daughter - sister - mother - philanthropist
dancer - athlete - dreamer - strong in body and heart
Dominique was born in Bergamo, Italy and raised at the foot pedals of her grandmother’s sewing machine. To this day she still has that machine, complete with the foot print left on the pedal, a visible legacy of her grandmother’s hard work, as well as the dress form that they would drape on together. Her Italian roots have shaped more than her trade; they are the roots of her character, beliefs, and family.
Dominique Daniela opened her business in 2001 in NYC. There she worked one-on-one with clients making custom attire, specializing in evening and bridal wear. This custom design business expanded into many freelance jobs within women's apparel, as well as interior design. A true designer, Dominique has remained both passionate and creative about her work.
Dominique expanded into retail and ready-to wear-in 2008 when she relocated to New Hope, PA, which has been her home for the past nine years. Through the intimacy of working one on one with women, the tales of her dressing room have brought her closer to understanding the needs and preferences of her customer. "These intimate experiences with my clients continues to inspire my work. Understanding their needs is a must to succeed. Knowing they feel and look good is my biggest reward."
Dominique can relate to her customer. Working full time and juggling a family, she recognizes that fashion and function are a necessity for woman on the go. Dominique’s brand incorporates her love for fine fabrics and easy silhouettes, and gives the active woman a timeless and effortless look. Feeling good and looking good truly defines wellness for Dominique, and she endeavors to share this warmth with her customer.
Having a mother who is a breast cancer survivor, Dominique enjoys working closely with survivors of any recovery in helping them feel like themselves again. "I have seen many what I call "warrior wounds" within my dressing rooms, clients who have recovered from immeasurable circumstances. These clients each have their own story, visible scars or not to share that empowers me to help them feel even better in their new skin." Eight years ago, Dominique began Couture for a Cure, a fundraising fashion show that donates all proceeds to The Young Survival Coalition and Healing Consciousness Foundation. Both organizations help women get well and get past the challenges of their illnesses.
Always keeping wellness in mind, Dominique’s garments are made from sustainable fabrics and manufactured in the U.S.A. Dominique takes pride in this, and hopes to pass the mantra of looking good and feeling good on to her customers.
"Life is an amazing journey. We may not know what the next day brings, but you will know you and your closet are ready!"
With faith, love, and hope.