Front Row Coverage from Puerto Rico Fashion Week with Trish McEvoy
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With Roxanna and Susannah of Trish McEvoy at
Puerto Rico Fashion Week

Hola! I’m back from Puerto Rico and it was just as dreamy as Susannah promised. Last week, I drove to Charleston to connect with Angharad, the Media Director for Charleston Fashion Week. I brought her a few options from Style Girl Vintage and was excited to hear she ended up wearing a blue polka dot dress to the luncheon with Fern Mallis (creator of New York Fashion Week).

Before taking in the finale evening of the 8th Charleston Fashion Week I joined the Trish McEvoy makeup team to help launch their new stores in San Juan (at Saks and Nordstrom) with a private client party and creating a buzz at Puerto Rico Fashion Week. Susannah (my friend and Trish’s regional director) collaborated with Designer Orlando Lopez to create a custom scent for his of Atelier fashion show. So, we basically planted scent sticks under each chair in the San Juan Hotel ballroom and each of the gift bags included a roll-on of the signature of Atelier scent signed “of”in silver leaf.

As for the fashion show itself — from the Miss Fisher style black bobs and deco silhouettes, sheer gloves, ostrich feathers and Egyptian Revival style beading, I was captivated by each and every look. I’m so excited to share with you a collection of my favorite looks that I photographed from our amazing seat. Thank you so much for including me Trish McEvoy, Susannah and of Atelier.

Till next time, I am already dreaming about my next trip to Puerto Rico and one day wearing an of Atelier creation.

of Atelier show finale

 

L: Susannah twirling in her of Atelier perfect little black dress
R: Enjoying the view at the Olive Boutique Hotel before heading to the San Juan Hotel for the of Atelier fashion show.

 

Team Trish on the rooftop of the Olive Boutique Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, again because I am OBSESSED with this jumpsuit!

 

 

 

 

 

Designers Orlando Lopez & Felix Fletcher greeting
friend/client/famous PR singer in the crowd
during the of Atelier finale

 

Susannah wearing an of Atelier little black dress
with head designer Orlando Lopez

 

Fashion Show guest showing support for of Atelier
wearing one of their peacock feather bustiers

 

 

Felix Fletcher, co-designer of Atelier

 

TRAVEL DIARY

Team Trish stayed at this AirBnB home in Dorado.

 

Taking in some sunshine outside a Trish McEvoy
client party in San Juan with Susannah.

 

The best coffee of my life! Coffee in Puerto Rico is delicious.

 

Wish I could say I had a chance to relax here.
Brilliant idea at The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

 

You can take the girl out of Wilmington….
how random to find a Southern barbeque on the top floor
of the San Juan Hotel (location of PR Fashion Week)!

 

I took a solo excursion to Isabela to have lunch and talk art
(those are her paintings behind her) and makeup with Painter Shannon McIntyre
(Wilmington connection – wife of Surfer Shayne McIntyre)

 

 

L: The dress that sparked a thousand photos! By the end of our first night at PR Fashion Week, everyone had heard of Trish McEvoy thanks to this dream dress Susannah wore by Designer Bibhu Mohapatra.
R: I found Chelsie Ravenell’s counterpart at PRFW – Eduardo Galarza (aka “Don Juan”)

 

Puerto Rico fashion designer Sulyvette Diaz wearing a vintage Dior blouse that she hand-embellished before leaving the house for Fashion Week

 

First look at the first show we took in at Puerto Rico Fashion Week Fashion does politics.

 

#OOTN – ALC blouse and pleated tiered maxi skirt
with Iosselliani earrings from Beanie + Cecil

 

L: Amazing jewelry by Puerto Rico Jewelry Designer Marcia Budet
R: Out on the town with Marcia at San Juan Moda

 

Last look at Old San Juan

After a little magic, makeup and sunshine, I headed to the finale night at the 8th annual Charleston Fashion Week. Stay tuned for my re-cap next week. Till then, here’s a few highlights.

Enjoy your weekend, my lovelies!
xo
Jess

 

NEXT FASHION FIX –
Highlights from Charleston Fashion Week!

Wilmington Fashion Designer Casey Crespo (whose amazing leggings you may recall seeing in the FASHION FIX (read profile here) with models at CFW wearing her full collection paired with Kopious Jewelry (by Wilmington jewelry designer Kristin Wood). Casey shares with us her CFW experience (before her “fashion hangover” ensues!) in next week’s FASHION FIX – stay tuned!

 

Gold brows backstage before Emerging Designers Daniel Velasco & Ryan Workman’s show
by: Wilmington Makeup Artist Chelsea Sule

 

Finale Night Crew hanging inside the Gwynn’s VIP Tent:
Chleb Ravenell, Audrey Myers, Raleigh Carter, Jess James

 

 

 

 

+ Pound Fit (only available with Karson in Wilmington!)
Tuesday 6:35pm and Saturday 10:15am at BFAB Studio
Click above for more details.

 

 

 

STYLE GIRL VINTAGE
Studio/Showroom
PREVIEW PARTY

Wednesday April 1st
6-9pm
@ 21 Market Street (2nd floor)

Signed the lease and got the keys to the new Style Girl Vintage studio / showroom at 21 Market Street (second floor) in Downtown Wilmington. EXCITED!

So far, the space has gone from yellow to lavender (the same Amethyst Sky color we just had our house painted!) And, Rob Minton and his crew at The Minton Design & Construction Company have been hard at work transforming the space with new fixtures.

#dontbeafool Preview Party includes:
* First dibs on shopping Style Girl Vintage
* Tintype photography with Harry Taylor
* Beauty Touch-Ups
* Curated Garden Party offerings from Manic Vintage

20% one-night-only discount when you
follow @stylegirlvintage on Instagram

And if you don’t live in Wilmington, don’t despair! I will be listing the majority of my collection on my Etsy shop (click HERE) very soon. I also have a rack of vintage at Aqua Fedora Lumina Station so please visit Jenna this weekend!

 

 

 

Last Minute Garden Party
Shopping Soiree

Wed April 8
6-9pm
@ Blue Hand Home

INVITE ONLY
Exclusive to FASHION FIX Readers

Shop Style Girl Vintage Garden Party dresses, + curated Garden Party (selected by Jess James). Garden Party Hats & Headpieces by Milliner Jan Wutkowski, Jewelry from Blue Hand Home Sweet Treats + Bubbly. Trish McEvoy makeup artists will provide Garden Party makeup trials + will set up your appointment for Garden Party day (Friday April 10th)

You must RSVP to attend:
jessjames7@gmail.com
xo

Photo: Bella Rose Photography
Hat: Handmade by Jan Wutkowski of aMuse
TopShop Garden Party Dress: Style Girl Vintage
Makeup: Amy Kennison
Hair: Tyler Kent
Model: Ambrose

 

 

 

Spring Fashion Preview returns with a Mad Men theme (in honor of the last season premiering April 5) Presented by Wilmington Dermatology Center

Wednesday April 22nd
@ Bakery 105 (105 Orange Street)

TICKETS for sale now!
CLICK HERE.

FEATURING:
Jess James / “FASHION FIX” along with Wilmington Dermatology Center are hosting the highly anticipated bi-annual Spring Fashion Preview event with a high-style Mid-Century inspired “Mad Men” event, in honor of the show’s finale season (which debuts April 5).

The Spring Preview features the latest trends for spring at any age with a nod to the late 60’s, the current setting for the last season of MAD MEN. Each must-have look will be modeled on the runway by local celebrities in their 20s to 80+. Beauty experts Celebrity Hair Stylist Steven Ward & top international makeup artists from Trish McEvoy will curate hair and makeup looks to correlate with looks styled by Jess James. The night will also include shopping & deals you won’t wanna miss from Wilmington’s favorite boutiques & designers.

HOSTS:
“Style Girl” Jess James (FASHION FIX & Style Girl LLC events founder, wardrobe stylist and Focus on the Coast Fashion Editor) + Dr. Rosalyn George of Wilmington Dermatology Center.

Beauty Team:
Beauty Experts Celebrity Hair Stylist Steven Ward / Steven Ward Hair
& Top International Makeup Artists from Trish McEvoy

ENJOY:
* Runway show featuring local celebrities in their 20s to 80+ in the latest trends for Spring
with a nod to the late 60’s, the current setting for the last season of MAD MEN.
* Shopping with your favorite boutiques & designers.
Mid-century furniture & home decor by Decades of Decor.
* Delectable tasting + sweet treats from 128 South catering
* “Silver Fox” signature cocktails by Mixologist Joel Finsel of Astral Craft Cocktails
* The YouBooth cheeky photo booth curated by James Zisa Attorneys.
* Music by DJ Brian Hood
* Coveted Silent Auction Prizes for Make a Wish.

TICKETS:
$25 – Limited Space.
Get your tickets today – CLICK HERE!

First 25 guests to purchase tickets online
will be entered to win the “FALL FABULOUS” grand prize.

SPONSORS:
Wilmington Dermatology Center
Bakery 105
Steven Ward Hair
James Zisa Attorneys
Decades of Decor
Ben Minor Photography
Ethan Gaskill Photography

 



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