Today we’d like to introduce you to Jane Bebita.
Hi Jane, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
It’s been a thrilling career so far – traveling the globe, styling, and promoting some of the most beautiful and exotic women in the world! In my roles with the Miss Universe Organization, Ford Models’ Supermodel of the World competition, and the Star Group’s Leading Entrepreneurial Women of the World Awards, I prepared my girls for celebrity and charitable events, commercials, photoshoots, fashion runways, television interviews, international competitions and audiences with royalty. I’m proud to say that during my tenure, I had one Miss World, four Miss USAs make the top 10, and two Miss Universe winners! One of my favorite things, however, was being exposed to the culture and fashions each young woman brought to the stage. Meeting well-known, as well as unique, up-and-coming designers from various countries, gave me a love of fashion and a passion for helping young women achieve their goals. And now, being able to curate those extraordinary designs for the tulle + dye shoppe is a dream come true.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Unfortunately, I opened my store in California during the economic downturn and it was a complete disaster! Once my lease was up, my family and I decided that it was time to head back to my Midwestern roots. In the fall of 2019, I packed up my shoppe and moved to the Parkville area of Kansas City, Missouri and enlisted the help of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Amy Bozarth, to be the manager. Amy had previously worked for VanBros. & Associates, producers of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA state pageants for Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Arkansas and had been the manager for another designer gown store. Together, we were looking to build the Midwest’s best women’s formalwear store!
The actual move proved not to be without its share of drama, however, as the company I hired abandoned the truck with all my dresses in a casino parking lot in Vegas — unlocked, but thankfully, still full! Fortunately, we were able to track down the truck at a tow yard, transport everything to a rental and drive it to KC ourselves!
All’s well that ends well, right? And then there was the “pandemic…”
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
The tulle + dye shoppe has everything one might need for a special event: prom, pageant, cocktail party, black-tie event, gala, debutante ball, or wedding. We carry several nationally and internationally-known designers such as Sherri Hill, Tarik Ediz, Ashley Lauren, Jovani, Johnathan Kayne, Nicole Bakti, Portia & Scarlett, and Scala as well as the entire line of Diverse Style by Sydni Dion shoes and Jim Ball earrings. In addition to evening gowns and cocktail dresses, we carry jumpsuits, rompers, bandage, and bodycon dresses and have just begun carrying pageantwear for little girls as well!
What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
We treat all our customers like family and strive to be brutally honest with regard to our clients’ fashion choices. We’re not the types to sell something that doesn’t make our clients completely happy or showcase them in their best light. If we don’t have it, we’ll do our best to find it. We aren’t pushy salespeople and our clients have come to trust us because of it.
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