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Veronica Sheaffer is a Chicago designer who has built a reputation for classic, feminine design with thoughtful, unexpected details. Beginning as a self-taught dressmaker, she launched her brand of handcrafted gowns and accessories in 2010. Since then, she’s become a favorite among fashion-forward clients, and her work has been featured in numerous publications and blogs (NY Magazine's The Cut, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridal Guide Magazine, Style Me Pretty, ELLE China, People and many others). 

She began her career with Coco Irene, a women's clothing and accessories line she created with Taryn Parker, performing as Creative Director and Designer. Coco Irene received fast attention from many publications and television shows-such as Lucky Magazine and Good Morning America Now-and during that time, countless brides began approaching Veronica for custom gowns, traveling from around the country to work with her.

Veronica also created and authored the popular blog, My Hands Made It, where she documented the launch of her bridal line, along with many home and wedding decor tutorials, and received praise from Apartment Therapy, Ruffled and others.

Now she can be found writing and laughing at How Old is Too Old?, an Instagram magazine and blog for women over 35, and at Wardrobe Myself, where she documents creating a luxury wardrobe for herself, undies and all.  

Veronica has contributed to books for Penguin Books Australia, produced creative content for corporate clients (from costuming to crafting) and is experienced as an on-set tailor in Chicago.