Taking the Plunge

Friday night at  Charleston Fashion Week was Mason Hosker‘s runway debut.   Of course I had to wear a dress by the local designer.  This one was quite special since it was one of a kind and named after me!  The structure of the bodice was the most flattering I’ve ever worn in a plunging neckline. Once you try on a Mason Hosker you’ll understand why it’s important to invest in a dress where fit and quality are impeccable.

I wanted to get a certain kind of updo and Christin at Dry Bar Charleston went above and beyond what I was thinking.  She gave me this modern twist to a retro style, something I could never have dreamed up or found on Pinterest.

With all the creme and blush tones I was wearing it was so easy to pick out a clutch from Taxidermy and jewelry from Ash Hoffman and Croghan’s Jewel Box.

“Andrea” dress by Mason Hosker $895 // “Maris” diamond earrrings $795 and custom diamond and amethyst stacked rings by Ash Hoffman // 18k moonstone diamond Moroccan ring $4,950, 18k morganite diamond hexagonal stone ring $1,840, sterling silver moonstone & topaz bangle $680, 18k diamond bangle $3,200, sterling silver moonstone white topaz bangle $570 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // “Harper” Natural Lizard clutch $895 by Taxidermy // “Aggie” rose gold pumps by Summit by White Mountain $179 from Zappos // “Wally” Phone Case by Distil Union $34.99 from Amazon // RMS Beauty Nail Polish in Luminizer $15 from Anthropologie

Photography by Clifford Pate, Hair by Christin Phoenix at Dry Bar Charleston

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Marble Top

Last Thursday night at Charleston Fashion Week I got decked out in Maris DeHart to represent their Style Makers tent.  They recreated their Vendue Shop in the middle of Marion Square complete with fixtures filled with items from featured designers – Hart Studio, Catie Curran, Naked Eyes, Ellia Wang, and Lisa Hoang; plus local makers Element Candles and art by Sam Rueter.

Maris DeHart is doing a special collaboration with 2016 CFW Emerging Designer Lisa Hoang for a capsule collection including this marble top that I was so excited to scoop up!  These earrings by Hart Studio were the perfect accent to my outfit.  Her tassel earrings are taking the town by a storm. I swear every other girl I saw at Fashion Week were wearing her earrings.

There’s nothing like piling on some diamond rings by Croghan’s Jewel Box to pair with this Antler Box by Taxidermy.  I definitely felt like a million bucks.

Marble top by Lisa Hoang x Maris DeHart $178, Pants by Do + Be $118, Berg + Betts watch $128, Earrings by Hart Studio $54 from Maris DeHart // Goldbug cuff $250, 14k diamond Tahitian pearl ring $485, Labradorite diamond ring $2,825, 14k moonstone diamond ring $2,900 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Antler Box clutch $695 by Taxidermy // “Brody” platform oxford by Summit White Mountain Shoes $148.95 from Nordstrom // Pink robe coat from The Trunk Show

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Pantsuit Nation

Last Wednesday at Charleston Fashion Week was incredibly chilly with temps dipping into the low 50’s.  Thankfully I had this Rachel Roy jumpsuit and vintage marabou coat to keep me cozy.  There’s nothing that I love more than a jumpsuit, pantsuit, romper situation.  Your one and done.  This particular jumpsuit stands out with it’s double breasted tuxedo details.

How beautiful are these Lina Rosa earrings from Maris DeHart?  The meticulously hand beaded jewelry by local artisan Pepi Rodriguez takes hours to make and I love the modern playful design.


It was all about stacking silver rings to complete my look.  These from Naked Eyes Jewelry and Ash Hoffman are my everyday favorites.

I had to squeeze in a hair session at Dry Bar Charleston to get that slick top knot.  It’s always the best experience whenever I go into Dry Bar Charleston because I love their eclectic movie selection, phone charger station, and sweet and friendly stylists.

The highlight of my night?  Watching these incredibly talented young girls from Peace Love Hip Hop dance to a mash up of Janet Jackson songs on the runway.

Double Breasted Jumpsuit by Rachel Roy $199 // Earrings by Lina Rosa $125 silver rings by Naked Eyes Jewelry from Maris DeHart // Stacked Maeve rings in silver $145 and gold and rose gold $595 by Ash Hoffman // Sunglasses by Le Specs $89 at Beckett Boutique // Similar shoes by Vince Camuto at DSW $59.95 // Lashes by Simply Smitten Beauty Bar // Hair styled by Dry Bar Charleston

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Shagadelic

It was a chilly start to Charleston Fashion Week last Tuesday with cold temps that threw everyone’s spring outfits off.  Luckily it was Dandy Boutique’s runway show night and they had this fun jacket and knit dress in stock for me to wear.  I loved helping out Holly McGetrick, the owner of Dandy, with her runway looks.  It was fun styling the retro models alongside Daniel Velasco.

I went for some rose gold accents with this Wise Wear smart bracelet, rings by Gold Creations and Ash Hoffman.  This new 2 Tassel clutch by Taxidermy set it off.  I’m a sucker for anything Taxidermy so stay tuned for my fun bags that I paired with my Fashion Week looks this week!

Dress by Everly $58 and fringe jacket by Traffic People $114 from Dandy Boutique // Sunglasses from Maris DeHart // Earrings by Elizabeth & James $150 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Clear quartz spike ring $50, double row rose gold ring with cz $30, double band rose gold ring with cz $30 from Gold Creations // Diamond rings by Ash Hoffman // 2 Tassel Clutch by Taxidermy $1,295 // Wise Wear Smart Bracelet in Calder Rose Gold $325 from Saks 5th Avenue // “Brody” platform oxford by Summit White Mountain Shoes $148.95 from Nordstrom

Photography by Clifford Pate

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Julep Boutique at CFW

Local boutique Julep mixed it up on the runway at  Charleston Fashion Week with resort ready looks.

Photography by Side Yard Studios

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Dandy Boutique at CFW

Local boutique Dandy dazzled the runway with their retro inspired looks at  Charleston Fashion Week.

Photography by Side Yard Studios

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Explore Charleston Takoever Tuesday at CFW

Today the fashion marathon begins as Charleston Fashion Week heads into their 11th year.  Five nights of runway shows, shopping under the tents, and street style popping in Marion Square.  I’m excited to kick start the week by taking over the Explore Charleston Instagram and sharing backstage moments and runway debuts on their stories.  As a judge for the emerging designer competition I’ll give you an all access pass to one of the most anticipated events in Charleston.

I put together this fun outfit from Hampden Clothing, a local boutique that’s celebrating 10 years on King Street and recently underwent some serious renovations.   I collaborated with Explore Charleston on a guest blog post on where to shop locally if you want to get decked out for Charleston Fashion Week. I featured local retailers like Mosa and Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant who will be showing at Fashion Week, as well as Shirtini who is one of my favorites on Lower King Street.

Follow me on Instagram at @ExploreCharleston to get a live experience of Charleston Fashion Week tonight around 6pm!

Pleats Shirt Dress in Navy by Alani $495, Sandal in Natural White by Marni $860, Medium Hava Top Handle Bag By Proenza Schouler $1,950

Photography by Clay Austin

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