C’est Lea! Couture and more…


I’m Leslie, Designer and Owner of C’est Lea! My passions include designing, couture sewing, knitting, creating hand bound journals, photography, cooking and growing and exhibiting roses.  I live in Franklin, Tennessee with my wonderful, supportive husband and Kent, our crazy Sheltie (who always keeps me moving). We love it in Tennessee and all that Franklin has to offer. It was a big change from the NJ/NYC metro area when we moved here, but the beauty is so inspiring and it allows me to dream of what can be done if you just believe in yourself!

As design has always been my calling, I attended FIT (The Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York City where I received my Couture Certificate and majored in Apparel Design with an emphasis on Evening Wear, Bridal Gowns and Haute Couture.

My dream has always been to have my own studio where I could create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces.  C’est Lea! is that dream.  Take a peak at my collection and check back in for more new exciting items as I continue my journey.

Thanks for stopping by!


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So much has been going on!

  It’s been such a busy few weeks. Thoroughly enjoyed the Brioche class that I took.  Had so much fun with some of my knitting buddies and made some new knitting buddies.  Here’s a peak at the finished product.  It was still on the needles when I took this picture.  Lavanya Patricella was a fabulous teacher … Continue reading So much has been going on!


Check out my new Gallery Page. Here you will see previous journal designs and inspiration for new ones.  I can create custom journals from these designs or if you have some ideas of your own, let’s talk.  I have some favorites here but you make your own choices. Gallery of journal designs Also check out … Continue reading Gallery

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