Sunday, January 30, 2011

Great time at the ONE fasion event

Erica and I had a great time last night at the ONE fashion event.  I haven't screamed that much in years!  I am so proud of our models; Mica, Lola (Jessica), Sherry, Kat and Kelly.  It's gotta take a lot to get up there and strut your stuff to a ballroom full of people.  
So - get this, I got great video of all of the other stores but I guess I got all excited when our ladies came out because I failed to capture their walk.  Here is the brief ending of the Sweet Lady Jane segment. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ONE Fashion Show 2011

We are really excited and proud to be part of the ONE fashion show this year.  It benefits the Boys and Girls club of Burlington.  It's a great night out and an event to get "dressed" for!  
We had our model fittings today.  We decided on a dusty color palette, highlighting the pale spring trend.  Here Erica is making some adjustments to Kelly's silk BB Dakota dress. 
Sherry is wearing a Free People top and French Connection jeans.  We are also using Lauren Stutzman's handmade hats, just to add some pizazz...
You may recognize Mica, she's been in most of our shows.  She'll be wearing a Jack cami, BB Dakota skirt and French Connection jean jacket.  We're still working on the accessories.
Kat is wearing a silk tank from BB Dakota and a Free People striped mini.  We nixed this David Aubrey necklace for a shorter, more elaborate piece.  

It's going to be a great time, hope to see you there! xoxox

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Inspiration board

I clipped this out of the January issue of Bazaar.  Sweet Lady Jane has a lot of these elements in the store now and more to come!
Azalea dress by BB Dakota $100
Bubble ring $28

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Help out an SLJ alumni

Charlotte is going to Charleston Fashion week (with a little help from us).  You may remember her from a previous post, where she almost became a contestant on Project Runway.  Watch her video and please, if you can, contribute to her fashion fund.  Oh!  If you want to see more of her work, check out her site Isobel & Cleo.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Crazy happening at Sweet Lady Jane

I don't know what came over me but I did some serious damage with the red pen yesterday.  Maybe it's because I'm so sick of the cold weather or I'm just digging the emptiness of the shop.  Whatever it may be stop down for some serious deals and we have lots of great pieces left. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Boho spring

I don't know what the ladies of Burlington are going to think about the spring trends.  I'm seeing a lot of dusty/muted colors and the bohemian look is very strong.  I think that the women of Burlington already have a strong grasp of bohemian and I the dusty colors are difficult on most of us.  

I do think that we'll have enough brights to rescue us in the sea of bland.  French Connection had some great coral dresses and some fresh printed silk pieces.  Silk was another big trend and Eight Sixty had some lovely bright pieces.

Maxi dresses are also the "latest" and so are peasant skirts.  Peasant skirts are not a trend that Sweet Lady Jane is going to embrace but we still like the maxi dress. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Ace

The Ace Hotel                                

I'm in New York, attending the spring trade shows; FAME, Accessory the Show (yes- it is really called that) and Intermezzo.  I had a great day today, which means that I found lots of good stuff.  My favorite finds were some knuckle rings and the Pietro Alessandro bags.  

We're staying at The Ace Hotel and it's a design dream.  I love the quirky little sayings that they have posted all over the hotel.  Some examples:  by the elevator "love lifts us up were we belong", on the wood hangers "you look good in that" and behind the towel rack "if you want a fresh towel, leave it in the tub, if there is no tub, leave it on the floor, if there is no floor, leave."

Friday, January 7, 2011


We had a sweet visitor today at the shop - Billy the corgi!  She was so loveable and Erica desperately wanted to keep her.  We realized that she looked just like the fox printed dress by Corey Lynn Calter.  Lucky girl...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

2011!  Here's to a great year!  Let's take some chances this year - why not wear your sparkle during the day?!  Don't save your dress up pieces for only special occasions, make everyday special!  Try mixing them with simple, casual pieces like denim and jersey to carry them into the daytime.