The Great Outdoors

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Kiara wears a dress by Library by Lauren Lail, necklace from Out of Hand, hat by Goorin Brothers.  Tyler wears a hat by Goorin Brothers.


Christie wears a dress from Out of Hand and a hat from JLinSnider


Leigh wears a robe by Pete + Greta and necklace from Out of Hand, tank dress by Raquel Allegra from Worthwhile


Colby wears a necklace by Birdsong from One Boutique

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Leigh wears a sheer beaded top from Out of Hand, ring by Bahgsu from Seeking Indigo


Allie wears a top by Mind Code from House of Sage and jean shorts by Insight from Las Olas


Marlene wears a zig zag poncho from Las Olas

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This shoot was done off a magical road in James Island near Folly Beach called Sol Legare.  It’s history has been deep rooted with the Civil War, and it’s still common to find old bottles and gun shells from centuries ago.  The overgrown trees and sprawling marshes were the perfect setting for an outdoors lifestyle shoot.

Photographer Peter Zander, assisted by Jonathan Balliet.  Fashion Stylist Andrea Serrano assisted by Madison Miller and Lily Sykora.  Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Studio, Hair by Mike McAbee.  Models – Tyler Mansour, Kiara Fabiola Colon, Allie Dorsey, Chelsie Ravenell, Marlene Scieme Aydlette, Colby Billhardt, Christie Trainer, Leigh Roberts.

Escapada Escape

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You really can’t go wrong with a maxi dress for summer.  This one from Escapada is one of the many cute and comfortable pieces they have in their resort driven collection.  This local company has a huge following and is carried in over 1500 stores worldwide!  Escapada also donates to global charities that gives back to educating children and aid environmental causes.  Clothing with a cause!

Dress by Escapada from Tres Carmens Boutique, headpiece by Simply Becoming Designs available at One Boutique, and necklace and cuff by Kate Davis Jewelry.

Photography by Tyler Jordan Mansour at Arab Lincoln Photography

Daytime Disco

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Who says you can’t wear sequins in the daytime?  Why wait for nightfall to shine in your favorite sparkly thing?  When you pair it with jean shorts and a sheer kimono top it makes it effortless.

Black kimono top by Sterling Styles from Beba Luxe, gold tube top by Noa and sunglasses from Ensemble Consignment Boutique, shorts by Rhythm from McKevlin’s Surf Shop, rings, earrings, necklace, and cuffs by Kate Davis jewelry.

 Photography by Tyler Jordan Mansour at Arab Lincoln Photography


Barbara Beach, Children’s Wear Designer

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Children’s wear designer Barbara Beach makes whimsical and sweet children’s clothing that reflect all the elements that we all love about Charleston .  The historical homes, gardens, food, and culture are an everyday inspiration for her collection.  Her use of prints and classic silhouettes are reminiscent of a time when people put a conscious effort into dressing their little ones.  I had a chance to ask Barbara Beach a few questions about her focus on children’s wear and her love of Charleston.

Photographer: Kelly Roper, Hair Stylist: Brandon Reiter

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Mod Mod World

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 I love how these black and white printed pants from Haute Hanger make a bold statement, but paired with a soft color like this blush blouse, makes it more tame.  These Schutz shoes from Harleston are the perfect mix demure and rock n roll with the studded heel.

Top by Lucy & Co., pants by Lucy Paris, earrings, bracelet, and clutch from Haute Hanger, shoes by Schutz from Harleston

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 

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Red Alert

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This lace dress from JLinSnider is one of the many standout pieces from her spring/summer collection.  This local designer really knows how to combine avant guard with wearability.  Her boutique on Upper King is stock full of many gems from her signature collection, vintage finds, and dead stock sunglasses that are pretty sweet.

 Dress, earrings, and heels from JLinSnider

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

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Red Rose Vintage

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Photography by Clifford Pate and Jacob Cleveland, hair/makeup/clothing/and styling by Red Rose Vintage, model – Farah Sadeghi

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Photography by Clifford Pate,  hair and makeup provided by Meg Ann Workman and Red Rose Vintage at the Elysium Agency, clothing and styling provided by Red Rose Vintage,  and model – Ariah Geilhausen.

Being a vintage dealer, consists more than knowing what’s in style now and the current trends, but they have to know what’s cool from any decade.  Amy Rose Walter of Red Rose Vintage has that instinctual eye, and styling skills to make a Beavis and Butthead tank top look chic.  The excess of everything in the 80’s is Amy’s favorite style era, and inspires her to take fashion risks. This former Karaoke host from San Diego now calls Charleston home and is excited for the future of of fashion here locally.  I was intrigued to do a little Q & A with Amy Rose Walter to peek inside her life of vintage.

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