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"You're so Beautiful, You Could be a (P/T) Model" + Win the FF Glamour Session!
          Style Girl’s impromptu photo shoot with Photographer Eric von Bargen at Beanie + Cecil featuring the beloved green Helmut Lang dress   A few weeks back, I was contacted by the city of Wilmington’s marketing firm The Brandon Agency, about participating in a promotional tourism video – focused primarily on why I love shopping in the greater Wilmington area.   Not knowing they had a hair/makeup artist on set, I went ahead and made appointments with my hair stylist Cheryl Kent of Ward Hair Salon and makeup artist Amy Kennison of MAC Cosmetics.   While driving to Lumina Station for the...
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“You’re so Beautiful, You Could be a (P/T) Model” + Win the FF Glamour Session!
          Style Girl’s impromptu photo shoot with Photographer Eric von Bargen at Beanie + Cecil featuring the beloved green Helmut Lang dress   A few weeks back, I was contacted by the city of Wilmington’s marketing firm The Brandon Agency, about participating in a promotional tourism video – focused primarily on why I love shopping in the greater Wilmington area.   Not knowing they had a hair/makeup artist on set, I went ahead and made appointments with my hair stylist Cheryl Kent of Ward Hair Salon and makeup artist Amy Kennison of MAC Cosmetics.   While driving to Lumina Station for the...
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FASHION FIX* – Frocktales: A Style Dedication to my Nana
            Wearing my Nana’s dress from the 1960’s with matching head scarf and her handbag with Tom Ford cateye sunnies from Oliver. New MAC Beth Ditto bronzer / Photo: Ray Dennis   This past weekend, starting at 7:30am Saturday morning (a record early start for me!), I gathered with my family at my Nana’s house in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. My cousin Kenny and sister Erica flew in from Florida and Joel and I made the 12-hour drive from North Carolina where we joined my mom, cousins Danyelle and Samantha and Uncle Danny, who still live in the area.   You...
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*FASHION FIX* – What Joan Wore on MAD MEN + Why Charleston Should Care
            Candy Shop Vintage’s “Trillium Set” worn by Joan Holloway in the latest episode of MAD MEN   One time at Fashion Week….   Something wonderful happened. My friend Deirde Zahl and I squealed as we left the Charleston Fashion Week kick-off party at Billy Reid. We had just met one of our style mentors, Award-winning Costume Designer for MAD MEN, the lovely Janie Bryant, who was in town as one of CFW’s celebrity runway judges for the emerging designer competition. And get this – she said she was interested in seeing some pieces from Candy Shop Vintage, Deirdre’s Charleston-based vintage jewelry collection (read the...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Style Profile: Escape with Drifted designer Lisa Nez
            Super cutie accessories designer Lisa Nez of Drifted during our interview at Jester’s Cafe on Castle Street   Inspired by last week’s stars & stripes, I pulled out my striped navy/white pullover from aMuse and paired it with my Drifted triangle necklace, recycled resin with bold dashes of bright pink, yellow, blue and red. The same necklace, the first of a new series for Drifted, a Wilmington-based design duo who create handmade belt buckles and jewelry created from surfboard grade resin, fiberglass, recycled skate decks, reclaimed leather and found objects, prompted a sale of 20 odd triangle necklaces to Columbia-based...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – TREND: Did You Know It's In Style to be Patriotic? + Social Chic
        Style Girl’s intern Michael Deininger-Bell with his Fresh & Precious blog partner Courtney McGovern showing off their Americana style.   Even when Memorial Day was a few months away, did you notice stars and stripes are having a bit of a moment? Separately (stars. stripes.), that’s not all that surprising. Same goes with the red, white and blue combination. Every year when the sunshine calls, we see the “summer on the French Riveria” type of vibe, but I’m talking about in-your-face America. Get this. It’s actually kind of in style to be patriotic.   (Click HERE to see “60 Hot Hipster Girls...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – TREND: Did You Know It’s In Style to be Patriotic? + Social Chic
        Style Girl’s intern Michael Deininger-Bell with his Fresh & Precious blog partner Courtney McGovern showing off their Americana style.   Even when Memorial Day was a few months away, did you notice stars and stripes are having a bit of a moment? Separately (stars. stripes.), that’s not all that surprising. Same goes with the red, white and blue combination. Every year when the sunshine calls, we see the “summer on the French Riveria” type of vibe, but I’m talking about in-your-face America. Get this. It’s actually kind of in style to be patriotic.   (Click HERE to see “60 Hot Hipster Girls...
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*FASHION FIX* Social Chic: Wilmington Works It (on + off the runway) for Wishes
                Malia McCarthy brigtens up the runway in an outfit from Monkee’s at last Thursday’s fashion show at Wine, Women & Shoes benefiting Make-A-Wish. Photo: Matt Dols   Last year, I was contacted by Make-A-Wish in Raleigh about an event they were planning on bringing to Wilmington. They expressed interest in promoting their event Wine, Women & Shoes in the FASHION FIX. I was excited to hear about the concept: fashion show, shopping, wine and most memorably, “Shoe Guys” that basically “serve” and sell shoes from local boutiques to raise money for a cause close to all our hearts,...
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SG *FASHION FIX* Garden Party Panache- Season Trends
          Tess Wheatley  and Tiffany Taylor at The Garden Party after-party at Dockside I was graciously invited to attend The Garden Party with Dr. Mike Nichols and his beautiful wife Oz, who seduced everyone in her ultra sophisticated almost-antithesis Garden Party look – a black ALC jumpsuit from Beanie + Cecil, a Diane Fort Shagott headpiece from aMuse Artisanal Finery and her amazing Prada handbag just purchased in Vegas.   All day long , women approached her saying how stunning she looked, “just like Audrey Hepburn” before asking her to pose for a picture.   From candy-colored stripes, jewel tones, monogrammed...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Jess + Gay’s Adventures at SXSW in Austin
      AUSTIN SXSW 2012     By: Jess James & Gay Adair   Gay: Let’s just get this out of the way..South By Southwest (or “SouthBy as the locals say), the gigantic music festival in Austin, Texas each spring, is a blast.  I’ll go back.  Before we got there, the word all round went like this, “The festival is not what it used to be, ruined.”  And, “Way too many people;  go to Austin at another time” and, ” Miss the craziness, you can’t get food or drinks and the traffic is unbelievable!” As Jess wryly commented, “Gayyyyy, come on. That sounds like...
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