Last night I was very lucky to be invited to Ann Taylor's celebration of their new concept store opening at the Westchester Mall. Guests last night enjoyed Hors D'oeuvres, cocktails and a little shopping for a good cause, 5% of sales last night went to support the Junior League of Central Westchester. DJ Mandy Coon kept the music upbeat and fun to set the party mood, while the ladies mixed, mingled and ogled the new fashions and accessories.
Lucy Sykes, fashion expert, was on hand to present and discuss the new Ann Taylor October collection. You may have seen some of the October Collection in the new print ads with spokes-model Demi Moore. Sykes' was candid and animated about being a busy working mom and trying to look stylish. She got the crowd excited about the new arrivals, as she quickly donned piece after piece with effortless style and grace. The new Ann Taylor clothing collection and store is inspired by the chic uptown woman. Ann Taylor has taken the unattainable (a Madison Ave. heiress budget) and made it accessible.
What about Ann Taylor's new digs? The new space is clean and modern, but intimate, evoking the feeling of an upscale boutique. The clothes, shoes and jewelry are artfully displayed, beautiful stacks of sweaters next to stunning visuals, jewelry draped on mirrors and hung from hangers, I love it! Andrew Taylor Public Relations Director for Ann Taylor was on hand to oversee the festivities. Taylor had said that his favorite part of the new store was the beautifully appointed dressing rooms, because of how flattering the lighting and mirrors are. I would have to agree, the mirrors and the lighting in the dressing rooms are amazingly flattering. I definitely recommend stopping by when you are doing your fall shopping. Here's my photo recap of the evening.
Do you not love it? I honestly want everything, unfortunately (or fortunately for my closet) I have a strict budget to stick to, but there are a few key pieces that are on my wishlist. I want to remind all you Westchester based ladies that Ann Taylor is celebrating their new concept store this Saturday and you are all invited. Check here for more details.