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Dressing Up with Sarah Kolis

English, Arts, 1 seasons, 31 episodes, 17 hours 28 minutes
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Welcome to the Dressing Up podcast! Join Sarah Kolis as she shares engaging ? tips about all things bridal dresses, wedding/event day advice, a little bit of sewing content, and all the tips and tricks of dressing up. Sarah talks about lots of bridal and general wedding day content, but not exclusively. Oftentimes, she finds that your wedding day is one of the few days in your life where you truly dress up and feel your most beautiful, and she hopes to encourage women to dress up more and confidently outside their wedding day. Sarah Kolis is a couture gown designer based in Detroit who serves the whole Midwest area and beyond specializing in complete custom couture bridal gowns, veils, and alterations. Sarah has a meticulous approach to quality service and will shape your garment to fit properly and match your personal shape and style. Working with such special gowns and dresses is truly an honor! Join Sarah as she interviews experts in this field, learn about her opinion on certain topics, and take a moment to show and enhance our own personal style through the clothes we wear. Visit https://sarahkolis.com/ to learn more, book of fitting, or inquire about designing the custom couture bridal gown of your dreams. Connect with Sarah: Website: https://sarahkolis.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/
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30. Common Myths in the Fashion Industry

In this episode, Sarah Kolis shares 9 common myths she hears often in the bridal and fashion industries, and her personal thoughts on them! Listen while she de-bunks the often misunderstood ‘advice’ of dressing up!Sarah also shares exciting updates about her sister’s upcoming wedding, updates on the renovation of her new studio, as well as a new offer she has, an Upgraded Private Luxe Fitting. Boombas code: “sarahkolis10” for 10% off!If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected] with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ
22/02/202423 minutes 54 seconds
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29. What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After the Big Day: Cleaning, Selling, Donating and Repurposing

Have you thought about what you want to do with your gown after the wedding? In this episode, Sarah shares some ideas and advice on how to best handle your special gown after your big day! First of all, Sarah highly recommends that no matter what you decide to do with your dress after the wedding, you should clean it asap! Talk to Sarah (or your seamstress) or your bridal shop, to learn more!Tune in to hear Sarah’s favorite ideas for cleaning, selling, donating or repurposing your dress!If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected] with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ
30/01/202415 minutes 52 seconds
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28. European Travel Recap: Fabric Shopping, Culture, and More

Sarah Kolis recaps her recent trip to France, Amsterdam, and Brussels in today’s episode, with a quick chat with her husband, Billy. Sarah and Billy had an incredible time traveling through Europe, and are sharing some of the differences that they saw between America and Europe when it comes to fashion, dining experiences, public transportation, and overall culture. They also share their best travel tips!Sarah was most excited about fabric shopping in France, and hit some unexpected surprises along the way, listen to learn more!She also talks about her 2024 goals for business and life, and takes a look back at 2023. Last year, Sarah tracked all of the clothes that she bought for herself, and is sharing the results!If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected] with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/Youtube: https://www.youtube
23/01/202437 minutes 56 seconds
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27. Wedding Invitations & Day Of Stationary with Liz Fons, Jade Social Shop & Studio

In this episode, Sarah Kolis speaks with Liz Fons, the founder of Jade Social Shop & Studio. They chat about different types of bridal invitations, current and past trends, how to pick out the best stationary for your wedding, and all things paper!!At Jade Social, they believe that each and every couple's story and wedding vision is a true inspiration. Every detail is conceptualized, designed and produced with the utmost standard and care! Using a contemporary design eye and artwork/illustrations to create exquisite wedding stationery. Growing up Liz was always drawing, painting or creating something and her early aspirations led her to attend art school, where she graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008. Following her education, Liz ventured into designing wedding invitation packages. Upon relocating to New York after college, Liz immersed herself in the world of event design while working for an advertising agency. Driven by the desi
21/12/202344 minutes 4 seconds
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26. Shopping for a Wedding Dress, Sizing and Keeping an Open Mind with Beth Anderson

In this episode, Sarah Kolis sits down with Beth Anderson from Ivory Loft Bridal, a bridal salon in Detroit. They chat about all things bridal shopping, Beth’s inspiration behind starting Ivory Loft Bridal, and so much more. Beth fell in love with the bridal shop industry when she bought her wedding dress, but grew in her passion and purpose while shopping for her two daughters who are shaped and sized very differently! She was determined to make sure both felt absolutely beautiful. She would scour stores, boutiques and the internet until she found the perfect dress. From years of shopping for her daughters, Beth learned just how important it is to learn body types and really grasp how different styles and fits work for those body types.Beth shares a lot of advice on bridal sizing and other tips for shopping!Connect with Ivory Loft Bridal:Website: https://ivoryloftbridal.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivoryloftbridalInstagram
12/12/202328 minutes 37 seconds
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25. 2024 Business Updates!

In this episode, Sarah Kolis sits down with her husband, Billy, for some exciting business updates! The couple shares about their upcoming travel, moving, how they are planning to spend the slower season of the bridal industry, and more!In true dressing up spirit, Sarah and Billy also share some tips for dressing up during the holidays! The Dressing Up Podcast is 1 year old, and Sarah is so appreciative of all the support from the listeners and supporters. She reflects over the past year of podcasting, sharing some of her favorite memories and episodes!Sarah also would love to send you her first ever print newsletter! If you would like your own copy of this newsletter, please send her an Instagram DM or an email with your name and address. If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected] with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/<b
01/12/202329 minutes 28 seconds
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24. Best Friends, Newlyweds & Wine featuring Sarah Kolis and the Fantastic 5

In this episode, Sarah Kolis sits down with her friends group from childhood, whom call themselves the Fantastic 5 group! This includes Katherine, Katie, Rachel, and Shelly. They all grew up together and have also all gotten married within the last few years!Recently, they all went on a girls trip and thought it would be the perfect time to catch up and spill all the tea about married life. They share the best moments of their wedding, advice for other newly married couples and navigating married life. Also, now living all over the US, they discuss their favorite fashion styles and advice, in true Dressing Up fashion. Watch the full video on YouTube to see the Fantastic 5 in action!If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected] with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5Vsleuy
31/10/20231 hour 1 minute 7 seconds
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23. Planning a Wedding? Let’s Chat Photography with Nate, Owner of J&N Studios

In this episode, Sarah chats with Nate, the owner and lead photographer of J&amp;N Studios. Recently, Sarah Kolis and Nate worked at a wedding where Sarah was the day-of bridal stylist, and Nate was photographing the special day.Nate shares that weddings are a labor of love and hard work that take a village to put on, such as photographers, day-of-coordinators, stylists, and so much more!We chat about how he captures the best pictures for the couples he is working with, how he found his unique photography style, where couples can put their money to have the most impact on their photos, and how to pair logistics with experience, feeling and mood for an incredible wedding day!Nate is the owner and lead photographer of J&amp;N Studios. He has the distinct privilege of photographing the greatest moments of his Detroit couples’ lives for over 15 years!He has a background in architecture and interior design by education, but he intentionally chose ph
19/10/202339 minutes 19 seconds
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22. Ask Me Anything with Sarah Kolis

You asked, and Sarah answered! In this episode, bridal seamstress Sarah Kolis answers questions from her instagram followers about herself, starting her business in the wedding industry, bridal trends, and much more. This episode is great if you want to learn more about Sarah, are interested in getting into the industry, or if you are planning a wedding soon!If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected], message them to her on Instagram (@sarahkolisdesigns), or leave them as a review for this podcast! Connect with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ
29/09/202314 minutes 22 seconds
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21. My Sister’s Engagement Story with Melissa Kolis & Cameron Schreiber

This is a very special episode of the Dressing Up Podcast because Sarah’s younger sister, Melissa is engaged!In this episode, Melissa Kolis and her *new* fiance, Cameron Schreiber, tells the story of their new engagement! They were surrounded by both of their families, so there was tons of love going around!They both tell their perspectives of the event, including Cam’s planning of the engagement party, ring shopping, and preparing for the day. They also tell highlights of their 4.5 year relationship so far!Be sure to check out episode 5 of the Dressing Up Podcast for more tips on things to do post-engagement! Follow along on Cam and Melissa’s wedding planning journey! Melissa (@MelKolis) and Sarah (@SarahKolisDesigns) will be sharing all the fun details along the way! An iconic custom couture gown perhaps? A beautiful custom wedding wardrobe for the bride? You won’t want to miss this one!!If you have questions for Sarah to an
13/09/202324 minutes 45 seconds
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20. 5 Decisions That Will Elevate Your Wedding Day according to Photographer Penny Ralene

In this episode, Sarah Kolis speaks with Penny Ralene, a wedding photographer located in Detroit. Penny shares 5 decisions you can make prior to your wedding that will elevate your wedding day! She is definitely someone you can trust with such advice, since she has photographed over 100 weddings!With Penny’s signature soothing tone and sentimental smile, she dove headfirst into life as a Detroit wedding photographer in 2018. She learned long before, while traveling the world with a camera in hand, that photography is an art form that transcends language barriers and tells stories across time in a way nothing else can. It keeps family members close and passes on our history, even when we can no longer tell it ourselves. Inspired by your love stories, the impressionist painters, and ever-graceful old Hollywood actresses like Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, Penny has created a signature photography experience that feels effortless, elegant, and emotive. With a true
25/08/202333 minutes 24 seconds
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19. Getting Intimate About Intimates - All Things Undergarments

In this episode, Sarah Kolis shares details about undergarments for everyday wear as well as on your wedding day! She discusses everything from wearing slips to spanks, pros and cons of shapewear, and so much more!To keep this episode as PG as possible, Sarah doesn’t dive fully but if you have any questions she is more than happy to answer them over email or Instagram DM!If you are coming in for alterations, Sarah sells some items such as bra cups that can be sewn into your dress as well as long-lined strapless bras!The ultra-lifting and cleavage-creating sticky bra brand that Sarah recommends: Boombas: https://www.getboomba.com. Or, shop Target, Kohls, or online for plenty of other sticky options!If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected] with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channe
31/07/202317 minutes 45 seconds
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18. Buying and Selling Vintage with Erica Cesarz, owner of Farmstead Vintage

In this episode, Sarah Kolis speaks with Erica Cesarz, the owner of Farmstead Vintage. Erica has been in the vintage business for 13+ years and shares many tips about the business! They discuss the pros and cons of buying vintage and secondhand, where Erica sources her vintage clothing from, and they even dissect some myths about buying secondhand, such as pricing and cleanliness.Erica also talks about what we should do with our clothes when we are done with them, and some great shopping tips!Connect with Erica: Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FarmsteadVintageInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/Farmstead.vintage/If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected] with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ
11/07/202333 minutes 17 seconds
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17. Dress Shopping with Hana Abboud of L’Amour Bridal

In this episode, Sarah Kolis speaks with Hana Abboud, the founder and creator of L'amour Bridal, and founder of her own label, Hana Abboud. L'amour Bridal is Michigan’s chic bridal boutique. They strive to bring you the bridal industry's newest and most exclusive designers, including their own in-house line Hana Abboud, designed by owner, Hana Abboud. They pride themselves on making the gown shopping experience truly unforgettable. Their goal is to find the gown that makes you feel the most confident and happy wearing it! The L’amour Bridal team is there to support you on this journey to your wedding day!Hana and Sarah share tips on bridal shopping, how to pick the right bridal store for your style, custom jewelry and dresses, and even a pep talk about feeling confident on your wedding day!Connect with Hannah:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lamourbridal_/Website: https://www.lamourbridalmi.comIf you have questions for Sar
04/07/202331 minutes 21 seconds
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16. Reminiscing on Wedding Day, Marriage Advice, and Anniversaries with Sarah and Billy

In this episode, Sarah does a special episode with her husband, Billy, to celebrate their 4 year anniversary! The couple reminisce on their wedding day, their engagement, and marriage advice from their entire 4 year journey!Sarah and Billy are highschool sweethearts and started dating at the age of 15, so they have been through a lot together! This episode is full of unique perspectives from the groom about the wedding day, as well as looking back at the memories of their 4 years of marriage plus the prior 10 years of dating. If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected] with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbh7HlVmyj9N5VsleuySxcQ
07/06/202348 minutes 7 seconds
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15. Growing a Knitting Business with Emma, owner of Made In The Moment

In this episode, Sarah Kolis speaks with Emma, the owner of Made In The Moment, a knit and crochet content creator and pattern designer. Listen in for some engaging fiber arts community conversation!Emma is the mind and hands behind Made in the Moment, a crochet and knitwear pattern design brand with a focus on gender and size inclusivity. Making clothing that fits the way you want is something that should be available for anyone. Emma's designs exist in the intersection between basics and statement pieces that you will come back to again and again. Emma started knitting in February 2021 during the pandemic and she has come so far in a short time!We talk all about how Emma started her business, how she gets the inspiration for her patterns, what types of fibers and yarns she uses, and the designs she loves making. We also talk about sustainable fashion, the hot topics behind fast fashion, and how Emma has found her own unique fashion style!Connect wi
31/05/202342 minutes 41 seconds
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14. All Things Makeup with Danielle, owner of DN Artistry

Today on the podcast, Sarah Kolis speaks with Danielle Neiswender, the owner of D Neiswender Artistry. Danielle has been a makeup artist for 12 years, specializing in the “natural makeup look.” She works with brides all throughout Michigan to make them feel their most beautiful on their most special day!She shares makeup tips for everyday wear, as well as tips for brides. They cover how a bride can best prepare her skin before her wedding, aka coming up with a solid skincare routine, how a bride can find inspiration for the makeup look they desire, as well as how to actually find the perfect makeup artist for a bride’s specific style.Danielle also discusses the difference between social media makeup vs real life makeup, and some common mistakes many brides make on their wedding day!Danielle is the ceo and head artist at D Neiswender Artistry, a beauty brand serving Michigan brides since 2013. Danielle has been a makeup artist and industry trainer for
19/05/202327 minutes 41 seconds
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13. The Mothers’ Wedding Day Guide

Mothers, this one's for you!In this episode, Sarah discusses all things mother’s of the bride and groom need to know before, during and post-wedding, because mom, this was a big day for you too! Celebrate it!This episode covers everything from picking your dress, what you should take on as responsibility, gifts mother’s can give to the bride and groom, and much more!If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected]!Connect with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/
03/05/202322 minutes 10 seconds
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12. Floral Designs for Your Wedding with Niloo, owner of Niloo Rosi Design

In this episode, Sarah Kolis speaks with Niloo, the owner of Niloo Rosi Design! Niloo is a Michigan based floral designer. She believes in organic, contemporary yet classic and chic floral design that are personalized and customized for each couple!Niloo shares everything you need to know about picking flowers for wedding day, including how couples can choose the best floral design for their particular event, upcoming floral trends for 2023, and general floral tips!We also discuss putting trust into your wedding floral designer that enables creative freedom, and to simply relax and enjoy the big day!Connect with Niloo:Website: https://www.niloorosidesign.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/niloorosidesign/If you have questions for Sarah t
13/04/202325 minutes 59 seconds
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11. Hair Tips for Your Wedding Day with stylist Carleana DeLaCruz

Today on the podcast, Sarah Kolis speaks with hairstylist Carleana DeLaCruz, the owner of Hairpins and Happiness, a bridal beauty business! When she is not on site at weddings, she can be found behind the chair at the studio she rents in East Lansing, Michigan. In this episode, Sarah and Carleana discuss hair tips for the day of their wedding, how far in advance to plan what style you want on your wedding day, choosing a hairstyle based on the dress, veil and jewelry you choose, and even some tips for everyday hairstyles!Carleana is a Michigan hair stylist based in East Lansing (but loves to travel!) with nearly two decades of experience. While in the salon, she loves keeping her client’s hair looking healthy and natural through grey coverage and customized highlighting techniques. While on location with her bridal business, Hairpins &amp; Happiness, she specializes in bridal and finishing work as well as session and branding work for photo shoots. S
04/04/202353 minutes 2 seconds
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10. 10 Dressing Up Tips

In this episode, Sarah Kolis shares her top 10 general tips for dressing up. This episode is not necessarily just for brides, but for everyone who wants to learn how to dress up more confidently! Attending a party? Or just going out for the day? Sarah has you covered! These tips include not-so-obvious advice for dressing up and making yourself feel better and more confident. You will learn a lot! If you have questions for Sarah to answer, send an email to [email protected] with Sarah:Website: https://sarahkolis.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/sarahkolisdesigns/
17/03/202317 minutes 9 seconds
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Trailer: Dressing Up with Sarah Kolis

Welcome to the Dressing Up podcast! Join Sarah Kolis as she shares engaging 💍 tips about all things bridal dresses, wedding/event day advice, a little bit of sewing content, and all the tips and tricks of dressing up. Sarah talks about lots of bridal and general wedding day content, but not exclusively. Oftentimes, she finds that your wedding day is one of the few days in your life where you truly dress up and feel your most beautiful, and she hopes to encourage women to dress up more and confidently outside their wedding day. Sarah Kolis is a couture gown designer based in Detroit who serves the whole Midwest area and beyond specializing in complete custom couture bridal gowns, veils, and alterations. Sarah has a meticulous approach to quality service and will shape your garment to fit properly and match your personal shape and style. Working with such special gowns and dresses is truly an honor!Join Sarah as she interviews experts in this field, l
16/11/20222 minutes 4 seconds