Archive for March, 2012

Don Your Best During Charleston Fashion Week

It is that time of year again. Charleston Fashion Week has begun and is dominating downtown’s Marion Square for the sixth year in a row. We like to consider ourselves “judges” for CFW, and we want you to join in with us as well! That is why we have gathered a list of our favorite CFW events and designers for you to be on the look-out for. We’ll be there, will you?

Pop-Up Shop - Tuesday, March 20-Friday, March 23, 11-3p.m., $5
Want to go to Fashion Week without breaking the bank? Hop by the pop-up shops for daily discounts from national and local designers. Experience the fascinating hustle bustle of CFW while learning about 2012′s hottest styles from special guests like NBC Fashion Star Nikki Poulos and hairstylist Paul Mitchell. Feast your eyes on some irresistible creations by Bashful Boutique, Colleton’s Fine Clothing & Colleton’s East, Custard Boutique, Library Vintage, The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens, Suite 33,, Lew Greene Private Collection, Coral Custom Swimwear, Emma Graham, Groove Girl, Indigo & Cotton and Style Girl Collection.
Photo: Custard Boutique

JLINSNIDER - Wednesday, March 21
Jamie Lin Snider participated in the 2010 Emerging Designer Competition with her ready-to-wear line for the avant-garde. Her eclectic vintage taste has drawn in many of Charleston’s fashionistas to her new storefront located at 539 King St. Jamie Lin not only knows how to please the trendsetters, but she can also throw a mean party–On the first Friday of every month, JLINSNIDER hosts an open-to-the-public party in the courtyard with local artisans, music and DJs. Oh, and did we mention beer and wine? Ms. Snider has taken over Charleston, and we don’t think she’ll be stopping anytime soon. Check her out at 7 p.m.

Spring Bridal Show- Saturday, March 24, 10:30a.m.-2p.m.
Calvin James Bryant, winner of the Charleston WeddingsEmerging Bridal Designer competition, touts credentials from Parsons School of Design (The New School), Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Swarovski. This brilliant designer gives us the perfect combination of sleek Big Apple concepts and chic, feminine, Southern belle picks.

We are most excited about the Southern-style wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses from LulaKate we’ll get to see on CFW models in the Spring Bridal Show. Inspired by her charming southern hometown, Katherine McDonald continues to create ready-to-wear clothing for women and holds true to the notion of actually WANTING to re-wear a bridesmaid dress. LulaKate has evolved from basic dresses and belts to an alternative line of bridal gowns, which is available nationwide. Be sure to scope out these fabulous designs….you never know, you could be next!

CFW After-Parties
Don’t miss the biggest after-party of the week at the South Carolina Aquarium from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Rain will feature swimwear by Las Olas and celebrity DJs, along with an opportunity to see your favorite models and designers one last time before they pack up. Buy tickets starting at $45.

Charleston’s Top Cocktails, Taste the Winners – Wednesday March 21, 6-7p.m. & Thursday, March 22, 6-7p.m.
We are huge fans of the libations being offered from Charleston hotspots Fish and The Cocktail Club, and now we know that the rest of Charleston agrees! After a series of tastings and judgings, Evan Powell of Fish and Jasmine Beck of The Cocktail Club have won the awards for Charleston’s Top Cocktail. They will be serving the “Gentlemen’s Bet” and the “Antipasto Cocktail” at Wednesday and Thursday’s Style Lounges. Come sip and make the decision yourself!

Lime Green Color Pops

Love this room! Saturated with color, but you can still breathe!

Lime Green Children's Room

Super cool kid’s room. Light + Brightness + Functional = Perfection!

Lime Green Walls

A passage of color through the house. A trip I would love to take!

1. House Beautiful
3. Elle Decor

March Color Pop: Key Lime

There is a certain “something” about lime green that just works – it packs a punch, while remaining soft – and it looks fantastic with the bold, bright colors that are trending this spring.

When used as a room’s primary color or accent hue, lime green can give a room a clean, refreshing feel.  Some complimentary colors include raspberry, turquoise, black.