Kim Stokes at the sewing machine

KIM

STOKES

BRIDAL DESIGNER & SEAMSTRESS

 

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU

 

South of France 

AFFILIATION TO MWLBN

 

Student and lover of her macramé jewellery

ELEVATOR PITCH

 

I’ve been a seamstress for about 10 years.

 

After working with 2 high-profile clients during their destination weddings on the Côte d’Azur I realised how much I loved the intricacy and detail of a beautifully made wedding dress. So I decided to take the plunge, specialise in bridal wear and I opened my tiny atelier in the super cute village of Vence in 2018.

 

In July 2020 I released the first dress from my bridal collection. And in December 2020 I relocated to a larger premises, with more space to welcome brides for their fittings.

 

My happiest moments are when I see the smile of a happy bride, looking gorgeous, wearing the dress of their dreams!

 

FACTS 

1 - I’m a self-taught seamstress.

 

2 - My mother, grandmother and several aunts worked as seamstresses in the past.

 

3 - Before becoming a seamstress I worked as an I.T consultant

 

4 - I play the piano

 

5 - I worked for 2 seasons as a tour guide on bikes around Nice (one of the best jobs I’ve ever had!)

 

6 -  My husband and I will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in 2022!!

 

7 - I was born and raised in Luton, England

 

8 - The one food I miss the most from England is a really good curry!

 

 

YOUR MOTTO

 

"THERE'S ALWAYS A SOLUTION"

- KIM STOKES

(I especially love saying this to my clients when they despair that there’s no hope for their perfect dress.)

HOW DOES MWLBN MAKE YOU FEEL

 

I love Natalia’s creativity. I feel a real affinity with all people who are motivated from deep within themselves to create beauty in the world, and I can really see that Natalia is just one of those people

 

Website : www.goldleafinish.com

Insta : @goldleafinish