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I am interested in Fashion but passionate about clothes.
I focus on women and what they want to wear.
My aim is to create considered, elegant, versatile dresses and separates – the “best friends” in your wardrobe – that really flatter and that you can transform with accessories.
DESIGNED IN PARIS
After many years happily living in Paris, I have come to understand that what is often perceived as Parisian chic and elegance, is just dressing in well made, well cut, unfussy clothes that suit you. I started Dovima Paris because I want to provide the kind of restrained, attention to cut and detail sophisticated basics I always look for.
Dovima Paris is extremely fortunate to work with Diptyque who have been making incomparable, delicious scents since 1961 in Paris. I discovered their beautiful store at 34 Boulevard St Germain when I first moved to Paris and was enchanted. After spending ages smelling all their candles and perfumes, each more evocative and gorgeous than the last, I found “my scent” and have been wearing L’Ombre Dans L’Eau ever since.
Its great fun to wear a proper evening gown, but the reality is that most women don’t spend their life on the red carpet. We all need that great piece that you can wear all day and then dress up to look elegant and appropriate in the evening.
I love colour. Glorious, saturated colour…from bold and vibrant to delicate and fresh via rich and deep. Colour can make everyday extraordinary. There is nothing better than popping on a gorgeous colour on a grey day….it just cheers you up.
At Dovima Paris we are fabric fiends… finding the correct weight, drape and feel for each and every piece in the collection. A great fabric makes such a difference to how you actually feel in clothing, not just to how you look.
There is no such thing as a standard shape woman, so instead of fitting on a size 0 model, Dovima Paris does the fittings on real women. Everything is constructed with precision and what matters is that it will feel good and be flattering on you, our customer rather than on a runway.
The big difference with Dovima Paris trunk shows is that all the styles are made up in every size and in all the colours and fabrics, so you (our customer) actually get to try-on in your size before you place an order – no more looking at a dress on a model and guessing what it will look like on you!