She’s Crafty

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I love these DIY, arts and crafts inspired products.  From clothing, accessories, to home decor, it’s easy to catch the crafty craze.

1.)  Tallulah crochet booties from Anthropologie – $118  2.) T-shirt dress from Cynthia Rowley – $195  3.) Truffled Poms Necklace from Anthropologie – $108  4.)  Rich Jacquard Crossbody from Milly – $325  5.)  Knotted Melati Hanging Chair from Anthroplogie– $498  6.)  Collection Everly Eyelet Pumps from J. Crew – $350  7.)  Tassel Trace Pillow from Anthropologie – $58  8.)  Citrus Grove Pouch from Anthropologie – $48

Tartan Holiday

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Nothing screams holiday louder than a tartan print, unless of course your wearing a Santa suit.  This skirt by local designer Lula Kate will get you into that merry spirit instantly.

Skirt by Lula KateLace top, Cat Eye Sunglasses, Gold Dome Necklace, and Black Pumps from C. Wonder.  Melinda Maria chain link ring from Cose Belle.  Gold bracelet from Moon & Lola. Handbag by Barbara Milano from Rangoni Shoes.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Mac Does Hair at Studio M Salon, Style Assistant – Dalia Dalili

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Red Alert

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This lace dress from JLinSnider is one of the many standout pieces from her spring/summer collection.  This local designer really knows how to combine avant guard with wearability.  Her boutique on Upper King is stock full of many gems from her signature collection, vintage finds, and dead stock sunglasses that are pretty sweet.

 Dress, earrings, and heels from JLinSnider

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, makeup by Jonny Sherwood, hair by Mike Mac McAbee

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Lula Kate, Bridal Loveliness


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For over 10 years Katherine McDonald of Lula Kate has been designing clothes, and is now a mainstay in the design and retail landscape here in Charleston.  She notes her southern, graceful surroundings of Charleston as her inspiration for her collections. Her bridal collection seems to expand every season, featuring a range of styles from classic, whimsical, to elegant.  Lula Kate is also known locally for her signature silk shantung dresses that can crossover to any occasion from weddings, cocktails, and ladies who lunch.

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Back in the Day monday

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When I stopped in local boutique JLinSnider on Upper King Street she was in the process of making these one of a kind shirts from vintage t’s.  Jamie Lin’s boutique is a great mix of her designs, vintage clothes and accessories.  I thought I’d take one the custom t-shirts for a spin along with some bell bottoms from her spring collection.  Right next door to JLinSnider is a new addition to Upper King, King Dusko which is a coffee shop/beer garden.  It was the perfect setting for my outdoor music fest vibe while I strummed on a ukelele from  George’s Pawn Shop.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, makeup by Jonny Sherwood, hair by Mike Mac McAbee.

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Wild Life




Local designer JLinSnider’s fashion show at the recent Charleston Fashion Week had me gagging!  It was one show stopper after another.  I couldn’t wait to swing by her boutique on Upper King to try on some looks.  When I passed by the Rebekah Jacob Gallery across the street, I knew exactly what I wanted to wear.  Currently they are exhibiting installations from a Savannah based artist Markus Kenney, which is a must see.  He breathes life to taxidermy heads with his vibrant use of color, texture and unconventional materials.  I like to call it “Psychedelic Tribal”.

Dress, cuff, shoes, and custom made headdress from JLinSnider.  Gold V ring by Christina Jervey.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, makeup by Jonny Sherwood, hair by Mike Mac McAbee.

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Christina Jervey Jewelry Spring 2013


Check out the latest look book for local jewelry designer Christina Jervey.  Her handmade jewelry is both impressive and unique.  The textures and organic shapes that she creates can crossover over many styles, from rock n’ roll to bohemian, all with a modern edge.

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, styling by Andrea Serrano, makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare & Makeup Studio, Hair by Erika Syphrett, model Leigh Roberts at Tout Talent.

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