Style Profiles
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...
Style Profile: Belk’s Fashion Director’s Top 3 Trends for Spring
Belk’s VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Director — Arlene Goldstein I hadn’t seen Arlene Goldstein, Belk’s VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction, for at least four years but she was just as charming as I remembered when we sat down for a one-on-one interview during her visit to the Crabtree Valley Mall Belk in Raleigh this week. As a seasoned fashion veteran with more than 25 years in the industry at Parisian and Saks combined with her post at Belk, her passion and quest for new-ness is contagious. Here are her three favorite trends for Spring 2014: (To...
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Style Profile: Belk's Fashion Director's Top 3 Trends for Spring
Belk’s VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Director — Arlene Goldstein I hadn’t seen Arlene Goldstein, Belk’s VP of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction, for at least four years but she was just as charming as I remembered when we sat down for a one-on-one interview during her visit to the Crabtree Valley Mall Belk in Raleigh this week. As a seasoned fashion veteran with more than 25 years in the industry at Parisian and Saks combined with her post at Belk, her passion and quest for new-ness is contagious. Here are her three favorite trends for Spring 2014: (To...
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Style Profile w/ Philly Jewelry Designer – Trunk Show @ Ziabird
Another Philly gal is coming to town tomorrow. Jewelry designer Michelle Pressler, who specializes in jewelry with intricate beadwork, faceted stones and natural colors, will spend the day at Ziabird for her trunk show Saturday 10am to 5pm. Michelle’s fascination with stones began as a child when she discovered mica in the dirt at the playground leading to an extensive rock and mineral collection. After a stint as a fashion designer and illustrator, she started sewing tiny beads onto handmade greeting cards and book covers, which brought Michelle back to her first love – her precious stones. She spent seven years working for a jewelry...
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Style Profile: Cory Chisel
To hear my interview with Cory Chisel click the play button below. Cory Chisel Interview Back in March, I received an email from Billy Mellon. Some people may know Billy as the charismatic owner of downtown restaurant manna. Beyond that, he is one of the major driving forces behind Wilmington Unplugged, an initiative dedicated to bringing new artists to Wilmington and encouraging rising musicians to come back and stay awhile. Billy sent me a somewhat cryptic message: “Wanted to see if I could count on you for a little publicity for a big musical event that I am organizing for...
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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* Fashion Designer Casey Crespo shares style tip from One Tree Hill
    Fashion Designer Casey Crespo in her leggings with mesh detail.Photo: Jess James   Meet Casey Crespo, one of Wilmington’s fashion designers who will be featured at the March 7th Spring Fashion Preview event (Get Your Ticket Today!) famous for her sexy and amazingly comfortable leggings. Formerly a seamstress on One Tree Hill, read our interview below to see her latest design (a dress!) and find out one of Casey’s favorite style tricks she learned from her time on the show dressing the likes of Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols. ff:When did you first learn to sew? “When I was 11, my mom picked up...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – V-Day: What Women Want + Social Chic: Who Wore What
    Photo: Journelle   I’m going to go ahead and mention it. Brace yourself. Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  I can already hear the collective groan. Or perhaps for the dwindling number of hopeless romantics, maybe a tinge of excitement?   I can’t help but remember each year in high school –  Valentine’s Day and the mixed feeling of dread and anticipation hearing a knock on our classroom door. Right around 3pm, the rose deliveries began. If you were single (like most of us were), you may get a rose from a secret admirer or your crush if you were really...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Fashionably Late + 3 Ways to Wear the T-shirt Everyone Wants!
        Must-Have Tee: “Sorry I’m Late” t-shirt worn by Tracy Tang Available this coming week at Blue Hand Home   There seemed to be a theme at Cindy Vach’s birthday gathering earlier this week. I predictably arrived late. Perhaps, only in honor of the birthday girl, who also is famous for being fashionably late? Nice try. Then, Tracy Tang (the owner of Blue Hand Home) arrived even later. With one glance at her t-shirt (worn under her chic black blazer), all was forgiven, drinks were ordered and everyone had a new t-shirt to add to their Pinterest or in my case, Instagram feed. Cheers to...
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