Our fashionable founder hit the streets (and the stores) of NYC to show off her shopping skills for the April issue of Vogue. Accompanied by renowned writer Lynn Yaeger, Sara shopped Barney’s NY and Jeffrey to showcase her signature style to readers.
Between picking up pieces with pops of color for media appearances and selecting more subdued silhouettes for her daily life, Sara offered up her philosophy on shapewear and fashion: “Shapewear is the canvas and the clothes are the art.”
We couldn’t have painted a better picture ourselves!
And for a little behind the scenes fun, we asked Sara to reveal 5 secrets from her Vogue shoot. Here’s what she shared:
- Vogue requires everyone to have hair and makeup done by their chosen stylists – no exceptions. Everyone from Michelle Obama to Angelina Jolie. I’ve always been a frustrated beautician at heart—I was the one who did everyone’s hair for prom, so relinquishing hair and makeup was tough for me, but I was happy with the results! (Anna Wintour obviously knows what she’s doing!)
- The dress I wore was a Proenza Schouler. I met the two (adorable) designers at the Jeffrey Fashion Cares charity event in Atlanta in 2010. We talked Man SPANX, and they loved the idea! We talked a lot backstage before the event, and I learned that their line is named after their maternal grandmothers’ maiden names, which was a bonding moment for us because I’m so close with my own grandmother (Nannie)! I was excited that the stylist pulled pieces from their new Spring collection.
- The shoot was on the cobblestoned Mercer St. between Grand and Canal in NY’s Soho neighborhood around 3PM.
- We shot in early February, and it was FREEZING! The Vogue fashion assistant Gwen (a fellow FSU grad) was so sweet and kept covering me with a really warm robe in between shots.
- The shoes I wore in the shot were gorgeous Marc Jacobs Mary Janes, but two sizes too big, so we stuffed tissues in the toes to keep my feet from falling out. The heels kept getting caught in the cobblestones, and I can’t believe I didn’t fall! Leave it to Vogue to catch a “moment” of a graceful stride!