Raoul Blanco – Raoul Blanco

 

Raoul Blanco was born in 1941 in Puerto Rico. In growing up he was greatly influenced by his seamstress grandmother who created many of her own designs. Following his passion he enrolled in the Elia Roche’s School to study pattern making, draping, and sewing .Graduating as a professor of pattern making he then started to build a following of private clients.


Raoul’s first major success was when his design was worn by Mrs Rose Perez and was entered into Elizabeth Ardens “Cup of Elegance” competition, which he won! Following this he moved to New York, in the 1980s where he joined the popular Liz Claiborne label. In the 90’s Raoul moved to California and to this day has a dedicated following.

Our Fashion insider states “Raoul’s Latin origin can be seen in his designs. Both colourful and exaggerated they provided an exciting alternative to the then current trends.”

 

 

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2020's

Belfast Telegraph -
"Treasure trove of vintage designer fashion being sold after rescue from Belfast warehouse"

The Gloss -
Hidden Gems : This New Irish Website Stocks Incredible Designer Vintage With The Tags Still On"

2010's

Sunday Life -
"The Belfast style queen still on trend"

Belfast Telegraph -
"Hollywood gowns for girls about town"

Daily Mirror -
"Fashion Queen Iris.. Calls for £299 swamp Ulster Boutique"

Belfast Telegraph -
"Iris Meets the Queen"

Ulster Tatler -
Front Cover

Ulster Tatler -
Front Cover

2000's

NI Newsletter -
"On track for a sex and the city look..."

Belfast Telegraph -
"Lookalike Oscars fashion in Belfast"

Sunday Life -
"Basque-ing in Glamour"

Belfast Telegraph -
"Traffic-stopper Sian On Red Alert"

1990's

Belfast Newsletter -
"Cruising with Jane McDonald"

Belfast Telegraph -
"Beautiful farewell for top fashion boutique"

Sunday Life -
"Lovely Louisa dressed to thrill"

Life Times -
"Gowns to Di for. Win a dress fit for a princess!"

1980's

Belfast Telegraph -
"Suit that is Taylor made for the rich"

Belfast Newsletter -
"Glittering Occasion"

"Spring Fever"

Accent Magazine -
Front Cover

1970's

Belfast Newsletter -
"It looks better on a girl"

Ulster Woman -
"Dr Zhivago here I come!"

Sunday News -
"No "work" problem for Pat"

Daily Mirror -
"Crochet for days"

Ulster Woman -
"Variations on the maxi theme"

Sunday News -
"What goes over the bikini"

1960's

Ulster Woman -
"You can be the centre of attention in this white crepe party dress by Fab Girl available at La Babalu Boutique"

Woman's World -
"Smart Model In A Smart Rig"

Belfast Newsletter -
"Model Soldiers?"

Ulster Woman -
"Ulster Woman Fashion Flash"

Belfast Telegraph -
"The Hot Pants Warm Up"

Belfast Newsletter -
"Back To Bonnie"