Gucci Inspired Style Story + That 70’s (FASHION) Show
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Photo: Bella Rose Photography
Styling: Jess James
Wardrobe: Style Girl Vintage

As soon as I saw designer Alessandro Michele’s Spring/Summer collection for GUCCI, I was mesmerized by the lace, lurex knits, brocade, satin bomber jackets, geek chic accessories and an overall celebration of VINTAGE all wrapped up in a grosgrain bow. FINALLY, something in this what-comes-around-goes-around carousel ride called FASHION to be excited about (again).

The quirky, eclectic styling, lush textures and 70’s disco darling meets sexy librarian had me hooked. One day after a particularly inspiring Gucci gush session with my friend Marthe, I had an idea. Instead of doing my usual bi-annual Fashion Preview event, let’s have a Gucci inspired fashion show with a heavy 70’s influence and host the runway show at the roller rink. What other place holds more 70’s nostalgia than your childhood roller rink, riiiiight?

And that, my friends, was how That 70’s (FASHION) show – coming to Wilmington Thursday May 12th at Scooter’s Roller Rink and presented by Simply Noelle – came to be.

Long before the fashion show planning began, I had to convince my incredibly talented friend, Photographer Lisa Brown (of Bella Rose Photography), that we simply MUST do our own take on this vintage renaissance. Luckily, she too was smitten with the new Gucci. So three months ago, we gathered a few gorgeous models (two first-timers – bet you can’t guess who!), Makeup Artist Amy Kennison, Hannah from Beauty Bar, and — our Moms! — as our “assistants,” surrounded by a plethora of 70’s vintage at the Style Girl Vintage showroom (and borrowed vintage Gucci from Legare Simpson – thank you, Legare!) for a shoot in Downtown Wilmington.

My mom kept a steady hum, asked a million questions and kept the clothes organized while Lisa’s mom (who even brought walkie-talkies!) pulled up in front of 21 Market in her mini van – with chocolate chip cookies, naturally! – to transport us from one shoot location to another.

Like Sly sang in 1971, “It’s a family affair!”

Since this shoot took place almost several months ago, quite a few of the featured pieces from Style Girl Vintage have found new homes so I will caption only the items that are still up for grabs. I’m hosting a Cinco de Seventies Shopping Fiesta Thursday May 5th 6-9pm at Style Girl Vintage. Please come take a look at my new Gucci inspired 70’s pieces – just in time for That 70’s (FASHION) Show!

Wishing you all good vibes for a fun weekend.
Thank you for reading.
xo
Jess

INSPIRATION
by Gucci

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silk Lanvin pink blazer & Egyptian scarf (worn as turban), available for purchase from Style Girl Vintage

 

We even got to shoot in the legendary A Second Time Around storefront windows before they left their Front Street location. Thank you, Meredith!

 

 

Vintage floral handbag with gold chain, available for purchase at Style Girl Vintage

 

 

Vintage metallic floral pencil skirt and Ungaro blazer, available for purchase at Style Girl Vintage

 

Vintage Ungaro plaid suit
Vintage Nicole Miller pool balls print dress
Orange wool duster,
available for purchase at Style Girl Vintage

 

Colby’s look + fur from A Second Time Around
Vintage 1960’s striped drop waist dress,
available for purchase at Style Girl Vintage
Guitar: Finkelstein’s

 

Printed high-waisted maxi skirt, available for purchase at Style Girl Vintage

 

 

 

FFA North Carolina jacket,
available for purchase at Style Girl Vintage

 

PHOTO CREDIT:
Photography: Bella Rose Photography
Styling/Creative Direction: Jess James
Makeup by Amy Kennison
Hair: Hannah Lynne Milojevich of Beauty Bar Boutique
Wardrobe: Style Girl Vintage + A Second Time Around
Models: Adrienne O’Docharty, Colby Burton, Ella Richardson, Sarah Royal
Assistants: (Moms) Susanne James + Ann Deaver

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

First 10 Tickets Purchased
to That 70’s (FASHION) Show
receive reserved front row seating
+ complimentary glass of Proseco

Event Image Design: Lindsey Pruitt

 

 

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

That’s a wrap!

 

Hannah of Beauty Bar

 

 

 

 

Thursday May 5th
Cinco de Seventies Shopping Fiesta
6-9pm at Style Girl Vintage
21 Market Street (2nd floor)

Style Girl Vintage will host a Cinco de Mayo 70’s Shopping Fiesta featuring 70’s inspired looks & accessories by James + Dunne you’ll wana wear to That 70’s (FASHION) Show. And have no fear, Astral Cocktails will be there! Mini-massages with Wholesome Journey Massage.

 

Sneak Peek
70’s disco maxi headed to Style Girl Vintage:

Amazing design & fit – XS $100

 

 

The Lanier Property Group is hosting their 3rd Inspiration Lab, a special luncheon and speaking series that brings together women in our community. Along with lunch and beautiful views of the Intracoastal at Bluewater Grill , we will be hear from two authentic and inspiring women – Catherine Yearwood, founder of Hallelu Boutique and Katrina Knight, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Center – who will discuss leadership and team building from unique perspectives.

TICKETS: Click HERE.

 

 

That 70’s (FASHION) SHOW
Inspired by Gucci S/S 2016/p>

Presented by Simply Noelle
Produced by Jess James

Thursday May 12th
6-9pm at Scooter’s Roller Rink

“That 70’s (FASHION) Show” is a concept fashion show inspired by the GUCCI S/S 2016 collection, which celebrates vintage, creative styling with a particular focus on the 1970’s.

Style Girl LLC has not produced a solely concept-based fashion show in quite some time so we are anticipating a lot of excitement surrounding this event – especially since the show will be held at such a fun, unique location! James + Dunne Styling along with the hair & makeup team at Beauty Bar Boutique will collaborate with participating stores to style each look. There will be a pop-up market / shopping before & after the fashion show.

Featured Stores:
Aqua Fedora
Beanie + Cecil
Bloke.
Front Street Optometric Care
Hallelu Boutique
Lula Balou
Oliver
Rummy Vintage
Second Skin Vintage
Soul Shoetique
Style Girl Vintage
Urbage
Ziabird

Tickets:
$25 in advance
On Sale NOW at www.stylegirljessjames.com
$35 at door

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local non-kill animal shelters.
First 10 tickets sold will secure front row seats + complimentary glass of Proseco.

Light Bites + Wine will be prepared and served by Little Pond Caterers Inc.
All featured photography by Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography.
Event Design: Legare Simpson of A Ribbon Runs Through It

MODELS:
Caroline Simpson
Ella Richardson
Sarah Royal
Hannah Johnston
Chandler Brooke Russell
Kelly Tada
Ksenia Belanger
Christina Anthony
Lauren Pietrzykowski
Corinne Caputo
Natalyn Wallin Bachek
Zoë Jurusik
Morgan Doody
Kaye Kinnaird
Logan Brantley
Derrick Pace
Xan D’Auvray
Josh Robinson
Colby Burton

 

PHOTO CREDIT:
Photography: Bella Rose Photography
Styling/Creative Direction: Jess James
Makeup by Amy Kennison
Hair: Hannah Lynne Milojevich of Beauty Bar Boutique
Wardrobe: Style Girl Vintage + A Second Time Around
Models: Adrienne O’Docharty, Sarah Royal

FACEBOOK UPDATES

Follow along for all the latest updates leading
up to That 70’s (FASHION) Show + Meet our Models
on the Event Facbook Page – Click HERE

THIS IS THE SPOT

Preparing something special with Legare of A Ribbon Runs Through It inside Scooter’s Roller Rink – isn’t it AMAZING?!

MEET OUR MODELS

As Fashion Editor for Focus on the Coast and producing countless fashion shows & events, I guess you can say I’ve been “discovering” Wilmington models since 2006

We have incredibly gorgeous models lined up for That 70’s (FASHION) Show. Can’t wait to see how Beauty Bar Boutique transforms them into disco queens & Bowies! I will be sharing our models on the event page leading up to the show so please follow along. Figured I would start with a brand-new face. Introducing Kaye

“Discovered” at Wine, Women & Shoes. New to Jacksonville, NC.

SHOP LOCAL

Have you discovered Rummy Vintage yet? Beth has some amazing 70’s you will want to shop both before + AT the fashion show! Follow along at @rummyvintage on Instagram for a first look at her new arrivals. Here’s a few of my faves that would be PERFECT for May 12th!

 

BEST DRESSED PRIZE
FYI: Fashion Show attendees are not required to dress a la 70’s / Gucci inspired but wouldn’t it be more fun if you are?!

Charleston iPhone case designer @stonedbystone has created a custom case just for That 70’s (FASHION) Show’s “best dressed” winner. I found this vintage GUCCI button and she is adding it (bottom left).
Best of luck, darlings! Xo

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO PREMIERE: Solving the Mystery –
Who is Jess James & What does she do?

 

SHOP New Style Girl Vintage
Holiday Listings on Etsy!

Photography: Harry Taylor
(click below)

 

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