The Most Exquisite Eco-Couture Ever
Heartfelt Couture is a unique fashion design studio. Longtime designers, Lisa Lucas and CJ Ballou start with blank pieces of pure silk and artfully transform them into amazing pieces of eco couture. Lisa Lucas and CJ Ballou have been working together for over 25 years as award winning graphic designers, fine artists, illustrators, and college instructors. They are now focusing their considerable art and design skills on their signature style of fashion. They have become mesmerized by the magical process of combining fine natural fibers with pure silk, this process is known as nuno felting. Unlike traditional felt, nuno felt is lightweight and drapes beautifully.
Lisa and CJ have taken this art to an entirely new level by working with the upscale fiber, cashmere. Most nuno textile artists work exclusively with merino wool. While Merino wool is very soft and luxurious it cannot compare to the exquisite feel of cashmere. Their own adaptation of the art allows Lisa and CJ to design amazing garments that combine transparency with sensuous texture, unusual characteristics, facets and dimension.
Working in the “off the grid” studio located on CJ’s 1,600 acre horse ranch in beautiful Butte Valley, California, surrounded by majestic butte rock formations and graceful equines, there are constant sources of inspiration. However, don’t expect these fashions to be too earthy—the designs are elegant, graceful, and luxurious, suitable for weddings and special occasions but, can also be paired with your favorite jeans. Perfect for a walk down the aisle or a walk on the beach.
Environmentally low impact production finds the artists experimenting with natural dyes, such as botanicals, teas, and even wine. They use only the finest natural fibers collected from willing and pampered animals. Produced using an ancient hand process with some fairly modern twists, unique art and design skills, garments are one of a kind- Off the grid-not the rack!
The Most Exquisite Eco-Couture Ever Heartfelt Couture is a unique fashion design studio. Longtime designers, Lisa Lucas and CJ Ballou start with blank piec… view more