About Me

Always be a first-rate version of yourself...

instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland


I'm a Couture Fashion designer(and experienced stylist) creating high end tropical resort and bridal wear.
I live and work in Houston...Hawaii and Florida. My style is eclectic...colorful...classic... tropical...with a twist of vintage inspiration...always fun and sexy.

"I feel a person should have choices and luxury in their wardrobe. My design philosophy is to create beautiful...comfortable...perfectly fitted...couture quality clothing...perfectly suited for warmer climates. Resort wear that not only can dress you for an island get-away...but can be incorporated into your everyday life."

I have an online boutique and a private design studio featuring my original and limited edition designs for women and men.
I've done wardrobe for the music and movie / television industry and have over 200 fashion shows under my belt.
I'm accomplished in wardrobe design...fashion show production and Photography.

I enjoy working with talented people with a professional attitude and love meeting people wherever I go. I'm interested in working with seriously talented people... helping each other to promote our talent and our work. No attitudes...gotta have fun while we get the job done!

The right wardrobe can transform your life....presentation is everything.
You can't control how you're percieved...you CAN control how you're presented.


Photography has always been my passionate professional hobby. I fall in love with it over & over again with each new project. So...I'll be taking on new clients and projects this Fall in Houston...Hawaii and Key West.
I shoot High Fashion in natural settings with natural lighting to bring out the true beauty of each model.
The pricing list below is a basic guidline. It varies with each project. Contact me for more specific details.

EMAIL: tropicouture@hotmail.com


Photo Shoots:(hair & MUA not included)

SINGLE Model: 1 look 1 hr. $100 with wardrobe

SINGLE Model Half Day Rate: 2 looks /$300 / Up To 4 hours. Includes Wardrobe.

SINGLE Model Full Day Rate: $500/ Up To 8 hours. Includes Wardrobe (4 looks)

MULTIPLE Models (up to 5 people)Half Day Rate: $500/ Up To 4 Hours.
With wardrobe: Additional $100 per model (1 look per model)

MULTIPLE Models (up to 5 people) Full Day Rate: $1000/ Up To 8 hours.
With wardrobe : Additional $100 per look per model

These looks can become pretty intricate & time consuming. Any additional props desired for the shot I will provide but will need to be compensated. If you need additional props I must be notified 2 DAYS in advance so that I can come prepared.

Wardrobe Consultation: $100 per hour

Personal Shopper Service: $500 per 8 hr day

Wardrobe Design: Based on individual project.

Custom Clothing Design: Varies by individual project.


Mindy Troy...TropiCouture Model
Marcela Noack....Model
Amarachi -Model...
Annie Chen-Model...
Sydney Michelle-model...
Meghan Morgan-Model...
Carmen P-Model...
Ms Veronica Vaughn...Model
Jessica Sauer~NY Couture Fashion Week Super Model
Katherine Parker...Model
Christopher Howell-Model...
Ryan Lin-Model ...
David Horn...Model
Keridon Davis-Model

Mandi Friestad -TropiCouture Wardrobe Stylist/Model-Texass...
TiffaneeM-Model/make up artist-Texass...
Brenda Sauer-MUA/Hair Stylist
Marina Alexia-Makeup Artist/Model/Stylist- Hawaii...

Laura McIntyre~photographer and model...
MTV (My Super Sweet 16)
LightWriterPhotography/Brad Buffalo- Photographer...
Grady Carter-photographer/Carter ~Gaines Photography
Tony Gaines-photographer/Carter ~Gaines Photography
Designer Fashion Show-Total Body Expo
Miss Tx. USA Fashion Show
Maria Bowen~ Photographer


08 Oct 10 09:43
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