Meet Lisa . . .
Lisa is a Progressive Rock keyboardist and recording artist, making her lifelong dream come true in her family hometown. Her first job at age 16 was in a vintage clothing shop in Topeka.
From 2012-2017, she set up shop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where she had landed due to work, with her original inventory featuring items from her own collection, items she had worn in photoshoots, videos, and at performances, and slowly began adding collections from celebrities, estates, obtaining items on her travels and from other collectors. She specializes in pieces and styling for discerning collectors and wearers, musicians, actors and other performers, as well as couture items.
Lisa is also a photographer, with her work being shown most recently in Atlanta and Los Angeles. She is an award winning composer and keyboardist, recording for 25 years with artists such as John Payne of Asia, Michael Sadler of Saga and others. As a writer, she has published several books, contributed to several, and has been a cultural consultant on over a dozen academic books on Native American history. She is also a Registered Natural Health Practitioner, Certified Wellness Coach, and Certified Holistic Nutritional Counselor.
Couture 785 Arts
Couture 785 Arts is a mixture of a very curated collection of vintage fashion, called Platform 785, which specializes in eclectic and couture items from 1900 through the mid 1980's. In the art form, Couture 785 Arts is the home of vintage textile sculpture consisting of upcycled vintage fashion fashioned into permanent one-of-a-kind art. At the studio, you can also find Lisa LaRue's music, books and photography.
We are located at Amused Gallery & Gifts, 907 N. Kansas Ave in Studio E. We also have a vintage clothing booth open 7 days a week in Lawrence, KS at 830 MASS in the Lawrence Antique Mall, and our online shop currently handles handbags, hats and couture items, as well as some select vintage clothing items. We have thousands of items in our inventory. If you are looking for particular items, please contact us. We either have it, or can find it!