Evelyn Sineneng-Smith lectures on "The Business Empire of Monique Lhuillier" to Haute Couture fashion students of Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California

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Evelyn Sineneng-Smith discussed the creative haute couture techniques being used by Monique Lhuillier, one of the most prominent fashion designers today in America and globally. She also lectured on the business infrastructure of Ms. Lhullier's fashion empire.

Evelyn Sineneng-Smith recently conducted a lecture to the Haute Couture fashion students of Carla Zimbelman at the Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California.

Evelyn described to Ms. Zimbelman's students the haute couture techniques utilized by Monique Lhuillier in her bridal gowns, which were worn by, among others, Britney Spears when she married Kevin Federline, Christine Baumgartner (to Kevin Costner), Vanessa Manillo (to Nick Lachey).    

The students were at awe at the incredible creative details in these gowns, which cost from $5,000. to $25,000. or even more!     Evelyn referred to Monique's craftsmanship in creating handmade roses, origami flowers, frayed ruffled organza, lace over lace embroidery, very intricate beading with pearls, jewels, crystals, the details which can upgrade an ordinary simple gown to "haute couture" level.

The inspirational segment about "Monique Lhuillier: The Business Empire" was more interesting to the students, who may pursue a career in Haute Couture.     Evelyn discussed the infrastructure of Monique Lhuillier's design business, from her flagship salons, to her accredited bridal salon distributors, to the corporate indentities, to the licensing of her designs, which now extend to dinnerware, stemware, fine printed invitations, beautiful scented candles, and others.    Monique Lhuillier's bridal designs are sold in the finest bridal salons globally, all over the US, Canada, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim countries.

The buzz in the fashion industry is that she is "competing with Vera Wang" or "will be the next Vera Wang".     Well, there's also Georgina Chapman of Marchesa, a British American fashion designer with the same caliber and with the same "deep pockets" as Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier.    These are currently the three women at the top of the global "Haute Couture" level of the fashion industry.

Most interesting to Ms. Zimbelman and the students was Ms. Sineneng-Smith's ability to lecture on Monique Lhuillier from three different perspectives: Business, Law and Fashion, three areas where she spent her entire education and career.     She concluded her lecture by inspiring the students that, even if they may not come from very affluent families like Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang and Georgina Chapman, they can still make it in the "haute couture" level of the fashion industry if they continue to develop their creative talents in haute couture, either by being blessed at birth or education or both.

Ms. Sineneng-Smith believes that one should continuously hone their creative skills to remain competitive here in America.

You can view Ms. Sineneng-Smith's website at http://www.FilAmBusinessCareersJobsCenter.com


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