HEY BABES & MORE BABES!
So. If you didn't know this- we wouldn't be here without you. It's my FIFTH year (fifth year I can't believe it!) of Vaute Couture!!
In 2009, for my first season I wasn't quite sure what to do in the bottom of the recession... I had started VAUTE to create the perfect winter coat, I knew that if I could make one prettier and warmer than traditional animal based fabrics, then there would be no excuse left to wear animals. But 2008-09 wasn't the easiest time to start- boutiques weren't buying and I didn't know how I'd fund the first run- especially when I had to pay for all these custom fabric runs of special weatherproof & ethical fabrics. So when you all suggested preordering (which would fund production) and then helped me spread the word by sharing with your friends, I couldn't have felt luckier. So many of you have never met me, and you believed in me, and my mission. I'm eternally grateful.
So every year I do the same- our earliest supporters (you!) get 50% off their preordered coat (35% off dresses!), which we'll start making for you!
And this starts TOMORROW. Yes, tomorrow!
Please keep an eye on our FACEBOOK for the moment of launch <3 (Several fabric styles are super limited run, like less than a dozen or two, so if you have a favorite be sure to grab it first!)
And every year you've shared pics of yourself in your Vaute coats (which make me squeeeeal with joy!) and told friends about the launch. And this year, I thought- hey- I want to design a necklace for all of you sweethearts for which I wouldn't be here without.
(Photo from our NYFW debut from the Self Portrait Project. Hi Andy!)
Here is said necklace below...
What you don't like pink?! Me neither! (yes, I do!) Okay well, we'll make you one in gray then :) It's handmade by my friend Kristy (not to be confused with my other friend Christy who also makes necklaces that I design for us! Oh, life, don't be so confusing).
(HOW WE'LL KNOW YOU POSTED) <3
1. When you share the Presale- all you have to do is tag us @VauteCouture on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and then hashtag #VauteLove. (If you post a selfie or a pic of yourself wearing Vaute also hashtag #HowIVaute and we'll repost some favs!)
2. Then, screenshot it over to my girl Nicole at NicoleVaute@gmail.com (this part is really important so we can keep track & get in touch!), and next week when it isn't so insane at Vaute HQ she'll let you know if you were one of the first 50 (starting when we launch) and get all your details to get you your necklace. And if you weren't, you'll still get $10 towards free stuff. details soon!
3. To answer a few Q's! This ends Wednesday September 11th at midnight, and don't forget to include a note about the launch and the 50% off (or 45% off after day 1) coat preorders, with a link, so they know what's going on & where to find us <3
So Hi! and big thanks! I'll spare you the details- It can be rough running an independent label... But you all make life so wonderful, and seeing your pics always makes my day!! So please, keep posting and helping us spread the word! It means the world. <3
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Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (at the RedRobinSong GuestHouse in Upstate NY- btw- beautiful vegan B&B of my dreams!)