Faces of Fashion: Vesta’s Lila Ashmore


Festival of Fashion promises to be the most stylish event of the season – featuring extraordinary looks that dazzle + delight. These boutiques share a commitment to our community and the CARTI mission of improved patient care. With insight for looking your best this fall, join the fun and celebrate the season in style.

Festival of Fashion  |  Friday, Nov. 18 | Hashtag Festival of Fashion #FOF with your favorite fall looks!


Inviting Arkansas: What inspired you to open your own business?
Lila Ashmore:
 Working with Boss Lady Melissa Tanner is not work at all. Working in fashion is fun.

IA: What motivates you to unlock the doors for business every day?
 Coaching women in the dressing room inspires me daily. Helping clients identify and express their style motivates me time and time again.

IA: What keeps you living + giving in Central Arkansas?
 Living and giving keeps you going

IA: Why do you participate in CARTI’s Festival of Fashion?
 The show evolves every year. The team at CARTI and their volunteers are the best there is.

IA: What keeps you coming back?
 The choreography from Allison Stodola Wilson and Shelia Vaught. The men dancers ain’t bad either.

IA: Favorite Fall Trend?

IA: Season’s Essential?
 A can-do attitude

IA: Fashion/Style Icon?
 Iris Apfel

IA: Fashion Mantra?
Don’t fret about wearing black too often. When they come up with a darker color – we will wear that. Carpe Diem.

Inviting Arkansas

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on our latest news!