Spring Bridal Show | Charleston Fashion Week

4 May
photo by Mac Kilduff

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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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::

Beyonce Shows Who’s Boss | I’m Not Bossy, I AM The Boss

10 Mar

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Two of my favorites in music and fashion, Beyonce and Diane Von Furstenberg, join forces with other notable women and men to fight against the “B-word”. Now this is not the typical “b-word” that comes to most of our minds, no, this “b-word” is… BOSSY. Several celebrities and civic leaders use their voices to empower young women that it is okay to be a leader, and being bossy (at times) isn’t such a bad thing.  To find out more about the  Ban Bossy campaign, click here! *Cue Music Kelis “I’m Bossy“*

Who’s the Boss?? YOU ARE!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

Fashion In the City |Fundraise and Runways! | Front Row CLT

8 Mar

A fashion show highlighting the latest looks for the season is great! But add a charity to the mix, and your really setting trends! On March 5th, Front Row Charlotte raised $10,000 for Baby Bundles, an organization that helps mothers in need with newborn essentials. Attendees felt honored to give back. but felt even more honored when they got to sit their backs in front row seats at the show! Every attendee at the event got a front row seat and an up close look at each runway ensemble!

But the coolness doesn’t stop there – immediately after the runway show, guests have the opportunity to purchase items right off the runway! Five local boutiques were featured: Coral, Coplons, Poole Shop, Social Dress Shop, and Our Place. Pop-up shops for each participating boutique and designer were featured along side the runway. 

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Two jewelry designers, Melvin Jewelry and Erin McDermott featured fresh new looks to accessorize for spring!

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MUA Johnatha Camp

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Looking forward to next year!

[photo credit Justin Driscoll]

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

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Top 5 Oscar Red Carpet Looks!

2 Mar
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Lupita Nyong'o wearing Prada

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Kate Hudson wearing Versace

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Kerry Washington wearing Jason Wu

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Jada Pinkett Smith giving the young girls a run for their money!

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Charlize Theron wearing Dior

All of these women looked amazing! Who were your red carpet Favs?!

Best,
::Stacee Michelle::

Tracy Reese | Fall 14′ Collection Review

26 Feb

The Tracy Reese Fall 14′ collection was wearable and functional! It offered looks perfect for every woman’s lifestyle. Signature party dresses and full flounce skirts were featured in geometric and photo-real prints that looked great on each silhouette. Reese added everyday separates to her line-up that made this collection easy to wear right off the runway! Pull-over sweaters or outerwear jackets looked great paired with full skirts and herringbone trousers. Check out a glimpse of the collection below:

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DID YOU KNOW?!:

Style.com said that Reese’s flair for functionality made her a natural ambassador for Tide’s new Washable Fashion initiative in partnership with the CFDA, for which Reese created two full runway looks meant to be washed with Tide Pods. Saving time and money on dry cleaning is a proposition that will surely resonate with Reese’s contemporary customers.

MY POINT OF VIEW:

A few of the front row guests that I captured at the show —

Join me at my seat! —

Certainly an awesome show! I look forward to seeing what’s up her sleeve for next season!

Best,

::Stacee Michelle::

runway photos credit style.com

Fashion Week Fall 14: Day One I’m Here!

6 Feb

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Michelle Obama Style | State of the Union 14′

28 Jan

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All of us were curious to know – WHO IS SHE WEARING!? Well, now that you’ve educated yourself on The Nation’s agenda, here is an update on what our First Lady Michelle Obama wore at the State of the Union Address this evening : A forest green Azzedine Alaia ensemble with full skirted dress, oversized leather belt, and cropped jacket. Stunning as always, wouldn’t you say!? :) Here are a few more pics courtesy of the Huffington Post –>


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Best,

::Stacee Michelle::