"I am a repeat customer of Lena Harbali, and am not looking back.
I commissioned her for an outfit that was a crop top and mermaid skirt. They fit me like a glove. It was for my graduation party, and last minute, but she worked with me to produce a unique garment that reflected my style, but still contained the Lena Harbali edge that drew me to her work. She worked very quickly, we spoke on the phone, and through our discussions put together a sketch of her ideas. When we met in person we looked over the sketches and she edited them on the spot with my input. I could not be happier with the results! And the best part, it only took a couple days, faster than Amazon Prime! And it's something completely unique and my own that I will cherish and re-wear whenever I get the chance!
I was so thrilled with the results that I went back to get a custom evening gown for a wedding I was attending. Lena sat with me for a long time getting an idea of my style and what I wanted, and drew up multiple sketches for me to look over. It was a truly collaborative experience, she really wants to make sure you are happy with the design, and keeps you as involved as you'd like to be. She chose the perfect fabric for the dress, and made adjustments so that would fit perfectly. When it was done I was amazed. Honestly, I feel like I can walk the red carpet in this gown. I was the most glamorous one at the wedding, which made me choose her to design my wedding dress for my wedding next year. Having Lena design my dress will ensure that no one can outshine me on my big day. Cannot wait to work with her on this piece!"
- Naseem Bokhari
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"You gave us the greatest gift imaginable, and we can't thank you enough for not only the inspiration and work, thank you also for the support and preserve. Our attire was unquestionably the most talked about aspect of the wedding- more than our vows, the party, or the other guests. We were enveloped with love, and your energy will be what we most recall from our wedding."
- Ted and John
"Lena Harbali is accomplished and talented and poised and empathetic and a visionary. She seems determined to change the world and I think she is equipped to do so! I am so honored to have met her and to have purchased a Lena Harbali original garment which I will treasure!"
- Laura Tas
"When my husband proposed to my I was so happy -- and completely incoherent! My first rational thought after, "Yes!!" was, "I want Lena to make my wedding dress!" I was elated the next day when she agreed to do it! We asked each of our guests to mail us a piece of fabric that had meant something to them, to add to the dress. This meant Lena started an already fantastically complex project with a pile of handkerchiefs, doilies, table clothes, wedding veils... and she made the most exquisite piece of art imaginable from them! It was the highlight of my wedding. Nobody could believe how beautiful all their old fabric had become, and my husband cried like a little kid when he saw me! The dress fit me like a glove and I felt like an angel. I doubt I will ever look that beautiful again in my life. But I should order another dress from Lena some time, just to find out.... ;-) "
- Claudia Selene Settle