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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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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Tres Carmen Boutique at CFW

 Charleston Fashion Week started off with a bang last Tuesday with local boutique  Tres Carmen showing their best of Spring.

Photography by Side Yard Studios

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Maris DeHart Style Makers at CFW

As Charleston Fashion Week heads into their 11th year next week, the local fashion event is evolving and expanding their presence at Marion Square. Modern lifestyle boutique Maris DeHart will have their own “Style Maker” tent adjacent to the Style Lounge where they’ll be showcasing emerging southern designers for every night at Charleston Fashion Week.  Featured designers such as Hart Studio, Catie Curran, Naked Eyes, Ellia Wang; plus local makers Element Candles and artist Sam Rueter will have their jewelry, artisanal goods, and art available to shop.  If that wasn’t enough, the debut of CFW 2016 emerging designer Lisa HoangMaris DeHart clothing collection will also be available to buy.  Don’t miss out on meeting the makers as well as a book signing on Wednesday March 15th with Julianne Taylor of DesignHer.  

Maris DeHart founder and buyer Alden DeHart has a keen eye for unique brands and knows how to hunt down emerging talent in the south.  Her local boutique carries attainable luxury goods from art, clothes, home decor, and accessories.

Maris DeHart is also participating in the Dress to Room Pairings at the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s Designer Showhouse starting on March 16th.  Each room will be designed by an influential interior designer and participating stores and fashion designers will be paired with the room showcasing a look that reflects the room.  The Designer Showhouse is celebrating its 40th year and they are going big by partnering up with with Traditional Home and Charleston Magazine with all of the proceeds benefitting the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and fund CSOL® Music Scholarships.  If you appreciate interior design and fashion design, this event is one not to be missed!

Don’t forget to watch Lowcountry Live this Friday at 10am to see some sneak peeks of what’s in store at Charleston Fashion Week  featuring Maris DeHartLeo & Sage, and Dandy Boutique!

Top by Style Mafia $124, Pants by Do + Be $114, bracelet $200 and bar ring $ 195 by Naked Eyes, twisting branches ring $78, sculptural ring $95, and earrings $88 by Catie Curran, bag by Ellia Wang $595 all from Maris DeHart

Photography by Clifford Pate

Love Bus

Peace out to the crazy hectic week and hello to the weekend!

I had a blast on the shoot with Sarah Berrard of 7 Gypsy and Terra the beautiful VW bus from Lowcountry Valet.  Fun and magic happens when you get 3 girls together that love a little vintage throwback.


Always keep it positive and spread the love.

Lana Romper by ASTR $99, Sancia Bootie by Sbicca Vintage Shoes $95, Snake Bite Earrings by Heather Kahn $66, Muse Necklace by Erin Semel $153 7 Gypsy

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina, Hair by Mac Does Hair

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Var-city Blues

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January is in full swing and thankfully there’s lots of clothing options at Maris DeHart to keep you looking cool through the cold and warm winter months.  This pom pom sweater is the cutest and at $68 you can’t go wrong!  These ultra suede leggings are probably the softest pants I’ve ever worn.

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The easiest way to pop your wardrobe is with key accessories.  I’m loving this python varsity jacket, wedge sneakers and bag from by Taxidermy which you can find at their pop-up shop at 32 Vendue Range.  Quay is hands down one of my favorite sunglass brands and now you can shop them at Maris DeHart right next to Taxidermy.  The ring and earrings are by Naked Eyes, a local Charleston jewelry brand made by the talented couple Emily Hill and Alex Kael.    I’m so happy they’re are also a part of the Curator Covets collection I’m collaborating with at Maris DeHart benefitting the Lowcountry Orphan Relief.  To learn more check out my previous blog post here.

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Taxidermy Python Sleeve Varsity Jacket $850, Taxidermy Ashford Satchel in color “Poppy” $1,395, Taxidermy Natural Python Chuck Taylors $895 // Grey Pom Pom Sweater $68, Ultrasuede Jeggings $108, Quay Sunglasses $50, Naked Eyes Jewelry Brass/Sterling Silver Ring $175, Naked Eyes Jewelry Brass Bar Earrings $68 from Maris DeHart

Photography by Clifford Pate

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