Plaid to Meet You

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This Emanuel Ungaro plaid suit from The Trunk Show is everything.  The bright colors makes it so not traditional.  I love also mixing high with low, so when I saw that this Forever 21 top from Ensemble Consignment Boutique matched the suit I had to go for it.  I’m also obsessed with these Kate Spade booties from Shoes on King.  The mesh detail makes it look like your wearing sheer socks with a T strap heel, genius!

Plaid suit by Emanuel Ungaro and Chanel bag from The Trunk Show, hat by Goorin Brothers, shoes by Kate Spade from Shoes on King,  vintage ring from Joint Ventures, Top by Forever 21 from Ensemble Consignment Boutique, Dog collar and leash from Crew LaLa

Photography by Jeni Rone at Sea Star Arts, hair and makeup by Rebecca Wash at Pink Dot Beauty Bar.

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Parisian Chic in the French Quarter

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I just adore the French Quarter area of downtown.  The architecture and cobblestone streets are reminiscent of a quaint Parisian neighborhood.

Top by Amanda Uprichard, earrings and bracelets by Maslo Jewelry from V2V Charleston, skirt by Karl Lagerfeld from The Trunk Show, hat by Goorin Brothers, shoes by Sam Edelman and bag by Milly from Shoes on King, watch by Borel and vintage ring from Joint Ventures, Sunglasses from See, Dog collar and leash from Crew LaLa

Photography by Jeni Rone at Sea Star Arts, hair and makeup by Rebecca Wash at Pink Dot Beauty Bar.

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Southern Street Wear Culture

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Shirt by Memory’s Museum, hat and pants by Kith, Von Zipper sunglasses from Shades of Charleston, Nike’s from Continuum.  Photography by Andrea Serrano. Shot on location at Mixson Bath & Racquet Club.

This t-shirt by Memory’s Museum is by local street wear aficionado and photographer Tyler Jordan Mansour.  He’s been a long time collaborator, and always brings a sharp creative eye to every project.  He will be featuring his shirts among other street wear brands at The Big Mix this Saturday at the YMCA.

The founder and creator of The Big Mix , KJ Kearney, wanted to create a platform to showcase southern street wear brands in a relatively untapped market.  He debuted this event during Charleston Fashion Week in 2011 with much success.  His dedication to street wear culture spawned his former blog H1gher Learning where he posted hundreds of articles, interviews, and look books.  The Big Mix is a progressive event that will surely bring some flavor to our charming southern city.

 

Rolling Rack Boutique

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Just when you’ve seen it all, just wait until you experience Charleston’s 1st Fashion Truck, The Rolling Rack Boutique.  Even though the food truck trend has caught on fire, selling clothes out of a truck is a trailblazing concept.   Check out my Q & A with owner and creator Amanda Stephenson about how she’s bringing the store to you in her hip mobile boutique.    Maybe Miss South Carolina was on to something when she said “That’s how we roll”.

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Charlie Mag Presents “Equality” by Sully Sullivan

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Local photographer Sully Sullivan’s concept for the latest issue of Charlie Magazine is simple – “The State of Equality”.  Everyone is equal as a human being,  regardless of the color of their skin, age, sexual preference, religious beliefs, man or woman.  These stunning portraits are a testament to the diversity of us as Americans, and the beautiful people right here in the South.

Jasper & Tripp wear Gitman Bros. shirts from Indigo & Cotton, Insight pants from Cartel Supply Co., Canali blazers from Gwynn’s of Mt. PleasantGoorin Bros. hats

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Amanda & Thalia wear jackets by Malene Birger from Hampden Clothing

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Parker, Kai, and Khari wear American Apparel jungle shirts, Left Field chinos, The Hill Side ties and Geveneral Knot and Co. tie from Indigo & Cotton, Goorin Bros. hats

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Duolaan & Anna wear Library by Lauren Lail dresses, Goorin Bros. hats, and American Apparel belts.

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 Nikki & August wear American Apparel crop tops, Vanessa Bruno pants and Loeffler Randall pumps from Hampden Clothing, Goorin Bros. headbands, and Christina Jervey cuffs from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant

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Michelle & Kymi wear Rag & Bone shirts and shorts from Hampden Clothing

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Josh & Tim wear The Hill-Side x GVN shirts from Indigo & Cotton and American Apparel bow ties

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Caitlin & Andrea wear tops by Troubadour Clothing and shorts from House of Sage

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Latoya & Kylie wear Cynthia Rowley dresses and Goorin Bros. fascinators

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David & Fletcher wear Gitman Bros. shirts from Indigo & Cotton, French Connection cardigans from House of Sage, Insight pants and Clae shoes from Cartel Supply Co.

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Audrey & Mailynh wear leggings and flats from Target, Groon Bros. hats

Photography by Sully Sullivan, Fashion Stylist – Dalia Dalili, Hair and Makeup by Ashley Brooke Perryman

 

 

Art With a Bangs Event

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We’re excited for our 1st event with BANGS shoes,  a local company who donates to global charities around the world.  We collaborated with Gris Galleries and Redux Studios for an evening of art, music, food, and DIY.  A selection of artists have customized BANGS sneakers which will be auctioned off and the money will go to the Stop Ki charity.  There will also be craft tables set up where you can customize your own BANGS sneakers with supplies donated by Artists & Craftsmen, SpaceCraft Studios, Read Brothers, and Charleston Garment Manufactory.  DJ’s Natty Heavy and RDot will be spinning danceable beats and food and drinks from Holy City Brewery, King of Pops, Auto Bahn, and Cannonborough Beverage Co. will be setting up shop.  If your in town, don’t miss out on this fun, interactive, family friendly event!

Just Dandy

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I couldn’t help but get into character with this dandy inspired outfit from Swoon Charleston.  The red jacket echoes the spirit of the early 19th century, when appearance was everything.  Everyday dressing was an art form and people from every class made sure their ensemble was top notch.

Red jacket by T.B.A. from Spain, leggings by Nicole Miller, white shirt by Paper White, boots by Dav, cameo set in gold all from Swoon Charleston.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare & Makeup Studio, hair by Charlotte Belk at Elysium Salon and The Elysium Agency.

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