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!
Perhaps we are jumping the gun but we thought we’d get you thinking about potential holiday gifts. In this video we have featured Nest candles, Fresh lip products, and lastly, Ugg pajamas and slippers. Stop in to check out other holiday gift sets!
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.
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.
This year our 13th annual Couture for a Cure was held at the Van Andel Institute with 600 people in attendance. We curated outfits to fit the four themes of man o man, party people, acceptable 80’s, and motley hues. Lastly, we featured fashion designer Lourdes Chavez and milliner Christine A Moore.
It’s officially “you need a coat on” season in Michigan, so what better way to kick off the first few days of fall than to tell you how to stay warm while looking the IT girl. Over the past few seasons I’ve observed street style from fashion week and I am here to tell you that the only thing your wardrobe needs to stand out is a FABULOUS coat. So here are a few items we have in store and online for you to step into your most fashionable potential.
It’s september and though we have had some warmer days, we have also had some chillier ones so what better way to transition than to get some new shoes! I used to struggle with transition shoes because it’s not hot enough for sandals, but not cold enough for boots but it’s all about what you pair the outfit with. Below we’ve listed different shoe options for this time of year and what you could wear them with. All styles are available in store or online!
For the more athletic woman in you, we have these lightweight Marni Techno sneakers. these sneakers were created with rubber and leather with lace-up detailing. Marni is known for prints and sophisticated designs so these will add the classy girl feeling without the discomfort of high heels.
Here we have these Cognac brown leather knee-high boots from Loeffler Randall. These boots feature an almond toe and a block heel that will allow you to walk with ease and confidence. Pairing these boots with a shift dress that is above the knee will keep you cool but still fashion forward.
For the perfect pair of slip-on mules, we are featuring these black leather Schutz with knot-detailing at the top. These have a flat heel, however the small lift gives your feet support so it will not feel like you’ve been walking around barefoot all day.
Sam Edelman is known for unique, comfortable shoes and these gold-tone leather metallic ankle boots prove to be nothing less. To add a little drama to your fall wardrobe you can pair these boots with ripped boyfriend jeans, an oversized blazer, and a bodysuit under.
Lastly, to stay on trend with the animal print we have these Stella McCartney platform sneakers. The sequins add the perfect amount of fun to these and you will for sure be stopped and complimented. You can pair these with denim and leather jacket or keep it comfortable in a knit set.
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.
This week we are shedding light on women evening wear designer, Pamella Roland. Pamella is a Michigan native and holds a degree in business from Michigan State University. In 2002, Pamella debuted her fall collection and received rave reviews and was later inducted into the CFDA in 2010. Pamella creates extraordinary garments and her designs have graced the backs of models, celebrities, and fashionistas across the board. Alongside social accolades, big brands such as Saks, Neimans, and other specialty retailers. In past collections, she has displayed intricate detail, elegance, and timelessness throughout her designs. Tomorrow Pamella is showcasing her Spring/Summer 2019 collection so be sure to watch our Instagram stories to get a peek!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes it's still warm and we aren't rushing this summer away but it's almost September so we have to let you know what's in store and what's HOT for fall. We've shown you all the trends, now it's time for us to show you how you can put trends together, or completely disregard them and do your own thing.
Plaid is a HUGE Trend this fall as you know, but not everyone wants to mix and match so here's a more practical way to wear it. We've paired these plaid MSGM pants with an Alexander McQueen sweater, Cinq a Sept t-shirt, and Stella McCartney platform shoes.
Animal prints are in and you can still show your wild side without wearing prints head to toe. Using a more subtle take on the beaten trend, we've paired this Veronica Beard sweater with MSGM jeans, a Gucci waist belt, and Loeffler Randall shoes.
This look is not exclusive to a trend because Cashmere never goes out of style. Stay warm and ready to take on whatever life hits you with wearing this sweater dress by 360 Cashmere. And why not throw in a vintage Louis Vuitton while you're at it!
Lastly, with school back in session, we thought we'd create a back to school look with this Cinq A Sept dress, Stella McCartney boots, and Anya Hindmarch backpack. It's a great look rather you've graduated long ago, or if you're making your way down the halls this fall. All of these items are currently in store and enjoy 20% off one item until 8/31.
Even though it's still summer, here at Leigh's we are gearing up for fall. With new arrivals coming in daily, we thought we would let you know the scoop for fall 2018 fashion trends. So grab your notebooks and let's get started!
Let's introduce your style to the wild. The roaring rage for animal prints is back - appearing in all shades of fun!
Fabulous & Faux
Lets be real, or faux, every outfit could use some fur! Complete your look with a fabulous cheetah coat, a striking lamb fur trim denim, or a sassy snake handbag.
Plenty of Plaid
Plaid's chic resurgence this season is more than a simple tartan coat. Mix and match your plaids with different colors and materials for a whole new take on the adored check print.
Bigger is Better
The ornate and oversized earring adds an eye-catching appeal to transform your basic ensemble into a memorable statement look.
Who's the Man?
Suit up! Men's inspired wear takes the runway by storm. Women's fashion is expanding into the realm of plaids, houndstooth corduroy, and great tailored suiting.
We loved the bold pop of color on the runway this season, and it's the perfect hue to mix and match with everything in your closet. Pretty in pink has never been easier!
Stop in to shop fall 2018 trends and enjoy 20% off one item until 8/31.
You don't have to be in school to have a pajama day. And you also don't have to supplement comfort for style. Whoever said you had to get all dressed up for brunch or running errands? The pajama trend hit the streets in 2017 but is here to stay. This look is on trend, dressing up your comfiest pajama pants with a standout handbag, big sunnies, and a white tee. Trust us, you won't regret wearing this as you make your way around town. The best thing about these pants is that you could easily dress them up with an off the shoulder blouse, or halter top and heels. Stay comfy the next time you step out in these Mother Of Pearl pajama pants and Anya Hindmarch white tee.
There tends to be a lot of confusion about what vintage actually is, so I'm here to give you the scoop. Vintage defined by the dictionary means "denoting something of high quality, especially something from the past or characteristic of the best period of a person's work". Or in other words, if you bought a limited edition Chanel in 1996, that would be considered vintage. Here at Leigh's, we carry a wide variety of vintage Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Gucci, and Prada. All of these items were gently used or were collector's items that we have obtained to resell. Stop in to check out all the new arrivals!
"How do you make armor – which is a very McQueen thing – really soft?" – Sarah Burton
Femaleness is a spectrum, not a grab bag for definitive pronouncements about power or romanticism. That is just what Sarah Burton was trying to get across in her FW18 collection for Alexander McQueen. The soft armor of the handbags flows through the entire collection which is centered around Metamorphism.
"Alexander McQueen’s legacy of daring theatricality and exquisite construction lives on with his successor, Sarah Burton, who has added another dimension of wearability to the late designer’s controversial silhouettes and couture finishes." (Farfetch)
Sarah Burton is currently the creative director at Alexander McQueen and has been since 2010. With quite the opposite upbringing, Burton longed for beautiful clothing and continued on McQueen's legacy long after his passing. Burton has described her F/W collection as an "extreme nature. Metamorphosis. A soft armor for women." This soft armor idea has been translated into beautiful craftsmanship in handbags that utilize rings for grip. All of these handbags are available for purchase in-store or online.
We know, we know, it's still summer and it just started getting hot. But the world of fashion moves FAST and we are on to the next. So while you sit poolside and sip your Rose, we'd like to show you a few jackets that will spice up your entire wardrobe.
The thing about a great jacket is that it does not matter what you wear under it. As you can see, the model is dressed very casually, but this Cinq A Sept jacket makes her look like the coolest girl around.
Talk about making a statement! This Sea jacket will be a showstopper no matter where you are. The lamb fur collar and sleeves are removable, which allows for a more versatile look; but let's be honest, the fur is what makes it pop!
This Nº21 coat is a bit heavier but will be perfect for the chiller forecast in the fall. With a removable faux-fur collar, this checked coat will create a moment as you grace the streets of New York -or Grand Rapids.