Georgetown fashionistas packed into Wink boutique yesterday for an afternoon filled with girls’ best necessities- cocktails, shopping and a Troubadour trunk show.
The designer, Lindsay Carter, was on site and I was pleasantly (very very pleasantly actually) surprised she took time out of her busy schedule to show me her favorite pieces, (The Minetta dress and Poe skirt are obvious best sellers!). After viewing her collections, it is a no brainer that Women’s Wear Daily named her Designer to Watch in 2009.
“I like to push the edge, yet stay within the boundaries,” said Carter.
Sticking to her southern roots, Carter looks to the South, the City and the Sea when creating her vision of Troubadour.
“For me, each collection is a mood rather than an inspiration.”
She must have been in love when deciding on clean lines and romantic ruffles for her fall collection, and sipping daiquiris on the beach when choosing bright (and fantastic!) colors for her summer pieces.
When stopping in for some retail therapy myself, I was not shocked to find many shoppers trying on the Sophia Romper in deep pool from her summer collection.
Next season, Carter will be expanding her line to add knit tops and other knockouts but will continue to produce great dresses fans love.
“Their easy. Throw it on, style it and walk out the door.”
In these tough economic times, Carter recommends one thing- Vintage!
“Cut and manipulate pieces to make them your own. Or go into your husbands or boyfriends closet.”
Or we can just go to Wink. Located on M Street below Steve Madden, Wink offers a variety of chic and eclectic clothes for all price ranges.
For more information or for your shopping pleasure, check out what Carter calls “southern goth sheik, yet reckless preppy,” at troubadourclothing.com