Last Saturday, June 23rd, Anthropologie at Fort Worth’s University Park Village welcomed recording artist Stacy King for a mini-concert and benefit shopping hour. Part of the retailer’s Push Play Project music series, King’s performance was accompanied by her handpicked items from Anthro’s current collection. Read on for details from our exclusive chat, plus some darn charming images by Dallas photog Elliot Muñoz.
It cannot be argued that music and fashion go hand-in-hand. With the popularity of retail collaborations rising still, a brand partnership with a fresh and stylish musical talent can be like hitting the fashion lottery. So it’s no surprise that this month, as part of their new Push Play Project music series, Anthropologie chose soulful songstress Stacy King of Sucré to list her favorites from the store for Anthro shoppers to swoon over. This partnership aligns personality and product just about perfectly.
I sat down with Stacy “backstage” before her recent Ft. Worth in-store performance to discuss her summer must-haves, style inspirations, and baby bumps.
A Texas native and band member of the popular group Eisley, Stacy recently formed her second band, Sucré, and the name fits. Not only is she one of the sweetest girls you could meet, but she’s also fashionably inspired by all things French.
“I just eat it up,” she exclaimed, right before naming Brigitte Bardot and Clémence Poésy as her style icons.
And how does she describe her own personal style? “Vintage, low-key and classy,” is her short answer. “I shoot for classy.”
In our opinion, she definitely succeeds in that goal. Stacy’s look is very feminine and romantic – nostalgic even. However, when she’s not performing, she favors an even more laid-back selection of casual dresses or blue jeans and boots. Her summer ‘it items’ include fab sunglasses (vintage styles, of course) and cute sandals, noting that she especially favors “those Salt-Water Sandals that everyone’s wearing.”
This all sounded right up my alley, and had me eager to learn of any additional inspirations behind her Anthropologie picks. For starters, Stacy’s initial draw to the retailer was a no-brainer. It’s truly her favorite store, and she admitted that, while on tour, she tries to stop into a location at each city where one can be found.
“Whenever I walk in the store, something lights up in me,” she explained. “I feel like, ‘I want to be this woman.’”
Now a mommy-to-be (little Scarlett is 22 weeks in the making), that ‘woman’ is all about dressing for comfort and ease. Thus, Stacy’s Anthro collection is filled with easy dresses and simple, ultra-feminine accents. Her top pick is the dusty rose-hued, full-skirted Mariposa Lace Dress that seems fit for a modern-day Grace Kelly. Likewise, polka-dot print Jojo High-Waist Shorts evoke a glamorous, retro feel. A sleeveless button-down in pastel mint, a sheer frock with embroidered detailing, and a simple straight-leg jean are among Stacy’s additional favorites.
Following our chat, the guest of honor continued the night with a 30-minute concert for a packed house (complete with mini-horn section). The audience indulged in tea sandwiches and, of course, plenty of sweets, as they listened on. A charity shopping hour wrapped the night, benefitting the Children’s Education Program at Ft. Worth’s Bass Performance Hall.