Since I have spring on my mind (wishing it would hurry up is more like it), I figured it was high time I do a spring cleaning of my clothes and shoes shopping lists. You can find my clothes shopping list here and my shoes shopping list here. These lists are also easily accessible under the Where To Shop tab at the top of the website.
New Additions to Clothes Shopping List
Leggy Threads – Thanks to Nache over at Tallook, I discovered Leggy Threads. Three words – ruffles, bows and lace. Intrigued? You should be! Based in the UK, Leggy Threads was “created by Sarah Stoker, a 6ft Tall professional business woman (and mother of 4 year old twin girls) who has spent her life on a mission to find the right fit for on-trend luxury clothing, deciding to set up her own exclusive luxury label in 2014”. Leggy Threads has produced a line of absolutely STUNNING blouses ranging from an oo-la-la sheer black blouse with leatherette trim to a romantic and ultra-feminine blouse with hand-pleated details. From the hand-sewn buttons and pleats to the British-sourced lace and fabrics, it is evident that Sarah paid immense attention to detail when designing these blouses. I can’t wait to see more from this line! P.S. Leggy Threads just started shipping to the U.S.
Model Atelier – I discovered another luxury tall line, Model Atelier, after reading a review on J. Enovy’s The Tall District blog. Based in Chicago and owned by fashion model Robin Harris, Model Atelier’s inaugural collection ranges from a wear-to-the-office-and-then-out-for-drinks pencil skirt with a mid-thigh slit to a gorgeous, flowy floor-length skirt with a generous slit (in red, black or ivory) to a sassy moto jacket. While you can always order online, keep an eye out for a pop-up shop near you. Model Atelier already held its first pop-up shop in Chicago and promises to bring the collection to major U.S. cities (and possibly international cities as well). As I perused the website, I discovered that Model Altelier encompasses more than just tall clothing – it is also a digital magazine and beauty line.
Sad Farewell to Tall Couture
As I was updating my shopping list, I was SO SAD to have to remove Tall Couture. I’d been a customer of Tall Couture for at least 10 years and was always happy to buy from a company that offered a broad selection of trendy, designer clothes. Seeing Tall Couture close its virtual doors after 12 years in business reminded me that I need to place an emphasis on buying from the small businesses run by all of the fabulous tall ladies out there.
As an ode to Tall Couture, here are a few of my favorite buys over the years:
|Joe’s Twiggy Jeans – My 2nd pair of Twiggys from Tall Couture|
|Hudson Denim Jacket|
|One of my all-time favorite tall coats|
|Beautiful printed top that I still wear a ton|
To sum up this post in a nutshell, GO FORTH AND SHOP TALL!