- your name, name of store, year opened
Vanessa Antonelli NessaLeeStyle.com 2004
-tell us a bit about your shop and inspiration to open
I had worked briefly as a personal shopper prior to opening NessaLeeStyle.com. I loved how each client had different concerns and needs with their clothing and I would create looks for them based upon that. I decided that I wanted to open a store in order to reach more people. After some research, I realized that I could reach millions more in areas all over the world if I opened the store online.
-what item is currently on your covet list?
I don't generally covet items. If I want something and I find that it will fit well into my wardrobe, I go for it. I'm really looking forward to summer though and can't wait to get all new dresses and bikinis. Oh and I'm trying to justify needing a 2nd Mike & Chris leather jacket. I think my personal jury is going to rule in my favor.
-what item could you not resist buying for yourself?
JET sweats! They're the comfiest pieces of clothing I have ever owned and I love how they have the worn-in vintage look. Usually I spend years washing my sweats to try and achieve that.
-who is your personal "it" designer right now?
I recently saw Mimi Turner's collection for the first time and I absolutely fell in love. I'm fortunate to see so much fashion, but the downside is that it makes me a bit jaded, so I rarely get impressed. I think her clothes are just the perfect combination of feminine and contemporary. I want every piece for myself!
-what is your recommendation for designers who want to be carried in your store?
- A lot of what we choose is very press driven, so the best thing would be so send us photos of your collection and include current press, photos of celebs wearing your pieces out and about or information on your press plan.
-what is the biggest trend that is currently impacting your buying decisions?
DRESSES DRESSES DRESSES!!!
vanessa antellioni, owner/buyer nessalee style