Mix and Match

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This season it’s all about mixing prints together.  Local boutique Haute Hanger has so many on trend clothes and accessories, it can be overwhelming to choose just 1 piece.  The shoes are by Schutz from Harleston, one of Charleston’s more cutting edge shoe boutiques.  Their selection of neon, lucite, and studded shoes will have your tail wagging.

Photography by Obed Danjoint, makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare & Makeup Studio, hair by Mike Mac McAbee
Shot on location at Julia Santen Gallery

LBD with a POC (pop of color)

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Everyone knows you can never have too many little black dresses in your wardrobe.  The thing that I love about this one from Ladakh is the bustier detail.  I remember the 90’s like it was yesterday, and bustiers were all the rage, whether as a crop top, bodysuit or a dress like this.  I’m pretty sure I owned something like this from Contempo Casuals.  The pink clutch by Cheap Monday gives the outfit that dose of color that it needs.

Ladakh dress, Obey ring, and Cheap Monday clutch from Cartel Supply Co. Eyeglasses from See Eyewear.

Indigo & Cotton, purveyors of hip menswear

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The variety of menswear in Charleston might seem slim to the average eye, but once you discover Indigo & Cotton you’ll surely be impressed.  Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Cannonborough, the boutique is set in a mostly residential area of charming Charleston homes.  The owner Brett Carron, a former New Yorker, is a stickler for detail and displays his merchandise in the most innovative ways.  The aesthetic of the boutique has a minimalist meets vintage feel.  The carefully curated shop of menswear items carries sought after brands such as  Raleigh Denim, Satrudays, and Warby Parker, just to name a few.  The must have item that both men and women can appreciate is their signature Charleston jute market bag.

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Sugar and spice


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The thing that I love about this Troubadour dress is that it’s both demure and daring.  It’s a nod to the classic silhouette of the 50’s, but the backless detail makes it relevant in the modern world. The necklace is from Theodosia Jewelry, a local favorite for those who like colorful, bohemian, and vintage inspired wearable pieces.  We shot this at Sugar, one of my favorite sweet spots in Charleston.  Their coconut cupcake is to die for!

Necklace by Theodosia Jewelry,  shoes by Rowen from Copper Penny.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, makeup by Jonny Sherwood, hair by Mike Mac McAbee.

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brackish bow ties, birds of a feather flock together

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 Brackish Bow Ties was an organic inception created by Ben Ross who grew up in the great outdoors of South Carolina.  Ben’s environment gave him a greater appreciation of the natural beauty in the wildlife.  Looking for a way to stand out from the crowd, Ben created Brackish Bow Ties, a one of kind feathered accessory for men.  The bow ties are handmade and no two are the same.  The “Jive Turkey” and “Carolina Copper” style of bow ties are made from once discarded feathers at turkey farms.  They have now expanded their collection to other feathered friends such as pheasants, guineas, and peacocks.  If your looking for a distinct accessory to make an average suit look extraordinary, Brackish Bow Ties is the perfect accent.

Photography by Bette Walker

Pastel punch



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Local skate shop Cartel Supply Co. has a pretty sweet selection of women’s clothing that rivals any big city boutique.  In this 60’s meets 90’s look with the pastel printed top and high wasted denim shorts, I’m ready for a BBQ or a bike ride.  Let’s not forget the fresh kicks from Sneaker.  New Balance are seriously the most comfortable shoes on the planet.

Top by Ladakh, shorts by Cheap Monday, belt by Cheap Monday, ring by Obey from Cartel Supply Co.  Necklace by Theodosia Jewelry, New Balance from Sneaker.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, makeup by Jonny Sherwood, hair by Mike Mac McAbee.

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Bangs Shoes, making a stand on global issues



BANGS Shoes is a local brand with a mission to help those in need around the world.  Hannah Davis started the company in 2010 with an idea of giving back to communities in need throughout the world with the sales of BANGS shoes.  Her company has partnered up with nonprofit organizations that focus on sustainable methods of development.

While teaching English in China, Hannah spotted the Chinese worker’s shoes from an army surplus store. She knew that this classic canvas lace up sneaker would translate well in the U.S. market.  She based the name of the shoes BANGS from the Chinese character for the word “help”.  It  is phonetically spelled b-a-n-g, and that’s where the name originated from.

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Each pair of BANGS has an icon stitched on the outside heel that represents a different cause.  Red represents disaster aid – Global Dirt, Blue represents clean water – Drop in the Bucket, White represents financial empowerment – Kiva, Khaki represents ending hunger – Choice Humanitarian, Green represents development – Soul Foundation, Black represents education in the U.S.A. – Springboard Collaborative.

The shoes can be bought online or at local stores such as Philips Shoes and Half Moon Outfitters.

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