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SHOP IT: Candy Shop Vintage finds sweet spot in Wilmington
Signature pieces from Candy Shop Vintage’s latest Far East Collection Thanksgiving is still a week away but I know I’ve got plenty to be thankful for. Not only do I have Thanksgiving plans that involve a striptease (pass the turkey!), but I am hosting one of my best friends Deirdre Zahl, who will be in town from Charleston for her very first Candy Shop Vintage trunk show at Ziabird Black Friday November 28 (10am-4pm) and Small Business Saturday November 29th (Noon-3pm). Lynn Manock, the owner of Ziabird, started carrying Candy Shop Vintage over a year ago, shortly after Deirdre launched...
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CARE Project Profile with Project Runway Finalist Justin LeBlanc
The CARE Project’s Special Guest & Project Runway Season 12 Finalist Justin LeBlanc / Photo: courtesy of Curtis Brown   For the fourth year, Audiologist Johnnie Sexton is bringing back The CARE Project Gala Fundraiser in celebration of hearing Saturday September 20th at Union Station in Downtown Wilmington. For the third year running, James + Dunne will be greeting guests on the red carpet. One of the guests we are most looking forward to seeing that evening is the CARE Project’s Special Guest, Fashion Designer Justin LeBlanc. If you can recite Tim Gunn’s favorite mantra, chances are you might recognize...
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Jazz Age Lawn Party Virgin No More! Best Dressed Photos
Photo: Vogue Brasil   TIME TRAVEL: Jazz Age Lawn Party Virgin No More!   Ever since I started hosting the Great Gatsby Gala at The City Club four years ago, I longed to don my 20’s finery to lounge and frolic in the grass (with my St. Germain cocktail in hand) at The Jazz Age Lawn Party held twice a year (June and August) on Governor’s Island. Hosted by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra and selected by The New York Times as one of the most memorable events of 2011 and 2012, The Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a...
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Last Minute Guide: The one LOCAL thing you need for Mother’s Day!
Deirdre Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage wearing her Charleston Rice Beads   Mother’s Day is upon us and if you don’t have something special (yet), I have a recommendation for you! If you want to gift something from the South from one mom to another, please consider Charleston Rice Beads designed by my friend Deirdre Zahl, mom to Daphne, a cherubic two-year-old with goldilocks and a perpetual smile. Recently featured in Garden & Gun’s “Last-Minute Gifts for the Southern Mother,” Deirdre’s long, flapper-ish strands of beads are inspired by the vintage rice beads from the 1970’s she began collecting during...
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Last Minute Guide: The one LOCAL thing you need for Mother's Day!
Deirdre Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage wearing her Charleston Rice Beads   Mother’s Day is upon us and if you don’t have something special (yet), I have a recommendation for you! If you want to gift something from the South from one mom to another, please consider Charleston Rice Beads designed by my friend Deirdre Zahl, mom to Daphne, a cherubic two-year-old with goldilocks and a perpetual smile. Recently featured in Garden & Gun’s “Last-Minute Gifts for the Southern Mother,” Deirdre’s long, flapper-ish strands of beads are inspired by the vintage rice beads from the 1970’s she began collecting during...
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Last Night's Party! Tibi Fashion Show in Charleston + more
Deirdre Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage and Jess James in front of the Charleston Library Society in anticipation of Hampden Clothing’s Tibi Fashion Show Hampden Clothing and Tibi designer Amy Smilovic hosted a fashion show featuring tibi’s Pre-Fall collection at the Charleston Library Society during The Southern C Summit to a sold-out crowd last night. Less than an hour before the show, word was out that featured guest Leandra (aka: Man Repeller) was not able to make it out of NYC after all. No worries! The fashion set turned out in tibi, including fashion designers and bloggers in town for...
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Last Night’s Party! Tibi Fashion Show in Charleston + more
Deirdre Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage and Jess James in front of the Charleston Library Society in anticipation of Hampden Clothing’s Tibi Fashion Show Hampden Clothing and Tibi designer Amy Smilovic hosted a fashion show featuring tibi’s Pre-Fall collection at the Charleston Library Society during The Southern C Summit to a sold-out crowd last night. Less than an hour before the show, word was out that featured guest Leandra (aka: Man Repeller) was not able to make it out of NYC after all. No worries! The fashion set turned out in tibi, including fashion designers and bloggers in town for...
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Fashionably Late Highlights from Charleston Fashion Week!
New friends thanks to Charleston Fashion Week! Stylists Jess James & Brooke Williams (Photo: Obed Danjoint) Last Thursday, three nights in at Charleston Fashion Week, I was determined to send out my FASHION FIX – even after a long night of sartorial adventures with my new friend stylist Brooke Williams. Our night began early with a behind the scenes meet-and-greet with last year’s Charleston Fashion Week emerging designer winner Afriyie’s all-star team and ended with a nightcap St. Germaine cocktail at Prohibition (the official after-party). Full disclosure: I must admit I fell asleep while editing photos somewhere in the wee...
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Fashion Mafia dreams do come true? #springfashionpreview6
At the Spring Fashion Preview with Presenting Sponsor Dr. Rosalyn George With grand illusions of leaving for Charleston at 7am for the highly-anticipated Candy Shop Vintage luncheon, I spent the day in my pajamas instead, recovering from my Spring Fashion Preview Wednesday night at the Cameron Art Museum. If you know the dichotomy on how my husband Joel and I differ when it comes to fashion (hint: his outfit of the day is almost always “top-of-the-drawer” inspired resulting in “quirky,” not always clean ensembles) you may begin to understand why he refers to my world jokingly as “Fashion Mafia.” In...
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PHOTOS: Best Dressed Gatsby Guests + Fall Fashion Preview Oct 5
You knew it was coming. The Fall Fashion Preview may be right around the corner but we needed one last hurrah for Gatsby mania, right? There is no better excuse for reliving one of the most enchanting evenings of the year at The City Club than the release of Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography’s gorgeous Gatsby photographs. Poor Lisa is in a losing battle with a major cold right now so Gatsby guests will need to hold tight for one more week until ALL the photos will be released on www.pictage.com. I’ve included some of my favorites in the...
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