AccessoriesTheShow Las Vegas – Designer Spotlight: Leighelena

Leigh Navarro

 Owner/Designer

www.leighelena.com

Booth: 928

 

What’s your favorite part about conceptualizing a new design?

Turning a sketch into a sample is so exciting! At that instant, the sample product is still so new and yet to be seen by others; it is the moment when you can envision others wearing it and loving it.

 

From where do you draw inspiration?

I love to travel and planning what I would wear in a certain locale is a fun daydream-turned-reality exercise for me.

 

Who or what has been your greatest fashion influence?

My greatest influences are the women who come into our stores or attend our events as I get to see them in action. They often tell me what they want to see from me coming up and I get to see how they translate my pieces into their accessories wardrobe. It is helpful to be this close to the consumer!