I was so excited to find a good couture label in my hometown of Sacramento, California that a couture design is definitly a must-have for the holidays, and beyond. Benzo Couture is an amazing label designed and hand-made by Mercedes Ben of Sacramento. I fell in love with the pink bubble dress above when a friend attended one of her shows, and it turns out that this is one of Mercedes’ favorites as well.
Mercedes Ben got her start in the fashion industry the way so many other greats have, she wanted something different and unique to wear that no one else would have. She currently designs and sews every single piece herself. These are truly couture creations, and what I love best about this designer is her heartfelt philosophy for the fashion. Mercedes says, “I believe quality is more valuable than quantity.”
She says “the Benzo Couture girl is a trendsetter, a fashionista at heart, a socialite, and just all around glamorous!” Sign me up, because even if I may not be all of the above, I’d certainly like to be. Her pieces are shown at runway shows throughout Northern California, and are currently sold online through her MySpace page, or at her shows. She provides a personal consultation and fitting to ensure your one of a kinda piece fits you like a glove, and she arranges for personal delivery.