SG *FASHION FIX* Style Girl Photo Shoot + Social Chic from Founders Gala



Style Girl Jess James | Fashion Fix




Since the Style Girl Vintage Collection now has a home both downtown at aMuse Artisanal Finery (19 South 2nd Street) and at Tickled Pink at Lumina Station, my intern (sometimes referred to as Brad to my Rachel) Michael Deininger-Bell texted me over the holidays, “Pleasssse can we take some pictures?”

So, the Style Girl / FASHION FIX team (Michael, a talented emerging photographer and Juliana, my trusted do-it-all girl Friday) invaded Tayloe Gray’s new office space downtown, which was once akin to a Madame Tussaud’s take on the African safari now in transition from former owner and Architect Tom Ballard, whose passions include skydiving and big game hunting.

Armed with props from Gay Adair’s in the 9th House (now at Projekte) and tchotchke from Michael’s bedroom, we began our day surrounded by hyenas, antelope and friends while we waited for our gorgeous models, Madeline and Gretchen, to arrive from Groove Jet Salon.

Madeline Cimone, who started her modeling career at my “She Wore Blue Velvet” Fashion Show (thanks to Matt Dols), will be representing Wilmington (along with local model Peter Clarkson) at Charleston Fashion Week in March while Gretchen Stevens has graced the pages of Focus on the Coast and walked the runway at the Fall Fashion Preview as well as the Blue Velvet Fashion Show.


All featured items from The Style Girl Collection are available for sale at Tickled Pink or aMuse.










L: Crushed velvet ruched maxi dress w/ sweetheart neckline, size M $50
R: Vintage 1970’s leather jacket with pintucking detail and attached belt, fits like size 6 $100
Vintage leopard print midi skirt, size S/M $45
Vintage The Limited cream wide belt with gold closure, Size M $25




Vintage Designer Lanvin 1970’s printed silk shirtdress with faux-wrap skirt and palm print, size M/L $175




Vintage sheer and lace shimmer black bodysuit, size S/M $45

Vintage white illusion skirt



Vintage Rinzi black suede top with multi layer detail, zips in back. Size S/M $85




L: Designer Ann May high-waisted red and black houndstooth dress shorts, fits 2/4 $30
Vintage white button down tuxedo blouse with black accent by Lloyd Williams, Size M/L $30
Vintage red wool hat with attached scarf $40
R: Vintage 1980’s white shirt with red polka dots (longer tail in the back)
with vintage multi-colored beaded bag $20



Vintage rose print mini dress, Size XS/S $35





L: Vintage long button-up brocade sleeveless duster, size M
R: Vintage designer one-of-a-kind cut-out detail paisley blazer, size M $65
Express fur collar with pink satin ribbon $45 (PERFECT Valentine’s Day gift!)



Vintage blue and white long sleeve polka dot dress by Parnes Feinstein, fits 4/6 $55



Vintage 1980’s designer dress, fits 2/4





Photographer: Michael Deininger-Bell

Wardrobe Styling: Jess James

Fashion Assistant: Juliana Williams

Models: Madeline Cimone and Gretchen Stevens

Hair & Makeup: Groove Jet


If you like our shoot, please let us know.
We’d love to hear from YOU! xo




$15 online: Click HERE to get yours NOW! / $25 cash at the door

The first 25 women to purchase tickets online receive VIP Swapping Status (aka: you get to shop 10 minutes before everyone else) + first 50 will receive exclusive gift bags filled with goodies courtesy of Cos Bar!





Latte Silk Dress $68 from NEW website



The Boomerang Sarong (no ties necessary!) Size Small , Value: $38




L: Bonham tassel drop earrings from Harper Vintage Modern

So MAD MEN! Value: $42
R: A custom garment (shirt/top) designed by The Rose Knot.

Design something to reflect your personal style (valued at $100).


To see MORE Style Swap sponsored swap outfits + raffle items to benefit ART FOR CHARITY, Click HERE.



, an amazing non-profit developed by Wilmington-based Photographers Brett Martin and Brownie Harris, was just selected by The White House as one of 20 finalists nationwide for the Joining Forces Community Challenge. keeps military families connected by providing soon-to-be deployed servicemen and women with pictures of their spouses and children. The pictures, designed to fit in a breast pocket, are absolutely free and virtually indestructible and are taken by some of the finest photographers in the country.




Please vote DAILY for Heartsapart!

Click HERE to Vote NOW.











With only two months remaining until the kick-off of the 2012 Charleston Fashion Week®; the buzz is in the air, reserved seats are going fast, and the finishing touches are being made on this nationally recognized annual fashion event. Held March 20-24th in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top U.S. Destination, the runway schedule includes nightly entertainment, more than 45 runway shows, new daytime shopping, a charity luncheon, and various design competitions. With local and national sponsors proudly on board, the Emerging Designer semifinalists producing their debut collections, and fashion royalty confirmed to attend, all that’s left to roll out this spring is the red carpet!


Charleston Fashion Week® 2012 celebrity guests and fashion panel judges include Cynthia Bailey, Karen Lee Grybowski, Vanessa Lachey, Fern Mallis, Molly O’Connell, Cameron Silver, and Anne Slowey.  2012 Featured Designers showing their collections on the runway nightly include Emily Bargeron (featured sponsor at STYLE SWAP Charleston Feb 23rd), Chris Benz, Rachel Gordon, Charlotte Hess, Mychael Knight, Faith Thornburg, and Michael Wiernicki.




Spring Fashion Preview is back!
Want a chance to WIN 25 units of Botox?
(valued at $300)

1) “Like” Wilmington Dermatology Center on Facebook
2) Get your tickets to the Spring Fashion Preview – March 8th at Blue Hand Home
 – BEFORE NOON TODAY by clicking HERE.
Winner will be announced on the style girl “FASHION FIX” Facebook page!


NHRMC Founders Gala
Air Wilmington


Glamorous couple April and Chad Pearson make the rounds.




L: The couple of the evening! NHRMC CEO Jack Barto and beautiful wife Mary Barto
R: Congrats to another successful event: Haleigh Beyer, Jeff Bryant and Jamie Kury Thompson.



Simon is all smiles with the ladies (Lynn Hildreth and Amy Zabriskie).
I think they liked him a bit too.




L: With Wilmington’s beautiful First Lady Renee Saffo.
R: Kari Papagikos looking gorgeous in green.




L:Blush owner Elisha Wendt gets down to Party on the Moon wearing a metallic gown

from Oliver. R: Wanda Copley, Deedee Shaw and Christy Brown



To see more photos from the night, please CLICK HERE!




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







February 11
Bones Launch Party
Satellite Bar and Lounge


WHAT: Long-time Hallelu shopgirl, stylista and model Maddie Allen Clothes (men & women), is celebrating the launch of her own online boutique SHOPBONES.COM and you’re invited! Everything will be 20% off the night of the event. Live music by local band Rio Bravo.


WHEN: Saturday, Feb 11th from 7-9 pm


WHERE: Satellite Bar and Lounge, 120

Greenfield Street Downtown Wilmington



For more style-related events and details, visit FASHION FIX Events Calendar.


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Girl Jess James, All rights reserved.




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