Before the Backstreet Boys even took to the stage Saturday at First Niagara Pavilion, Leighanne Littrell, wife of band member Brian Littrell, was running her own show out of a fashion trailer parked at the venue.
The boutique on wheels holds her collection of backpacks, purses, dresses, hand sacks and more called Wylee. Ms. Littrell (pictured above) not only is the CEO behind the colorful clothes and accessories, she's the woman on site manning the store, welcoming fans as they pack into the trailer to browse and offering style advice as they try pieces on.
Wylee started about eight years ago after her son, Baylee, was born. When she couldn't find a bag big enough to carry a breastfeeding pillow and other baby items, she bought a sewing machine and made her own to tote around essentials while on tour with the Backstreet Boys. She received compliments on the bags, made a few as gifts and a business was born.
Prices range from about $25 for keychain accessories to several hundred dollars for leather backpacks. Catch the Wylee trailer on the Backstreet Boys' "In A World Like This" tour as it travels the east coast, or shop the collection at www.wylee.com.
Leather backpacks from Wylee by Leighanne Littrell.
Colorful dresses in a plethora of prints line racks outside the Wylee trailer.
Printed Wylee purses.
Wristbands by Wylee.
Miniature wrist strap bags from the Wylee collection.
The Wylee trailer at night at First Niagara Pavilion on Saturday.
Photos by Sara Bauknecht/Post-Gazette