Just a few weeks ago, I hosted a style party for boutique Belle Modelle. Owner Leila Gregory and I have known each other for many years now and have always embraced a similar love for quirky, eclectic, colourful boho style. Leila's new boutique in Beaminster in Dorset is a lifestyle store. It hosts, ladies and children's fashion, accessories, funky painted furniture and fabulous gifts. Her inspiration is Anthropologie and you can see why. Its a fabulous injection of everything bright which reflects Leila's personality and her fabulous side kick Natalie.
We hosted the event on a Friday night and Leila invited ALL her clients. Wow, all 60 of them arrived, laughing, sipping fizz, nibbling delicious canapés. I took to the stage, demonstrating key trends and how to wear them The audience was so big, I had to present my demo twice!
The event was a huge success and Leila sold so much of her fabulous summer collection. What I love about these events is that women gain confidence with buying items after they have been shown how to wear them. The black kick flare leggings that I'm wearing sold out as did the crochet top!
Myself and Owner Leila Gregory
We turned the middle of the shop into a canapés and drinks area and I created a stage for the back of the shop where I presented to the crowd.
At the event I discussed how a statement frock coat can be dressed up and down and mixed with different prints for different occasions. I also taught women how to wear this seasons key trends and key holiday styles.
3 ways to wear the kick flares. This look for a cooler day with mustard jumper and flat form brogues and fabulous scarf from Rew.
Get the Belle Modelle look.. click on images for ways to wear (1) kick flares (2) statement coat, (3) Aztec leggings and some fresh summer looks for your holidays.