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Photography by Charles Warren.  Styling by Julie Wheat.  Wardrobe from Cavortress.  Hair and Makeup by Mac Does Hair.  Models – Christie Trainer, Heston Stutz, Craig Conover
Mount Pleasant’s First Vintage Shop, Cavortress is having their grand opening today and are having special deals all this weekend.   The Mount Pleasant vintage boutique offers conspicuous classics for the closet and home.  Among the rare designer vintage brands, they offer affordable prices to make it easy to purchase both impulse items and gift ideas.
Julie Wheat, the brainchild behind Cavortress, hails from a small town outside Buffalo, New York.  As a teenager, she designed, sewed, and riveted bags for the orchard industry. Julie’s experience in fashion right here in Charleston has given her abundant opportunities such as a contestant in Charleston Fashion Week’s emerging design competition, a professor at the Art Institute of Charleston in the fashion retail management, costume designer, seamstress, and stylist on a number of films, music videos, commercials, print campaigns, as well as a key note speaker for fashion week events and conventions.  Her knowledge and great eye for fashion both past and present gave her the motivation to open the Cavortress Boutique so she can share it with the world.


Thankful Eve

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On the eve of Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my loving family, dear friends, and my creative collaborators.  Also, getting to live an amazing place like Charleston and living each day to the fullest fuels my passion for what I do.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there!

Top by Kay, jeans by Level 99, maribou vest by Line & Dot from Sam’s Closet.  Shoes by JP Todd’s from The Trunk Show Hat from Goorin Bros., Rings from Joint Ventures.  Antique button with amber chandelier crystal necklace and optometrist eye glass with antique watch bevel hung form sterling chain necklace by Ethel Fern Designs and Mineral bracelet by Julietta Miro from Utopia.  Sunglasses by See. Dog collar and leash by 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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Swoon Boutique Fall/Winter 2013


Photography by Jonathan Balliet,  assisted by Nick Smith, model – August Bradham, Fashion Stylist – Andrea Serrano assisted by Sarah Frierson, makeup and  hair by Charlotte Belk assisted by Meg Ann Workman at Elysium Salon and The Elysium Agency.

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The Glitz and The Glam


 Blazer by St. John, vintage sequin pants, and earrings from  The Trunk Show.  Sequin beret by Julia Pagan. Clutch by Elaine Turner from Shoes on King.


Dress by Lela Rose from The Finicky Filly.  Belt by B-Low the belt from Sam’s Closet. Vintage hat from  The Trunk Show.

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Lace dress by THML, marabou vest by Line & Dot, belt by B-Low the belt from Sam’s Closet.  Bow and fishnet veil by Julia Pagan.


Dress by Lela Rose and necklace from The Finicky Filly.  Vintage fur neck collar and gloves from  The Trunk Show. FASHION 792

Sequin dress by Adrienne Vittadini from The  The Trunk Show.  Sequin beret by Julia Pagan.  Sunglasses by See.

FASHION 294 Suit by Chanel and vintage gloves from The Trunk Show.  Sunglasses by See.

Photography by Chris Cavanaugh, hair by Charlotte Belk, makeup by Meg Ann Workman at the Elysium Agency.  Styling by Andrea Serrano, model – McKenzie Bowers.

Tea Time

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I love mixing patterns and prints together.  This top and skirt from V2V Charleston is the perfect example of mixing things up without looking crazy.  The heart Moschino bag from The Trunk Show is probably one of my favorite finds to date.

Top by W. Julienne, skirt by Free People, and necklace from V2V Charleston.  Ring and Borel watch from Joint Ventures.  Belt by B.Low the Belt from Sam’s Closet.  Booties by Kate Spade from Shoes on King.  Heart bag by Moschino and vintage hat from The Trunk Show.  Antique silver tea set from Curiosity. Dog collar and leash by Crew LaLa.

Photography by Jeni Rone at Sea Star Arts, hair and makeup by Rebecca Wash at Pink Dot Beauty Bar.  Shot at East Bay Meeting House.

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Out of Hand Boutique Fall/Winter 2013


Photography by Jonathan Balliet,  assisted by Nick Smith, model – Lily Sykora at Tout Talent.  Fashion Stylist – Andrea Serrano, makeup and  hair by Charlotte Belk assisted by Meg Ann Workman at Elysium Salon and The Elysium Agency.   Prop styling by Jonathan Balliet and Andrea Serrano. Shot on location at Cypress Gardens.  Animals courtesy of Pernell’s Taxidermy.

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Motorcycle Club

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 At this point I believe the motorcycle should be a staple in every women’s closet.  It can give your look an edge instantly without trying too hard.  Pearl  in Mt. Pleasant has several motorcycle jackets from leather to waxed cotton, to black and beige.  Always good to have options ladies.

Top by Tibi, leather jacket by Joie, pants by Phillip Lim, shoes by L’Agence, bag by Anya Hindmarch, ring by Meghna Designs and cuff by Sophie Blake all at Pearl Mt. Pleasant.

 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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