The former Creative Director for Antoinette in Montecito began her career in 1984 where she honed her skills merchandising and selling European designer clothing including the most important collections of the day. Working with the Versace and Dolce & Gabbana collections of the 1980's to the current fashion houses of Etro, Yohji Yamamoto, Martin Margiela and more, Laura has been dressing stylish women, and introducing premier designers to Santa Barbara for over 25 years.
Another contributor at Allora by Laura is Laura's daughter Taylorjane (aka TJ), a recent graduate of the Los Angeles based design college, FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising). With a degree in Visual Communications, TJ brings quite a polished understanding of both the fashion forward looks as well as the classic European sihlouettes that will grace the store. Her impressive resume includes opening the Personal Shopping Studio for the recent TOPSHOP flagship store located in The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles.
Designing for 50 years, the Rubinacci collection has been a not-to-be-missed shopping destination throughout Italy and now the U.S. Paris defines Amina Rubinacci "The queen of wool". From Christian Dior to Saint Laurent all of the most important French stylists recognize her elegance and ease of wear of the woolen garments Amina Rubinacci produces.
Born in Zimbabwe in 1960, Peter Cohen has been designing under his own label for twenty-five years. A seasoned minimalist, Cohen believes that fashion is most suitable if it can reflect the familiar and the refined, allowing one to feel comfortable in situations commonplace and fantastical.
Born in Massachusetts, Sally Lapointe graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in apparel design. After graduation in 2006, she moved to New York City to start her line of women's ready-to-wear. Celebrity fans of the brand include: Rihanna, Julianne Hough, Allessandra Ambrosio, Brooklyn Decker, Carrie Underwood, Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga.
Over the last 5 decades, Americans traveling through Europe's most famous shopping districts have been inspired by the Borbonese look and their collaborations with the most important designers of the day. Today the collection has found an important following with the European fashion set.
Since 1990, this Italian fashion brand has quietly attracted well-heeled European doyennes with designer Manuela Arcari's anonymously wearable, androgynous-leaning clothes.
Free Lance was founded in 1980 and since then has become a benchmark for beautiful shoes. Attention to detail and quality results in limited-edition boots of all styles that truly stand out from the crowd.
THVM stands for This Here Very Moment. Based in Los Angeles, CA, the offices of THVM are housed in a century old factory that is home to a collective of artists, designers and musicians. The collective group works side by side, each in their own disciplines, and shares insight into the creative process.
As a collection, CHARLI was launched with the intention of offering urban essentials with contemporary silhouettes to bring a fashionable edit of jersey separates. From season to season CHARLI builds the signature day-to-night sense of chic that reflects the sensibility of the city where the collection was born, London.
From sweaters festooned with sweet bow details to sleek pencil skirts and 1960s-inspired shift dresses, Italian label D. Exterior epitomizes refined, feminine style. To this day Zanola continues to design the collection, and all pieces are made exclusively in Italy.
Les Copains is one of the most well known and reliable names in ready to wear fashion in Italy and throughout the world. Since its founding (in the late '50s), Les Copains has always been considered a symbol of the "Made in Italy" tradition in terms of creativity, industrial technique and quality. Cashmere, above all else, remains Les Copains' first love even as the brand evolves through the years.
Beautiful neclkaces and earrings in an array of colorful semi-precious stones are available in the "Princess", "Goddess" and "Oceana" styles. Each piece within the collection is entirely unique.
In 2009, the husband-and-wife duo realized their own dream of designing a modern women's collection that expresses their creativity and their heritage - Sachin + Babi contemporary and evening ready-to-wear.
Italian objects crafted by hand with ancient mastery. Timeless pieces that are always current because they go beyond the concept of short-lived "fads" to become the expression of real luxury. Since the early 1980's Henry Beguelin company has been producing legendary, woven handbags, hand tooled belts, wallets and accessories.
Made in USA with Japenese Denim, Etienne Marcel developed quickly and strengthened its presence in the clothing sector by introducing a timeless collection worn by fashion icons from 60's as Francoise Hardy, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, symbols of refined, dynamic and modern feminity.
Working with partners in the US, Europe and Asia, Allora By Laura is able to source and produce luxury products that are the same textile and craftmanship of famous, international fashion house designs. Snake skin handbags, Mongolian cashmere scarves and small accessories are available in beautiful colors and designs and are a trademark of Laura's minimalist yet exciting mix of collections.