Stumped on gift ideas this year? The local makers pop up shop at Ro Sham Beaux is in full swing through the holidays stocking up on everything from greeting cards, men’s accessories, women’s accessories, and home decor. With so many Charleston artisans out there it can be overwhelming to keep up with them all. I teamed up with Ro Sham Beaux to curate a few of the local talents that are doing their thing in the Holy City.
Markey Haselden of HatchCove Designs creates beautiful art inspired by growing up in Charleston. Her dreamy maps of the lowcountry painted in water color pays homage to her roots. Markey’s whimsical hand lettering graces her art and greeting cards giving it that personal touch. She even does custom wedding invites and cards for special occasions.
Anna Mossman creates home decor and art from found objects. Her Driftwood Pots de Fleur are made from driftwood that she finds on her lowcountry excursions in nature. From candle holders to plant holders these pieces combine art with functionality.
Christine Speare’s line of accessories puts a spin on timeless classics with Sammy Speare. Her creative journey began in New York as Ralph Lauren’s illustrator and sparked her desire to create her own collection of menswear accessories with youthful details. Christine’s cufflinks and ties are adorned with embroidered skulls and dogs giving everyday accessories a personal edge.
Garb Designs are a collection of men’s and accessories with patterns that are based on microscopic images of rocks. Montogmery Taylor, a working geologist wanted to take the beauty of nature to create one of kind pieces spanning from handbags to ties. Each vibrant design are a statement pieces that will spark up conversation. Montgomery has recently started to make pillows out of her custom textiles as well. Be on the look out for more products from Garb!
Gable by Products are a collection of reclaimed wood that have been given a new life in furniture and home accessories. Sourcing materials locally, the artisans are making one of a kind pieces with a raw bespoke quality. Their kitchen accessories like cutting boards, coasters, and wine bottle holders are available at Ro Sham Beaux.
The sisters behind The Blush Label want to make your world a little more colorful and vibrant. Christie and Mary design textiles for the home as well as cosmetic cases and scarves. Their tropical prints will brighten up any room and make you the hostess with the mostess.
My love of fashion and art are perfectly combined in my latest series of custom greeting cards by fashion illustrator Daniel Velasco. Last spring I sent Daniel pictures of my favorite blog shoots and he turned them into works of art. My holiday cards are inspired by a shoot I did with the amazingly talented Jonathan Balliet. Daniel’s fan club is quickly growing with his live portraits at pop up parties and commissions from people everywhere from New York to L.A.
For gifts that are made with love locally check out Ro Sham Beaux at 39 Broad Street. To see pictures of the Pop Up party and the faces behind the designs view more.
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Black Sleeveless Faux Suede Turtle Neck by Sheri Bodell, $195, Black Faux Leather Leggings by David Lerner NY $138, and Clutch by Garb Designs $128 from Ro Sham Beaux PH: 843-789-3478 // Fringe jacket by Rachel Zoe $570 from Berlins // Heels by Vince $375 from Shoes on King PH: 843-718-2190 // Sunglasses by Le Specs $69 from Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105 // Ara earrings $40 and Aveo ring $42 from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927
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Gifts for those stylish and playful kiddies in your life
Clockwise from top: Multi-colored hand embroidered Otomi stocking from Celadon $56.25 // Everything I Need to Know I learned From a Little Golden Book from Noddy $9.99 // Plush Raccoon Friend by Finkelstein’s Center $46 // Hooded towel by Zoochini from Lulu Burgess $35.99 // Bed Head PJ’s from Bits of Lace $53-$58 // Native “Jefferson” iridescence in techno purple from Sugar Snap Pea $44 // Smitten Cupcake bath bomb from Stella Nova $12 // African ruffle bloomers in pink from IBU $35
Shop these locally made goods from Charleston
Clockwise from top: Sterling Squash Blossom necklace by Christina Jervey $195 // The super couple, ultra luxe face oil serum by Maya Chia $85 // Joyeaux soy candle by Lullie Wallace from Candlefish $20 // Long Prism earrings in brass/sterling silver by Naked Eyes $150 // Wally Wallet Case for iPhone 6 and 6s from Distil Union $49.99 // Rewined soap in Pinot Noir from The Preservation Society $9 // Turquoise gemstone wrap bracelets-red suede lace braided wrap bracelet by Thistle and Thatch $45 // Hough minimal bifold wallet by J. Stark $80
Andrea wears: Dress by Elizabeth and James $385 and Sunglasses by Le Specs $69 from Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105 // Lilac coat by JOA $150 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // “Simba” Snakeskin booties by Corso Como $194.95 from Nordstrom // 65g Omega gold necklace $8,150, 14KY diamond criss cross ring $500, and CZ criss cross ring $55 from Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Vega cuff with white topaz $295 and 18k Emerald snake ring $1,325 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Katie envelope clutch in Lizard $995 from Taxidermy // Lipstick in “Micro Berry” from Jonny Cosmetics // Smith and Cult nail color in Stockholm Syndrome from Stella Nova
Amanda wears: Jumpsuit by Adelyn Rae $105 from 7 Gypsy PH: 843-388-2464 // Katie envelope clutch in emerald python $695 by Taxidermy // “Dynamite” ankle booties in cheetah print Corso Como $164.95 from Nordstrom // 18k 1.0ct diamond vine earrings $3,450 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // “Maria” single amethyst ring $175 by Ash Hoffman // Alora cage ring $125 by nOir Jewelry // Cuff by Italian Ice $45 from Lulu Burgess PH: 843-405-1221
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Dress by Elizabeth and James $460 from Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105 // 18k 1.0ct diamond vine earrings $3,450 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // “Cassandra” double finger ring $125 from nOir Jewelry // “Chloe” ring with amethyst $495 by Ash Hoffman // Red lips bag $67 from Nila Anthony // “Adriana Coco” silver leather booties by Fortress of Inca $240 from Shoes on King PH: 843-718-2190
Faux fur wine bottle holder by Two’s Company $12 from Lulu Burgess PH: 843-405-1221
14k 8.84ct citrine with .35cttw diamond ring $1500 from Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862
Bulls Eye small dish $149 and Chevron square dish $279 by Waylande Gregory ceramics hand made in Peru from Ro Sham Beaux PH: 843-641-7087
Givre Blanc fragrance $49 from Lily Charleston 843-577-7633
Cuff by Buju $300 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892
Elephant Bowl $209 by Waylande Gregory ceramics hand made in Peru from Ro Sham Beaux PH: 843-641-7087
‘Tis the season to gift that special someone a unique present. From King to Market, to Broad Street, these local boutiques stock up on a variety of distinguished gifts from all price ranges.
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