Atelier Sucré is a small independent Lolita fashion brand that is based in RI, USA. Our two-woman workshop creates each item by hand, and we pride ourselves on quality workmanship, strong attention to detail, and the use of locally-sourced material. Our work often evokes a sense of historicism, and we draw a great deal of inspiration from the fashions of bygone eras. Atelier Sucré strives to create items that are unique and beautiful, like each Lolita-chan who wears them.
Kristen ☆ Owner/Seamstress/Designer
Kristen is the owner, head seamstress, and lead designer of Atelier Sucré. Her primary responsibilities include garment and accessory design, sewing, website management, and order fulfillment. While Kristen has not yet received any formal training in fashion design, she has spent time learning embellishment, sewing, and alterations techniques on the job in the alterations department of a busy bridal shop. Kristen loves historical fashion, and enjoys incorporating historical motifs and design elements in her work. Her favorite eras in historical fashion are the Victorian, Rococo, and Tudor eras. When Kristen is not working her day job or working on things for the shop, she can be found reading, taking classes, and spending entirely too much time online.
Kerry ☆ Assistant Designer/Shop Assistant/Booth Babe
Kerry is the second-in-command at Atelier Sucré. She is responsible for keeping Kristen sane, hand sewing, embroidery, pattern and fabric cutting, and holding down the fort at conventions. Kerry’s grandmother taught her hand sewing, crochet, and other handiwork at a young age, and she is now learning the finer points of working with a sewing machine. Kerry is a professional cook, and also excels at baking. When Kerry is not on the job, she enjoys Russian history and literature, corsetry, and ball-jointed dolls. Her favorite eras in fashion are the 1940’s and 50’s, and the Victorian Era.
Voodoo Squirrel ☆ Mascot/ Pincushion
Voodoo Squirrel is the unofficial shop mascot. He’s a pincushion, and may be a little self-loathing. He gets stuck full of pins. Voodoo Squirrel doesn’t realize how useful he is.