Designer Spotlight: Ganni

All of your favorite models, socialites, and celebs have been spotted wearing Ganni. As seen on Jessica Alba, to Alexa Chung, and Kendall Jenner, Ganni has proven to be the go-to contemporary brand. We currently carry the brand in the store so this weeks designer spotlight is on the Copenhagen based brand that has created a name for itself. Ganni was previously owned by an art gallery curator and was bought out by Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup in 2009. In an interview, Nicolaj explains that “We don’t do three or five-year business plans, we have a vision of what we want to achieve and then do a one year plan [focusing on that] – which is very similar to tech industries. You don’t know what will happen tomorrow.” While he has a history in IT, his wife worked as a fashion buyer which made them the dream team when acquiring the brand. The lure of Ganni is created by the easy to wear, down to earth, well-made garments the brand has created. To make things even better, Ganni is environmentally friendly by using material and creating the garments with no release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Ganni has found a sweet spot between high and low end by having reasonable pricing that doesn’t sacrifice quality. Become a #GanniGirl at Leigh’s!

The Wedding Edit

Yes, it’s October, but wedding season isn’t over. Our stylists have been asked what to wear to a November wedding, what is casual chic, what is cocktail casual, and many other questions so we thought we’d clear the air.

What is casual chic?

Casual chic is a newer term thrown out to wedding guests that means to wear some of your finer items but not a full-on cocktail dress. This is a hybrid between dressed up and dressed down so a blouse, dark wash jeans, and heels would suffice. You could also pull out a casual jumpsuit, shift dress, or romper to fit the theme. The main goal here is to look put together, but not professional or formal.

What is cocktail casual?

Cocktail casual is the step under black-tie. It’s the gray area that allows you to wear that one dress that you’ve been questioning if it’s “too dressy” or not. This theme is perfect for your LBD, so be sure to keep dresses above the knee. And lastly, be sure to pair your LBD with stand-out jewelry and your fancy shoes to make a statement.

What to wear to a fall/winter wedding?

Our stylist gets this question a lot now that the season has shifted into colder weather. First things first, a wrap or pashmina will save your life. You can get away with wearing a short sleeved garment as long as you have a wrap to shield you from the cold. Midi longsleeved sweater dresses are always in and are perfect for November weddings if you want to go the dress route. Ideally, a long-sleeved jumpsuit would be perfect for this time of year because they are more formal and will keep you warm. The alternative to wearing a jumpsuit to stay warm would be adding a fur jacket. As far as shoes you can wear over the knee boots with a heel to stay stylish and warm if you still want to wear a dress.

Designer Spotlight: MSGM

A kaleidoscopic world of colours, shapes and lines, MSGM will take you on an adventure where Italian elegance meets eccentricity

The Italian brand MSGM was founded in 2009 with a mission statement of “never look back, it’s all ahead.” MSGM positioned themselves as the first contemporary, streetwear Italian brand. Unlike the Italian brands that came before, MSGM was the first of its kind to use logos paired with high fashion construction and tailoring. Massimo Georgette didn’t follow the traditional path to fashion and created the brand as a DJ and was able to pull inspiration from that sector of his life. In 2015 he was named the creative director of Pucci, but made an exit in 2017 to put his focus back into MSGM. In MSGM Prefall 2018 collection we saw an array of plaids, denim, bold color blocking, and oversized garments.

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Denim Month

September is denim month at Leigh’s so we thought we would highlight all the brands we carry. We have skinny jeans, “mom jeans”, and everything in between. We carry a large assortment of jeans including Good American, DL1961, Parker Smith, and all the brands listed below. Stop in this month and you can receive $20 off one pair of jeans!

Frame was created in 2012 with hopes to capture the European style in the LA market. Frame is a big brand for street style, and a lot of models choose frame as their denim of choice when they aren’t gracing the runways. Frame offers cuts such as Le High Skinny, Le Mini Boot, Ali High Rise, and many others.

In 2005 J Brand was founded in Downtown Los Angeles and was a trailblazer in premium denim. J Brand focuses on sustainability and makes a conscious effort to be aware of how much water and energy used to create premium denim impacts the world. J Brand offers the Houlihan skinny cargo, the Maria high-rise skinny, and the trademark Photo Ready denim, and many other styles.

Current Elliot was created in 2008 with hopes to capture style from the past with a current edge. Current Elliot has collaborated with Marni, DVF, and many more luxury brands. Current Elliot originally set the tone in making staple boyfriend jeans but has since ventured into all different styles, silhouettes, and washes.

McGuire Denim was created as a nostalgic nod to 1998 in light of the owner, Marianne, spending the year in jeans that captured the fun and destruction her life exuded. The name came from her step-dad as he was reading articles about travel during his cancer treatments. McGuire is all about timeless, romantic, and well-crafted garments and carries various silhouettes, washes, and cuts.

Makeup Trends Fall 2018

Now that we have shown you the fall fashion trends it is time to take a dive into the makeup trends. We offer full spa services at Leigh's including waxing, brow tinting, facials, lash lifts, lash extensions, and full makeup applications. We carry Trish McEvoy, Khiels, Natura Bisse, and Laura Mercier for all of your makeup and skin care needs. 

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Even though we are discussing makeup trends, skin care isn't a trend and you should always make a point to take care of your skin. Starting with a dry sheet mask from Trish McEvoy, this mask will hydrate and make your skin more luminous in 15 minutes. The mask reacts to your body temperature and immediately targets your skincare needs by helping your skin to release hyaluronic acids, peptides, and antioxidants even after you've taken the mask off. This mask can be used three times on clean skin or once over makeup. 

Next, we have our Inhibit High Definition Patches by Natura Bisse with includes painless micro-needle patches for your frow line, eye contour, and nasolabial folds. In two hours these patches will transform the look of your face by softening up the appearance of your skin and smooth out wrinkles. 

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The first makeup trend is creating an extravagant eye look with a soft lip. Using bold lashes, a strong black eyeliner, and an eyeshadow color of your choice will allow this look to be reasonable for a night out without being over the top. 

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On the contrary, another fall makeup trend is pairing a no-makeup look on your eyes with a bold lip. This look can be done with a bold red, pink, orange, or glitter if you are up for it. With our array of lip colors, this trend can be achieved even if you don't consider yourself a makeup guru. 

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Lastly, for an everyday look, one of our favorite trends is the no-makeup makeup look. Even though it won't look like you have on makeup, your skin will look glowy and radiant. Using BB creams, mascara, and a great highlighter you will look fresh and well put together without all the effort of other makeup looks.