Just back from market in NYC and had to share our designer sightings! First, we met the iconic Carolina Herrera. Yes, she looks like she walked out of a magazine….so elegant and beautiful. I have to admit I was a little starstruck! Her classic collection with a modern twist was just as stunning for resort ’15 as it is every season. Fun facts about Ms. Herrera: She started her clothing line at the suggestion of her friend Diana Vreeland, the then Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. And, I can hardly believe this, she is 75 years old…she doesn’t look anywhere near this age….even in person.
Then on our next day, Deb and I had an appointment at Wes Gordon and there he was. How fun was it to walk in his showroom and get a chance to meet him after we both just read an article about him in Vogue?! His collection was fabulous (as was he)…infusing luxury and timeless sophistication with a young, modern edge. Fun fact: He worked with both Oscar and Tom Ford before launching his own collection in 2009.
You know how much I love dresses – one article of clothing…one complete look….it’s so easy! Well we need to expand your dress selection… if you haven’t become acquainted with the maxi dress, let me introduce you. Maxi dresses continue to be on trend for this spring and summer. They have followed the vibrant color trend as their shorter counterparts and are vivid and fresh! We have many in store for you from some of your favorites – Three Dots, Vince, Clover Canyon, Elie Tahari, Lilly Pulitzer, Muse, Magaschoni and Michael Stars. This floor-length dress has the ability to suit all shapes and sizes, it’s universally flattering and there’s no need to have perfect legs. Also, please do not make the assumption that you’re too short to wear a maxi….because that is NOT the case! Maxi dresses do not discriminate…they look fabulous on the tall and the petite! Pair the maxi back to great sandals and some fabulous accessories…including rock star sunglasses from Tom Ford, Prada or D&G and you will look like you’ve walked out of a magazine!
Tomorrow…tomorrow…tomorrow….WE ARE HAVING A PARTY! Yes, it is our annual Pre-Spring Break Party Thursday, March 24….that I L-O-V-E! Tax-Free Shopping store wide (excludes trunk show)….even cosmetics. This is the perfect time to get items to fill up your suitcase for spring break! We have a DJ starting at noon, food, drinks and more. What is the more…this could take me an hour to report on everything, but I’ll try to summarize it best I can because I know you don’t have an hour to read it all! Michael Stars trunk show (They sent in tons of tees, dresses, hats, bags….in the best colors…somebody hold me back!), DL1961 Try ’em and Buy ’em Denim Event (Try on a pair, enter to win a $50 Leigh’s gift card. Buy a pair, enter to win a $100 Leigh’s gift card!), Tom Ford eyewear trunk show (Yes, the entire collection of the hottest sunglasses in the world – ok, maybe, not the world….I’m getting a little excited…but they are so on trend.), Lilly Pulitzer Trunk Show (You should see the cute merchandise they sent in for both women and children. I already have my name on one of the dresses), Ralph Lauren Black Label Trunk Show (Luxury, luxury, luxury, yet, wearable, wearable, wearable!), Trish McEvoy MakeUp Event (I know I’ve said it before, but their planner is my FAVORITE! And it’s all tax-free tomorrow!), oh I almost forgot, Gift Cards – everyone gets to pick a gift card (valued at $10, $15, $25, $50 or $100) off of our tiki tree to use on their purchase tomorrow. Now the party will only be complete if you are in attendance…..so what’d say….did I make it enticing enough for you to join us? Great! See you tomorrow!