Portrait of the designer
Valérie Bourdin was born in Paris. At 21 years old, she moved to Miami to pursue her first passion, fashion photography. She was able to shoot some of the best top models in the world and she was a model herself all over the world.
Then, after 6 years of working for Dolce & Gabbana in Paris, she decided to move to St. Barths. This is where she created her first fashion designs inspired greatly by the beautiful island landscape. She founded "VANITA ROSA" in 2002 and opened her first store In St. Barths to immediate success.
Valérie has created the ideal resort wardrobe for any holiday occasion. With elegant outfits inspired by the bohemian-hippy chic, inimitable style, using the finest fabrics (cashmere, silk, French lace from Calais, linen), the Vanita Rosa collection is a “must-have” for fashionistas. Celebrities such as Jane Fonda and Cindy Crawford love to wear the elegant and chic designs created by Vanita Rosa.
Now Vanita Rosa can be found in the most beautiful shops around the world : New York, Paris, Milan, Monaco, St. Tropez, Ibiza, Cannes, Puerto Banus, Hawaii...
VANITA ROSA is a women’s luxury resortwear collection launched in 2002 by Valérie Bourdin. The collection of blouses, dresses and tunics has a unique gypsy meets jet-set spirit combining noble fabrics, pastel colours and fine French lace from Calais. The result is a seasonless brand as luxurious as bohemian. Women who love travelling around the world are fond of VANITA ROSA.
MADE IN FRANCE: All the collections are designed and entirely made in PARIS in our own "Atelier de Couture" which his a guarantee of quality for the brand. Valérie loves working with noble fabrics such as linen or silk and all shapes are gathered with a very unique and fine French lace which became the "signature" of the brand over the years.
Each season, she selects the lace from the best French suppliers in Calais and creates her own gradient colours of linen.
Valérie is also very intensely involved in the overall process of creation for a perfect result. From the design of the pattern to the last fitting, Valérie follows everything to be sure that each of her customers receive the perfect outfit.
St Barth Karma
As taste for fashion and design is a family story for Valérie, her oldest daughter has created her own sportswear Collection for Women, Men, and kids called
ST BARTH KARMA YOGA ZEN. This idea was born out of Tanelle’s passion for Comfy, yoga and travels. She wanted to offer a collection of unisex trendy clothes for feeling comfortable and relaxed.
Available at www.stbarthkarma.com