xoChrisse Feature: Allusions by A. Lekay

June 20, 2014

Hi Loves!

During Miami Fashion Week I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing designer and owner behind the internationally known swimsuit brand, Allusions by A. Lekay.

The Allusions by A. Lekay collections are gorgeous and one of a kind high waist swimsuits that flatter every woman. I can't wait to rock one her designs myself this Summer!

A. Lekay was kind enough to put aside some time and answer a few questions for xoChrisse.com. Check out the interview below, and a look at the Allusions by A. Lekay #BirthdayBliss collection on the Miami Fashion Week runway during the Jones Magazine Emerge Fashion show hosted by Cynthia Bailey from the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

To find out more about Allusions by A. Lekay and/or place an order, visit AllusionsByALekay.com
First, Thank You for taking the time out to speak with me! It was such a pleasure to meet you during Miami Fashion Week. I want to personally congratulate you on your new #BirthdayBliss collection and continuing success.

Who is A. Lekay?

A. Lekay is Altrichia Lekay Cook! She is a woman that exudes excellence, sophistication, positivity and ambition. A. Lekay is someone that knows what she wants and works hard to obtain it! A. Lekay is a mother, daughter, sister, friend and the designer of Allusions by A. Lekay Swimwear.

What inspired you to begin designing swimsuits and launching Allusions by A. Lekay?

Preparing for vacation to San Juan Puerto Rico for my best friend’s Birthday (March 2013), I became frustrated after realizing that online stores and boutiques did not offer high-waist swimsuits that accommodated me or that suited my abdominal imperfections. I have always loved fashion and was border line a shop-a-holic! It was totally out of my true passion and love for fashion itself and out of the frustration of not finding a swimsuit, I consulted with my tailor and designed and created my own.

After posting photos on social media lots of friends inquired about my suit! And like, that it was as if a light bulb went off and I thought of it as a way to create revenue with something cute, fashionable and relevant! After doing some research and a plan, like that, Allusions by A. Lekay was born!

Describe the process for creating an Allusions by A. Lekay swimsuit.

Creating an Allusions by A. Lekay Highwaist-kini comes from fashion trends and recreating my own designs and adding a twist! For example, I have deigned some Allusions by A. Lekay with mesh, some with cutouts, and some with faux leather.


How did seeing your designs on the runway for Miami Fashion Week feel?

Anxiously viewing backstage during our premier at Miami Fashion Week it was truly a priceless feeling. I was over-joyed in knowing that a simple idea has landed me to this ginormous event. It was so amazing to see my creations adorn the bodies of the models and watch the guest snaps photos of the pieces on the runway! To me, it was more than just another fashion show, because I showcased the Birthday Bliss Collection it was more so about the gratitude of everyone that has contributed in allowing us to celebrate our 1 Year of existence. The support from customer, family and friends has been surreal. In addition to the exclusivity of showcasing during Miami Fashion Week, I was very thrilled and blessed to be a part of such an elite, renowned production!

Are any Celebrities an #AllusionsBabe?

Allusions by A. Lekay has been privileged to have NY Times Best Selling Author, Antonia Wright rock Allusions by A.Lekay(http://theybf.com/2013/11/04/vacay-it-up-toya-wright-memphitz-jennifer-williams-flaunt-their-swimsuit-bods-in-turks)
. We have also has American Pop Star and Songwriter, Zonnique Pullins of the OMG Girlz rock our brand(http://theybf.com/2014/03/19/ybf-kids-tiny-celebrates-zonniques-18th-birthday-with-girls-trip-to-hawaii).

We are proud to be a brand that caters to women from all walks of life; from attorneys, to physicians, to college students and celebrities, we are very proud of our #AllusionsBabe customers!

Describe your signature style in Three words.

Luxurious, Exquisite, Fashionable

What makes Allusions by A. Lekay different from other swimwear brands?

Unlike most other  brands, Allusions by A. Lekay Swimwear is a specialty swimwear brand that specially offers highwaist-kini’s. With Allusions by A. Lekay you will always make a statement! Allusions by A. Lekay, “luxury that doesn’t blend in!”

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