I will never for get why I decided to begin HI IQ Style by designing one of a kind caftans, cover ups and kimonos. I was all packed and ready for bachelorette girls get away in Palm Springs, w hen I received a message from my friend who is a phenomenal photog asking if I had a something long and flowing. I searched my closet and I found a couple of kimonos I had tucked away but my friend wanted something long enough to sweep the floor, hmm...I remembered some fabric I had in my stash and thought I would try and make something with that. My boyfriend who has way more patience than I got down on the floor with me and help to cut out a pattern for a caftan. After about 30 minutes we sat back and kinda stared at our creation, tilted our heads and silently thought what in the world did we just do.
I wasn't worried, I knew I was going to my favorite place the next day the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles. While looking at fabric I reluctantly approached two young ladies who were cutting fabric and asked if they knew someone who could help me. They didn't really speak English too well but with my best improv skills I managed to convey what I needed, she totally understood. Long story short, I took my garment to her house, where her mother made my pattern look like it was right off the retail floor. Below is a video of me feeling like a total movie star in my caftan.
I've always love the feeling of soft flowing fabric that catches the wind, it make me feel ethereal and I want every person who wears a HI IQ Style garment to feel elegant, graceful and yes sexy. Stay tuned for more of our one of kind pieces.