Anastacia Shorohov invited Style by Fire to attend a private sample sale featuring both Drama Queen’s boutique style selection of designer dresses and new Romiélle clothing line, as well as luxury leather outerwear line Olya Shishkina. This was no ordinary sample sale; we were ushered into a fabulous $10 million house in West Vancouver overlooking the water. Talk about a haute shopping experience!
Drama Queen is a local company owned by Anastacia and specializes in importing select designer dresses by top names in the industry, including Louis Vuitton, Cavalli, Kenzo, and Dolce&Gabbana. This is the place to find one-of-a-kind garments at attractive prices.
Romielle Designs is a newly launched Canadian-based clothing line that specializes in boutique-styled couture pieces which combine both vintage and contemporary elements. The team behind the brand is mother-daughter duo Irina and Anastacia Shorohov; the former relies upon her thirty years of tailoring experience while the latter does the designing. They are excited to debut their new line at the next Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 season. The name Romiélle is a combination of Anastacia’s two daughters’ names and symbolizes the line’s dedication to the highest quality garments that are both classic and sophisticated.
Olya Shishkina is a line of luxury outerwear that uses a variety of fabrics such as leather, sheepskin, and metallics to create innovative shapes with intricate detailing. Olya herself was at the sale and modeled a couple of her jackets for me, showing the many fine zipper detailing on the sleeves and back which allow for many variations as to how one could wear the jacket. Her pieces can be found at the high end retailer Vetrina in downtown Vancouver.
We had a lovely afternoon admiring the beautiful clothes and chatting with the other guests, including the faces behind the well respected Canadian retail news blog, Retail Insider. Thanks for the invite Anastacia and we’re excited to see the unveiling of Romielle!
Words + Photos by Aurora Chan