Jess James + Co. Grand Opening Holiday Soiree Photos
Jess James + Co. GRAND OPENING / HOLIDAY SOIREE Jess James + Co. (at 511 Castle Street) is the new home for Style Girl Vintage and HM Antique Books & Prints. Shop one-of-a-kind new arrivals, holiday gifts for her & him + more! Thank you so much to my friends & family for making the grand opening night (December 9th) at Jess James + Co. such a special one.   THANK YOU:   Thank you to Dan Thorpe and his team at Thorpe for Landscapes prepping the backyard for the party. Tess Wheatley Cash of Meraki Beauty for doing my...
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Co-designing a new ring & friendship with Melissa Tyson
My rose gold raw emerald custom designed ring by Jewelry Designer Melissa Tyson You know when you meet someone for the first time and you just instinctively like them? I mean, genuinely LIKE them as in wanting them to be a part of your girl tribe, like STAT. That’s how it is when you meet local metalsmith and jewelry designer Melissa Tyson. With her warm, inviting smile, quick laugh, vivacious curly dark mane and one of her raw, sculptural rings on her well-manicured fingers, you’ll quickly find that Melissa is just as friendly and effervescent as she is talented. Having...
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...
Who’s that Girl? Lady Mary – as a Blonde! + Gatsby Lawn Party TIME
Who’s That Girl? Could it be — Lady Mary as a blonde?! (Michelle Dockery filming Good Behavior in Downtown Wilmington) Photo: Jess James There is someting to the whole The SECRET philosophy – setting an intention and going confidently in that direction. The crazy thing is, if you continue to visualize “it” happening, a lot of times the universe actually does provide. On October 4th, I posted on Facebook that I had a dream that Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary of Downton Abbey who is in Wilmington filming a pilot) was relaxing on a blanket at the Gatsby Lawn Party. Shortly...
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One Statement Ring You Don’t Want to Miss / Trunk Show TODAY!
Turquoise Shield Ring by Joie Jager of Soixante Neuf Trunk Show at Ziabird – TODAY April 24 through Sunday April 26 My guess would be it was Jewelry Designer Joie Jager’s shield rings that first caught Ziabird owner Lynn Manock’s eye at market. There’s something about a statement ring that can be captivating. Try paying attention to someone who talks with their hands who happens to be wearing one of Joie’s shield rings from her Soixante Neuf line. Within minutes, you’ll be dying to ask, “Where did you get that?!” Joie, a California girl whose work has been featured in...
Fashion Editorial: Mad for MAD MEN Style / SFP 2015 is Wed!
Randy Aldridge as DON DRAPER Clothing: Bloke. Furniture + Props: Decades of Decor Styling: Jess James Photo: Ben Minor It’s about that time for a little Spring Fashion Preview action. Heading into its 8th year, this bi-annual event presented by Wilmington Dermatology Center and hosted by yours truly, is a tad later this season since I decided to combine it with the MAD MEN party, an event I’ve been hosting each year since season one in Wilmington and one season in Charleston. To watch a video from the “We Miss MAD MEN” event produced by Blueberry Creative in 2011, Click...
NOT your neighbor’s Holiday Portraits + Black Friday STEALS
Vintage-inspired Holiday Portrait styled by James + Dunne featuring client Lisa Sledzik and husband Dave Photography: Ethan Gaskill Before we get into the best Black Friday deals and steals, I wanted to share a response to last week’s Fashion Fix from Realtor Lisa Sledzik: “I just read your Fashion Fix, and I may have a bit of a wild hair. I was going to skip Christmas cards (yes!) this year as my kids are older (24 and 18), and the younger one is in Denver for school. Then I saw your holiday card photo shoot ad and thought maybe that...
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...
Happy Halloween – got some Friday photo candy for you!
Thank you to everyone for coming out to support the 7th annual Fall Fashion Preview presented by Wilmington Dermatology Center. I love you, guys! Truly. Here’s the first look at this special night of Art + Fashion via behind the scenes and event coverage from Photographers Ben Minor and Ethan Gaskill. Hannah Lynne, owner of Beauty Bar   Jewelry from Ziabird       Jewelry made specifically for the fashion showby Mitzy Jonkheer     Soul Shoetique     Adorning Blair in TL Workshop       Wilmington Dermatology Center presents7th annual FALL FASHION PREVIEWHosted by: Jess James Selected artwork...
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...
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