Garden Of Eden

The newest Charleston designer on the scene is Danielle Hosker of Mason Hosker.  She opened her flagship boutique on State Street in the French Quarter in December and has quickly made a name for herself.  Her dresses have been seen on the red carpet on Asher Paul with the director of LaLa Land at the Golden Globes and SAG award winner Uzo Aduba of Orange is the New Black.  Structured silhouettes in luxe fabrics that have a touch of vintage glamour is what you’ll find in her boutique.

Once you slip on one of her dresses you’ll know that fit is everything.  Danielle is a ballet-trained dancer who co-founded Dance FX, and has a natural sense of how fabric should fit and move with the female form.  Her past experience with interior design has beautifully translated in her collection with the textiles she uses.  The colorful and pattern friendly dresses create whimsical vignettes throughout her store.

The occasional dresses at Mason Hosker are perfect for galas, weddings, cocktail parties, and mother of the bride.  You’ll find couture quality, original designs, and classic styles that can live in your wardrobe forever.

Stay tuned for more of Mason Hosker on Lowcountry Live this Friday at 10am, a runway show on Friday March 17th at Charleston Fashion Week, and her grand opening party in March.

Headpiece byEmma Katzka, Necklace by Hermosa Jewelry

Photography by Clay Austin, Model – Christina Zapolski at Directions USA, Styling by Andrea Serrano, Makeup and Hair by  Mac Does Hair, on location at The Gadsden House

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Dandy Fall Lookbook

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The Dandy Boutique  look book is always a fun way to get your retro on.  Set at the beautiful Spectator hotel, we had the perfect backdrop to shoot in and a neighborhood full of character. Peruse all the fall vintage inspired styles at Dandy Boutique and shop their looks online or in store.

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Chelsea wears: Denim midi $52, Over the knee fox socks $18, Orange Cat Purse: $42, Orange Tie Blouse $48, Radiate Loafer: $80, Gold Tassel Earrings by The Tiny Tassel: $18, Brown watch $18, Vintage Purse $75, Retro frames $16, Felt Hat w/tie $83

Molly wears: Gloria’s Grandy Blouse $60, Plaid Buckle Skirt $78, Puppy Purse $38, Retro Frame Glasses $16, Black Buckle Boot $90

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Molly wears: Feather Jacket: $138, Fit & Flare Black Dress $78, Pink Jewel Earrings $26, Lacey Heels $72

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Chelsea wears: Bright lights Dress $98, Burgundy Cross body bag $40, Charcoal Jewel Studs $24,  Retro Glasses $16, Felt Hat w/ tie $83, Metallic Loafers $70, Burgundy socks $7

Molly wears: Art Deco Dress $106, Watch Necklace $26, Polka Dot Socks $11, Retro Frame Glasses $16, Blue Doctors Satchel $52, Burgundy Floppy Hat $75

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Chelsea wears: Gray Trousers $78, Puppy Purse $38, Cat watch: $18, Braided wide brim hat $78, Black/white print blouse $42, Retro frames $16, Black Buckle Boots $90, Jewel Stud earrings $24.00

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Molly wears: Abigail Perfume Dress $98, Polka Dot Hose $16, Red Lola Heels $74, Green Bow Satchel Purse $50, Cat Watch $18, Faux Glasses $18, Gold Tassel Earrings by The Tiny Tassel $18

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Hunter Green Dress $69, Plaid Coat $170, Polka Dot Socks: $11, Smolder Heels $80, Blue Doctors Satchel $52, Round Retro Frames $18, Felt Hat w/ tie $83, Jewel Stud Earrings $24

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Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Styling by Andrea Serrano, Makeup by Rebekah Ellie, Hairstylist – Mac Does Hair, Models – Chelsea Rampersant and Molly Rhyne, on location at The Spectator, all clothing and accessories from Dandy Boutique, Graphics by Daniel Velasaco

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Dandy Does Folly

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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.

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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 Ban.do

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

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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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Dandy’s Cabana Daze

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It’s always a fun retro affair styling the Dandy Boutique look book shoots.  This summer we went to The Tides on Folly Beach for our “staycation” shoot.  It was the perfect backdrop for the pool party meets beach holiday.  The Tides is the only hotel on Folly that is beach front and has a pool, bar, and delish restaurant Blu all on the waterfront.  We were excited that they graciously hosted us for our day of vintage stylings.

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Not only does Dandy stock the cutest retro clothing and accessories at an affordable price, but they also carry pool floats, portable radios, picnic accessories, and everything else you need for a summer party. This year they added swimsuits by Kling and Steady Clothing that are perfect for any body type!

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Swimsuit by Kling, earrings by Tiny Tassel, sunglasses by Lipopsun, radio by SunnyLife, disco drinker: Packed Party

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Swimsuit by Kling, sunglasses by Lipopsun, necklace by Ban.do, watermelon float by by SunnyLife

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Swimsuits by Steady Clothing, sunglasses by Lipopsun, earrings by I Crave Jewels

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Anna wears: Striped Romper by She & Sky, sandals by B.C. Footwear Shoes, earrings by I Crave Jewels and bracelet by Tiny Tassel, sunglasses by Lipopsun

Abi wears: White romper by Everly, shirt by Kling, shoes by Loly in the Sky, earrings Tiny Tassel, sunglasses by Lipopsun

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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Summer Style at Style Dwell

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The Summer Look Book shoot for Style Dwell was a day packed with endless swimwear and warm weather essentials.  Shot at the quaint Daffodil Cottages on Folly Beach, it was the perfect backdrop for for a tropical getaway.  Style Dwell,  stocks some of the best swimwear in town from pretty patterned bikinis to fun one pieces, so you can’t go wrong.  And the swimsuits are just the beginning.  They also carry on trend clothes and accessories including one of my favorite jewelry designers, Ash Hoffman. They’re so worth the trip to James Island to shop, and for the locals it’s so nice to just stay in the hood.

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Swimsuit by Trina Turk, sunglasses by Nectar

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Bikini by Nanette Lepore, kimono by Chaser, bracelets by Ash Hoffman, necklace by Lat & Lo

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Bikini by Trina Turk, body chain by Ash Hoffman

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Swimsuit by Mink Pink bracelets by Ash Hoffman, necklace by Lat & Lo

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Python mini bag by Taxidermy, cuff by Ash Hoffman

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Models – Chelsea Meissner & Via Patrick, photography by Clifford Pate, Styled by Andrea Serrano, shot on location at The Daffodil Cottages

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Gypsy Life

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7 Gypsy in Mt. Pleasant is boho heaven – they stock up on long flowy dresses, fringy details, and rock star accessories that Stevie Nicks would approve of.  Gypsy queen, Sarah Berrard opened the fairly new Mt. Pleasant shop last spring and loves sharing her vintage meets rockerchic aesthetic with Charleston locals.  With big plans for her business Sarah recently moved next door to expand her store, giving her clients more space to let their gypsy spirit run wild. This recent mini look book is just a taste of all the goodies 7 Gypsy has in store.

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Dress by Miss June Paris $172, Vest by Miss June Paris $184, Booties by Bedstu $195, Necklace by Milo & Fin $79, Beaded Bronze Bracelet by Gemelli $42, Black/ Brown Leather Bracelet by Streets Ahead $38, Blue & Rust Bracelet by Gemelli $54

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Slip Dress by Aratta $79, Button Down Dress by Aratta $138, Boots by Bedstu $230, Necklace by  Heather Kahn $138, Bronze Bracelet with Large Stone by Heather Kahn $79, Red Leather Bracelet by Streets Ahead $28, Beaded Bracelet Set by Gemelli $84

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Dress by Melody $59, Jacket by En Creme $72, Booties by Bedstu $235, Choker by Heather Kahn $77, Necklace by Heather Kahn $52, Black/Brown Leather Bracelet by Streets Ahead $38

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Photography by Clifford Pate, Model – Molly Rhyne, Styling by Amanda Gosnell, Art Direction by Andrea Serrano, Hair and Makeup by Melissa Ward at Tabula Rasa Salon

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On Tour with Ash Hoffman

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Myrtle Beach based jewelry designer Ash Hoffman is a force of nature.  I first met her at the Style Lounge at Charleston Fashion Week 2 years ago and we became instant friends.  Always on the hunt for up and coming talent I stumbled upon her showcase of amazing designs and knew we should collaborate together. Ash Hoffman is my go to girl when I want to pull both delicate layering pieces and statement jewelry.  She even redesigned my wedding rings turning 3 rings into 6 works of art!

Ash Hoffman’s love of travel, organic shapes, natural materials, and heartfelt sentiments inspire each piece she designs. Her journey as a jewelry designer started in Uganda where she bought some native jewelry and deconstructed it.  From there she wanted to learn more about the process of jewelry making and went to school in south Florida to develop her skills. 5 years later and Ash Hoffman has developed a brand that’s distinct with her aesthetic “Bohemian Bling”.  Recently she won Jtv’s 1st jewelry reality competition called Rockstar Designer proving that her designs have mass appeal.  Whether it’s a custom made commission or a popular design she’s made for her website, Ash puts her heart and soul into each piece to make it one of a kind.

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Dress $58 from Warren on King // Boots by Chanel $998 at The Trunk Show // Sunglasses $42 from Cavortress // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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Fringe jacket by Havana $78 and jeans by DL 1961 $178 from 7 Gypsy // Tank top by Bra 30 $37 from Shirtini  // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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Shirt by Claridge and King $140 from Shirtini // “Benedict” maxi skirt $128 by Francis and Benedict // Zebra Karen sandals by Brothers Vellies $395 from Ibu // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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Dress by Kas New York $192 from 7 Gypsy // Leather clutch by Minor History NYC $85 from Elizabeth Stuart Design // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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Printed kimono by Arie. A $149 and ultra suede top Blush Noir $39 from 7 Gypsy // Skirt $62 from Warren on King // Springbok Congo Sandals by Brothers Vellies $380  from IBU // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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Dress by Melinda Looi $615 from 7 Gypsy // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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For this look book blogger Venita Aspen plays the role of a young soul singer on tour and always decked to the nine’s.  Her style is vintage and eclectic, with a little rock and roll thrown in for good measure.  Fearless and adventurous are synonymous with her way of life and Ash Hoffman Jewelry.

Photography by Lauren Sykes, Model – Venita Aspen, Stylist – Andrea Serrano, Makeup by Elina Milla at BellelinaStyle Assistant – Quinton Stewart

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