Minimal Meets Mineral

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Black cross back maxi dress by Kal Rieman $335 from Rapport // Shoes by Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn $160 from Shoes on King // Sunglasses $18 from House of Sage // Agate Sharp Tote $1,079 by Ellia Wang  from Trunk Show // Triple Chevron Fringe Necklace $569, Ripple cuff with holes $419, Ripple Ring with Green Onyx $399all by Kristen Baird available at the Gallery at the Grand Bohemian Charleston

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, on location at the Grand Bohemian Charleston

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Dandy Does Folly


We’re bringing you retro cool on those hot summer days with Part 2 of Dandy Boutique’s summer look book shoot in Folly Beach.


On Abi:  Green Blouse $65, Matching Green Skirt $70 by Kling //  Hello Sunshine Sandals $46 by Loly in the Sky // Fringe Necklace $42 by Tiny Tassle

On Anna:  Yellow Blouse with Blue Collar $78 by Kling, Geometric Daze Pattern Skirt $40 by Everly // Shoes by Loly in the Sky //  Fringe Earrings $18 by Tiny Tassle //  Straw Purse by San Diego Hat Co $68

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Blue Gingham Dress $88.00 and lemon clutch $52 by Kling

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Polka Dot Midi Dress $74 by Kling //  Fringe Earrings $18 by Tiny Tassel // Straw Hat with Black Band $48 by San Diego Hat Co. // Bag $99 by The Charleston Weekender //  Star Wedges $68 by Loly in the Sky

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On Abi: Safari Blouse $44 by Kling //  Winnies Western Blue Skirt $78 by Alice’s Pig // Ivory Hat w/ Band $42 San Diego Hat Co.

On Anna: Safari Dress $72 by Kling // Hat by San Diego Hat Co. // Fringe Earrings $18 by Tiny Tassel

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Black bathing suit with low back $68, Tic Tac Toe Skirt $62, and watermelon purse $52 by Kling // Lady Bug Sneakers $48 by Loly in the Sky // Color Studs $24 by I Crave Jewels // Pink Headband $20 by


Cactus Blouse $48 by Kling // Denim Shorts $40 by She and Sky // Floppy Straw Hat $39 by San Diego Hat Co.


Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Styling by Andrea Serrano, Makeup by Rebekah Ellie, Hairstylist – Mac Does Hair, Models – Anna Holloway and Abi Rose, on location The Tides Folly Beach, all clothing and accessories from Dandy Boutique 

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Graphic Content

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Dress by Thakoon $299 from Trunk Show // Shoes by Alice & Olivia $295 from Shoes on King // Sunglasses $18 from Dandy Boutique // Ripple Ring with a Half Drilled Pearl $349, Honeycomb Wrap Ring $199, Ripple bangle $179 all by Kristen Baird available at the Gallery at the Grand Bohemian Charleston // Biscuit earrings $78,  Marble Sharp Document Folder $419 by Ellia Wang represented by Eva Design House

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, on location at the Grand Bohemian Charleston

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Geometric Dream

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Bustier top by Mustard Seed $68 and skirt by Gracia $168 from Ro Sham Beaux //  Shoes by Vince Camuto $68, Layer Clutch in Turquoise Ellia Wang $598 from the Trunk Show // Bloom Necklace $2,449, 2 inch Ripple cuff $339, Ripple Ring with a Half Drilled Pearl $349, – Ripple Ring with Amazonite $349 all by Kristen Baird available at the Gallery at the Grand Bohemian Charleston

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, on location at the Grand Bohemian Charleston, art by Daniel Velasco 

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Get to Know HR Deneau


There’s a crop of young up and coming accessory designers in Charleston and Hanna Rose Varner of HR Deneau is a standout with her minimal meets modern design aesthetic.   I met Hanna a couple of weeks ago on a shoot for Brackish Bow Ties and quickly found out she is one of the skilled artisans that hand makes their feathered men’s accessories. Hanna is playing a crucial part in designing a new top secret product that is slated to come out sometime this summer.   When she’s not toiling away with beautiful feathered creations, she’s hard at work in her studio designing and constructing her sustainable bags.  She utilizes materials and minimizes waist by repurposing scraps of leather and wood to create her designs.


Her bags cross over from form to function with their everyday, classic qualities and innovative shapes.  From crossbody styles to chic clutches, Hanna draws inspiration from travel and nature that translates into each bag. HRdeneau_SS16_finalcollection_edited-2 HRDeneau_ihda_wobkg

Hanna’s groundbreaking designs and eco-efforts have gained her recent notoriety as a finalist in the 2016 Independent Handbag Designer Awards partnered with In Style.  The finalists from around the globe will be showcasing their bags at a one night affair in New York on June 15th and the winner will be featured in the September issue of In Style.  There’s no doubt the south is gaining recognition for it’s original handmade products, so go out and vote for HR Deneau here, the deadline is June 10th!


Also, stay tuned for an Instagram giveaway for this clutch and a ring by Naked Eyes next week!


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Rooftop Rendezvous

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Eyelet Swing Shirt by Le Sarte Pettegole $320 from Shirtini // Striped shorts by J. Crew $28 and Mini Flower Bag in Black by Ellia Wang $558 from Trunk Show // Ripple bangles $179 each, Ripple Ring in Black Onyx $349, Bloom Mini Studs $259 by Kristen Baird represented by Eva Design House // Sunglasses from House of Sage // Black leather and cork “Stamp” shoes $199 by Intentionally Blank

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, on location at the Grand Bohemian Charleston

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