Le Dîner en Blanc

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I’m excited to share the exciting news that the wildly popular international pop-up dinner party Dîner en Blanc will come to come to Charleston on October 15th!  Diner en Blanc (“Dinner in White”) was launched in Paris over twenty-five years ago and has extended their flash-mob feast” in over 60 cities in 25 countries.  Guests wearing all white will gather at a secret location (only to be discovered moments before the event begins), enjoy a gourmet dinner and drinks, and dance the night away in a picturesque location here in Charleston.  Click here to find out more info and register for this unforgettable night.

If your looking for a white outfit in Charleston after Labor Day, don’t despair.  Plenty of local boutiques still have left over white clothing from spring and summer and the beauty is, it’ll probably be on sale.  Vintage and consignment is always a no brainer too.  For the ladies – check out my local favorites like The Trunk Show, Holy City Consignment, Ensemble, and Terrace Oaks Antiques;  for the men – Worn in West Ashley and Mt. Pleasant is always my go to spot.  If you really want to stand out in a good way, this feathered frock featured here from Warren on King is the perfect 20’s inspired party dress to dance the night away.  Last time I stopped in they had a full size run, but don’t wait too long!

Dress by Cynthia Steffe $350 from  Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Jeweled barrette $119 from  Lily Charleston PH: 843-577-7633 // Silver Rice Bead necklaces – 16″ $35 each, 18″ $40 each, 20″ $45 each, 24″ $50 each, 30″ $60 each, ruby and diamond bands $255 each, sapphire and diamond band $255 each, 14k amethyst ring $1,200, sapphire and diamond ring $1,100 from  Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862

Beauty: Stella Nova lipstick in Micro Berry, Run-Through Detangling Primer and Superfine Hair Spray by Oribe and Smith and Cult nail color in Bang the Dream from Stella Nova,

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup & Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova West Ashley, Style Assistant – Jonatan Guerrero, On location at The Spectator Hotel

Through the Looking Glass

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Lace overlay dress by Greylin $138 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Earrings by La Vie Parisienne $54 from Lily Charleston PH: 843-577-7633  // 14k multicolored citrine ring $1,500 from  Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Rose gold set of 3 star rings $215 by Freida Rothman, snake gold magnifying glass $135 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594  // Heels by Rebecca Minkoff $245 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Beauty: Stella Nova lipstick in Micro Berry, Run-Through Detangling Primer and Superfine Hair Spray by Oribe and Smith and Cult nail color in Bang the Dream from Stella Nova,

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup & Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova West Ashley, Style Assistant – Jonatan Guerrero, On location at The Spectator Hotel

Room With a View

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Satin and lace gown by Andres from Bits of Lace PH: 843- 577-0999 // Freida Rothman necklace from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Blue topaz ring $825 and Ruby and diamond ring $325 from  Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862

Beauty: Stella Nova lipstick in Micro Berry, Run-Through Detangling Primer and Superfine Hair Spray by Oribe and Smith and Cult nail color in Bang the Dream from Stella Nova,

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup & Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova West Ashley, Style Assistant – Jonatan Guerrero, On location at The Spectator Hotel

Up to Speed

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Dress by Ivy and Blu $225 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Locket by Julie Romanenko $990 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892  // Drops of Honey necklace by Throwing Stars Jewelry $ 168 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Brass pharaoh ring $175, white sapphire truitt ring $110 from  Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Sunglasses by by Lunettes Kollektion $329 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 // Shoes by Rebecca Minkoff $245 from Shoes on King PH: 843-718-2190 // Ashford Satchel in light pink $1,349 by Taxidermy

Beauty: Stella Nova lipstick in Micro Berry, Run-Through Detangling Primer and Superfine Hair Spray by Oribe and Smith and Cult nail color in Bang the Dream from Stella Nova,

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup & Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova West Ashley, Style Assistant – Jonatan Guerrero, On location at The Spectator Hotel

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Stella Line-up

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With so many beauty products out there, it can be a daunting task to navigate through the sea of lipsticks, nail polishes, shampoos, and hairsprays.  Luckily my new favorites can be found at Stella Nova in Mt. Pleasant.   If your looking for edgy nail and lip colors with great packaging,  Smith and Cult is your brand. Launched by Dineh Mohajer the founder of Hard Candy, these products convey a punk attitude mixed with a subtle sophistication.  Their Nailed Lacquers come in 30 fun shades and is free of the usual toxins and chemicals that are found in nail polish.  Their Shining Lip Lacquers are sheer with the right amount of color and are also vegan and paraben free.  The natural coconut essence gives you a smoothing sensation when applied.

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R+Co is another brand that’s new on the scene but has quickly been taking notice from both professionals and consumers like me.  Created by top hairstylists in the industry like Garren, Thom Priano, and Howard McLaren, this hair care line is a culmination of the best products for a wide variety of hair types.  What sets them apart from the rest is not only their cool packaging, but their cruelty-free and eco-friendly practices.  The Dallas Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner and Thickening Spray has given my fine hair new life.  The Strong Hold Flexible Hairspray is the perfect amount of hold without giving you a helmut head.

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The Oribe product line is probably the most widely used and most popular with professional hairstylists.  Created by veteran hair guru Oribe, each product stands the test of time and is top notch quality.  After using a number of their products, I’m quickly becoming #oribeobsessed.  What am I loving right now? The Run-Through Detangling Primer is the perfect spray on conditioner that will leave your hair feeling silky smooth while protecting your it from damage caused by heat styling devices.  The Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray is a necessity for those in between salon visits when your color isn’t looking so hot and those unwanted greys make an appearance.  The Superfine Hair Spray gives you volume and doubles up as a sweet smelling fragrance with scents combining cedarwood, bergamot, lemons, and jasmine.

Photography by Clifford Pate

Beyond the Fringe

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Tank top by Bra 30 $37 from Shirtini PH: 843-259-5243 // Faux suede skirt by Freeway $84, and earrings $17 from 7 Gypsy PH: 843-388-2464 // Louisa textured bag by Ted Baker $425 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // 18k Butterfly ring $1,800 from  Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Rose cut diamonds surround by pave diamonds ring on 18kt gold $1,850 , Short necklace: Howlite, gold vermeil spacers, bone, and 14kt gold plated horn encrusted in pave diamonds $695, Long necklace: Zircon, turquoise, gold vermeil, and enameled pave diamond pendant $495  by Theodosia // Salato heels $64.99 from Vince Camuto

Beauty: Stella Nova lipstick in Micro Berry, Run-Through Detangling Primer and Superfine Hair Spray by Oribe and Smith and Cult nail color in Bang the Dream from Stella Nova,

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup & Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova West Ashley, Style Assistant – Jonatan Guerrero, On location at The Spectator Hotel

Not So Casual Friday

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Jumpsuit by Ella Moss $268 from The Resort Shop PH: 843-405-1101// Heels by Kate Spade $ 350 and purse by Rebecca Minkoff Shoes on King from PH: 843-718-2190 // Tanzanite, rose cut diamonds surrounded by pave diamonds 18kt ring $2,395 by Theodosia //  Ravenna statement necklace $365 by Lulu Frost and vermeil pave framed labradorite ring $225 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Sunglasses by Lunettes Kollektion $329 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

Beauty: Stella Nova lipstick in Micro Berry, Run-Through Detangling Primer and Superfine Hair Spray by Oribe and Smith and Cult nail color in Bang the Dream from Stella Nova,

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup & Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova West Ashley, Style Assistant – Jonatan Guerrero, On location at The Spectator Hotel

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