Strength through Passion

The School Of The Art Institute

Driven by Passion and Fierce Intention!

My words i use multiple times a day when coaching future entrepreneurs!

Our future Designers, Artists led by the best of the best professors and gifted incredible treasures of studios, 3D printers.

The highest level technology available. No stone left unturned. No student unprovoked.

Think about this:

When a child tells their parents they want to attend Art School it is not always met with positivity.

This IS the defining moment of truth for our students.

Our students:

PUSH beyond

Argue their point of view

Demonstrate their drive

Using their creative VOICE

I AM worthy!

By the time they sit in one of our coveted chairs in studio,

They already comprehend what adversity they face in the world of fashion design.

Our Fashion council raises awareness of our students and raises the money to create scholarships necessary for our students to continue through the program!

When i sit in studio listening and seeing our students passion, just seeing the fierce fight within them and their talents i honestly have tears! I know what they are feeling what they will be facing. The cost of materials, the lessons to be learned , the amazing feeling of success and the depth of visible failure and what it takes to climb out.

Let's HELP create a more COLORFUL World together!

This IS my most important PASSION

Helping Students Develop Their Gifts!

Allow them to choose THEIR direction and develop their entrepreneurial design capabilities. 

We CAN make a difference!

Want to Donate. Message me.

Fashion Council Scholarship Fund

xoxo

Debbie

Drawing Board Beginnings

Drawing Board Beginnings

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Perception

What you "should" see or feel.

What you're "supposed" to do

What is expected of you vs.

What your intuition is shouting!

Seriously guys. STOP

Listen and See.

Those exercises of seeing the details that surround you

The point is to AMP up your intuitive abilities!

To learn to swim upstream.

Walk the wrong way.

Go IN the exit.

Sit outside and enjoy the first snowflake next to a fire instead of from behind a window.

Step out!

FEEL the chill.

Be vulnerable

LOVE criticism

and learn to squash it!

Become tireless through your passion DISCOVER your zest for life!

Kick routine in the butt

Shake it up!

Trust me when i say

The real magic of life will be revealed through the unexpected!

Over planning is for the person without imagination!

Belief is stronger than ability!

My mantra

Fierce intention fueled by passion

truth and belief! My reality.

Spread your wings guys and FLY!

It's a fabulous feeling!

xoxo

debbie

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The Style We Share

Our team does not  believe in Trend.  We defy season. We make sure your wardrobe goes to the farmers market THEN we teach you to spin it to a cocktail party!

We want you to walk into your closet and look at it with new eyes, as if it's a box of crayons and anything can happen! New vision brings endless possibilities! 

How do we choose? keeping you relevant!

Here are our key thoughts when buying:

Material: most important. Fluidity matters.

Does it move with you? Is it soft? Is it effortless? Do you feel like you're not wearing anything?

Architecture: The cut, the design makes or break the piece. We each have our very own beautiful body and each of us require very different cuts to shine! We respect this and know how to create your very own glow.

The Nuance: There is always a reason why we purchased for the store. The history of the trickle down from the runway. A beautiful vent. A sewing detail, a button, a collar, something captures us making it a worthy choice for the store.

Price: We realize not everyone is crazy like Debbie. Shopping with her at market is a whirlwind. Price is last question.

When the rep says, •Let me show you the top sellers." Debbie just walks the other way. 

So we try to keep things affordable yet unique so you feel the

deliciousness of drinking in the design.

Sometimes there's an over the top piece and we just have to do it.

This season's? The embroidered reversible bomber jacket.

The #MustHave for your closet collection.

Our main goal is #RealGirl Style creating a glow within you. Our last three minute rule along with #DressForTheDay our mantra!

We crave igniting each of you beyond your perceived potential.

We adore each of you and love spinning your day!

You DESERVE our attention, any time, any day, any hour. We are here for you!

Make an appointment we can teach you the

#HowTo Transition to Autumn. Bring your fave pieces and let us create your #CozyChic Book now.

xoxo

The Ootra Style Team

The Chill In The Air..Stirs Up Our Cozy!

Our Autumn Dilemma:

The early darkness, the chill in the air, the urge to layer up causes inner conflict. We want summer to hang around a moment longer, but truly a compelling urge to immediately pull our new sweaters out and throw them on cannot be helped.

We tend to go darker but let go of that.

Color bursts in textural knits is an exquisite way to style yourself chic.

Autumn and winter need not be dreary. We encourage color, creams and layers with varying lengths and textures.

Our style team adores hemline focus.We look for artistic details that we can draw attention too.

Coats are the last thing we add into our street style mix during the approaching cold. We will layer sweaters upon sweaters adding scarves and fabulous designs that would be North Pole worthy.

Open your closet and look deep within pull your sweaters out, look at your long sleeve cotton shirts  carefully examine each piece. If there are spots or fur balls on them get rid of them.

We want crisp fabulous knits with intriguing color, design, texture. We urge you to see these pieces as ingredients to your fabulous street style recipe.

Have fun and dress with abandon. Ignore the negative  inner voices.

Add your beautiful layers delicately and you will  be effortlessly chic.

Need help? Book a private appointment with our style team. Bring in your existing pieces and we will happily gently guide you.

xoxo

The Ootra Team

The detail in the hemline. The side venting slit. This adds shape to everyone. It releases the bulk ones of the knit. 

The detail in the hemline. The side venting slit. This adds shape to everyone. It releases the bulk ones of the knit. 

We do not carry many bags outside of our Ootra designs, but when we come across butter soft elegantly designed with a sophisticated amount of fringe WE as a team say YES! 

We do not carry many bags outside of our Ootra designs, but when we come across butter soft elegantly designed with a sophisticated amount of fringe WE as a team say YES! 

Wrap yourself with a delicious scarf and you have a COMPLETE look! 

Wrap yourself with a delicious scarf and you have a COMPLETE look! 

Not only a shirt...But a layer under your blazer..jacket or sweater! Fabulous COLOR! 

Not only a shirt...But a layer under your blazer..jacket or sweater! Fabulous COLOR! 

Summery slip Layered up and ready for Autumn!  This sweater hemline says it ALL!

Summery slip Layered up and ready for Autumn!  This sweater hemline says it ALL!

Seasons Change.

The sun just doesn't stay out as long now. The angle is different. The lighting has changed. The feeling in the air is just a bit different. The sounds of nature a tiny bit  louder.

The thoughts of fall appear.

There's a sadness to leave our long summer days behind but I cannot deny the excitement of a cozy sweater and a hot chocolate in front of a fire.


Life style seasonal changes definitely a thing for me.My place settings on our table change. Ingredients in my fridge alter.  My style transforms, with excitement, of course! New colors, textures, and anticipation! Fresh choices.

xoxo

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Our gardens burst with deliciousness. 

Our gardens burst with deliciousness. 

Cravings for Knits, Textures and Warmth

Cravings for Knits, Textures and Warmth

Burst of Colors so Important  

Burst of Colors so Important  

Layering Over Your Fave Undress

Layering Over Your Fave Undress

Create Your Own SunShine☀️ 

Create Your Own SunShine☀️