Friday, February 24, 2012

Trend 2012 Session & Window Live Modeling

Hi guys!

I participated in a Spring 2012 education session at a local Talbots store to discuss upcoming and current trends in fashion and accessories with store employees and customers. It was really cool to be brought in to be a part of this!

At the end of the session, I was asked to pull items from the floor to make outfits that I'd wear, and to be a live model in the store front display windows. It was so much fun! People did double takes when they walked by after they noticed I blinked or moved. 

The whole purpose for the session and the window modeling was to get people to come in and interact with me and with the store. It was definitely a success! The dressing rooms at the store were totally full of women of all ages and sizes, and there was a great energy within the store. 

Here are some pics from the event!

In the store window. Layered necklaces. Chambray top and pencil skirt.

Didn't get a window shot of this one. Casual day at the office.

Window shot. Eyes closed, apparently, the moment this one was taken.
Floral pants, bold necklace.

I just noticed you can see my reflection in the mirror. Kinda cool shot!

Close up window pic! Floral pencil skirt, black blazer.

Not paying attention...

Belted scarf. Metallic belt. Floral clutch.

Bright red frock. Equally bright turquoise cape. To die.

Close up headshot. Instagram-ed.

Window photo. Seeing red.

Everything I'm wearing in these photos, including bags and accessories, can be found at Talbots. Hope you enjoyed this post. I had a blast putting it together!

<3 GJU


  1. What a fun event! You look absolutely GORGEOUS and totally rock those floral pants. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Thanks, Christa! The floral pants were one of my favorite things I tried on.. and so I bought them (see previous post haha)

  2. that photo of you in with the mirror behind you is GORGEOUS! I love the outfits that you picked out and definitely want to try that scarf with the belt outfit soon. So glad you had so much fun!


    1. Aww that's so sweet! At first I didn't even notice you could see my reflection in the mirror, but it turned out to be a cool shot!

      Definitely try the belted scarf look. I get compliments every time I wear it, and I know you'll look fabulous in that!

  3. That looks like SO MUCH FUN! I love that Talbots is reinventing itself and is not the 'old lady' store anymore. The floral pants are my favorite, and the bright turquoise cape with the red dress. Gorgeous!

    1. Agree with you! I used to avoid Talbots because my mom shopped there, and I always associated it mom/grandmother clothing. It's totally changed its aesthetic, in my opinion. They carry younger, newer, more current styles, shapes and trends and it's become one of my favorite places to go during a mall visit.

  4. I've been a fan of Talbots ever since I looked through a catalog my mom had and realized it wasn't just for the more mature woman. You look great in all the outfits!!! I need the chambray top in the first look!

  5. Jess you look fabulous in all of these outfits! I love love love that first look.

  6. Great looks! I have that tote in orange from Fall '11 - seriously the BEST HANDBAG EVER.

    1. Totally wish I'd bought the bag.. May have to go back and pick it up. I absolutely love it!