Today we’d like to introduce you to Sylvene Tsai.
Sylvene, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I discovered my passion for the fashion industry at 7 years old. I can remember making clothes for my dolls out of any fabric I could find! Though I went to college and graduated with a degree in Business Marketing, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should be designing. SO, I scratched the itch and enrolled myself into the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with the intention of starting my career as an independent couture wedding and evening gown designer.
VENE AI Studio began with a 16-year-old promise to a dear friend. The promise was to create a one-of-a kind gown for her wedding day. From that day, VENE AI has grown to become a custom couture bridal and formal wear studio based in sunny Los Angeles.
Every VENE AI gown is made-to-order using only the finest fabrics and materials. Multiple pieces are designed to be interchangeable, allowing every bride-to-be to create a fully customized and unique look. Our mission is to make a gown that is just as special as the woman who is wearing it. Each VENE AI gown is designed with a little bit of love, the finest materials, a dash of unexpectedness, and the promise to make you feel the very best YOU.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting a new business is exciting, challenging, rewarding, and nearly every emotion under the sun. For the most part, our beginning here at VENE AI has been smooth as I have strived to bring a team of individuals together who want VENE AI to succeed as much as I do!
I would say that one of the struggles that we have had along the way is creating awareness of our brand. By entering a market that is already so heavily saturated with well-known designers, we are consistently striving to not only stay true to ourselves as a brand but create beautiful pieces that will allow us to stand out in the industry.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about VENE AI Studio – what should we know?
We take pride in not only being located in Los Angeles, but that all of our designing + production takes place in this beautiful city as well! We always encourage personal one-on-one consultations at our Arts District studio, where brides and their family are welcomed with a glass of champagne and afternoon of relaxed, private, and exclusive bridal gown shopping.
Within every collection, we have created multiple pieces that were designed to be interchangeable, allowing every bride-to-be to create a fully customized and unique look.
“Separates” have become a strong design detail within all of our collections and an element that we feel keeps us unique to our competitors.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Investing in like-minded creative people who take VENE AI’s success just as seriously as I do!
When creating a business and eventually working to the point where you are “running” your own business, it can often be hard to ask for help, let alone admit that you need help.
I took the time to evaluate what I was good at and what I needed a little extra support with. By doing this, my team grew and ultimately VENE AI grew too.
… It also doesn’t hurt to believe in yourself and give yourself some credit as well 😉
- Our average price point is $1,700 – $5,500
- Address: 527 S. Molino St.
Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90013
- Website: www.veneaistudio.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @veneaistudio
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/VENEAI
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