Cyndi & Erin McNeill at the Gatsby Birthday Party of the Decade Sorry I missed you last week, dear FASHION FIX readers. Life has been accelerating the hustle – but thankfully, in a good way. In the past week, I have given two presentations – one to UNCW students on dressing for success and another at one of Louise McColl’s Women in Business luncheons. Preparing for both got me thinking about my careeer in New York / Philadelphia before moving here and transitioning into establishing my own business here almost a decade ago. When it comes to choosing to live in a beach town with benefits, I like to say Wilmington is a beautiful place to live, but a difficult…

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Victorian era Valentine Valentine, Valentine – will you be mine? I can recall sitting in a classroom at my high school on Valentine’s Day fidgeting with nervous energy. While my teacher droned on, all I could think about was the moment the FFA members (oh yes, Future Farmers of America) would come knocking on our door with arms full of roses and hoping there just might be one for me. You had a choice: you could risk looking like a “loser” or you could arrange to send one to another…

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Selfie from 1929 at The Bolling Haxall House in Richmond, VA Hello, my lovelies! This week I am bringing you some vintage eye candy from the Jazz Age Preservation Ball Joel and I attended in Richmond, VA and the Fashion Flashback opening at The Charleston Museum I recently attended with some of my favorite vintage-loving gals. I hope you have a chance to take a step back in time sometime soon. Like Gatsby says, “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!” xo Jess     THIS SATURDAY ONLY!…

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Vintage lovers converge at Second Skin Vintage’s Grand Reopening Photo: Second Skin Vintage Hello, dear friends! I am currently headed to Charleston for the Fashion Flashback event at the Charleston Museum. Stay tuned for full coverage in next week’s FASHION FIX. In the meantime, enjoy some photos of our local vintage lovers celebrating with Karyn Oetting the grand reopening of Second Skin Vintage in their new location (directly across the street from their original storefront) on Castle Street. Speaking of VINTAGE love, I very recently refreshed Style Girl Vintage (now…

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Advanced Style stars from the recent film (based on the blog) The Christmas lights dim. The pine needles ping to the floor. Has Santa already come and gone? As the holidaze subsides and the January blues take hold, it’s easy to get caught up in over-thinking about who you were, who you want to be and the how-the-hell to make it happen. In looking back, it’s also inevitable to look ahead at what’s new. We seem to live in a society with a perpetual revolving door: out with the old,…

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In the holidaze leading up to New Year’s day, I stumbled across this lovely postcard (above) from Cape Fear Antiques. It’s the only shop of interest I can easily walk to from my house so every so often I take a peek at their jewelry cases, carefully taking in each bejeweled brooch, antique belt buckle and clip-on earrings you could find in Betty Draper’s jewelry box, always in search of an elusive deco trinket. I most recently discovered a 1920’s era bracelet with gold deco detailing. The only clue of…

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Jess and Joel doing some holiday shopping at Jonathan Adler in NYC Every two years one of our dear friends, the talented painter Brad Kunkle, hosts a solo exhibition at the Arcadia Contemporary gallery in Soho. Last Thursday marked Brad’s third solo show and also the third time we have made the journey to NYC to attend. It’s not everyday you have the chance to celebrate your friend’s talent and see their dreams come true right before your eyes. Originally slated for December 20th, we figured we would be up…

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