans that refer to her as “the next Olivia”. Over the years, the requests and commissions have steered her pin-up art towards comic, fantasy and sci-fi themes. As the world turns digital, because of the intricate detail of her oil and pencil work, she is becoming the artist’s artist. Nicole is always happy to share advice and techniques with aspiring artists. Combined with her beauty on and off camera, as well as her friendliness and approachability, her fan base continues to grow exponentially!

Nicole is a frequent guest of comic cons around the country, and her works have been seen in Koncept Magazine, Married to Rock on E!, PlayboyTV, G4TV and more. Her pin-ups have been licensed for use on drum sticks, guitar picks, guitars, boats, shirts, vintage metal signs, stickers, posters and sold-out Limited Editions. She has designed tattoos, and cosplayers are even making outfits based on her unique takes on existing characters. Her newest full sized book was released at the end of 2014, and in mid 2015, her art was seen on the cover of Lady Death!

Nicole’s Store

 

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