Come, take a peek with me inside the closet of Louise Yorath. Ever the gracious host, she allowed me to rifle through her belongings like an awestruck little sister, trying to learn the ways of womanhood. As we delved deeper and deeper into her wardrobe, she was able to give me some insight into some of her most precious pieces.
Originally from England, Louise was thrust into the fashion world at age 16, as a model for Select; a top agency representing the likes of Helena Christensen .
By the age of 19, she gave up the runways of Milan for an opportunity to work for Cirque de Soleil, and found herself in the original cast of Mystere, utilizing her talents as a rhythmic gymnast. She became a permanent resident of Las Vegas, and then went on to perform as a dancer in the Tournament of Kings show and as a featured act in Zumanity. She continues to work as model here in Las Vegas.
The first outfit she put together is inspired by comfort. These stretch jeans were ridiculously soft and are from Au Coton, a Canadian store that was popular in the 80’s, and eluded me when I did a search on Google. However, we have a store here in Vegas at the Boulevard Mall, who knew? This kimono is from Buffalo Exchange.
The dress you see here is designed by Wassa Coulibaly. She is not only a talented designer who creates fashions inspired by her birthplace of Senegal, but also a talented performer who has been featured in Zumanity and is currently starring in a show she wrote called the Red Dress. It is playing at the Baobab Stage in Town Square.
“Sweet memories when I see this dress again. I designed it when I was in vacation in Senegal. I wanted something light and comfortable, chic but not too glamourous at the same time,” states Wassa. ” I came with this design which a quantity of people have liked since then, especially when I started to present it in my boutique in Las Vegas.” She has just recently opened a store in Town Square called Wassa Wear, open from 2 to 10pm .