April 14, 2012

Couture Designer Kirstie Kelly Teases New 2012 Bridal Collection & Vows to Make Women Feel Extraordinary!


Innovative Designer Invites Clients to Browse Gowns in New Showroom and through the New “Borrow Me…to Choose” Program & to Stay Informed in Style through More Robust Social Media Activities including Original Content on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter and More

April 14, 2012 -(El Segundo, CA) - Known worldwide for her understatedly classic, deliberately feminine and profoundly original Couture bridal gowns, Couture Designer and innovative entrepreneur Kirstie Kelly [www.kirstiekelly.com] announced today a multi-layered plan to “make empowered women everywhere feel extraordinary.”  Kelly teased visuals and information regarding her 2012 Bridal Collection which will be unveiled in two weeks, launched new client service offerings including “Borrow Me…to Choose” and the Kirstie Kelly Essentials line, and spotlighted a groundbreaking CostCouture partnership with mega-retailer Costco.  Kelly also extended an open invitation to visit her new Southern California Showroom, and announced a new focus on social media including a new personal blog by Kelly [www.kirstiekelly.com/blog] and robust content activity on Facebook [www.facebook.com/KirstieKellyCollection]; Pinterest [www.pinterest.com/kirstiekelly]; YouTube [www.youtube.com/kirstiekellybrand], Twitter [www.twitter.com/kkcollection] and Kelly will announce a new marketing initiative targeted to an audience the industry rarely talks about but for whom Kelly is making room.
            “My passion and drive are always centered on one thing:  making women feel extraordinary.  Not only are we creating beautiful and elegant bridal gowns, eveningwear and accessories, but we’re taking the quality, attention to service, and quiet design details mandated by Couture and making them accessible to today’s fashion-conscious women,” said Kelly.  “We know and understand what women want and need with today’s busy lifestyle, and how the way they feel about themselves can empower them to feel limitless. So we’ve evolved as they’ve evolved and all of the programs, services and collections we’re unveiling today and over the next few weeks are all with the intent to make women feel extraordinary.”
            Kelly has created original designs for countless celebrities as well as television shows and movies, including Michele Obama, Rachel McAdams, Debra Messing, Isla Fisher, “Wedding Crashers,” “General Hospital,” “Will & Grace,” and “Samantha Who?”

“Borrow Me…to Choose” Program
            Kelly and her team created the “Borrow Me…to Choose” Program based on recommendations from their Bridal Stylists who work with and talk to women daily about what they want, what they’re looking for and what their lives are like.  Based on understanding the busy lifestyle of today’s empowered woman, “Borrow Me” was born.  Women who virtually browse the gowns from the Kirstie Kelly SIGNATURE Collection and Collection One on www.kirstiekelly.com work with a Bridal Stylists to help select the perfect gown through the “Borrow Me” program.

The Bridal Stylist then has the preferred gowns sent directly to the bride’s front door; brides then have the opportunity to try them on in the comfort of their own home and invite as many or as few family and friends to help them decide which dress is “the one” -- or they simply invite everyone over to show them the gown they’ve chosen.  All they have to pay when they talk with the Bridal Stylist at that time is the shipping and handling (a cost of $35* each).  Then the Bridal Stylist works closely with the bride to purchase the gown of her dreams, while also offering expert alteration guidance. Gowns purchased from the Signature  Collection will be sent within a week. Gowns from Collection One are typically special order gowns that require 12–14 weeks to fabricate. However, some styles and sizes are available immediately. Before the bride-to-be knows it, a beautiful new gown packed in tissue and ribbons will be sent to her home.

Innovative Partnerships & CostCouture

            In 2006, Disney approached Kelly to create a bridal collection for the company, and their partnership took the bridal industry by storm. She fearlessly continues to redefine the Couture and bridal business norms and proudly brought CostCouture sensibilities and new, high-quality offerings to consumers nationwide through an unprecedented partnership with retail giant Costco.  New programs are being developed and will be announced within the next two months.

Kirstie Kelly Blog & Social Media
Launching today, Kelly’s new blog [www.kirstiekelly.com/blog] opens with this from the candid designer:

Hi, it’s Kirstie. I’ve never been the kind to do things just because everyone else was doing them…so this isn’t your typical bridal blog. I am excited to give you first-looks at what we are designing and tell you about the things in my life that are inspiring me; I wanted to create a place I couldshare beautiful things whether they be fashion or art or places or people; I wanted a way to get you closer and more involved with the Kirstie Kelly brand because when we understand each other better than we can do extraordinary things together.  No, this isn't your typical bridal blog.  So let's have some fun and be a little sassy.  Let's celebrate personal style and individual flair.  We're in this together, and I think we all deserve to feel extraordinary, don't you? --KK

            Kelly’s social media networks also will benefit from a more active presence and renewed commitment to providing original content across all platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter and more. Kelly will be announcing a new marketing initiative targeted to an audience the industry rarely talks about but for whom Kelly is making room.

The Kirstie Kelly Essentials Line
            A new area of client service organically evolved into dressing women of discerning taste for day and night functions; thus, the Kirstie Kelly Essentials line-- priced from $500-$5,000 --was born.
            The line is full of sumptuous silks, fine wools and cottons, as well as novelty fabrics. The styles are classically elegant with a bit of sass and flair!  Our clients are perfectly suited  to dress for East Coast or West, and for day or night.
            In addition, Kelly recently created a capsule collection of women’s tailored shirting that enhances every woman’s wardrobe.  So now, clients can custom order jackets, pants, dresses, tops, shirting and skirts to reflect their own personal style.

The Kirstie Kelly Showroom
            Opened in October 2011, The Kirstie Kelly Showroom and corporate offices, located at 1730 E. Holly Ave. El Segundo, Calif., are nestled next to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, keeping the corporate culture of the company both modern and inspired as well.  Offering women an intimate and elegant experience as they search for the perfect wedding gown or formal attire, this is where Kirstie calls home. Capturing the high-end, but relaxed style of the vibrant South Bay community, the new Showroom houses the designer’s gorgeous collections.
            Upon entering the jewel box salon, clients are welcomed into a relaxed yet stylish atmosphere where they meet with Kirstie's staff of Bridal & Eveningwear Stylists to find the perfect gown or dress. The designer herself is often on hand for many of the fittings and hand drapes gowns and dresses on to bodies to ensure the perfect fit.
            The Showroom houses all of Kirstie Kelly's collections -- Bridal, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Eveningwear, Essentials and Accessories -- that reflect the designer's desire to bring high fashion, classic styles and beautiful accessories to every woman.  With an Atelier onsite, our clients can have their bridal gown or evening dress customized to maximize their shape and represent their own true personal style.

Visit us at:            www.KirstieKelly.com
Facebook:           www.facebook.com/KirstieKellyCollection
Twitter:               www.twitter.com/kkcollection             
Pinterest:            www.pinterest.com/kirstiekelly           
YouTube:             www.youtube.com/kirstiekellybrand
Blog:                      www.kirstiekelly.com/blog

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