'Project Runway' contestant launches 1st collection

December 8, 2010 10:07:09 AM PST
''Project Runway'' Season 8 favorite Peach Carr has launched her first collection of tennis separates at The Lake Forest Shop located in historical downtown Lake Forest.

Dubbed early on by Tim Gunn (Project Runway's www.mylifetime.com mentor and father figure) as the "queen of country club chic," Peach has unveiled her statement-making line of tennis separates that will take women from the courts to cocktails with just a quick change of shoes. Peach's line (that will appeal to tennis players of all ages) is sure to be hit with travelers this holiday season as her use of spandex and jersey make her tennis clothes easy to pack and wrinkle free upon arrival.

"We're thrilled to be the first retailer to offer Peach Carr's line," says Ellen Stirling, owner of The Lake Forest Shop. "It's an amazing opportunity to be able to support such a great talent like Peach's. Women will love her clothes -- and love Peach even more!"

Peach made her first garment in fourth grade while in the 4-H club -- an A-line shift dress. The self-taught designer won many blue ribbons at the county fair and continued sewing ever since. Currently a freelance designer, Peach's 16-year-old daughter Molly sealed her fate by printing out the application and forced her to apply and audition for a spot on the show. Her design aesthetic is influenced by her childhood and the fashions and music from the '60s.

Peach will be launching her website and rolling out her spring line under her peach car inc. label in early 2011.

Peach's line will be available at The Lake Forest Shop through the holidays. The Lake Forest Shop is open Monday-Friday, 9:30-5:30 pm, Saturdays until 5 pm, and by appointment. It is located at 265 East Market Square, Lake Forest. You can contact The Lake Forest Shop at 847.234.0548 or by visiting www.lakeforestshop.com.

Fashions from peach car inc:

Cindy is wearing a brown tie-dyed spandex tank dress with an overlay of stretch "strings." It is one of Peach's bestsellers and is being worn as a cocktail dress! Price: $230.

Molly is wearing a zebra and pink 60's style spandex dress... also being worn as a party dress for spring. Price: $230.

Julie is wearing a black spandex tank and panel skirt of pink grey and white floral; both are trimmed in black and white hounds tooth... from the new Spring '11 line. Tank price: $75.00, skirt price: $120.

Lina is wearing a black one-shoulder spandex top with built in shelf bra and an a-line yellow, grey and white 70's style spandex skirt with braid trim; from the Spring '11 line. Top price: $85; skirt price: $120.

Tanya is wearing a black spandex ruffled top with built in shelf bra and an a-line black and white 70's style polka dot spandex skirt with organza trim. Top price: $85.00, skirt price: $120.

Peach is wearing one of the a-line black and red hounds tooth spandex skirts from her fall '10 collection. Price: $120.


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