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Shop Profile: New shop downtown (+online) you’re gonna love
Carissa Long at TUSC, her new boutique in downtown Wilmington I’m always excited to hear there is a new boutique opening in Wilmington. Since opening the Style Girl Vintage showroom, I am especially interested in new retail options within walking distance, making Downtown Wilmington even more of a destination for tourists and locals alike. You may recognize Carissa Long, the beautiful new girl on the block & owner of Tusc boutique, as one of the original Hallelu shop girls. This talented #girlboss group has followed in Catherine’s (owner of Hallelu) footsteps with Maddie Allen launching Shop Bones around the same...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Style Profile with Tonight’s CFW Emerging Designer Siobhan!
            Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Siobhan Murphy under the tents Tuesday night – catch her show TONIGHT!    When I first met Siobhan, she was interning for Candy Shop Vintage and helping Deirdre sell her jewelry at my Charleston Style Swap. Easily the best dressed in a vintage disco-ready silver hued jumpsuit, she purchased a backless Jean Paul Gaultier white blouse from my vintage collection that day. I immediately was impressed. Girl knows her vintage! And with her signature style and a  name like Siobhan, she’s hard to forget.   Around this same time, Siobhan launched ReTulled Tutus, a couture and ready-to-wear tutu...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Style Profile with Tonight's CFW Emerging Designer Siobhan!
            Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Siobhan Murphy under the tents Tuesday night – catch her show TONIGHT!    When I first met Siobhan, she was interning for Candy Shop Vintage and helping Deirdre sell her jewelry at my Charleston Style Swap. Easily the best dressed in a vintage disco-ready silver hued jumpsuit, she purchased a backless Jean Paul Gaultier white blouse from my vintage collection that day. I immediately was impressed. Girl knows her vintage! And with her signature style and a  name like Siobhan, she’s hard to forget.   Around this same time, Siobhan launched ReTulled Tutus, a couture and ready-to-wear tutu...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Photo Travel Diary: Headed North
    Travel Essential: my Casey Crespo handmade, organic, fleece-lined colorblock leggings! I wore them at least three times in nine days, plus as pajama pants. They are highly addictive and the ultimate in comfort chic!   Driving north for my Nana’s funeral with overwhelming loss weighing heavy in our hearts, I couldn’t help but miss the unmistakable cadence of Buster’s bullet breath behind us in the backseat. Luckily, we had the welcome distraction of a book on CD, “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, graciously purchased for us by our friend Steve Ward in prepartion for our long journey to Pennsylvania.   If you have yet...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – 2012 Magic Moments: Looking Back Before Moving Ahead
      It’s been an incredibly difficult past few weeks losing our precious dog Buster and now my beloved Nana.  I have not yet embraced moving forward into 2013 so I thought I might get inspired by first taking a look back at some of 2012’s more magical moments. Here’s hoping for brighter days. Thank you for your prayers and comforting words. xo, Jess   One of my favorite portraits of Nana from the 1940’s         2nd Annual Great Gatsby Gala     Held at The City Club  and presented this year by DreamCarSource.com this night of Jazz Age...
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*FASHION FIX* – The Anti-Holiday Photo Shoot + Social Chic from Beanie + Cecil
          Luke, Sadie & Tully Dunne in our Wes Anders0n-inspired Holiday Photo Shoot   Whenever this time of year rolls around, moms across the country inevitably start fretting over their latest holiday family photo to include in this year’s batch of Christmas cards. Surely, her husband and brood understand that this year’s photo simply must rival last year’s and the year before – not to mention her best friend’s.   It’s been ages since my sister and I stood in front of the fireplace with our stockings hung with care for our holiday snapshot and even longer since we sat together in a...
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*FASHION FIX* Because You Look Like You Give a Damn: 3 Essentials for 007 Style
      Daniel Craig as James Bond in the latest 007 film, Skyfall   For 50 years, men have wanted to be him and women have wanted to be with him. Who is this master of seduction?   Bond, James Bond. (you know I had to do that. It’s a requirement for writing any Bond-themed piece.)   With the release of the franchise’s 23rd 007 film “Skyfall” hitting released last week, it’s time to take another look at what makes 007 so alluring. Besides his coolness under pressure, fancy toys, bravado and of course the Bond bombshells, it’s Bond’s enduring style that continues to make...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Social Chic: Somewhere over the Rainbow in Charleston
          John and Deirdre Zahl as the Tin Man and Glinda The Good Witch Photo: Jess James  After years of hearing about Charleston’s annual glamorous Red Party benefiting the American College of The Building Arts, I had the pleasure of actually attending last Thursday October 25th at The Old Charleston Jail.   With Wilmington’s Gay Adair on my air in head-to-toe emerald green, we followed the yellow brick road through the dungeon-like hallway to the magical canopy under the stars where we found revelers in ravishing red or Wizard of Oz-themed attire, this year’s sub-theme.   Although there really is no place like...
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*FASHION FIX* – Fall Trends Checklist from the Fall Fashion Preview + Video
            With my favorite dermatologist Dr. Rosalyn George of Wilmington Dermatology Center at last Thursday’s Fall Fashion Preview  (both wearing Beanie + Cecil) As we prepare fashion, beauty and skincare season trends and tips for the bi-annual FASHION FIX Preview events, Dr. Rosalyn George’s contribution holds new meaning for me since I was one of her patients diagnosed with basal cell skin cancer only a few short months ago. Even though I try my best to keep my fair skin out of the sun and wear my SPF 15 moisturizer religiously, there is still past damage that cannot be reversed. Luckily, I...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – 5 questions for a Jewelry Designer you can meet tomorrow!
                New Emily Claire fringed shield bracelet Jewelry Designer Claire Jacobs  is bringing to her Trunk Show at Ziabird this Saturday   As I was making my rounds pulling clothes for the Fall Fashion Preview, I came across a Parisian-based clothing line Lauren Vidal at Ziabird at Lumina Station, that immediately struck my fancy. Each piece has clean lines, feminine silhouettes but with exquisite details like the leather trim on the poncho (which I discovered first on my hair stylist Cheryl Kent) or the sheer black overlay over the knit tank dress. Trying on my favorite Lauren Vidal pieces...
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