SG *FASHION FIX* – Finding off-the-runway inspiration at New York Fashion Week




Happy Fashion Week! The mah-jor ladies of fashion enjoying NYFW photo: @lenaperminova 

Since I was not able to make it to New York for Fashion Week this year, the next best thing is living the experience via some of my favorite fashion personalities’ Instagram feeds. Of course, it’s all about what’s next on the runway for Spring 2013 but I tend to find the most inspiration from what’s going on along the perimeter. Thought I’d share with you a few inspiring photos from the week in hopes of giving you your weekend dose of FASHION FIX!




Illesteva sunglasses presentation – photo: @netaporter

Elena Perminova + Miroslava Duma in green + denim (can’t take my eyes off that leg necklace!)
photo: Tommy Ton

Great combination – photo: @the_styledevil

I like a man who is not afraid to wear a scarf. Photo: Tommy Ton for GQ

Alexander Wang holy-strap heels – photo: @thecoveted

Models Backstage – view from the top

Fishtail pigtails backstage at Tory Burch – photo: @blaireadiebee

Marc Jacobs show – photo: Ed Kavishe @fashion_press


Join James + Dunne on the RED CARPET at the 2nd Annual
Care Project Event produced by Johnnie Sexton this Saturday!
For Tickets, Click HERE.

One of my favorites Natalie Joos – photo: Tommy Ton

Street style paparazzi – love the girl (red nails) on far right’s reaction


Rainy day at Lincoln Center

Denim + Chukkas – photo: Tommy Ton for GQ

Love the unexpected vibrancy of her skirt paired with such
 a conservative blouse and belt

Fringed hem + arm party – photo: Tommy Ton for GQ

Style Stars Michel Harper, Anya Ziourova, Miroslava Duma,
Anna dello Russo,
Elena Perminova, Giovanna Battaglia, Natalie Joos
Photo: Ed Kavishe @fashion_press



Carine Roitfeld, fashion powerhouse and former editor of French Vogue, launched her own web-and-print magazine CR Fashion Book yesterday.  Watch the making-of video above.
Rachel Zoe says, “Turning a page in her ever-influential career, CR Fashion Book is a culmination
of the editor’s present-day point of view, which gives the reader direct insight into her world
and inspirations through storybook spreads, poignant essays and exclusive digital content.”

($15 for hard copy, $5 for digital copy)



@The City Club
Thursday, September 20th

WHAT: Jess James along with Ben Swaim’s and The City Club present Wilmington’s second annual Great Gatsby Gala inspired by the Great American Novel, forthcoming remake of the film (directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan) and the joie de vivre of the Jazz Age glamourized by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. This style-conscious event includes:

* Themed 1920‘s rooms (Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, anyone?) and Photo Booth with Bella Rose Photography.

*  Models in 1920’s-inspired finery from aMuse, A Second Time Around, Precious Gems & Jewelry, Lilies & Lace and Cape Fear Formalwear. Hair + Makeup by The Rockin Roller Salon

* Delicious food, Prohibition era cocktails, live 1920’s music in the garden and Jimmy Nations’ Victrola inside.

* Jazz Age inspired shopping with A Second Time Around, Lilies & Lace + Precious Gems & Jewelry!  Exclusive giveaways, “best dressed” contest and Roaring Twenties reverie.

As the City Club’s only event open to the public, The City Club will be offering an exclusive discount (80% discount!) for membership sign-up the night of the event only, as well as the “code word” into the Gatsby speakeasy featuring a highly-anticipated burlesque show.
Thursday, September 20th from 7pm-10pm.

The City Club at de Rosset / 23 South 2nd Street in Downtown Wilmington

WANNA GO? Tickets are $40 and include heavy hors d’eoeuvres and two complimentary drinks. Tickets are on sale NOW at $50 at the door.

The first 50 guests to purchase tickets online are registered to win
a free City Club Membership Sign-Up ($1,500 value!)

To watch the Video from last year’s GREAT GATSBY GALA
produced by The Three Divas, Click HERE.



Edge of Urge is giving away a pair of their Junkie Leggings to
a lucky Gatsby Gala guest! They are kickstarting their “Junkies” campaign and
asked me to style my favorite pair. I chose the cropped green tapestry junkies and styled
them with my Loeffler Randall booties from Beanie + Cecil, vintage tribal necklace
from A Second Time Around, turquoise bracelet from Candy Shop Vintage, vintage Levi’s
cropped jacket and my Karen Walker sunnies – photographed at one of my
favorite downtown spots, Le Catalan .To see more images from the shoot
with Photographer Keith Ketchum on the Edge of Urge blog, click HERE.
For a chance to win
 your own favorite pair of Junkie Leggings,
get your Gatsby tickets BEFORE Monday at 5pm!


For a chance to WIN
Sense palazzo pant and cami ($170 value!) from
Paradise Yoga Wrightsville Beach
(modeled by the beautiful Amy Burnett of Paradise Yoga)
just “Like” on Facebook!

Winner will be selected from the DreamCarSource
page by Monday at 5pm


Best Dressed (Man) Prize:
Ray Ban Clubmaster 49 Sunglasses with tortoise frame and gray/green lenses
from Port City Eye Associates Value: $236


Best Dressed Woman (Prize):
$150 gift certificate from A Second Time Around

Best Dressed Woman (Prize):
Pink and gold mesh necklace $30 from Lula Balou


Charity Raffle Prize for Kids Making It:
Long strand of freshwater pearls $295  from Precious Gems


Charity Raffle Prize for Kids Making It:
Vintage tie-clip with diamond accent $195 from  Precious Gems


Charity Raffle Prize for Kids Making It:
Custom made straw cloche by Milliner Jan Wutkowski
choice of 3 colors, lace, and feathers.
$250 from aMuse Artisanal Finery


Car (1932 Reo) provided by Ben Swaim of









2nd Location —  NOW at Tickled Pink in Lumina Station!


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