Charleston Mag March 2016


I teamed up with my good friend Daniel Velasco for this fashion spread in the latest issue of Charleston Magazine.  He created 13 iconic Charleston scenes that celebrate our beautiful city in style!

Paule Ka “Ottoman” dress with bow, $845 at Rapport; Patrizia Daliana “Gabbia” handmade bronze and Italian porcelain earrings, $210 at Hidden Countship; 14K gold, opal, and diamond ring, $2,150 at Gold Creations; gold vermeil labradorite ring, $217 at Croghan’s Jewel Box; and Vince Camuto “Bellamy” suede heels in “flame,” $118 at V2V


Hero” backless jumpsuit, $195 at Mosa Boutique; Lauren Guillot hand-carved Lucite and gold “Elegance” half-circle earrings, $150, and hand-carved Lucite and gold “Elegance” bangle, $245, both at Grand Bohemian Gallery; Elizabeth and James gold link ring, $123 at Beckett Boutique; Roberto Coin 18K gold and diamond crossover ring, $2,700 at Paulo Geiss Jewelers; and Donald J. Pliner “Cadle” signature suede wedge, $450 at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant


Cynthia Rowley “CBS” silk jumpsuit, $425 at Cynthia Rowley; Elizabeth and James gold-plated topaz “Vago” ring with white sapphires, $135 at Croghan’s Jewel Box; Heather Tiller 14K gold vermeil and green amethyst ring, $110 at Filigree; and Cynthia Rowley multi-color stud sandals, $450 at Cynthia Rowley; necklace from Hidden Countship; Karen Walker sunglasses $300 at Hampden Clothing


Carven “Robe Pique De S” sleeveless satin dress with peplum hem, $490 at Hampden Clothing; Hanky Panky “After Midnight” tie-back bodysuit in “Hot Dot,” $96 at Bits of Lace; Peyton William “Maureen” moonstone and white topaz drop earrings, $395 at Peyton William; Ring by Filigree; and Ron White “Jane” pumps, $575 at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant.


Badgley Mischka flare day dress in “Ocean,” $556 at Berlin’s for Women; Atelier Swarovski “Kalix” large necklace, $1,490, and “Kalix” large bracelet, $890, both at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant; Rings from Gold Creations; clutch by Edie Parker $1,795 and Loeffler Randall “Scarlet” lace-up sandal with anaconda-printed leather, $425 at Hampden Clothing


Peter Pilotto “Track” gown in “neon black,” $3,120 at Hampden Clothing; Ash Hoffman “Katy” sterling-silver hammered stick earrings, $105 at; and Sophia Webster “Jetta” leather peep-toe booties with suede lattice front and rose-gold beaded heel, $795 at Bob Ellis Shoes; clutch from Hidden Countship


Milly striped high-neck tank, $195 at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant; MSGM eco leather A-line skirt, $400 at Hampden Clothing; Clotilde Silva blue beaded floral bib necklace, $128 at Hidden Countship; and Rupert Sanderson “Jocose” suede flats, $575 at Hampden Clothing , Rebecca Minkoff “Micro Moto Satchel” in “sunshine,” $195 at Shoes on King; Golden Stella brushed gold bracelet, $132 at Beckett Boutique; and 14K gold and vermeil lemon quartz cluster cocktail ring, $265 at Croghan’s Jewel Box.


Lanvin mini dress, price upon request at RTW; navy tassel earrings, $38 at Lola & Bess; Goldbug Collection gold-plated Goldbug bee bangles, $165 each at Croghan’s Jewel Box; Roberto Coin “Black Jade Collection” 18K rose gold, black jade, green agate, and diamond ring, $1,900 at Paulo Geiss Jewelers; and Sophia Webster “Poppy” optic print sandal, $640 at Bob Ellis Shoes


Trina Turk sleeveless high-low dress in “brilliant fuchsia,” $288 at Copper Penny; Roberta Roller Rabbit beaded tribal bib necklace, $75, and “Cortesia” pom-pom necklace in “gold,” $85, both at Roberta Roller Rabbit; Holst & Lee bracelets in orange, pink, and purple, $158 each at Out of Hand; Holst & Lee bright blue bracelets, $132 each at Beckett Boutique; Heather Tiller marquise-shaped blue chalcedony ring, $80, at Filigree; and Steve Madden “Sassey” suede lace-up heels with tassel, $130 at Belk.


Trina Turk “Gizela” mod cape sheath dress, $398 at The Resort Shop; Lauren Guillot hand-carved and hand-painted faceted Lucite necklace, $350, and Kristen Baird sterling-silver reticulated cuff, $425, both at Grand Bohemian Gallery; sterling-silver hammered rectangle ring, $100 atGold Creations; Ash Hoffman “Parita” sterling-silver crisscross ring, $275 at; and Loeffler Randall “Luz” lace-up sandals in black vachetta leather with tassels, $395 at Hampden Clothing. 3.1 Phillip Lim “31 Minute” cosmetic zip clutch, $395 at Hampden Clothing


Milly high-neck tank, $195, and Milly linen “Fluo Stripe Culottes,” $450, both at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant; Nocturne turquoise and grey bead bracelet, $145 at Beckett Boutique; copper, zinc, and 14K gold dome cocktail ring, $56 at Hidden Countship; Remi & Reid “Departure” tote, $84 at Out of Hand; umbrella, $26 at American Apparel; and Steve Madden “Slithur” caged sandals in “blush nubuck,” $109 at Belk.



AKRIS Punto striped blazer, $1,190 at Rapport; TROUBADOUR “Isabella” dress (worn as top), $225 at; AKRIS Punto “Francois” trouser, $495 at Rapport; Hoss Intropia wooden chick pin, $93 at Christian Michi; gold “Fiore” cocktail ring, $40 at Hidden Countship; Hermès vintage “Epsom” watch, $1,795 at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant; and Alice + Olivia “Stace Face” flats, $295 at Shoes on King. Le Specs “Neo Noir” sunglasses in “matte black clear” with “smoke” lenses, $59 at Hampden Clothing; and Hyla Dewitt “Norell” gold-plated and silver earrings with labradorite and quartz gemstones, $115 at Open Door Shop

Photography by Sully Sullivan, Illustrations by Daniel Velasco,  Styling by Andrea Serrano assisted by Quinn Sherman, Hair and Makeup by Ashley Brooke Perryman, Model – Christina Zapolski at Directions USA 

Bergdorf Goodman Does the Charleston


  “Gucci” at the 500 year old massive Angel Oak located in Johns Island.


“Dolce & Gabbana” at City Hall, built in the early 1800’s by Charlestonian Gabriel Manigault at Meeting and Broad.


 “Alexandra Vidal” at the picturesque Philadelphia Alley located in the French Quarter


  “Nina Ricci” at the Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park representing Charleston’s hospitality.


 “Naeem Khan” at White Point Garden, on the battery across from Rainbow Row.

Photographer: Arnaud PyvkaStylist: Anne ChristensenHair: Romina Manenti , Makeup: Rie Omoto , Model: Karolin Wolter

What happens when a team of high fashion artists come to Charleston to shoot designer clothing for an iconic New York department store?  Beautiful images are made that capture the essence of our beloved city. Recently Bergdorf Goodman came to shoot in Charleston’s most picturesque locations for their magazine that premieres today.  They traveled to the city’s usual hot spots and transformed each setting into a cutting edge fashion editorial.

The Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau partnered up with Bergdorf Goodman to ensure their experience was top notch. They took in some of Charleston’s favorite spots by staying at Belmond Charleston Place; dining at Peninsula Grill, Charleston Grill, Zero Cafe + Bar, FIG; shopping at Croghan’s Jewel Box, George C. Birlant’s, Ben Silver, Pink Dot Beauty Bar, Preservation Society of Charleston; and even found time to explore Kiawah Island. “Bergdorf Goodman customers are as passionate about new travel experiences as they are about fashion. “We’re excited to share Charleston’s classic Southern style, historic architecture and burgeoning food scene with them,” said Mallory Andrews, Senior Vice President, Sales Promotion, Marketing and Public Relations for Bergdorf Goodman.

It’s an honor to have a world renowned fashion institution such as Bergdorf Goodman here in Charleston to produce captivating images.  In addition to the 28 page fashion story in their magazine they will dedicate window displays at their landmark location on 5th Avenue.  Their awe-inspiring elaborate windows are nothing short of amazing and I can’t wait to see how they pay tribute to Charleston.

Behind the Scenes video:

“One Country” Charlie Mag

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Anna Hopkins and Anna Holloway wearing clothing by Madame Magar and Lola Hats from Out of Hand

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From left to right: Latoya – jacket by Illia from Out of Hand, dress by PPLA from FLY Modern Apparel // Dakota at Directions USA – shirt and suspenders from Worn, bow tie by Hillside from Indigo & Cotton, pants from Style Stash // Andie – dress by CP Shades from Out of Hand // Abby at Directions USA – dress by Isabel Marant and shoes by Inscerie from Worthwhile, hat by Goorin Bros., vintage cross and necklace from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall // Darius – shirt by Jachs from House of Sage, bow tie from Holy City Consignment, hat by Goorin Bros., vintage vest and pants from Style Stash  // Elizabeth – shirt by CP Shades from Out of Hand, suspenders from Worn

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Left to right: Abby at Directions USA -vintage dress, Lola Hat from Out of Hand // Sophie – vintage dress from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall // Venita – dress by JLinSnider from Holy City Consignment, Parker at Tout Talent – vintage slip from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall

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Alex – wearing his own clothing // Bethany – vintage dress from Holy City Consignment, boots by Guidi from Worthwhile

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Mea at Bold Talent – dress by Ambrosia Star Designs, teddy bear from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall // Giselle – skirt by Bow and Arrow, vintage hat from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall, shirt and shoes model’s own

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Dakota at Directions USA – shirt and suspenders from Worn, bow tie by Hillside from Indigo & Cotton, pants from Style Stash // Darius – shirt by Jachs from House of Sage, bow tie from Holy City Consignment, hat by Goorin Bros., vintage vest and pants from Style Stash

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Left to right: Abby at Directions USA – Henley by Civil Society from House of Sage, overalls from Style Stash, boots by Guidi from Worthwhile // Anna – hat by Goorin Bros, clothes stylist’s own // Sophie – overalls by Ambrosia Star Designs, hat by Goorin Bros, shoes by Frye from Shoes on King // Anna – pants from  Style Stash, hat by Goorin Bros // Venita – shirt by Tokyo Laundry from House of Sage, vintage vest and pants from Style Stash

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Abby at Directions USA – vintage dress from Holy City Consignment


Parker at Tout Talent – dress and jacket from Out of Hand, locket necklace from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall, boots from Shoes on King // Arlene – shirt from House of Sage, skirt from Holy City Consignment, boots from  7 Gypsy

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Left to right:  Dakota at Directions USA – wearing his own clothing // Alex – hat by Goorin Bros, shirt from Worn, overalls from Billy Goat Overalls // Vincent – wearing his own clothing // John – shirt from Worn, wearing his own overalls

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From left to right: Anna – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace // Anna – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace // Abby at Directions USA – vintage dress from Holy City Consignment // Sophie – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace // Venita – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace


Parker at Tout Talent – vintage slip and locket from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall


Anna – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace


Abby at Directions USA – vintage dress from Holy City Consignment


Anna – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace


Sophie – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace

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The Unity issue of Charlie Magazine represents Charleston as a city coming together after the  Mother Emanuel AME tragedy.  Photographer Mark Stetler along with his wife Caroline Knopf, and art director Greg Colleton collaborated on the concept of “One Country” where all races and ages live and work together as a community.  On a hot and steamy August day in McClellanville around 30 people including crew and models volunteered their time to produce these powerful images.  The final product shows the unity of everyone coming together for the same cause – one love, one people, one city, our past, our future.

Photography by Mark Stetler, assisted by Manuela Montanez // Art Director – Greg Colleton // Stylist – Andrea Serrano assisted by Reed Sieber and Amanda Gosnell // Hairstylist –  Mac Does Hair //  Makeup – Lisa Burson

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