Best Dressed | BET Awards 14′ Red Carpet

4 Jul

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After reviewing the 2014  BET Awards red carpet photos, I found it easy to spot these stylish celebrities amongst the questionable  individuals rocking outfits that didn’t seem quite thought through. :/

For the men, I liked that they looked effortlessly cool in their casual chic ensembles.  For the women, I loved the light flowing fabrics and soft floral colors;  a perfect complement to the warm  L.A. sun.

Check out who made the Top 5 on my list! (in no particular order)

TOP 5  Best Dressed Men:

TOP 5 Best Dressed Women:

Who made your Top 5?

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

[photo source: BET.com, Daily Mail, Eonline.com]

All White Everything | BET Awards 14′

4 Jul

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What’s Black,White and Red all over??? … The  BET Awards Red Carpet! ;)

This year the carpet was drowning with celebrities wearing all white ensembles! Take a look —

 

From dramatic plunging necklines to sheer illusions and cut-outs, these ladies turned a simple white dress into a sexy outfit that fit each of their styles perfect! Which look would you rock?

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

[photo source: DailyMail.com, Bet.com, and Eonline.com]

NASCAR and FASHION Collide | Catwalk for A Cause

17 Jun

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Fashion is a fast-paced industry, and so is NASCAR! On May 14th, both of these industries joined together to create Catwalk for A Cause!

The 5th Annual Catwalk for A Cause, was started by NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex to sponsor patients battling cancer at the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. Since its inception, the event has grown from a mere 75 attendees to 650!! Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick and several other NASCAR drivers were also in attendance to support the cause.

Best Part! – Nine children from the hospital were able to walk alongside models during the fashion show; rocking the latest in summer style!

“It’s a day when they don’t have to worry about being sick,” Truex said. “They get to come out and they’re the stars of the show. They can forget about their treatments and all the stuff they’re going through and just have a good day that’s all about them.” [read more]

Vroom, Vroom – Ready to check out some show pics? Here you go! –

 

The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of children stricken by illness, poverty or neglect.  They are committed to working collaboratively with organizations and individuals to help improve lives, inspire smiles and encourage dreams…one child at a time.

FASHION and NASCAR…that’s one collision I could definitely see again! ;)

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

[photo credits: Glenn Roberson Photography and Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Website]

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Spring Bridal Show | Charleston Fashion Week

4 May
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photo by Mac Kilduff

One of the most exciting nights at Charleston Fashion Week was the Spring Bridal Show! The room smelled like a bouquet of flowers, hors d’oeuvres sizzled on the grill, and the sight of cupcake towers made you quickly reconsider the diet you were on! Floating down the runway like small clouds, featured and emerging designers showed some of their season’s best in bridal gowns.

A-line and mermaid silhouettes seemed to be most prevalent that night, with the exception of a few over-sized princess dresses.  The total outlook of the gowns were more soft and delicate, which appealed to the hot-weathered southern audience.

The trend forward looks of the night were the tw0-pieced dresses. This was definitely a look for the young (in shape) girl who is non-traditional and doesn’t mind baring a little skin! You can find these styles featured in Whitney Deal, White Boutique, and Lula Kate’s collections.

Below are some of my favorite looks from each designer and boutique:

Featured Designer –  MARK INGRAM

 

Designer – WHITNEY DEAL

Boutique – WHITE

Boutique – Modern Trousseau

Designer – Lula Kate

Boutique – Gown Boutique of Charleston

Emerging Designer Winner – Kendra Barnes

Which designer is your favorite?

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

photos by Leigh Moose

Charleston Fashion Week | Featured Designers

22 Apr

If you haven’t been to Charleston Fashion Week (CHSFW) then you need to GO! One of the South’s best kept fashion secrets, CHSFW has grown into a great platform for emerging designers and models to catapult their careers into major fashion markets and outlets!

Here is an overview of the show:


Every night at CHSFW a Featured Designer showcases their collections. Check out who headlined the show  below!

TUESDAY – Oberima Afriyie

WEDNESDAY – David Hart

THURSDAY – Hunter Bell

FRIDAY – Brandon Sun (My Favorite of the Week!)

SATURDAY – Timo Weiland

 

I hope you enjoyed the videos!

More from emerging designers and behind-the-scenes while at CHSFW to come, stay tuned!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

 

An Issue to Get Excited About | FOUR Magazine

25 Mar

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We couldn’t wait for the next issue of FOUR Magazine to hit the stands! But…it was bitter-sweet. The fourth issue of FOUR Magazine, meant the LAST issue of FOUR Magazine. [ Say What!?] FOUR identified creative moments and sought out the beauty in homes, iconic fashion, artistic expression, and diverse culture that dwells within the city.  It was created to showcase timeless imagery and creativity.

To close  the series, co-founders Nicole Camack and Ciara Bird thought it was best to complete FOUR Magazine with the fourth issue. In celebration of the editorial release and farewell, a launch party was held at the New Gallery of Modern Art in Uptown Charlotte. Did you miss the event?  Check out some pics below! Oh, and be sure to order your copy by clicking HERE!

All pictures provided by FOUR , find additional pictures HERE!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

Fashion Show Here We Go! | Charlotte Style Week

20 Mar

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Charlotte Fashion Guild presents: Style Week! Its all about reinventing fashion in the Carolinas! As the lead stylist for the show and media rep, I am able to give you an all access pass to the 1st Annual Style Week! The event not only featured amazing designs from boutiques and designers but also gave a portion of the proceeds to the charity organization It Gets Better. Missed the show? No problem, here is a quick run through of all the show finales and front row guests! Also, catch some behind-the-scenes photos I snapped backstage before the models hit the runway! Enjoy!

Runway Finale Flash:
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ZYN Fashion

 

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High Class Gypsy

 

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High Class Gypsy

 

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Ritu Selects

 

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Ghelardini Collection

 

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Leon Parham

 

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Alicia Patricia

 

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Alli Meraki

 

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One Of’s

 

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FLOW by Tara Davis

 

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TarragonV

 

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Of Mercer

 

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Carlos Pareyes

 

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Carlos Wayne

 

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Cheeky Bean

 

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Congratulations to Ryan and Erica on an amazing show!

 

Celebrity & Socialites!

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Front Row — Pennie Hamilton (Anthony Hamilton’s wife) and Fantasia

 

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Personality Devon Torrey, recording artist Fantasia, Beyonce choreographer James, and Pennie Hamilton.

 

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NFL Panther Mike Rucker and Wife

 

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NBA’s Eric “Sleepy” Floyd

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NBA’s Muggsy Bogues and family

 

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NfL wifes – Ebone wife of Charles Johnson and Lindsay wife of Charles Davis. Also featured Editor and Chief of Charlotte Style Mag, Bridgette Wright

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Me and Brie! :)

 

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Me and James!

 


Behind the scenes:

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Designer Tara Davis and models before the show!

 

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Big Hair don’t Care!

 

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Model’s serious…

 

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and then not so serious! haha

 

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Designer of High Class Gypsy getting model ready!

 

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Making a plaid statement!

 

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Fire!

 

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Selfie with the designer and team of ZYN Fashioin!

 

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Selfie with lead MUA for Johnatha Camp!

 

Stay tuned for the designer interviews!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::