At Sparkle Designs our dresses and customers are the stars, so no corporate airbrushed photos here, nor buzzwords, taglines and corporate commitment statements (besides word of mouth from our customers will tell you that you are in safe hands).
We are sure you might like to know a little more about us and get to know who we are.
Beverley Holley – Design Director
With over 20 years of experience designing world class ballroom and latin dance dresses for the top dancers in the world, Beverley, our founder, is fully trained, time served and one of the most experienced professional designers in the UK. She has danced since she was 8 so she knows a lot about what make a good dance dress and how it needs to move on the dancefloor.
Prior to starting Sparkle Designs Beverley was one of the main designers on early series of Strictly Come Dancing (only leaving to start our company), and also designed for the worlds very best dancers including Hazel Newberry, Joanne Bolton, Alessandra Bucciarelli and Kristi Boyce to name but a few during 10 years with her previous employer, Chrisanne.
Beverley is a perfectionist and is not only our designer, but also makes all of our couture dresses, and will be your point of contact throughout.
Rosa Alvarez Garcia
Rosa is a professional stoner (sounds wrong I know) and has been with us from the start, working prior to us with Beverley at Chrisanne.
Rosa stones all of our dresses and mens latinwear and is an essential and integral part of our team as well as a close and valued friend. She’s also a master of feather application and decorates our accessories.
Every Sparkle Designs couture dress you see on our website and on the dance floor (provided it has rhinestones!) has had Rosa’s magic touch.
Rosa and Beverley really are the dream team when it comes to Ballroom and Latin Dresses.
Michael Holley – Managing Director
Website, computer systems and accounts. You will see him at some exhibitions helping out or child minding, while the talent does her stuff.
Michael does the boring stuff allowing Beverley to focus on the creative side ensuring we continue to be at the top of our profession.
Anyone who knows him will be thankful that there are no photo’s of him on this page.
Our Design Studio
We operate from our Victorian seaside house in Eastbourne on the sunshine coast at the edge of the South Downs National Park with its own design studio, and all the facilities we need (and its not far from London!). In the spring/summer, after your appointment you can enjoy a stroll along the Victorian promenade, top up on your tan, visit our 150 year old pier, or take cream tea at the Grand Hotel. Some even make a weekend of it’s since it’s such a great place to be (and cheaper than London!). Much nicer than an industrial unit in South London!