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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...
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 Girl's Birthday Skirt + Launch of Frocktales
        My birthday skirt from All Saints Spitalfields     Do you ever find something that just speaks to you? Whether it’s a hand-crafted piece of jewelry, a painting or a first edition from one of your favorite authors, it’s bound to happen to you. The Newaz Skirt in Pistachio from All Saints Spitalfields started calling my name as soon as I spotted it on their website. To me, this skirt is a work of art. I love the sparkling sequins and how it encompasses my favorite design elements – tribal, Egyptian and deco –  all at once.   Naturally, there was a hunt...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Style Girl’s Birthday Skirt + Launch of Frocktales
        My birthday skirt from All Saints Spitalfields     Do you ever find something that just speaks to you? Whether it’s a hand-crafted piece of jewelry, a painting or a first edition from one of your favorite authors, it’s bound to happen to you. The Newaz Skirt in Pistachio from All Saints Spitalfields started calling my name as soon as I spotted it on their website. To me, this skirt is a work of art. I love the sparkling sequins and how it encompasses my favorite design elements – tribal, Egyptian and deco –  all at once.   Naturally, there was a hunt...
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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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