Leila Shams

Episode Recap – Leila Shams – Slutty vs. Sexy

Article: Episode Recap – Leila Shams – Slutty vs. Sexy

I was not kidding when I told Leila Shams that the difference between slutty and sexy is three more inches on her dress. In the world of fashion, those three inches can mean a completely different customer, a different store and ultimately, a different type of business. In her heart, Leila knew exactly what I was talking about.

Leila was a designer who designed for herself. This became quite evident to me during our time together (heels were her sneakers and minis were her comfort clothes!) and that philosophy of design usually works for me, except when you need to expand. Despite any of my initial impressions of Leila when we first met, she’s actually a very hard-working, bright girl and even under all her funny moments (ace bandages!) I knew she had talent. Talent that could make her stand out – if she could just elevate her sensibility.

And I’m so glad that happened and the items that Intermix responded to was exactly the direction I was pushing Leila towards. That hammered satin green dress was a good catalyst to the beginning of a quieter, chicer Leila. While the dress wasn’t perfect, it was a great start.

Overcoming Visual Insanity. Tonight at 10p.

Article: Overcoming Visual Insanity. Tonight at 10p.

Keith Pollock, who you see every week, is an old-friend and a trusted cohort of mine, who generally has no trouble telling me exactly how he feels about my work. If I style a story that looks a bit lackluster, he won’t mince his words. Same said for something he likes. He’s been so familiar…

Kim Kardashian Looks Fab in Leila Shams

Article: Kim Kardashian Looks Fab in Leila Shams

Kim Kardashian wearing Leila Shams (via Monica Rose). Oh la la! What’s that we see? It’s fashion It-Girl Kim Kardashian in a perfect black skirt designed by our talented gal pal Leila Shams! Tune in to Sundance Channel’s all new original series ALL ON THE LINE to watch Leila Shams and other struggling designers as…