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Looking back at That 70’s (Gucci) Show from Swinging London
Model Caroline Simpson takes a graceful spill while modeling on roller skates at That 70’s (FASHION) Show presented by Simply Noelle & produced by Jess James May 12th at Scooters Roller Rink Shannon Dunne, Amy Hammond, Jess James, Carly Forman, Kirsten Gravely   It’s exactly one week past the fashion show I’ve been envisioning the past five months – That 70‘s (FASHION) Show inspired by Gucci S/S 2016. I spent the next few days returning clothing from the show, organizing the pre-show choas left in the wake of Shannon and I’s marathon styling session and back-to-back closet consults with new...
Adventures in Austin + Style Girl Vintage turns 1 this Friday
Adventures in Austin My first visit to Austin was a spontaneous one in March 2012 with Gay Adair to take in some music during SXSW. One of my best friends (Helen Howell Priest) moved to Austin in July after spending 3 years in South Korea so it was only a matter of time for a return visit. One day, my friend Stella (who was temporarily living in Austin during my 2012 SX visit) called to see if I would be down for house/cat sitting at her friend’s condo in Austin in March. I am soooo there! Since Helen and I...
Top 5 Netflix Binge Crushes of 2015
Now that we are a week into 2016, how many times have you made the number five into a six? Hands up. I’m guilty. High-five, sister. Speaking of guilty, I thought I’d start off 2016 NOT with a list of highlights from 2015 or Top 10 New Year’s resolutions, but instead a look back at my guilty pleasure – swooning over my favorite guys to binge watch on Netflix. Having pulled the plug on cable before Don Draper took his last drag, I’ve been binge watching Netflix series after series all year long. I adore Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries set...
My favorite silver necklace gets a makeover with Lumina Gem
Old + New version of my silver statement necklace One of my favorite pieces of costume jewelry I own is a large modern silver statement necklace I found at A Second Time Around about four years ago. It transforms any basic shift dress and adds a little edge to a look that may be a tad too demure. People have stopped me on the street in New York City, Charleston and San Francisco to compliment this unique piece. One of my jewelry designer friends even toyed with the idea of re-creating it for her own line. I thought of this...
Movers + Shakers debut with Hallelu + Win a WHS Shopping Tour
So excited & honored to be featured as the first in a series Hallelu Boutique recently launched called MOVERS & SHAKERS highlighting “girl boss” entrepreneurs. I interviewed Catherine 10 years ago for my Style Girl column in the Star-News shortly after I moved here and she opened her amazing boutique at Wrightsville Beach. We became fast friends and it’s been such a fun journey growing together. Now, the tables are turned. Since our interview and photo shoot in October, Catherine has also featured Hannah Milojevich, owner & head stylist at Beauty Bar Boutique (and little known fact, one of my...
Creating a Life Worth Living / Mentors + Muses / Marthe’s Tag Sale
The fateful ‘found’ dress that sparked a major collaboration with film industry veteran set decorator Marthe Pineau Photo: Victor Giarrusso Shortly before taking a leap of faith to move to Wilmington with no place to live and no jobs in sight, I started reading a book called “Creating a Life Worth Living.” That is one of the last times I can recall reading a self-help style book in my leisure. I prefer fiction as my element of escape. At the time, I had a glamourous fashion marketing job in New York City that started with a private car service carting...
Shop Profile: New shop downtown (+online) you’re gonna love
Carissa Long at TUSC, her new boutique in downtown Wilmington I’m always excited to hear there is a new boutique opening in Wilmington. Since opening the Style Girl Vintage showroom, I am especially interested in new retail options within walking distance, making Downtown Wilmington even more of a destination for tourists and locals alike. You may recognize Carissa Long, the beautiful new girl on the block & owner of Tusc boutique, as one of the original Hallelu shop girls. This talented #girlboss group has followed in Catherine’s (owner of Hallelu) footsteps with Maddie Allen launching Shop Bones around the same...
Bringing the Beach to the Streets / Styling: 1 top, 3 ways
1 “Beach Cover-Up,” 3 different ways (Photo: Victor Giarrusso) My favorite part about buying something new to wear is the challenge of figuring out all the different ways I can possibly style it. If that new “thing” is particularly versatile, I have been known to wear it several times in a row. Hey, it’s the “green” thing to do! I recently added one of these special pieces with multiple personalities into my wardrobe and let’s just say we are hitting it off. I like nothing better than wearing something white and flowy as a summertime staple so when I spotted...
Beach Blanket Daydreams: What I’m Wearing to the Beach
Planning my Beach Getaway #ootd Vintage crochet swimsuit from The Wonder Shop with pom pom shorts from Clothes Mentor Hello, Fashion Fix friends! Summer is in full swing and I’m daydreaming about my beach attire. Thought I’d share with you a few surf and sand-specific looks from my swimsuit drawer (or, more like vintage hamper!) that might inspire your weekend attire at the beach. Please share your favorite beach look on the style girl FASHION FIX Facebook page. If you are in need of a new swimsuit for the season, I pulled a few of my favorites from the Sea...
Discovering Zartiques – My Latest Obsession
Treasure hunting at my new obsession – Zartiques – in Castle Hayne A ninety-nine degree day, ladies in heat for a one-night-only swimsuit sample sale and my showroom’s A/C is down. What’s a girl to do? The first person I thought of who just might have an industrial fan or portable air conditioner lying around is Mr. Allen Walker, the bohemian Gatsby behind the now not-so-hidden gem along the river, the Walker World Organic Artist Retreat. New addition to Walker World   Alas, Allen did not disappoint. I dropped off our Jay Edge figure painting – the latest lady in...
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