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Fashion Friday: Meet Leigh Fox from East Meets West Yoga

Name: Leigh Fox, 47.

Who she is: Yoga teacher (Vinyasa style); co-owner along with Carrie Jacobson of East Meets West Yoga with studios in The Foundry, 1738 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, and Village Glen, 162 Mill St., Williamsville. She and her husband, Eric Fox, owner of Mr. Fox Tire Inc., are residents of Amherst and have three children –  Maya, 20; Max, 18 and Eli, 11. A native of Kenmore, she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and University at Buffalo School of Law and volunteered in the Peace Corps in the mid-1990s.

What she's wearing: Black cami (from TJ Maxx, she thinks); black Lululemon leggings; maxi dress from Target; mala bead bracelet and a necklace with garnet stone (her birthstone) and three gold leaves with her children's initials – from Etsy. One of her tattoos is the Hamsa hand. Another is a Sanskrit design: "Its meaning is to honor the divine in all of us," she explained.

Signature look: Yoga clothing – with something long and loose on top for when she's outside the studio.

"If it is drapey and loose, then I can put it on over my yoga clothes and I don't look like I'm a yoga teacher all the time. But I can come to the studio and take my regular clothes off and just be ready to go," she said.

She shared this anecdote: A little girl sitting in a shopping cart at Wegmans one day noticed the big, loose cardigan Fox was wearing and asked her, "Lady, why are you wearing your bathrobe?"

"I went right to the studio after and told my students and we were all hysterical."

Fashion statement: "I like things that are simple. I don't like lots of structured clothes. I will never, ever wear stripes or polka dots. I like them on other people; I just don't like them on me."

Last purchase: "A midnight-blue embroidered T-shirt dress from Free People. It's like a long nightgown," she said.

In the market for: A great pair of embroidered jeans. "I know that totally goes against my 'fashion statement,' but I wouldn't wear them daily," she said.

Her yoga clothes and Hamsa tattoo. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Her necklace. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Her mala beads. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Happy Fashion Friday. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Take a look at last week's Fashion Friday:

Fashion Friday: Donna White shows her 'confident and fearless' style

 

 

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