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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 – Shop with Style Girl+Candy Shop Vintage TODAY at the Holiday Flea
            Deirdre just arrived in town from Charleston and we are gearing up for our Candy Shop Vintage / Style Girl Collection trunk show today from 3-9pm at The Brooklyn Arts Center Holiday Flea.   If you are in search of a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for your BFF, your boo or (ahem, yourself!), we will have vintage treasures (clothing, jewelry and accessories) that you won’t want to miss.   I will be back at the BAC on Saturday from 10am-5pm on my own. To see a full list of participating vendors, click HERE.   Since it’s Friday and you’re in...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – How to Channel Your Inner Superhero in Style!
              Caped crusader Roxanne Turpen of Amazing Capes seeks contributors for her Kickstarter campaign with a promise to save the world through the power of imagination one cape at a time. Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” This philosphy is evident in Roxanne Turpen’s passion project, Amazing Capes. Roxanne, a former Wilmington resident now based in Asheville, is a talented photographer, graphic artist, ethereal free spirit along with the saving grace behind my website (www.stylegirljessjames.com) – making it “pretty” week after week. While she has the spirit of a vagabond, her commitment to...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Win a Merewif Necklace + Best Dressed Audrey & Disco Queens
              Wilmington-based Jewelry Designer Savannah Watson wearing a variety of pieces from her newly-launched jewelry collection, Merewif I first met Savannah via Facebook. A Wilmington native with an emerging career in fashion, she was contemplating making the move back home from LA, and looking for advice. We all know the catch to living in Wilmington. It’s a beautiful place to live, but a hard place to make a living.   Several months later, we met at one of my Fashion Preview events. Savannah happened to be in town and decided to get a firsthand look at the Wilmington fashion community. Currently employed...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Win a Merewif Necklace + Best Dressed Audrey & Disco Queens
              Wilmington-based Jewelry Designer Savannah Watson wearing a variety of pieces from her newly-launched jewelry collection, Merewif I first met Savannah via Facebook. A Wilmington native with an emerging career in fashion, she was contemplating making the move back home from LA, and looking for advice. We all know the catch to living in Wilmington. It’s a beautiful place to live, but a hard place to make a living.   Several months later, we met at one of my Fashion Preview events. Savannah happened to be in town and decided to get a firsthand look at the Wilmington fashion community. Currently employed...
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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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*FASHION FIX* – Win Cucalorus Tickets with #cucalorusmonsterstyle + Doggie Style
      Cucalorus Director Dan Brawley with Cucalorus’ Leigh Voli at Style Girl’s MAD MEN Event sponsored by Land Rover   Cucalorus, Wilmington’s beloved film festival heading into its 18th year, has arrived! You’ve got some big decisions ahead of you this weekend. Not only must you decide which films to see and parties to attend, but what will you wear?    If you are in the mood to channel a “Cucalorus Monster” you may want to take Cucalorus Director Dan Brawley’s advice, “As long as you feel awkward, you’ve dressed properly.” Cucalorus’ Social Media Maven Leigh Voli suggests sequins, silk, capes, feathers, leather, lace or the unofficial outfit...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – 3, 2, 1…Glamour Shots REVEALED!
              Glamour Shots Contest Winner Legare Teynor I bet you have been waiting with bated breath to see the results of our Glamour Session with FASHION FIX Glamour Shots winner Legare, Teynor, righhhhhht? Oh, you already forgot about the contest? Well, let me refresh your memory…     Legare last saw the flashbulbs from a “professional” photographer (along with this rad leather jacket) at her local mall in 1994. As the winner of the FASHION FIX “Glamour Shots” contest with 75 votes, Legare received a Photo Session (1.5 hours) with Photographer Eric von Bargen: $500, Wardrobe Styling with Jess James: $300, Hair Color + Highlights/Cut/Style...
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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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Fall Fashion Preview Oct 11th – Tickets on Sale NOW!
  CLICK HERE  TO GET YOUR TICKETS!     Watch last year’s video from the 2011 Fall Fashion Preview!...
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