Sunday, February 8, 2009

Artist Spotlight... Peoples Couture

UPDATE:

CHLOE is the lucky winner of the gorgeous tank by Peoples Couture... CONGRATULATIONS!

...a special THANK YOU to everyone who commented on this feature and entered the give-a-way! Be sure to enter next week's give.

xxx
Raven
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Force yourself to be completely original.
Never give up your dream, be disciplined.

- Gulbin Yavuz


The year 2009 marks the tenth year anniversary for this week’s featured artist People's Couture.

That means ten years of innovation and independence to the owner/designer Gulbin Yavuz, who’s shop’s label Indie Collective is a constantly evolving clothing and accessory line. From modern "street couture" to handmade uni-sex tee shirts, Indie Collective aims to transform conceptual couture into modular, interactive clothing and accessories.

And she’s just getting started…


Tell us about you…
hello, my name is gulbin yavuz i'm the designer of indie collective label we have a little store in the culver city art district in los angeles, california
which is also an art gallery and my atelier in the back. i love my job! i am a self-taught designer
i was a stylist/costume designer in hollywood for 17 years i worked with some of the most brilliant directo
rs, actors, art directors, hair & make up artists, cinematographers and i feel very fortunate for that.

What inspires you?
what inspires me is mostly mother nature. there is no better artis
t and designer than her. i am also inspired by human-made things, avant garde music, surrealists, 1960's and 1970's, industrial machinery, road signs, max ernst, jean-luc godard, history just to name a few...

Apart from creating things, what do you do for fun?
read, play chess, cook, travel, take long walks at the beach, hang with family & friends, go camping, hiking

What has been your most memorable moment selling your art?
when the director of santa monica museum of art/smmoa invited me to do a fashion show there and when my designs were accepted to california design biannale 05

Any advice for fellow artists...
force yourself to be completely original.

never give up your dream, be disciplined.

If you could be any character, who would it be and why?
i love superman but i don't want to be a superwoman! however i would like to be "maria" in fritz lang's metropolis, the good one!

Where have you traveled or where would you like to travel…Why?
england, france, belgium, holland, italy, germany, austria, switzerland, former yugoslavia,

bulgaria, greece, turkey, mexico, most of the states in the us
would like to go to mongolia and china also entire south america

Tell us your future plans for Indie Collective...
i wish indie collective was known little more widely! but the trends are following our very business model. we are already small, efficient, nimble and green not to mention independent
i think we will be able to survive the economic turmoil or at least i hope! we will continue to be in the cutting edge of design pushing the boundaries regardless. ...sharpen and refine and the good things will happen....

Anything else…
i'm super busy always creating new stuff. indie collective does not produce seasonal collections, we produce constantly, and all seasons, it is a world market, it is always summer and winter simultaneously. we are against senseless production of clothing, we produce on demand, our energies go towards design rather

than big production everything is made with care, by hand, with love.







New to the shop and
just launched, be sure to check out the latest by Indie Collective:

Above from L to R:
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Shoppe: http://www.peoplescouture.etsy.com
Indie Collective's Tee Store: http://www.indivisual.etsy.com
Website: http://www.indiecollective.com


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This Give-A-Way has ended...


Gulbin of Peoples Couture is graciously giving away what she thinks is simply the sexiest top at Indie: The Tankette. It's made of sparkly knitted material and detailed with silver leather straps and unfinished edges. This week's give-a-way winner gets to choose from size S.M.L, with your choice of either gold or silver leather straps.

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5 chances to win!

To enter: Be sure to check out the People's Couture or Indivisual shop. Then comment here on your favourite item.
If you win, I will email you to get your size and strap preference for the Tankette, so be sure to leave valid contact information.

For extra entries into this contest...
1} Get ONE extra entry by posting a comment on any other
post on my blog, not including artist features.
2.} Get THREE extra entries by posting about this blog and contest on your blog. Post here with link to your blog.


Most Important Details... I will make sure all extra entries are entered into the give-a-way since all entries are handwritten by me. I DO check every single entry and comment. The winner's name is drawn randomly by hand from an exquisite Japanese bowl. If your favourite piece by Peoples Couture or Indivisual is not part of your comment and some sort of viable contact information is not included, your entry will be disqualified. Give-a-way is shipped out via the artist. All entries must be received by noon on Sunday, February 15th, 2009 PST. There is a clock on the right side of this blog so that you may check Los Angeles {PST} time. This contest is open to everyone, everywhere.


Best of luck to you, my Pretties!

145 comments:

1agordon said...

I like mirror agent -one of a kind silver dress by indie collective

cdziuba said...

I like the indie collective laptop computer glove in brown or distressed green.

Snowberry and Lime said...

great interview, I have seen this shop before and have always wondered about the background. :)
My current favourite would have to be the ameoba top, very organic shapes!

ppekpb said...

I really love the indie collective SILKSCREEN V-TANK in both the colors from Indivisual. Very unique and beautiful.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

indie collective transforming space dress

Sapphireblue said...

I really like the indie collective Road Pencil Skirt! It's soo cute, and I like how it's inspired by the road and it's markings. It's unique and one of a kind!

Sapphireblue said...

Sapphireblue email address: bluesparkle128@mail.com

lsfish said...

blue bat sleeve sweater at Peoples Couture

traymona said...

Indie Collective Tank is my favorite. And it's on sale too.
traymona[at]aol.com

denyse said...

I love the tank,. I hope I win. I'd need a M.
I also like the indie collective tee, love me i will never change.

Bonnie said...

Oh how I could have used this top this past weekend, out dancing! It's gorgeous, it's true, and I know I'll feel gorgeous wearing it!

jdine said...

I like the TRIBAL PRINT indie collective tee.

FringeLore said...

On the People's Couture side, I love the denim, pinuck, hip, wrap skirt. It's been on my fave list for some time. In the other shop, I've always loved the Hole T and the other cut t-shirts that you use to have...just so cool.

Love the tank...love the minimalism. I'd be honored to win and thanks for the opportunity!

jmorris (at) fringelore (dot) com

Amber said...

I would be so thrilled to win. My favorite is the Indie Collective transforming space dress.
Thank you so much for the giveaway.
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna R. said...

I'd love a computer glove in black. Thanks.

jayne said...

I love the indie collective transforming space dress!
dugsdream at gmail dot com

Thomas Semesky said...

The LOVE ME I WILL NEVER CHANGE indie tee.
sunstraw@aol.com

danosor said...

Please enter me in contest.I am a subscriber.

kj said...

cute tank top that would go with jeans, shorts, etc... hope to win, thanks.

vboackle said...

i like the indie collective SILKSCREEN V-TANK .

DePro said...

The Indie Collective Road Pencil Skirt looks nice.

paleseptember said...

I like the blue bat sleeve sweater, edition of four -by indie collective. Thank you for the giveaway :D

caitlinhyla (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jingle said...

I really love the indie collective red denim pintuck wrap skirt! So cute and the PERFECT color!

Andi said...

I love the SILKSCREENED V-TANK No 2 from indivisual.

Paige said...

I like the Villain t at Indivisual.

galeogirl at comcast dot net

Sunnyvale said...

I like the sweater/jacket

JuliaA said...

the amoeba top at people's couture is fascinating to me. thanks for the contest! the tank top looks so cool!

i can be contacted at my etsy shop--i'm juliaa on etsy as well.

Bee and Rose said...

I am loving this tank! Just added this shop to my Etsy favs!

Anam said...

"indie collective super-power cuff" is gorgeous! Thank you for entering me in your giveaway.

jffryclough said...

the blue bat sleeve sweater

rmc1ra said...

Indie Collective Silk Screened V- Tank number 2. Very cool.

rmc1ra(at)aol(dot)com

陳加昀 said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! thanks =)

I love the Erratically Pleated Wrap Skirt, it's gorgeous

atomic[.]unicorn[@]gmail[.]com

Valerie said...

How neat!
indie collective ruffles is cool too
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Anonymous said...

MY WIFE WOULD LOVE A BLACK TANK TOP LARGE
snowyatnite@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I really like the indie collective assemblage no-1 (dress, skirt x2).

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

Celeste said...

Love this:
Erratically Pleated Wrap Skirt

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

ktanjatk said...

I like caped tank top!

Thanks :)

Chloe said...

This is so pretty!! =>
indie collective SILKSCREENED V-TANK No 2

springshoot5@aol.com

Gloria said...

The indie collective SILKSCREEN V-TANK is really cool - like that! :)

gjw823@aol.com

mverno said...

i like the indie collective dark chocolate bubble skirt no-2

CathyH said...

I like the silkscreened summer wrap-skirt, pretty and great for some many situations from the beach, out on the town or just lounging around the house..and looking good at the same time!

Annie said...

I simply adore the indie collective metallic net demi-gloves, omgosh they are awesome!


Thanks so much!


nancyrobster@gmail.com

bFlat said...

I love the caped tank top!

silverbele said...

The Silk screened summer skirt is my favorite

linett said...

Love the sweater jacket

RockerByeBaby said...

3 things:

1: AHHH i want this... :(
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19088244

2: The top for the giveaway is SUPER smokin hot... and i would LOVE to have it in my wardrobe...

3: YOU WON THE GIVEAWAY TO MY BLOG... so, Im going to go post you as the winner... and while Im doing that gunna get me 3 extra entries for posting about your blog!!

RockerByeBaby said...

I commented on your Hot Monkey Love post :)

rockerbyebaby@gmail.com

RockerByeBaby said...

Blogged about you!
+3...

www.PunkRockerByeBaby.blogspot.com

can you tell I wanna win.

wendy said...

i liked the modernist cuff!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Sarah Z said...

I like the SilkScreen B Tank with the branches on it!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

mcveggie said...

Everything is so unique and lovely. My fave item is the indie collective red military cuff.
Thanks
Veggiemcveggie(at)gmail(dot)com

yyeres said...

my favorite item is the blue bat sleeve sweater, edition of four -by indie collective. yyeres[at]gmail[dot]com

Aik said...

I love the silkscreened summer wrap-skirt!

aikychien@yahoo.com

Aik said...

I commented on another one of your post!

Damla said...

I love Indie Collective Tank.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

Alice said...

indie collective red military cuff

GALENA said...

sweet

janil said...

Wow! I love indie collective assemblage no-1 (dress, skirt x2)!!!!!

cal_rubies(at)yahoo(dot)es

toughturtles said...

Indie Collective Tank

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Amber said...

So cute! I really like the Blue Bat Sleeve Sweat too.

Thanks
shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

littlelatina said...

I love the summer wrap skirt green/white by indie

gkstratos said...

Love the Indie Collective Handcuff
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Smooshy said...

i like the caped tank top!

Roxy said...

i real like the SILKSCREENED V-TANK No 2

hockiemack@hotmail.com

ezmerelda said...

The indie collective red denim pintuck wrap skirt is gorgeous.

vividchord said...

I like the stripe series-indie collective tees

Suanne said...

loving that denim skirt - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10268129 and I'm loving this giveaway!

paperaffection.etsy.com
suanne.li@gmail.com

Jenna said...

Fave item = transforming space dress

carolbarclay said...

The Hole Tee, it is. Marvelous design!
carolbarclay.etsy.com

windycindy said...

I adore the "Indie Collective Erratically Pleated Wrap Skirt!
Very flirty and feminine. Please enter me in your fabulous contest.
Many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Shanda said...

The erratically pleated wrap skirt is my favorite. But I also love the Bubble skirt.
shan_da(at)hotmail(dot)com

crystal said...

I found the pretty indie collective transforming space dress...Love it:)

cyclona66@aol.com

LazyTcrochet said...

One of my favorites is the spider web skirt set!

Meredith said...

I love indie collective transforming space dress and the spider web skirt set. Cuteness.
I follow your blog.
meredycat*lycos*com

jennem said...

I like the cherry blossoms -silkscreened denim wrap skirt by indie collective
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

sachidewey said...

I like the Erratically Pleated Wrap Skirt.

msrodeobrat said...

i love dresses and the Indie Collective transforming space dress is perfect

tksinclair said...

So many beautiful items it's hard to choose one...I love the silkscreen v-tank and the ameoba top..but also the dresses...and of course the indie collective's tankette is adorable!!!!

Kim said...

My favorite would have to be the indie collective dress: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19088244 It's gorgeous!!

(contact: hapoom.zzz AT gmail DOT com)

Sharon said...

LOVE the cherry blossoms -silkscreened denim wrap skirt by indie collective
THANKS

silverbele said...

I like the amoeba top with the organic shape

Dierdra said...

indie collective leather applique top

Ashley said...

I love the indie collective red military cuff, that's a piece I would end up wearing everyday!

KikiZoe86(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'm really liking the indie collective spider's web skirt set.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

terri142 said...

I love the leather applique top

Melinda said...

i like the collective Road Pencil Skirt

Melinda said...

posted about your giveaway:
http://melindajoy.blogspot.com/2009/02/couture-giveaway.html

Kristi said...

indie collective leather applique top
by peoplescouture
is gorgeous!
Love the sites
kristi2bsb@yahoo.com

dvice said...

My favorite is indie collective tank top -tankette

Anonymous said...

Sounds great!

groenewald.kirsten@gmail.com

kaylee8 said...

I love the Ostrich clutch/large wallet!

Danielle M. said...

I like the indie collective over the knee sox.

dmmarklin at bresnan dot net

chefflizz said...

TRIBAL PRINT indie shirt, thanks!

mar said...

I love the Super Power Top. That red color is stunning and I love the shoulder fit!

Ashley said...

indie collective assemblage no-1 (dress, skirt x2) is my favorite!
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

purango said...

The indie collective silkscreened mini denim wrap skirt is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

joannaonthelake said...

I am psyched about learning these 2 shops exist! The clothes and accessories are so super cool, very unique and exactly how I love to dress! I love so many items I saw today and at the top of my list is the Caped Tank Top, one of a kind - by indie collective. I love the versatility that this top brings. You can easily wear it with your favorite hot jeans, or a cute little skirt or dress it up with your favorite black slacks! It is stunning! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

joannaonthelake said...

I posted about this wonderful giveaway on Twitter with a link to this Blog and Giveaway. Here is a link to my posting:

http://twitter.com/joannaonthelake/status/1209720725

joannaonthelake@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I love the "love me i will never change" tank.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (d0t) com

dani said...

I love the hourglass tank.

Ludmilochka said...

I really love the indie collective SILKSCREEN V-TANK

Qwill said...

I like the amoeba free form top

amyinkamloops said...

Thanking you for posting such a wonderful review. The indie collective laptop computer glove in red is my pick. Thank you once again. ~ Amy (amyinkamloops *AT* gmail.com)

Aisling said...

The indie collective pink couture top-ooak is marvelously unique.

rosannepm said...

At Indivisual I liked the cherry blossoms -silkscreened denim wrap skirt by indie collective
rosans4@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

love me I will never change

Karrie said...

I love the ameoba - free form, multi-use strapless silk top, very cute :)

prplrush said...

Thanks for this great giveaway! I also love their indie collective fuschia buckle cuff! Thanks again ;)

Alice500 said...

I like the mirror agent dress

backflash_tuna@juno.com

melinda said...

I really love the indie collective SILKSCREEN V-TANK in both the colors from Indivisual. Very unique and and pretty colors.

dn6511 said...

I really like the tank and hope I win

Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Indie Collective transforming space dress. Very cute!

Carolyn said...

I love the Super Cut tee!

Melanie said...

I really love the silkscreened summer wrap-skirt! I would totally see myself wearing that.

and the tank ;]

clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

lisalmg said...

These clothes are so cool! I love the Erratically Pleated Wrap Skirt!
Thanks!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Candie said...

I like the Love Me I Will Never Change shirt. Thank you.

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

coriwestphal said...

I like the ANALOG TEE by indie collective. Thanks!

coriwestphal said...

I don't have a blog to post this on but I did post the giveaway on Twitter and I have over 100 followers. Hope it counts! http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/status/1211688260

carolpie said...

I love the indie collective ostrich clutch/large wallet. Very pretty!

Rachel said...

indie collective hourglass tank.
sunswirlgirl at aol dot com

Helen said...

I love the indie collective leather applique top.

jolt! said...

I like the indie collective leather applique top.

intime said...

collective Road Pencil Skirt is cool intime(at)myself.com

diesel51 said...

The SilkScreen B Tank with the branches on it looks like the tree outside my house.

lilyk said...

I love the indie collective laptop computer glove!

ms.lilyk@gmail.com

Roseann K. said...

I like the silver dress by Indie Collective. Thanks!

elsmarlouamrman said...

My favorite is the Indie Collective Erratically Pleated Wrap Skirt. So simple, yet very unusual. Thanks for this chance. I love the Tankette tank top!

elsmangeri@snet.net

kathy pease said...

i love the blue bat sleeve sweater, edition of four -by indie collective

Wanda said...

Wow! Wow!! I went all agog at the "indie collective transforming space dress" - it's dazzling! Really love that tank, too. Thank you for the giveaway.
klownmom[at]gmail[dot]com

liliesrnice said...

I love the road pencil skirt, very modern and just my style.

mom2anutball said...

I like the CAUSE AN EFFECT - indie collective tee!

artmarcia said...

I like the indie collective laptop computer glove--great color!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I Love The Blue Bat Sleeve Sweater!

Samantha P said...

the indie collective SILKSCREEN V-TANK is soooo pretty!

Tammy said...

I like the Road Pencil Skirt from the People's Couture shop

Amy said...

I like the indie collective ROAD pencil skirt!

Anonymous said...

indie Collective Tank is my pick!
xlr8cindy(at)gmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I like the indie collective hand-cuff...the gold one :)
starsapphire21 at comcast.net

bndraldy said...

My favorite is the indie collective hand-knit mohair tote. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

Jill1 said...

ABSTRACT SERIES abstract 1 is my favorite because it resembles zebra stripes.

Casey Becher said...

I love the Indie Collective Erratically Pleated Wrap Skirt.

Marilyn said...

I don't think my last comment went through, so....

I really like the top in the giveaway!! CUTE!

Raven said...

UPDATE:

CHLOE is the lucky winner of the gorgeous tank by Peoples Couture... CONGRATULATIONS!

...a special THANK YOU to everyone who commented on this feature and entered the give-a-way! Be sure to enter next week's give going on now.

xxx
Raven

Me said...

Gosh, I love the indie collective ROAD pencil skirt! I look forward to getting in shape enough to wear things like that again!