Pasadena is home to Anna Elyse Collections, a unique bridal shop that aims to provide customized designs for the bride and bridal party. Striving to obtain a graceful, beautiful look in the bridal party without the “cookie-cutter” style typical of many bridal parties, the one-of-a-kind Anna Elyse helps to bring a bride’s wedding fantasies to life.
The owner and designer of Anna Elyse, Annie Sokoloff, has always had a passion for fashion. By her own account, she started designing dresses for her Barbies as a child, and as she grew, so did her love of creating. However, as she furthered her education, Sokoloff decided to pursue finance for its practicality.
Many years later, however, her son became her inspiration. Sokoloff says, “When I saw my son pursue his passion for the film industry by getting his degree at NYU, I realized that I also could follow my own passion.” It was at this point that she enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles…Check out the full article here: Say “I Do” to Your Best Dress.