Fashion Shows
Looking back at That 70’s (Gucci) Show from Swinging London
Model Caroline Simpson takes a graceful spill while modeling on roller skates at That 70’s (FASHION) Show presented by Simply Noelle & produced by Jess James May 12th at Scooters Roller Rink Shannon Dunne, Amy Hammond, Jess James, Carly Forman, Kirsten Gravely   It’s exactly one week past the fashion show I’ve been envisioning the past five months – That 70‘s (FASHION) Show inspired by Gucci S/S 2016. I spent the next few days returning clothing from the show, organizing the pre-show choas left in the wake of Shannon and I’s marathon styling session and back-to-back closet consults with new...
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That 70’s (FASHION) Show
That 70’s (FASHION) Show   Inspired by Gucci S/S 2016 TICKETS: $25 in advance – Click HERE!    WHEN: Thursday May 12th 6-9pm WHERE: Scooter’s Roller Rink (341 Shipyard Boulevard) “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. Presented by: Simply Noelle Produced + Hosted by: Jess James Styled by: James + Dunne Styling Jess James + Shannon DunneHair + Makeup: Beauty Bar Boutique Shopping: Pop-Up market before + after fashion show STORES: Aqua Fedora Beanie + Cecil Bloke. Front...
Gucci Inspired Style Story + That 70’s (FASHION) Show
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...
Garden Party Panache 2016: Who Wore it Best on the Green Carpet
It all begins with the hat at the Azalea Festival Garden PartyAlisa Coble, Cate Piech, Kristie Pate Another Azalea Festival Garden Party has come and gone. And, soon the azalea petals will fall. Before we spring ahead, I thought we’d take one last look at scenes from Friday’s “green carpet” coverage at Airlie Gardens. We started our day getting glam with Trish McEvoy artists at my friend Lisa Sledzik’s beautiful home. When the last lovely lady in our group was ready, we helped my friend Susannah, who is a Regional Director for Trish McEvoy and based in Charleston, get ready...
Adventures in Austin + Style Girl Vintage turns 1 this Friday
Adventures in Austin My first visit to Austin was a spontaneous one in March 2012 with Gay Adair to take in some music during SXSW. One of my best friends (Helen Howell Priest) moved to Austin in July after spending 3 years in South Korea so it was only a matter of time for a return visit. One day, my friend Stella (who was temporarily living in Austin during my 2012 SX visit) called to see if I would be down for house/cat sitting at her friend’s condo in Austin in March. I am soooo there! Since Helen and I...
Bringing Bells & Whistles to the Cucalorus OSCARS Red Carpet
Photography: Jonathan Ward Styling: Jess James Wardrobe: Style Girl Vintage Makeup: Tess Wheatley Cash Hair: Emily Kantor of Groove Jet Model: Juliet Harvey The Oscars countdown is on and you still haven’t gotten an invite as Leo’s plus one? Dang. Well, all I know – even without seeing The Revenant – is that he better be going home with Oscar! The film biz may be down in Wilmywood, but lucky for us Cucalorus Film Festival is once again hosting their annual red carpet Oscars event at Screen Gems Studio Sunday February 28th at 7:30pm – and even adding a few...
Vintage Valentine Soiree Tonight at Style Girl Vintage
TONIGHT! Vintage Valentine Soiree @ Style Girl Vintage 6-9pm We are celebrating LOVE tonight at 21 Market Street (2nd floor). We have so much fun in store (see details below) – and of course, you’re invited! Please share the LOVE. Hope to see your beautiful faces. xo Jess   Vintage Valentine TINTYPE PORTRAITS Take home your very own Vintage Tintype Portrait from Harry Taylor Tintype Photography Photographer Harry Taylor is creating an amazing Vintage Valentine “Wall of Roses” backdrop in his studio across the hall (with the help of Floral Designer Kim Fisher). Tintypes are being offered for one night...
Style Story: It all started with a Vintage Lavender Dress
Photography: Ethan Gaskill Styling: Jess James Wardrobe: Style Girl Vintage Makeup: Tess Wheatley Cash Hair: Elizabeth Peterson at Blush Model: Hannah Johnston It all started with a muted lilac dress in bloom with the palest pink roses. It has the demure charm of a 1930’s dress – from the midi length to the pleated peplum and the delicate, romantic print. When I gave her a new home inside the lavender walls of the Style Girl Vintage showroom, I sent a photo to Photographer Ethan Gaskill letting him know I may have found the dress to inspire the collaborative shoot we...
A Second Time Around says “Goodbye” to Downtown Wilmington
Meredith McCahan, owner of A Second Time Around Whenever I pass the colorful sale racks brimming with vintage in front of A Second Time Around at 143 North Front Street, I start to smile. I make my way through the glass door. The bell chimes and I hear a familiar voice greeting me. I see the top of head and an enthusiastic hand waving behind another pile of vintage, and I immediately feel the familar wave of anticipation before the thrill of the hunt begins. For someone who loves vintage as much as I do, walking through the doors of...
David Bowie Blues – A Fashion Legacy + Throwback Prom
In this month’s Rolling Stone, writer David Fricke calls David Bowie’s new album Blackstar “one of the most aggressively experimental records the singer has ever made.” Now that we’ve lost this star who shined so bright two days after his 69th birthday (also the release date for his new album), fans are united in tears listening to his parting words: “Something happened on the day he died/Spirit rose a meter, then stepped aside,” Bowie sings with what sounds like ‘numbed grace.’ “Somebody else took his place and bravely cried: I’m a blackstar.” While the world grappled with saying “goodbye” to...
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