Last night I hosted a Spring trunk show at my home in Greenwich to celebrate the launch of the new Leifsdottir shoe collection. Leifsdottir is a contemporary designer brand that I have worn for two years now. I love the brand and am excited about the new shoe collection.
Leifsdottir has quietly entered the higher-end market and the Scandinavian inspired brand is now sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales. Clients include Taylor Swift and Sarah Jessica Parker. The woman behind the label is Johanna Uurasjarvi and she was just featured in the Sunday Style section of the New York Times
. The Spring collection that we had at my house was inspired by the Amazon.
Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
“I tried to capture some of the textiles of the forest, of the mossy trees and the snakes and all that,” Ms. Uurasjarvi said, pulling out a cream-colored leather jacked with paillettes rippling across the chest. She then moved on to a sherbert-toned maxi-dress. ”This is just a shock of color,” she said. ”In the middle of the day, there are these vibrant rainbow colors in the sky right before the rain comes.” A camel-colored suide bolero sported a leopard-printed lining.” (excerpted from the NY Times article by Chloe Malle)
For the trunk show, I wore the Winged Blouson Filigree Bluebird Top ($228) with the coordinating Aviary Skirt ($248). (Products #19750462 and #19741222 CALL (877) 897-5343 to order) I loved it because the silk crepe is very comfortable, the shirt has an elastic waistband that cinches nicely and the skirt comes lined for windy days. My friends from Greenwich stopped by for cocktails and hors d’ouerves and of course plenty of chatter and fun. Ladies tried on the new designs and placed their Spring orders, which will ship in time for upcoming travel!
Melissa Hawks with Contributing Editor Jenny Levin, Author of Style, who is our in-house fashion advisor!
With shoes like these, what’s not to like?
My favorites of the evening included:
Overall, it was a fabulous evening and I was thrilled to be the first hostess of a Leifsdottir Trunk Show! Shop the collection at http://www.leifsdottir.com/