It looks like style guru Stacy London of TLC's hit show What Not To Wear is throwing on her producer hat. Word on the street is the TLC alum will be launching a reality show that follows Brooklyn based plus size boutique owners Lisa and Jim Dolan. Lisa and Jim own Lee Lee's Valise in Brooklyn, NY. They are the first boutique to completely cater to plus size women in New York City. You also may know them from their shop being featured on TLC's What Not Wear anytime the show gets a plus size candidate.
As a Brooklynite, I personally remember when the shop first opened up. I received an email from Kiyonna clothing saying a boutique in Brooklyn carried their clothes. I stopped by the boutique the first week they opened and was so impressed with the layout and the variety of styles they offered. The stored had everything from apparel to lingerie to handbags, and even offered oversized jewelry. Lisa and Jim had everything covered. Lisa was extremely nice and wanted to get to know her customer. She had such a lively personality. Needless to say, I told everyone I knew about their boutique.
Lisa Dolan-Boutique Owner
It's been over 5 years and Lee Lee's Valise has grown so much and has helped change the lives of so many plus size women who thought they couldn't be stylish. I am so happy for them and they definitely deserve it.
Ok, now more about the show. According to TLC the show will showcase, "plus-size fashion without the minuses of mainstream retail traditions in TLC’s newest series. Executive produced by WHAT NOT TO WEAR’s fashion authority, Stacy London, with BBC Worldwide Productions, this eight-part series set to premiere in May 2012 will follow husband and wife business owners Lisa and Jim Dolan, as they revise and revolutionize the norms of plus-size shopping experiences in their clothing store, Lee Lee’s Valise. Each episode will focus on three different customers as their intimate shopping experience at the store, combined with Lisa’s distinctive clothing line, helps transform their lives."
TLC is known for intriguing and thought provoking shows. Will you be watching in May?
Lisa Dolan-Kate Ohara