The Story

Handmade in California for  wanderlusts who honor the earth. 

Love Faustine, launched in 2017 on the beaches of California with a vision to change the way we shop for fashion

Created by Valerie Werner-Longo and inspired by her love of the beach, travel and her West Coast life.  She strives to create pieces that you want to live in, comfortable, effortless garments that evoke the feeling of a perpetual California beach lifestyle.  Using only recycled, dead-stock fabrics and vintage garments, she designs and handcrafts each piece in her small Redondo Beach Studio.  Her vision is to build a line for women that is both sustainable and ethically made using only pre-existing materials, no harsh dyes, no excessive use of water, no animal by-products and with minimal waste.  


Starting her career in New York City as a womenswear designer and stylist, she worked in the fashion industry assisting upcoming designers and fashion houses. Having children and moving to the beach in Southern California shifted her priorities and perspectives. 


   With a discerning eye and strong point of view about fashions waste,  Valerie began to create a distinctive, feminine collection with minimal carbon footprint while still exuding California beach lifestyle she loved.  By extending the life of garments and recycling dead stock textiles, the Love Faustine collection was born.

A Faustine Woman 

 is optimistic, intelligent, and carbon-free. 

A visionary.  

Honoring our planet while marching boldly into the future.