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Keeping Joy In Vogue crack

Tizziana, located in Montpellier’s own mini shopping haven The Courtyard, is a Paule Vasseur boutique, selling the collection’s best and most beautiful pieces for mother of the bride outfits and occasion wear with a personal service from the friendly staff.

Tizziana was founded by Dawn Tizzard, who was so inspired by Paule Vasseur’s designs that she set about selling it herself; “It must be 10 years since the Paris Show where I first saw the Paule Vasseur Collection. Its sheer elegance and style inspired me to establish the first Paule Vasseur retail outlet in the UK – indeed the world, including France!”

By looking at the Spring / Summer collection this year, you can certainly see exactly what it was about Paule Vasseur that took Dawn’s breath away. The collection is adorned with vibrant colours in elegant Parisian designs that appeal to the female shoppers in affluent Montpellier.

Tizziana invests in a range of beautiful fabrics, from hot pink Bambou to polka-dotted Bonbon though, refreshingly, patterns are kept to a minimum – the designer clearly preferring more classic styles that can be worn again and again in many different ways. “There is also a spectacular selection of fascinators, which will certainly make you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons!”

“By investing in hundreds of meters of fabric, special dyes, working with Vasseurs designers in Paris and agent in the UK, we developed the collection for the British market, including the Tizie skirt - of which I am particularly proud, is still in production and led to the development of the highly popular fishtail style of skirt.”

Tizziana is renowned for their excellent customer service, and Dawn tells me that she even buys according to client requests; “We frequently visit our suppliers and fashion shows in Paris and Milan, where we are happy to look for specific items should clients request any.”

Tizziana also offers a personal dressing service which considers what compliments, accentuates or conceals in terms of body, ensuring that an outfit is the best shape and fit possible for the customer. “The dressing service is unique because we consider how an outfit fits with your personality and the way the world perceives you. This means you can approach a key meeting or event not only looking superb, but feeling confident and assured too.”

“Successful fashion is all about the pleasure in looking and feeing good - at Tizziana our aim is always to keep joy in vogue.”

The personal dressing service comes part and parcel with a visit to Tizziana however customers can pre-book a unique, personal appointment by calling the store directly on: 01242 582627.

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