Sneak Peek at Local Fashion inspired by Art + TGIF! xo

Model Kelly Tada wearing a look from Lula Balou
inspired by a piece of art from the State of the Art exhibit
at the Cameron Art Museum for the Fall Fashion Preview
Art: Susan Harris / Photography + Edit: Ethan Gaskill

Hope your Friday is going better than mine! Wanted to give you a sneak peek at what I’ve been working on with Photographer Ethan Gaskill and Hannah, Amber, Ramsey and Maari at Beauty Bar and our gorgeous models Lauren and Kelly leading up to the 7th annual Fall Fashion Preview presented by Wilmington Dermatology Center.

Before the big event (Tuesday October 28th) at the Cameron Art Museum, I will show you the rest of our art inspired fashion editorial photos featuring models Mairin and Josh.

In the meantime, follow our Fall Fashion Preview Countdown on the style girl FASHION FIX Facebook page –

And, don’t forget to check out the “Mark Your Calendar” section below – this is a BIG weekend for events including tonight’s Leeta Harding opening at SALT, The Vintage Event “Prohibition Night” and Charleston’s annual RED PARTY followed up by WHQR’s 30th Birthday Party – Carnival style!
Hope to see you there.

L: This PEACE/LOVE bodycon dress from The Girls Style Boutique (Tickled Pink) paired with a fringe bag from Lula Balou, cobalt blue mules from Soul Shoetique and sunglasses from Front Street Opto Care was inspired by Artist Leatha Koefler of Raleigh’s State of the Art installation “Comfort Quilt; My Life on Slides (2012)” comprised of slide filim positives, thread and multi-colored buttons.
R: BANG BANG.We are loving this incredibly striking statement necklace from Ziabird paired with this lethally sexy halter LBD from Style Girl Collection (at Aqua Fedora) inspired by “Bang Bang” (2013) by Bonnie Cabo (Raleigh) / acrylic on wood. Bracelets + Earrings: Ziabird.


L: YEEE-HAW! Who said Western ain’t sexy, y’all? Vintage high-waisted cream pants with black piping, tapestry jacket and cowboy hat all from Second Skin Vintage inspired by Jonathan Guggenheim (Wilmington) Hard Boot Study 2.0 (2014) mixed media shadowbox. Fortnight leatherette bralette: Lilies and Lace, Earrings: Island Passage, Ring: Oliver
R: SPOTTED: Leopard print pony wedge booties from Soul Shoetique and sunglasses from Front Street Optometric Care inspired by The Roaring 20’s (2012) oil on canvas by Ann McCray (Wilmington).


L: EGYPTIAN – Mara Hoffman two-piece set (crop top + maxi skirt) and accessories from Oliver inspired by charcoal Egyptian sketch by Christine Harris.
R: ALC Isley dress in an abstract print from Beanie + Cecil inspired by “Yearn” (2012), a stone lithograph by Donald Furst (Wilmington).


L: LIGHT BRIGHT – There is a work of art in the State of the Art exhibit with the medium – Lite-Brites! #seriously They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To (2014) by Jessica Cabo (Wilmington) featuring Lite-Brite with LED Lights. Which in turn, inspired this bold saturated look from Monkee’s of Wilmington with lots of gold Chanel.
R: Vintage ROCK sequin dress from House of Landor with local artist Addie Wuensch’s Marzipan (2014), a mixed media collage piece. Eyeball clutch + bangle: Oliver Gucci Sunglasses: Front Street Optometric Care


L: Missoni style knit dress + gold leather cuff from Aqua Fedora inspired by “Bridge to the City” painting (2014) by Mark Bannerman (Whiteville)
R: We call this the “Game of Thrones” dress. Doesn’t our lovely model Lauren look just like Sansa Stark? This look featuring a Free People dress from Island Passage is inspired by Shelter (2013) by Ann Marie Kennedy (Raleigh) – handmade abaca paper with dried textile and flowers


Bikini top that doubles as a bra from Lilies & Lace inspired by Submerged (2014) by Angie Sinclair (Wilmington) oil on canvas

Photography + Edit: Ethan Gaskill Photography
Hair + Makeup:Beauty Bar Boutique
Styling: Jess James
Models: Kelly Tada + Lauren Pietrzykowski


Tickets for Sale
NOW – Click HERE!

Photograph by Ben Minor


WIN IT — from Wilmington Dermatology Center
For a chance to win,
purchase your Fall Fashion Preview Ticket (Click HERE!)
before Monday at Noon.
Good luck! xo

Glo Minerals Package:
* Under eye concealer in Beige
* Blush in Bare
* Lash Thickener and Conditioner
* Lash Boosting Mascara
* Lip Gloss in Cherry Blossom
* Moist Hydration Mist
* Eye Contour Brush

Value: $140





To see the local beauties who will walk the runway October 28th
at the 7th Fall Fashion Preview,
Click HERE !



Wilmington’s favorite TOP CHEF Chef Keith Rhodes from Catch Restaurant will be cooking up some delicious-ness for the 7th annual FALL FASHION PREVIEW menu:
Mini chicken bahn mi sandwiches, salmon mousse pops, Greek vegetarian terrine and honeynut squash shooters. YUM.

And if you head to Catch starting TODAY and mention the Fall Fashion Preview, you get the special Style Girl deal: Buy 1 entree, get 1 HALF OFF. This promo is valid for 30 days only. Get see One Bad Chef this week!!! xo


WIN IT – Make a Wish Silent Auction Prize:
Whimsical Bunny +Birdie duo paintings by Local Artist Sullivan Anlyan,
whose work can be found across the country in Anthropolgie stores.

Value: $110


WIN IT – Make a Wish Silent Auction Prize:
SkinMedica Package from Wilmington Dermatology Center:
* TNS Recovery
* .25 Retinol
* Vitamin C&E
* Daily Physical SPF30
* Latisse eyelash serum 3ml.

Value: $515


WIN IT – Make a Wish Silent Auction Prize:
2 necklaces from Ramsay Jewelry:
Ramsay, formerly of Wilmington, is now a West Coast gal and recently launched her own jewelry line. 14 K gold filled bar necklace + 24K electroplated necklace with a purple druzy and smoky quartz gemstone. Both are made with 14K gold filled chain.

Value: $150


WIN IT – Make a Wish Silent Auction Prize:
Revision Package from Wilmington Dermatology Center:

* Nectifirm, DEJ Eye Cream
* Intellishade sunscreen SPF 45
* Vitamin C Lotion

Value: $320








Wilmington Dermatology Center presents
Hosted by: Jess James


Selected artwork from CAM’s State of the Art exhibit
will inspire the looks on the runway featuring season essentials
on local celebrity models + fall fashion & beauty trends, shopping + fun!

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

Hair + Makeup by Beauty Bar Boutique.
Creative Direction by Owner Hannah Lynne Milojevich

Must-have looks for fall inspired by selected works from the State of the Art exhibit
at the Cameron Art Museum modeled by local celebrities in their 20s to 80+, style and beauty season essentials & deals you won’t wanna miss from your favorite boutiques & designers!

* Shopping for fall essentials
* Delectable tasting curated by Catch + sweet treats from One Belle Bakery
* Signature Midnight Moon cocktails by Mixologist Joel Finsel
* Music by DJ Brian Hood
* Coveted silent auction prizes for Make a Wish of Eastern North Carolina

Aqua Fedora
Beanie + Cecil
Cabi / Jamie Marston
Chloe + Isabel / Jeanie Baker
Front Street Optometric Care
Girls Style Boutique @ Tickled Pink
House of Landor
Island Passage
Lula Balou
Mitzy Jonkheer
Second Skin Vintage
Soul Shoetique
TL Workshop

WHEN: Tuesday Oct 28 at 7pm
WHERE: Cameron Art Museum

$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.

Wilmington Dermatology Center
Cameron Art Museum
Beauty Bar Boutique
One Belle Bakery
Ben Minor Photography
Ethan Gaskill Photography



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