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Garden Party Panache 2016: Who Wore it Best on the Green Carpet
It all begins with the hat at the Azalea Festival Garden PartyAlisa Coble, Cate Piech, Kristie Pate Another Azalea Festival Garden Party has come and gone. And, soon the azalea petals will fall. Before we spring ahead, I thought we’d take one last look at scenes from Friday’s “green carpet” coverage at Airlie Gardens. We started our day getting glam with Trish McEvoy artists at my friend Lisa Sledzik’s beautiful home. When the last lovely lady in our group was ready, we helped my friend Susannah, who is a Regional Director for Trish McEvoy and based in Charleston, get ready...
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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...
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Bringing Bells & Whistles to the Cucalorus OSCARS Red Carpet
Photography: Jonathan Ward Styling: Jess James Wardrobe: Style Girl Vintage Makeup: Tess Wheatley Cash Hair: Emily Kantor of Groove Jet Model: Juliet Harvey The Oscars countdown is on and you still haven’t gotten an invite as Leo’s plus one? Dang. Well, all I know – even without seeing The Revenant – is that he better be going home with Oscar! The film biz may be down in Wilmywood, but lucky for us Cucalorus Film Festival is once again hosting their annual red carpet Oscars event at Screen Gems Studio Sunday February 28th at 7:30pm – and even adding a few...
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A Second Time Around says “Goodbye” to Downtown Wilmington
Meredith McCahan, owner of A Second Time Around Whenever I pass the colorful sale racks brimming with vintage in front of A Second Time Around at 143 North Front Street, I start to smile. I make my way through the glass door. The bell chimes and I hear a familiar voice greeting me. I see the top of head and an enthusiastic hand waving behind another pile of vintage, and I immediately feel the familar wave of anticipation before the thrill of the hunt begins. For someone who loves vintage as much as I do, walking through the doors of...
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David Bowie Blues – A Fashion Legacy + Throwback Prom
In this month’s Rolling Stone, writer David Fricke calls David Bowie’s new album Blackstar “one of the most aggressively experimental records the singer has ever made.” Now that we’ve lost this star who shined so bright two days after his 69th birthday (also the release date for his new album), fans are united in tears listening to his parting words: “Something happened on the day he died/Spirit rose a meter, then stepped aside,” Bowie sings with what sounds like ‘numbed grace.’ “Somebody else took his place and bravely cried: I’m a blackstar.” While the world grappled with saying “goodbye” to...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Wait is Over. Open to see ILM’s 1st Gatsby Lawn Party Photos
Vanessa & Tully enjoying the reverie at Wilmington’s 1st Gatsby Lawn Party Photography: Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography When I posted a photo earlier this week on Facebook from Bella Rose’s coverage of Wilmington’s 1st Gatsby Lawn Party, Chef Lori Eaton commented: “I think that was one of the best parties I’ve been to in Wilmington. Fantastic event, from beginning to end!” It truly was a magical afternoon on Paula & Albert Corbett’s beautiful lawn. Thank you again to Kusek Financial Group, James Zisa Attorneys, The British Taxi, Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography, A Second Time Around, Elizabeth’s...
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Finding GATSBY on BHI + The White Party at SGV this Thursday
Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald vibes on the Bald Head Island Ferry headed to The Shoals Club GATSBY AFFAIR Just as Gatsby has yet to woo Daisy, this gal hasn’t tired of Gatsby’s parties quite yet. Sadly, the Jazz Age Lawn Party’s 10 year anniversary in NYC lost out to our Southern road trip adventures this summer, but we did have the pleasure of attending the Shoals Club’s GATSBY AFFAIR on Bald Head Island over Labor Day weekend. Come along with Joel and I as we relive our date night in 1925. The time travel started on the ferry to Bald...
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