What clients have to say about Alisa Mandel and her work:

“Alisa Mandel is a unique and talented designer that really knows how to design a garment from an idea, and execute it so that it fits perfectly! Alisa brings passion and intensity to whatever she creates, and is devoted to the art of making her customers look beautiful and move well on the dance floor. She has designed several costumes for me and I’m delighted with the results!” - Edna Guevara



“The most important factor for me is the fit of the costume. Alisa has it down to a “T” . She has made me a great number of costumes. We put our heads together during the design and the finished product is always exquisite. I have never worn a costume that was not greeted with a compliment. Her costumes truly help me define my love for dance!” -  Pinky Puno



“Alisa has made several dresses for me and I have gotten great compliments on all of them.  In addition, she is very helpful and willing to work with me on making additions or changes to dresses – even those that were originally made by someone else.  She’s a wonderful resource and we’re lucky to have her right here in the Washington area.” - Melissa Collins

“Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all your time and effort invested in designing and making a Wedding Reception/Dance dress. It was a very challenging job, but thanks to your amazing talent, your creativity and your professionalism the dress turned out to be absolutely magnificent and stunning. It was exactly as I had pictured it, and it was a dream come true for me. I had so many compliments on my dress and people were really taken by it. I really appreciate the passion and skills you put into creating a dress that reflects my personality. You are a fabulous designer and a wonderful individual. I am so glad to have met you!” — Natasha Franklin


“Alisa listens and is honest in telling you if what you want is good for your figure.  Her dresses are beautiful and have great movement.  I have always received compliments when I wear them and they are sure to be noticed on the dance floor.” - Benilda Doctolero


“I’m a professional Ballroom dancer and I’ve been working with Alisa for several years. She is an amazing designer. Alisa has an excellent eye and does a beautiful job! All her dresses on the floor look amazing and are simply the best!! I’m very thankful to her for all her work. She is the best!” – Natalia Fridmanovich



“I have had my gowns made by Alisa both Smooth and Latin. Working with Alisa is a pleasure. My gowns cause a great deal of positive review when I wear them.” - Lila Ferzacca



“I have known Alisa for over 20 years. She has designed all my ballroom competition gowns and costumes. Needless to say, she is a creative and talented person. Her creations gave me so much confidence in performing. I am so fortunate to have her as a friend as well.” – Sonya Soriano


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