THE TREND SETTING FASHION SHOW INTRODUCES DESIREE JONES…
The Trend Setting Fashion Show is an annual show in Raleigh, NC, that presents local, novice and seasoned designers, stylists, and boutiques and gives them the opportunity to present their seasonal collections to the fashion public; some for the first time ever. The annual Trend Setting Fashion Show has been presenting New York Fashion Week comparable shows for talent in NC, SC and GA and this year made the fourth year. For the past two annual shows a plus size label has been featured. This year’s show featured an awesome local designer, Desiree Jones of Saieta Styles. Desiree is a recent graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, NC with a degree in Fashion Design.
Her presentation featured a series of ready-to-wear pieces including jeans, cargo pants, a maxi dress and some other well-crafted pieces that would be great staple pieces to any wardrobe.
I was able to catch up with Desiree for just a few questions about Saieta Styles.
DP: What is your fashion background?
DJ: I graduated from Meredith College in December of 2013 with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design. Within the past 4 years I have had the opportunity to work with with other designers in establishing their lines; I’ve worked in retail doing visual merchandising and styling for over 7 years and I started working on my business (Saieta Styles) last year.
What is your inspiration for your designs?
DP: What serves as your inspiration?
DJ: My inspiration for the plus line comes from the variety of different trends you see by season. I just feel like no matter what your size is you should be able to feel apart of the trends and still look good. All-in-all I have four design collections under Saieta Styles and the inspiration for my designs comes a lot from my family and background culture of West African, as well as images, people, art, and other elements that I see on a day-to-day. The world inspires me to design! Lol.
DP: Who is a Saieta Style Girl?
DJ: A Saieta Style girl is beautiful, has a little sass to her but always classy, fun, intelligent, and always ready to face what comes her way and look’s good while doing it. For her, fashion is a way of life, it’s not just about trends and fads, it’s her expression of herself, her high when she’s low, and her statement in life. She’s not materialistic but she takes pride in how she looks and carries herself, and like every girl she appreciates good things and values quality. She’s independent and working her way towards her goals and dreams; and most of all she takes heed of the Saieta Styles mantra and “Embraces her Style”.
DP: What is next for Saieta Styles?
DJ: Numerous things! Definitely working on a lot of things in different areas of the business, but right now the focus is on another fashion show (July 25th) for the plus line and after that working on the accessory line called: “Desire”; and I’ll be starting that with handmade jewelry and a line of handmade clutches. So stay tune!
DP: How does someone purchase your pieces?
DJ: Right now, I am in the process of building my website and eCommerce store, so for now everyone can like my Facebook page for updates and any feature products. As soon as the website is up and running, I’ll post it on the page. And for all inquires you can reach me by email as well.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT SAIETA STYLES? WOULD YOU ROCK IT? INTERESTED IN CONTACTING DESIREE JONES E-MAIL: email@example.com.