CFW Emerging Designer: Felicia Barth-Aasen

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Charleston Fashion Week is fast approaching and there are so many talents that will be contending for the emerging designers competition.  One of the aspiring designers, Felicia Barth-Aasen of Collective 26 shares her inspirations and conceptual process.  Her ethical American made clothing line embodies a youthful and modern look that echos the 90’s grunge spirit.

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Charlie Mag Presents “Equality” by Sully Sullivan


Local photographer Sully Sullivan’s concept for the latest issue of Charlie Magazine is simple – “The State of Equality”.  Everyone is equal as a human being,  regardless of the color of their skin, age, sexual preference, religious beliefs, man or woman.  These stunning portraits are a testament to the diversity of us as Americans, and the beautiful people right here in the South.

Jasper & Tripp wear Gitman Bros. shirts from Indigo & Cotton, Insight pants from Cartel Supply Co., Canali blazers from Gwynn’s of Mt. PleasantGoorin Bros. hats


Amanda & Thalia wear jackets by Malene Birger from Hampden Clothing


Parker, Kai, and Khari wear American Apparel jungle shirts, Left Field chinos, The Hill Side ties and Geveneral Knot and Co. tie from Indigo & Cotton, Goorin Bros. hats


Duolaan & Anna wear Library by Lauren Lail dresses, Goorin Bros. hats, and American Apparel belts.


 Nikki & August wear American Apparel crop tops, Vanessa Bruno pants and Loeffler Randall pumps from Hampden Clothing, Goorin Bros. headbands, and Christina Jervey cuffs from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant


Michelle & Kymi wear Rag & Bone shirts and shorts from Hampden Clothing

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Josh & Tim wear The Hill-Side x GVN shirts from Indigo & Cotton and American Apparel bow ties


Caitlin & Andrea wear tops by Troubadour Clothing and shorts from House of Sage


Latoya & Kylie wear Cynthia Rowley dresses and Goorin Bros. fascinators


David & Fletcher wear Gitman Bros. shirts from Indigo & Cotton, French Connection cardigans from House of Sage, Insight pants and Clae shoes from Cartel Supply Co.


Audrey & Mailynh wear leggings and flats from Target, Groon Bros. hats

Photography by Sully Sullivan, Fashion Stylist – Dalia Dalili, Hair and Makeup by Ashley Brooke Perryman



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Photography by Jonathan Balliet, photo assistant – Nick Smith, model – Mikal Davis at Tout Talent.  Fashion Stylist – Andrea Serrano, makeup and  hair by Charlotte Belk at Elysium Salon and The Elysium Agency.

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Library by Lauren Lail

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Library by Lauren Lail recently launched her debut collection for spring/summer 2013.  It’s a whimsical, feminine, and playful line of dresses and separates.  Lauren’s love of vintage was interpreted into her collection of wearable pieces.  Her downtown studio features a mix of vintage clothes and accessories that Lauren has hand selected herself.  Lauren Lail notes the word Library as the perfect representation of her brand – “Vintage pieces have a story to tell , they are the books that make my library; each garment chronicles stories of the past and the women who wore them.”

Photography by Olivia Rae James, hair by Kelly Hylton and makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio.


Stripe Tease


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I’m all about this Cali surf brand, Seea that makes this striped top.  It can be easily translated to a post surf look at Folly Beach.  The striped earrings that I found at Ensemble Consignment Boutique were an added bonus.  I love it when I find pieces that were meant to be together, sometimes I can’t resist a matchy matchy moment.

Top by Seea, hat by Rhythm, jean shorts by Lost,  at Mckevlin’s Surf Shop.   Earrings from Ensemble Consignment Boutique.

Photography by Tyler Jordan Mansour at Arab Lincoln Photography

The Great Outdoors

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Kiara wears a dress by Library by Lauren Lail, necklace from Out of Hand, hat by Goorin Brothers.  Tyler wears a hat by Goorin Brothers.


Christie wears a dress from Out of Hand and a hat from JLinSnider


Leigh wears a robe by Pete + Greta and necklace from Out of Hand, tank dress by Raquel Allegra from Worthwhile


Colby wears a necklace by Birdsong from One Boutique

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Leigh wears a sheer beaded top from Out of Hand, ring by Bahgsu from Seeking Indigo


Allie wears a top by Mind Code from House of Sage and jean shorts by Insight from Las Olas


Marlene wears a zig zag poncho from Las Olas

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This shoot was done off a magical road in James Island near Folly Beach called Sol Legare.  It’s history has been deep rooted with the Civil War, and it’s still common to find old bottles and gun shells from centuries ago.  The overgrown trees and sprawling marshes were the perfect setting for an outdoors lifestyle shoot.

Photographer Peter Zander, assisted by Jonathan Balliet.  Fashion Stylist Andrea Serrano assisted by Madison Miller and Lily Sykora.  Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Studio, Hair by Mike McAbee.  Models – Tyler Mansour, Kiara Fabiola Colon, Allie Dorsey, Chelsie Ravenell, Marlene Scieme Aydlette, Colby Billhardt, Christie Trainer, Leigh Roberts.

Flower Girl

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Summer time is my all time favorite season hands down.  Just because it’s hot out there doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with coverups and accessorizing your head.  This top from Beba Luxe is one of the many cute crochet things they have in stock, from dresses, skirts, to tops.  The Treats for Tresses headpiece is the cherry on top.  Marilyn and Tamsyn Rickards are the mother and daughter design duo behind this handmade line of one of a kind headpieces.  I seriously want everything they make!

Crochet top by Origami from Beba Luxe, jeans shorts by Joe’s Jeans from Ensemble, shark’s tooth necklace by Kate Davis, floral headpiece by Treats for Tresses also available at Elysium Salon.

Photography by Tyler Jordan Mansour at Arab Lincoln Photography


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