About Our Designers: Truvelle

In 2013, Gaby Bayona took the Vancouver bridal industry by a storm with the launch of her unconventional Truvelle collection. Since then, Gaby Bayona has created four bridal collections and just this year, she has expanded her line to include social attire. Truvelle also collaborates with four different designers to make headpieces, jewelry and intimates.

Truvelle gowns. 

Truvelle gowns. 

Much like her wedding gown collection, Gaby Bayona got her start in the bridal industry in an unconventional way. Bayona’s mother was a seamstress and she brought Gaby to work with her, this is where she learned her passion for design. At 18, Gaby was creating prom dresses using blush, ivory and gold. The dresses were receiving a greater response from brides than from high school students.  This is when she realized that she could bring something innovative and fresh to the bridal industry.

Gaby Bayona, owner and Creative Director of Truvelle. 

Gaby Bayona, owner and Creative Director of Truvelle. 

Truvelle dresses are made completely in house in their Vancouver flagship store. The unique designs are also sold at boutiques worldwide. We are so excited to offer these modern designs at Juno! 

 

By Laura Kohnen

About Our Designers: Theia

Similar to our other designers, the creative director behind Theia was not originally interested in designing wedding gowns. Don O’neill was born in a small village west of Ireland. He was originally working as a chef until he earned a full tuition scholarship to the Barbara Bourke College of Fashion and Design. He later worked in Paris for couture designer, Christian Lacroix and then he worked in New York for Carmen Marc Valvo for ten years. Next, he created the largely successful eveningwear collection, Badgley Mischka Platinum label for Badgley Micschka.

 
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In fall 2009, Don O’Neill debuted his original collection, Theia. The collection was inspired by the Greek Goddess, Theia, and is meant to bring out the inner goddess in every woman. The brand primarily sells wedding gowns in addition to evening gowns, cocktail dresses and bridesmaid dresses.  

 
 

Theia's elegant gowns have been worn by celebrities like Emmy Rossum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.  The collection has been the subject of praise by Vogue, The New York Times and InStyle. Theia is sold at Nemann Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and many specialty stores, including Juno! 

 

By Laura Kohnen