Leslie Pittman, owner and buyer of Crestline Village’s exclusive women’s boutique, Laura Kathryn, has been dressing the women of Birmingham for nearly five years.
Not only does Laura Kathryn carry unique items from designer labels, but it also features a variety of jewelry, shoes and handbags along with wardrobe consultations. Teens, college women and trendy ladies of Birmingham rely on Laura Kathryn to fill their closets with the latest and finest designs.
As a unique staple of the Birmingham fashion community, Laura Kathryn was featured in Birmingham’s Fashion Week as a runway retailer. In the midst of preparation and execution of fashion week, Leslie shared some of her excitement and passion about the production.
This was your second year being apart of Birmingham Fashion Week. How was this year different?
The production as a whole keeps getting better every year. For us, it’s totally different! We were much more organized. We had a better idea about what to expect and how to prepare. Also, I have the best people working with me. This is in no way a one-man show but an invaluable team.
What was the most thrilling aspect of your part in Birmingham Fashion Week?
We were ecstatic about Tibi, a designer from New York being here. I am flattered and honored that Tibi has joined and supported Laura Kathryn during this experience. It has been nothing short of amazing.
What was the biggest obstacle in being apart on Birmingham Fashion Week?
Honestly, there wasn’t one. There is a good bit of coordinating and details, but I love what I do and love the details so there was no obstacle.
What are some items that Laura Kathryn was excited about showing off at fashion week?
We did Bohemian inspired looks with a lot of staple jewelry. I love to get creative with it because I believe the way you dress expresses your confidence; it’s art. Our show reflected that. There were fifteen looks that started with black and white, went to pastel, then to bright and bold colors and ended in black and white.
What’s it like to be featured in the finale and wrap up such an exciting week of events?
Honestly, I am ecstatic. I haven’t slept in days. Kidding, but I am super excited. I loved our show and couldn’t wait to show it off.
Photos by Stevi Sappenfield