a*voyce

HAPPY NEW YEAR : 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!! Yea, I know I know... "It's January 9th, it's not 'New Year' anymore! Aren't you a little late!?" Well, considering there are 365 days in a year, and we're less than ten days in, It still feels NEW to me!! I'm also the kind of person who celebrates "Birthday Week", so why not stretch this happy-new-year thing out a bit? In fact, that might be one of my New Year's resolutions.... to always over-celebrate things for an extended, inappropriate amount of time. That sounds fun.

ANYWAY, It's needless to say that I'm very excited for what 2013 has in store!! There were a lot cool events and gigs in 2012 that I'm still reflecting on, and a lot of little seeds planted that I'm waiting to see bloom. Although I don't make a habit of trying to predict the future, there are at least a couple of things I know we can look forward to in 2013, things I'm super excited about!

One thing I know we can expect is to FINALLY get that look at the new A*VOYCE collection I've been working on! Within the next few months I'll be giving you the first peeks at what I've been sweating out in the sweat shop lately. Then, throughout the rest of the year, you can expect new ways to check out the entire new collection, an updated website, new lookbook, new ways of ordering, and info about some cool events that are in the works!

Another fun thing to look out for is my episode of MIKE & MOLLY which is set to air this coming Monday, January 14th! I shot the episode before the holidays and have been waiting patiently to get the official air date. Of course I will post again about that with all the info, but there was another fun element to shooting that episode... a little excursion into the life of my alter-ego... you'll be seeing more about that soon, too ;)

Well, here's hoping 2013 is great year for all of us! Keep Celebrating!!!

 

 

 

Back in the Sweatshop

It's that time again... time to get my butt back in front of my sewing machine, and sweat it out in the sweatshop ....

I'm really, really excited about my next collection, it's AMAZING (inside my own head, that is) so now I have the task of making it a reality... this is the fun part, but I want to take things up a notch this time, take A*VOYCE CLOTHING to the next level...so if that means more hours in the sweatshop, then so be it.

Did this first prototype come out good enough?

I'm a frayed not! (har har)

NO MORE JOKING AROUND! TRY AGAIN!

I'm hard at work.... but I'll keep you posted as to how things are turning out...

A*VOYCE 2.0 !!!

Miss West Hollywood Latina in A*VOYCE

Check out Miss West Hollywood Latina, Esmeralda Leon, wearing a custom dress by A*VOYCE

A few months ago, Esmeralda Leon contacted me to design a dress for her to wear for the interview portion of the Miss California Latina Pageant. She needed something sexy, but sophisticated, something classy, but something that would also set her apart. What better than a one-of-a-kind dress made especially for her!

Esmeralda has a very athletic body type, so she wanted something that would make her look more curvy, I knew the asymmetrical s-curve ruffle accent on the a*voyce Strapless Ruffle Dress would do just that. We customized the design even more to suit her needs....

I lengthened the hem to just above the knee, chose a beautiful Navy Blue fabric, and designed a custom cap sleeve to make the dress more buisness-appropriate for her interview. I think she looked absolutely STUNNING in this dress!

What's even better? Esmeralda was the RUNNER UP for Miss California Latina!!

Congrats, Esmeralda! Let's do this again sometime ;)

the BREASTival: a Gift-Raiser of Oncologic Proportions

On December 13th, A*VOYCE CLOTHING will be sponsoring a prize at a benefit concert to support a friend's battle with her cancer treatment costs......

In 2004-2005 Mimi Ferraro and I spent a short time as roommates while we were on the RENT National Tour. Shortly after the tour ended we shared something else, without even realizing it... a cancer diagnosis. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and Mimi; breast cancer. We are both extremely fortunate to have good prognoses, *we are both going to be OK*, but now Mimi has to deal with the next 5 years of treatments, medications, follow-ups, and all the costs that go along with it....

SO... Mimi decided to take matters into her own hands and ask for some help from her circle of friends and all the loving, wonderful people in our community, and is having a benefit concert in her own honor!!

Performers include Rebecca Naomi Jones (another RENT tour alum), Sheri Sanders, Anne Fraser Thomas, Vicky Modica, Mimi Ferraro, LaDonna Burns (our beautiful "Seasons of Love" soloist on the RENT tour), Matt McMahan, Chris Wade, Leah Gerstel, and Emily McNamara.

Of course I jumped at the chance to donate a piece from the A*VOYCE line for Mimi's raffle. After all,  the cause hits close to home, and I'm happy to do what I can to help!

(here is the piece that's up for grabs!! The prize also includes a 15% OFF coupon for their next A*VOYCE order!!)

Other raffle prizes include: coaching sessions with top New York theater teachers, dance classes, restaurant gift certificates, and clothing items from high-end designers.

Here's what you need to know if you want to pitch in and help a sister out:

the BREASTival: a Gift-Raiser of Oncological Proportions

Monday, December 13 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm The D-Lounge 101 East 15th St. New York, NY

Doors at 7, performances at 7:30

$25 suggested donation; $50 if you wear pink

If you can't attend the event, please consider a donation in your absence: www.mimisgiftraiser.blogspot.com (Scroll down to donation information.)

***Now partnering with THE PINK DAISY PROJECT***

www.pinkdaisyproject.com

You may make tax-deductible donations through The Pink Daisy Project -- just be sure to put Mimi's name in the notes/memo section of Paypal.

Donations made through THE PINK DAISY PROJECT at the BREASTival will be tax-deductible over $10, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Read More about it at BROADWAY WORLD:

D Lounge to Host BREASTIVAL, 12/13

I wish Mimi the BEST of luck and hope the benefit is a HUGE success!!!!!

Emily Osment wears A*VOYCE

Check out actress/singer Emily Osment wearing A*VOYCE during an interview on Boston's FOX 25 !!!

Emily Osment, best known for playing "Lilly Truscott" on Disney's Hannah Montana, is currently promoting her debut album FIGHT OR FLIGHT, and she wore the BLACK RUFFLE MINI DRESS by A*VOYCE during her interview on FOX 25 news! She looks GREAT!!

You can order the dress Emily is wearing!! Just...

CLICK HERE!!!!!

Watch the interview:

A*VOYCE SPECIAL: Free Shipping!!!



As some of you out there know, September is a very special month for me because my BIRTHDAY is September 9th! (will accept birthday wishes now :) ) SO, in honor of my birthday month,

I am offering FREE standard shipping within the U.S. for all A*Voyce Clothing orders for the entire month of September!!



SHOP NOW

Check out the LOOK BOOK and the ENTIRE COLLECTION on the A*VOYCE website and if there is something you've got your eye on, now's the time to place your A*VOYCE Orders!!!



Happy Birthday to me!




A*Voyce goes to CERIA

Last week I brought my entire A*Voyce collection to the coolest new apparel store in Ventura called CERIA, the ONLY store that is currently carrying my clothing!

In a way, It was all because of CERIA that I created the line in the first place! My friend Wil Corpus is the co-owner of CERIA, and when he was in the process of opening the store we discussed the possibility of maybe selling some of my designs there.... A few months later, HERE WE ARE!

A*Voyce was born and now the line is available for sale EXCLUSIVELY at CERIA!

It was a really  huge for me to finally bring the clothes to the store... after all the hard work it was SO exciting to see my clothes hanging on the rack, in a for-real super- hip clothing store,  with for-real price tags and everything!

I really have to thank Wil for all the support, and I REALLY hope the clothes do well at his place!

Thanks,Wil!

(me trying on the blue version of the strapless ruffle dress! Go try it on, its at the store!)

SO.... If you wanna go check out  the entire A*Voyce collection

AND Check out some great rare finds,

go to

CERIA on Main

324 East Main Street Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 667-8501 info@shopceria.com

11am-8pm Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm Sundays

Right across the street from Urban Outfitters

Fashion Friday: BIG NEWS - ORDER NOW!

PLACE YOUR ORDERS NOW!!!

I'm SO happy to announce that the entire A*Voyce Clothing collection is now available to view and ORDER on the website!!!

VIEW THE COLLECTION AND ORDER NOW!

**Please read the ORDER page carefully, there are instructions and a lot of info about the unique ordering process that I'm offering.**

I am SO excited that this is finally up and running, and I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!

CONTACT ME

AND COMMENT HERE!!!

BIG Thank You's to all the people who made this possible!!!

Kelle Deeter Photography, for shooting the Look Book,

Mischa Pfister, for shooting my catalogue,

Mayumi Ando for designing my AMAZING hang tags!! (more on that soon!!!)

All my focus group girls; Marie Westbrook, Lucy Graves, Allison, Anosha, Amber, and Jen

My awesome Husband, Rob, for being super supportive :)

and The LA Fashion District, for the amazing resources!!

OK.... Get your order on!

GO!

INTRODUCING: A*Voyce by Ava Gaudet

I'd like to officially announce the launch of my clothing line

A*Voyce by Ava Gaudet

Over the past 3 months I made the decision to take my hobby of designing my own clothes to the next level and, for the first time, create a collection that's available for sale and for custom order. The collection is complete and now the website and lookbook have been created for the line! The complete catalogue of items and online store is still in the works, but I will announce when those are available as SOON as I can! If you notice, in the upper right part of this website, where the site pages are listed, the page that USED to say "Fashion" now says "a*voyce" !!! This is where you can now find ALL the new info, pictures, and updates for the line , so check it out!!!

www.avagaudet.com/avoyce

Go there now to check out select images from the LOOKBOOK, and read about the meaning behind the name, as well as the background of my inspiration for the line!!!

A separate  website has been created specifically for the clothing line to make it easier to place orders (a function that will be in effect SOON!) but for NOW go check it out to see all the fun stuff, including the complete LOOKBOOK!

A*VOYCE CLOTHING

In this pic: Strapless Ruffle Dress in white

(available for custom order soon!)

In this pic: One Shoulder Top w/ Ruffle Detail

(available for custom order soon!)

In this Pic: Hot Pink Mini Skirt; double layer Camisole with back zipper

(available for custom order soon!)

To See MORE go to the A*Voyce Website

A very special THANK YOU to Kelle Deeter and KelleDPHotography for doing this pictorial!!!