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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* – Facebook Fashion Discovery + WIN a must-have Makeover Accessory!
            Style Girl’s “Lace Lift” with hand-painted Comb laces in Domingo  from Austin-based Comb Collective     I can’t deny Facebook’s power of distraction. Once you’ve been seduced, it’s a temptation that becomes harder and harder to resist with each refreshed notification. On the flip side, Facebook can also be a breeding ground for new discoveries.   On a mutual friend’s page, I spotted a profile picture featuring a polka dot skirt worn with a pair of rugged boots laced with hand-painted leather shoelaces. I was immediately intrigued.   Turns out the boots (and laces) belong to Comb Collective’s co-founder and fashion designer...
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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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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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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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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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*FASHION FIX* – Highlights from Charleston Fashion Week + Spring Preview Video
        Hey y’all! I’m writing this week’s FASHION FIX in Charleston via Austin. I came right from Austin’s SXSW wearing bohemian maxis and denim shorts to full-on glam at Charleston Fashion Week. As you can imagine, that was some intense packing! Six hours of deliberation and accessorizing, but who’s counting?   I promise we will resume our Top 10 essentials for Spring via the Spring Fashion Preview (watch the event video below) along with festival attire (the good along with the very bad) from Austin.   For now, I skipped tonight’s after party  to share with you a few highlights from Night #1...
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