We are a mother & daughter duo, officially established as a independent small business on Sept 3, 2015 . The name Y&Y Studio was created to symbolize our names & business partnership,
I , Yatiri have set out on a goal driven journey to bring my mothers amazing skills to light , expose her creativity to the public and most importantly retire her from the sewing machine and put her into the world of art and design where she truly belongs.
Yrma was born in Lima, Peru on August 16, 1955. Raised in a boarding school at a catholic convent where she learned basic yet tedious embroidery and basic sewing but her first taste of sewing, tailoring and pattern work was at the age of 8 during vacations from school where she was shadowed her grandmother, Cristina Reeves.
Cristina Reeves "Mama Cristina" born in Bulgaria or Germany ( records from that era unclear) fled to Peru in the early 1900's due to Anti-Semitism rise. Born into status & wealth she studied the art of sewing in Europe for enjoyment and would only make clothes for family and friends. Yrma recounts stories of her teen years where she and Mama Cristina would browse their favorite magazine ELLE for inspiration on the lastest fashion to make clothes for herself.
At the age 19 while majoring in Theater and Stage Design she worked for the Ballet Nacional de Peru (National Ballet of Peru) in the costume department as an intern under the director at the time, Juanita where she learned everything you can imagine on a set of a classical ballet.
After serving an LDS mission at the age 21 , she went to visit former mission companions in Canada and Chicago in 1981 and during that trip is when she made the choice to visit Salt Lake City, UTAH and see the temple not knowing that Utah would be her home until today.
1994 she began her life long career in the bridal industry, at The Brides Shop with former owner and dear friend Kathy Haford and along side her Sarita Reyes. Yrma expresses with gratitude how Sarita taught her everything she gained when she worked in the department that made the gown samples from drawings for Oscar Dela Renta.
Flash forward to 2016, newley established as Y& Y Studio we are still providing any alterations needs and redesign of any type of attire to our community but with one simple goal of mine... show the world YRMA FLORES as the true artist and designer she really is.
With lots of love,