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Meet Avery Jackson of House of Gillian Marie Couturier in Valley Village

Today we’d like to introduce you to Avery Jackson.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always had a respect and appreciation for the Art of Fashion and being Well-Groomed, instilled in me by My Parents. I’ve sketched designs for some time but never actualized any of them, as I focused all of my Artistic Energies on progressing my Acting Career.

However, I reached a moment where I needed to explore another of my Artistic Dimensions, one that was more tangible, as opposed to one impacted by Audition contingency. I went to an Open House at Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising (FIDM) and met my mentor, LA Designer Faith Rudder. After attending a few of her Showings, I was inspired to fulfill a 30-year-old aspiration and hold my own Collection Showing.

I took the initials of My Parents’ first names and created the name of My Fashion Design House – ” House of Gillian Marie Couturier”. My Designs are one-of-a-kind. Retro-inspired Women’s Evening Wear and Separates.

My first collection was 50’s inspired. I hope to bring back some Civility, Courtesy, Grace and Elegance to moments in daily living, through My Fashion Designs. The “Gillian Marie” Woman is a busy career-minded Woman, with various social and/or community involvements with various monthly Social Galas to attend.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Challenges include acquiring and possessing additional Financial Resources – via Investor or Business Loan to maintain, and expand.

Locating affordable Studio Space.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the House of Gillian Marie Couturier story. Tell us more about the business.
Specializing in Upscale, Retro-inspired Women’s Evening Wear and Seaparates. My Designs are one-of-a-kind Fashion Designs. I make unique Designs that reflect the individual character essence of My Clients.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I was lucky to meet generous Artists in the Fashion Industry who were willing to share their knowledge, skills and references with me in support of My Vision.

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