Sarah Raquel LaLonde
I graduated from Brooks College in Long Beach with a degree in fashion design and was one of seven students featured in California Apparel News for my final collection, which was described as “smartly tailored, sexy secretary pieces.”I honed my dressmaking and fitting skills during my internship with Kiki Originals, a custom bridal and formal gown shop in Long Beach, but I eventually moved back home to Indiana. It is here that I eventually started my sewing blog www.sewlalove.com, as well as my own line. The name LaLove is a trifecta to me – it’s a play on my last name, an homage to LA where I was blessed to study fashion, and most importantly, it’s a reminder that this line is a way to use my talent to bless other people and show the love of God wherever I can. I love dressing women who not only wear clothes to make a statement, but also as an expression of her personality, position, mood, and goals. My clothing helps them to exude their inner creativity, life, and fun. create womenswear that is sophisticated and feminine with a playfulness that comes from mixing silhouettes, textures, and styles. I draw inspiration from everything I see, but mostly from current high fashion and fashion history.