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It’s A Bright Spring With Ann Ross of Leggiadro

Chair print – Leggiadro

It was a true pleasure to catch up with Leggiadro designer Ann Ross on her recent visit to her Highland Park Village boutique!  Here’s the scoop on spring with Leggiadro.  The company is known for their beautiful array of custom and colorful prints!
S&S:    How did you come to own your own store? How many stores do you have total?
Ann Ross:

a. It was a lifelong dream since I was a child to own my own store. I always aspired to be a designer. Right now we have a total of 13 locations. I wanted to create a line that has a purpose. Clothes that have longevity. I love 15-20 year old pieces that you can put something new with and make a new outfit. I am all about timeless pieces in your wardrobe.
b.      My design is classic with a little kick. Something that is interesting for the customer that doesn’t really need anything. I like to create pieces of clothing that will fit in multiple people’s lifestyle.
c.       Your clothing must be comfortable. So many women travel and want to be comfortable while sitting on planes. The clothing items need to travel well. Items you can simply dress up and down.
d.      The most important thing I believe I do is listen to what customers want. What they like and don’t like. You can learn so much by just simply listening.

 


Brown Zebra – Leggiadro

S&S:       What is your most prized possession?

Ann Ross: Daisy my mini Labradoodle. She is a cinnamon/pumpkin color.  Wherever I go she goes with me. She even flies with me when I travel. I am stopped constantly by people asking what breed she is and where I got her. I recommend her fabulous breeder to everyone! Daisy is constantly with me either at home, at the office, or in our stores.

Leggiadro – Houndstooth

S&S:  What do you learn from your customers?
Ann Ross:    I love to listen to my customers! One customer explained to me how she really loves sequins and how we had incorporated that into a few past clothing items. This year, I have three different types of sequin sweaters. I even designed a print t-shirt with sequins. I believe these are items that people can quickly pair with pants and a scarf. One of my favorite pieces we had was a gorgeous cashmere blazer. Absolutely loved it!

S&S:     Who is your favorite designer? Or what is your favorite inspiration?
Ann Ross:  I definitely admire Bill Blass. He was an incredible American designer. He just understood what the American women wanted in clothing items. I also love Prada, Lanvin and of course –  Chanel.

Leggiadro- Classic Animal

S&S: Do you have a favorite artist? We know you love to display certain pieces of artwork in you stores.
Ann Ross:   I really like Bob Kane. I am a very big collector of his. I have multiple pieces from him throughout most of my stores and in my own home. I enjoy his use of colors and unique style. Most of his pieces are from scenes south of France. Locations from Capri and Venice are in a lot of his artwork.
S&S:   Do you have a favorite time period of fashion?

Ann Ross: 60’s and 70’s.

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Lela Rose Loves Color And The Extraordinary

a look towards spring – we can’t wait to shop the Lela Rose spring 2013 collection at our Highland Park Village boutique!

We loved catching up with fashion designer Lela Rose to get the scoop on the holiday season (a la Lela)!  What’s better than starting off 2013 with a stylish catchup with one of our favorite designers?  Not much – besides gazing at her spring 2013 collection!  What was she wearing this holiday season?

S&S: What are you favorite items to wear to holiday cocktail parties?

Lela Rose: I always wear white and silver. I also like white and gold and I love to wear ivory with gold. People wear way too many black clothing items. I love to standout.

S&S: What gifts do you like to give?

Lela Rose: Jams or Jalapeno Chutney. I also enjoy making napkins out of fabrics I have found.

S&S: Describe the holiday season style and aesthetic of Lela Rose?

Lela Rose: Very classic. Fabulous fabrics. Very sophisticated, but young. Shapes are very flattering, but understand the shapes. Great colors and textures.

S&S: Finish this sentence: “When in doubt…”

Lela Rose: Wear color!

S&S: What is your favorite thing about the holidays?

Lela Rose: I love being with my family and of course all the food. I also love Highland Park Village during the holidays. I enjoy outdoor shopping malls and it seems there are not enough anymore. Highland Park Village is the perfect place!

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Bradley Agather – Grand Prize Style Blogger Winner – December 2012

Bradley Agather

We’re so excited to announce fashion blogger Bradley Agather of Luella & June is the Grand Prize winner from our blogging event.  We can’t wait to see what she thinks of her gift!

We hope you enjoy these photographs from our photo shoot with Bradley at Highland Park Village.  She was styled by Lela Rose.  Want to learn more about this style savvy Dallas blogger?  Here’s a Q&A with the stylista behind Luella & June!

 

STYLE NOTES: Bradley Agather of Luella & June

 

My style icon is: my mother!

My guilty pleasure is: watching reruns of Beverly Hills 90210 (the original)

I collect: coffee table books

I couldn’t live without: friends and family.  Also, my iPhone!

My favorite restaurant in Dallas right now is: Nonna

One thing on my Christmas list this year is: my new camera lens

I splurge on: shoes

At happy hour I drink: a Grey Goose martini with onions.

I keep ____ on my bedside table – a good book and a picture of my mom and sister

____ is my favorite meal. Large pepperoni pizza

____ are my favorite flowers.  Pink Peonies

I wouldn’t ever miss an episode of: Downton Abbey

 

Bradley Agather and Elaine Agather

Bradley at Cafe Pacific

Bradley wearing jewels from William Noble

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