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Wilmington’s 1st Gatsby Lawn Party – TICKETS!
As a follow-up to the 4th annual Great Gatsby Gala, Jess James along with Kusek Financial Group, are hosting Wilmington’s first Gatsby Lawn Party on the beautiful lawn of Paula Corbett’s home. Don your garden party finest, grab your picnic basket, blanket + boater and join us for food, friends & frivolity as we travel back in time to the 1920s with a leisurely yet glamorous afternoon on the lawn under the live oaks & overlooking the Intracoastal.  And, don’t forget your dancing shoes! THE BEE’S KNEESThis enchanted event, inspired by the Jazz Age Lawn Party and a nod to...
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...
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...
Spring Fashion Preview 2015 / MAD MEN Finale Party
Wilmington Dermatology Center + Jess James present8th annual SPRING FASHION PREVIEWWednesday April 22 7pm  NEW Location: Bakery 105, Downtown Wilmington TICKETS – CLICK HERE! featuring: Jess James / “FASHION FIX” along with Wilmington Dermatology Center are hosting the highly anticipated bi-annual Spring Fashion Preview event with a high-style Mid-Century inspired “Mad Men” event, in honor of the show’s finale season (which debuts April 5). The Spring Preview features the latest trends for spring at any age with a nod to the late 60’s, the current setting for the last season of MAD MEN. Each must-have look will be modeled on...
Art + Fashion Collide at the Fall Fashion Preview Oct 28
Wilmington Dermatology Center presents 7th annual FALL FASHION PREVIEW Hosted by: Jess James An evening of Art + Style collide – 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! TICKETS: Click HERE! HOSTS: “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 BEAUTY TEAM: Hair + Makeup by Beauty Bar Boutique. Creative Direction by Owner Hannah...
Garden Party Panache – Best Dressed on the Green Carpet #gardenpartyfix
Style Girl Jess James | Fashion Fix   Garden Party day arrived 75 and sunny during Wilmington’s famous 67th annual Azalea Festival. We had the absolute pleasure of spending the day with Dan Burke, a witty British bloke and owner of The British Taxi — and I actually got to sit in the same seat as David Beckham had a few months earlier! Swooooon. We scoured Airlie Gardens and the official after parties at Dockside and Bridgetender for our favorite picks for “Best Dressed” for the FASHION FIX/Focus On The Coast Magazine contest (those in the running tagged @stylegirljj &...
Tips from a Garden Party Veteran / #gardenpartyfix to WIN
Cyndi McNeill and Helen Brumbaugh at The Azalea Belle Tea at Cyndi’s home If you have met Cyndi McNeill, chances are you may have told her you like what she is wearing. The ultimate Southern belle accessorized to the hilt, she is always perfectly turned out for every occassion. This year for the Azalea Festival, Cyndi hosted the Azalea Belle Tea at her home. Cyndi’s floral suit, “one of (her) favorites,” was made by Novello Bloom, 100 percent silk paired with a Whiteley hat made in England and purchased last month from Saks in Palm Beach. “I love all my...
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...
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...
Helen - reflection
Style Profile with my BFF – From Sartorialist to Simplifying in South Korea
Portrait of Helen Howell Priest in Downtown Raleigh Photo by Jess James You may recognize Helen as one of Island Passage’s golden Calendar Girls from year’s past. Perhaps you spotted her daydreaming while walking to her apartment downtown (she never had a driver’s license while living here). Hell, there’s a really good chance she pinched your baby’s cheeks or cooed over your bulldog’s overbite. Even though she has not called Wilmington home for the past six years, chances are if you met Helen, you wouldn’t soon forget her innocent spirit, girlish laugh or genuine kindheartedness. She was one of my...
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