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Sarah Eileen McLaughlin Reed, is a custom bridal designer and women's fashion designer in Georgetown, TX, just north of Austin.
Sarah and her grandmother share Eileen as a middle name. Ruth Eileen McLaughlin is 95 years old living with Alzheimer’s now. She sewed and crafted for most of her life and this inspired Sarah at an early age. Sarah's mother handmade most of her clothing growing up and was an interior designer for over 20 years. Sarah's father is an engineer and businessman. Creativity, fashion and entrepreneurship came naturally to Sarah. She is the only girl out of six children, no wonder Sarah's life aspiration gravitated towards fashion.
Sarah has plans to open an exclusive bridal salon in Austin in the near future. From here, she will sell her own couture designs along with other local and national designers.
Sarah spent 7 years in the DFW Metroplex attending school and working. She graduated as an Honors Graduate from The Art Institute of Dallas with an Associate of Applied Arts degree in Fashion Design. Sarah continued her education at The University of North Texas and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising and Minor in Business.
In August of 2012, Sarah was chosen as a "Top Austin Fashion Designer" for the Driskill Runways Showcase at Austin Fashion Week, where she was given the opportunity to debut her bridal collection. This event has kick-started her brand and she is forever thankful to Matt Swinney and his team.
Sarah now resides in Georgetown, TX where her roots are, with her husband, daughter, son and family close by.
Sarah's love is designing; her passion is couture bridal, eveningwear and costume.