Who we are ?
Chief Executive Officer
Charmaine's career experiences in prestigious fashion houses include L'Wren Scott, and Yves Saint Laurent - under the direction of Tom Ford. She has also worked on productions for Giorgio Armani, Van Clef and Arpels, and Victoria's Secret.
Holding a variety of posts from the cutting room to the executive offices, Charmaine has been immersed in many areas of fashion. From trend forecasting to costume design; visual merchandising to show production; she has a vast knowledge from every corner of the industry.
Her early life experience and extensive travel, is reflected in her approach to fashion. Born in the Bronx, New York, and raised by a single mother, she grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, Caracas, Venezuela and Northampton, England as well as various places in the Untied States.
After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Charmaine moved to Paris and landed her first job on the Faubourg Saint Honoré.
Formerly Creative Director of her eponymous line of bespoke accessories, she has an eye for iconic style, proportion, composition, detail, and color.
Having held various positions in the fashion industry from textile design to trend forecasting, Laura's newest challenge as Lead Buyer at Faubourg and Figueroa stretches her imagination and allows her to further explore her own creativity as she elaborates wardrobes reflecting the lifestyle of each individual client.
Her experiences and extensive travel in Europe brings fresh eyes and a different perspective to the creative process at F&F.
What we do
Creating expertly curated wardrobes
Faubourg and Figueroa has a unique approach to its clients and a specific vision of the wardrobe building process. The idea is quite simple, and takes part in two phases.
Phase one is the auditing phase, spending time with the client, getting to know who they are and how they spend their time, determining what they want and how they see themselves. Finding out what their life style is and what they would like to look like. We will then determine what percentage of the clients' time is spent in business meetings, shopping, exercising, charity work, leisure etc.
Phase two is the procurement process. Faubourg and Figueroa will set about building a wardrobe look by look for every circumstance divided proportionally by how much time is spent on different activities. For example if 40% of the clients' time is spent in business meetings, 20% on physical activity, and 10% on a yacht etc., the wardrobe will be built to reflect that. The clothing will then be tailored if needed so that each piece fits perfectly.
F&F is an exclusive service for a bespoke clientele and reserves the right to hand pick their clients. More importantly, our client list is strictly confidential. We could be dressing your best friend, but we will never tell.
Not only will Faubourg and Figueroa do all of the legwork and the personal shopping, they will create the perfect look for every circumstance. Your personal collection will be delivered with all of the accessories (shoes, handbags, scarves, gloves, jewelry, ties, cuff links, collar stands etc.) and more importantly it will come with a look-book. The look-book will include each look shot on a fit model that corresponds to the clients' body type so that there is a visual memory of how the look is to be worn. The look-book will also contain hair and make-up suggestions as needed and detailed pictures of the accessories. Each look will come with its own garment bag and accompanying accessories to make packing and traveling easier. In that optic each client will have access codes to their own personal portal on our web site so that they can have their look-book at their fingertips and not have to travel with the hard copy.
It's not fashion It's style.
10, Place Vendôme
Tel. : +33 1 70 37 57 64