A gloomy, rain drenched day turned into an absolute delight on Saturday thanks to Leslie Tessler’s Private Trunk Show! Having seen Leslie’s collection prior to attending the event, I went armed with my handy dandy credit card to make a purchase, but nothing could have prepared me for falling in love with each and every piece I saw and tried on. I had to exercise some serious restraint that day not to walk out of there with 4 or 5 capes. LOL!
Just look at how beautiful they all are:
For my outfit that day, I went with a plaid top, denim vest (a DIY project that used to be a jacket), black leggings and my high-top wedge sneakers. I did a print mix as well…adding a leopard print belt for a bit of flair. In retrospect, I should have gone with a solid top that would go well with all of the capes.
Here are the details of my outfit:
Shirt: Seven for all Mankind // $20 at TJ Maxx (sold out, but love this one)
Pants: Faux Leather Accented Leggings // $25 at TJ Maxx (sold out, but love these)
Vest: Denim Jacket // Purchased at Old Navy (Old. I made the jacket into a vest but like this one too)
Shoes: Ash Bowie Suede Wedge Sneakers // $195 at Neiman Marcus (definitely a splurge)
And here’s my outfit:
If you recall my previous article about Leslie (here), I mentioned that she uses a mixture of Alpaca, Silk and Cashmere to create her beautiful capes. Well after having the chance to feel the fabric for myself, I can tell you…luxurious doesn’t even BEGIN to describe how wonderful these capes feel! I would try one on and not want to take it off. All of the colors were so beautiful and the styles so different, I was glad I had already decided which one I wanted prior to the event. Leslie was even kind enough to make a piece especially for me that had been sold out! I feel so special, thanks Leslie!
Here are some of my favorites:
As Atlanta VIPs (how about those apples?), the other bloggers and I got the opportunity to receive an exclusive private color consultation with Rosario Chozas of White Professional Color Lab. In an intimate setting, Rosario sat us down one by one for a personal color study where she put both warm and cool fabrics close to our faces to determine which tone best suits us. I found out that while I can be either a Warm or Cool tone, I fit best into the Warm Intense category…making me an Earth palette. After our consultations, each of us were presented with our very own color palettes. I plan to take mine with me whenever I go shopping so I’ll know exactly which colors pop the best on me.
Here I am getting my color consultation:
See the difference? This was the coolest thing ever! Which cape did I buy? You might ask. Well now you’ll just have to wait and see how I style it. I didn’t want to reveal it in a post until I had the chance to really do it some justice…although Leslie’s capes speak for themselves.
Thanks to Leslie and Rosario for their gracious hospitality, it was so lovely to meet you both! Visit Leslie Tessler at http://www.leslietessler.com and Rosario Chozas at http://whiteprofessionalcolorlab.com.
So are you a warm or cool tone?
Until next time!