With each Q&A I do with a maker, I get more and more excited. Today, I'm excited to introduce to Carissa from Copious Fashions. I couldn't help but drool over the perfect fall styles, plaid skirts, and floral details when I first discovered her line. Copious Fashions is a gorgeous mix of textures and flattering pieces, all of which I need to get my hands on. Fortunately for you, you have the chance to beat me to it. Carissa was kind enough to answer a few of my questions and to give away one of her lovely items. Read her answers and see what you can win at the bottom of this post!
How and when did Copious Fashions start?
I started with my own designs about 5 years ago, but became really serious 2 years ago. I had worked for other companies first and realized quickly I wanted to put all my energy into my own designs and build my own brand.
I was drawn to your store because of the feminine, flattering styles. What is it about this style of clothing that interests you?
So much clothing that is in stores right now is oversized and very unflattering, and many pieces don't even have zipper anymore. I really wanted to bring back the fitted and tailored dress and show women how good they can look in this style again.
What are your favorite pieces in your store currently?
The Alice Sweater always! It is casual and comfy but with the elbow patches it adds a special touch. The clare poncho in the lumberjack plaid poncho is always one of my all time favs!
How would you describe the Copious Fashions customer?
The Copious woman is someone who loves classic lines with a touch of vintage vibe. I often get asked if they are vintage dresses, I am just drawn to vintage styles and prints!
What/who are some other independent makers and stores that you think people should support?
Hattitude Jewelry, Lips by Danilea, Daub + Design, and Encircled are all favourites of mine!
Do you have any exciting plans or items coming up that people can look forward to?
Yes I recently took a trip to California for an incredible music festival and was very inspired by the culture and vibe there. So definitely a 60's Cali vibe for spring 2017!
Copious Fashions is giving away this gorgeous Alice Fitted Sweatshirt with floral elbow pads. Just enter through the Rafflecopter widget below. You have until midnight on 12/21. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. Good luck!