Cookie Dubois Discusses Clothing Line

Fashion Designer

By Devin White

_MG_4274A year ago, Fashion Designer Cookie DuBois debuted her clothing line, Cookie DuBois Clothing, and has essentially breathed new life into the retro fashions of the 1950s and 1960s. Influenced by that time period, DuBois’ designs feature tea length dresses, curve hugging styles and feminine patterns.

Sporting a pin curl hair-do and cherry lips, it’s obvious that DuBois makes clothing that she would also wear herself. In fact, that’s sort of how DuBois started sewing to begin with.

“My mom actually taught me how to make clothing. It started when I was in middle school,” she said. “I was an awkward sized kid, so she had to make all of my pants and uniform pants. Then I started getting into pageants with her. We started making my pageant dresses, and I’ve loved sewing ever since.”

With 30-35 designs, DuBois has begun rolling out her summer collection, Louisiana Summer, which is inspired by her home state and includes light colors and some designs with a magnolia print.

Cookie DuBois Clothing is available at Vessel Vintage (formerly Olive Street Thrift & Vintage) and also will be sold at The Vagabond Showroom opening in the fall at the new Lofts at 624 in downtown Shreveport.

To learn more about Cookie DuBois Clothing, visit www.facebook.com/cookieduboisclothing.