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Meet Roxana Zal of GoldDust Dresses in Silverlake

Today we’d like to introduce you to Roxana Zal.

GoldDust Dresses was created by Roxana. She grew up in Malibu and from a young age developed a love for art, music and fashion. She began her career in the entertainment industry as an actress, she then began producing films and for the last 15 years has been a fashion designer.

“Inspired by the gypsy spirit of Stevie Nicks, I wanted to create a dress I couldn’t find but desperately wanted.” A dress for all occasions. A dress to be lived in. A dress that could be an heirloom. A dress you never want to take off. All of the dresses are handmade in Los Angeles from 100% vintage Indian fabric. The fabrics are handwoven and hand blocked/hand printed cotton circa the Sixties or Seventies. All are one of a kind works of art.

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?
The ongoing challenge for GoldDust is that it has always been difficult finding the vintage Indian fabric… so many stores have asked for them but I can’t fulfill their orders. It’s a quality problem lol… I’m always hunting for the fabric, it’s actually really fun, it’s a major rush when I do find it… I never have many dresses and they sell out especially in Spring/Summer. I tell my customers this fabric is going up in price each year and is getting harder to find… so the dresses are like pieces of art.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with GoldDust Dresses – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Each dress is hand sewn by my seamstress, each one takes 2 hours to make… the dresses are one of a kind. I’m really proud that I chose early on to remain a smaller company, meaning there’s only a limited amount of items handmade per month. I think if I had recreated the fabric and went mainstream the company would be over by now. It has been 8 years now and the dresses still sell out, my customers are obsessed.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plan is to keep introducing new designs.. to keep traveling the world looking for vintage fabric.so very grateful that I’m living my dream job.

Pricing:

  • the dresses range between $300-$400(depending on the age of the fabric)
  • its the thinner older gauze Indian cotton that is expensive for me, thus the dress is $400

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.golddustdresses.com
  • Email: golddustdresses@yahoo.com
  • Instagram: @roxanazal
  • Facebook: Golddust Dresses

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1 Comment

  1. robyn knoll

    June 24, 2018 at 01:48

    Hi Roxana,

    It’s Robyn Knoll, your old friend. I have been thinking about you for a very long time and would like to hear from you. Actually, I was living in LA for ten years but finally moved back to my beloved New York City. After a long period of taking a break from the film business since I did get married but my husband passed away after five weeks after the wedding and I now have come back. I was casting and producing quite a few films but now I am going to just be producing as it is so inspiring and exhilarating to walk down the streets of New York I think it is great that you have become a fashion designer since I always believed you not only are talented but also gifted in whatever creative endeavor you have chosen to do. The dresses are beautiful and would love to speak to you sometime soon. You can reach me at robynknollcasting@gmail.com or my telephone number 929 810 5977. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Robyn

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