Milwaukee fashion designer takes her looks to Paris and Milan

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee dressmaker is on the journey of a lifetime! Therese Marie Jones was chosen to show her work at Milan and Paris Style weeks.

TMJ4’s Carole Meekins spoke to her earlier than her large journey.

Carole: Whenever you consider Milwaukee, you do not precisely consider it as a hub for style design, and to go on to Paris style week, are you able to inform us how did you try this Therese?

Therese Marie Jones: I simply pour my coronary heart and soul and do a whole lot of reveals right here within the metropolis. I’ve had the chance to go to New York and across the nation after which when the Paris style week was arising, I utilized and so they put me within the present and so they have been like, ‘we wish to put you in Milan as effectively! And to do each!’ And I am like ‘Sure! Signal me up. I am there!’

Carole: You will have garments for all sizes, you are very inclusive. Why is that essential?

Therese Marie: I am a tailor and I have been right here, my store is named Therese Tailoring Boutique. So I have been working with girls of all styles and sizes for a few years. Once I began actually launching my style model I assumed that was essential too, and to point out that additionally on the runway. So on the runway I’ve sizes zero, two, eighteen, twenty 4!

Carole: I feel a whole lot of occasions once we consider style, we consider dimension zeros or twos, and that you understand it might probably’t embrace all people. However I feel all people desires to look good.

Therese Marie: I gown folks for his or her birthdays for particular occasions, purple carpet, and everybody desires to really feel comfy and good, and that is actually essential to my model to make everybody really feel good, comfy and look good.

Carole: I am very impressed, I thanks for you understand, with the ability to no less than characterize Milwaukee effectively, wow!

Therese Marie: I am the one one from Milwaukee who will probably be within the present, and a black African American designer within the present, in each reveals, so I am actually, actually excited for that.

Carole: How did you get the the creativity or the boldness to know that, you understand what, I might do that, I can go on the market?

Therese Marie: One of many first steps is overcoming worry and simply going through worry and, when you get previous that, the sky is the restrict – there is not any ceiling. I adore it. I really like creating, I really like making folks really feel superb. And in order that helped me to face my fears and now I am stepping out on a significant stage and an enormous platform.

Carole: Therese, do you could have any secret for individuals who is likely to be a bit style challenged on what they could do to up their look?

Therese Marie: Effectively, you’ll be able to at all times discover a good tailor. Discover a good tailor to simply assist you to type of add one thing further. You are able to do one thing completely different with the the material. You possibly can do one thing completely different with the model, the minimize. Do one thing further like add some sequins, some fringe. Have some enjoyable with it!

Carole: Therese Marie, thanks a lot for being with us this morning and Positively Milwaukee.

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