Last weekend my gal pals (Stylist Sarah & 1,200 Miles to Barneys), and I got invited to preview the spring collection from local Minneapolis designer Laine Sou Weinberg, who founded Kokoon - a boutique without boarders! That night I found my heaven on earth. Full disclosure, I'm a size 16 right now, and am struggling to find my comfort and style. But as I tried on every piece she had I felt beautiful and styled! It's rare that a high end designer makes a collection that is flattering to women of all sizes. I cringed at the thought of trying on sample sizes at the show that night. Just imaging my self slipping into tops and dresses I loved on models and then hating on my self. I almost cried when the first garment I tried on slipped over tummy and wasn't restricting. I couldn't believe it when the second, third, and forth piece fit too! It was unbelievable that something I had just seen a 6ft tall size 2 model was fitting on my body. Not only was her collection inviting, warm, and beautiful, so was she. Laine took the time to connect and visit with me and my friends. She was kind, approachable, and down to earth! She loved hearing my experience with trying on her clothing and was as happy as I was.
I am already filling my books with clients, scheduling sessions for them at the Kokoon studios to find the same comfort and style I did. From my lips - and my heart - to your ears Kokoon made me feel beautiful!
Here's some of the things that stole my heart!
1. curved hem
4. layer cake
5. madame butterfly
6. jacobean maxi dress
Whether you shop your self or with a stylist - but really you should shop with me ;) -, you have to check out Kokoon. More disclosure: I am not getting paid, not getting any spiffs, I am not getting anything by sharing this with you. This is a good 'ol fashion referral!