Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Taxidermy opens long-term pop-up shop this Thursday

Animal art

Posted by Erin Davis on Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 12:12 PM

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Though only founded two years ago, Taxidermy, an up-scale accessories boutique created by Amy Driggers, has garnered a substantial following due to its unique designs and textures. Like the name implies, many of the designs are made from skins and furs, all sustainably sourced from a family-run factory and farm based in Indonesia. The line specializes in handbags, shoes, and varsity jackets.

You can celebrate Taxidermy's long-term pop-up shop at 32 Vendue Range this Thurs. Nov. 3 from 6-9 p.m. Guests can enjoy sips and sweet treats — and peruse Taxidermy's great stuff too, of course.

Driggers knows her way around the fashion world and has already set up shop in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Wyoming. That’s not mentioning her celeb patrons (please see: Beyonce). You can scope out the goods on Taxidermy’s website before the opening party to get a taste of how luscious these designs really are.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Celadon celebrates 22 years this Saturday

Get down with home goods

Posted by Erin Davis on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 2:08 PM

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This year, Celadon turns 22 and celebrates its first anniversary of Celadon Online, and the store invites the entire Charleston community for a day of fun. Over 25 vendors and artists will be in attendance at Celadon's birthday party, held on Sat. Nov. 5 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Participating vendors include Proud Mary, Laura Duke Fine Art, Flowershop Charleston, Charleston Color, Rewined Candles, and On a Wire Handmade Jewelry. In addition to perusing goods from local artisans, guests can jam to Urban Roots Reggae and snack on food from Diggity Doughnuts, Roti Rolls, and King of Pops. There will also be tarot card readings and face paintings for the kiddos who aren’t as interested in throws or decorative pillows.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Halloween is almost here — and we've got the spots to shop for costumes

Or maybe just carve a Trumpkin

Posted by Sigrid Johannes on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 12:27 PM

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We are T-minus 11 days away from Halloween, but let’s be real. We’re mere days away from “Halloweek,” a Charleston tradition that’s as iconic as horse-drawn carriages and (sometimes) just as messy. And that means you need a costume, pronto. Here’s our preview of what’s going to be big on the sidewalks this year and where to snag all your supplies.

Where to Get Stuff

If vintage is your thing, check out the Trunk Show on Meeting. It can be pricey, but you'll be getting special pieces no one else has. 

You can also order great pieces online from Cavortress, another vintage store that may hold the key to the best Halloween costume ever. 

City Paper's Kelly Rae Smith is the brains behind Runaround Sue, an adorable Etsy shop, and an affordable option for dynamite vintage duds.

If you’re looking for a big box costume shop — and let's be real, they have the best wigs around — check out Halloween Express in Mt. Pleasant or North Charleston, or North Chuck's Spirit Halloween.

And don't forget about Hokus Pokus, the reigning champions of local costume shops. They have a huge selection, they’re open year-round, and they do rentals.

In the words of lyrical genius Justin Timberlake, “Get your sexy on.” Halloween parties are kind of like career fairs but with less clothing. If you’re looking to outdo everyone with a sexy *insert job here* this year, check out Chateau Exxxperience on Dorchester Road.

Points for originality: Maybe you’ve already got the perfect idea for a one-of-a-kind costume, and you just need to gather the parts. You can’t go wrong with a good ol’ Goodwill spree. This year Palmetto Goodwill has even launched some Halloween Bootiques, stores outfitted with additional Halloween costumes and accessories. Those Charleston area locations can be found here.

Goodwill stores aren't the only places with cheap price tags. Peep our roundup from this past year's College Student Guide.

Trending in 2016

While we think everyone should take the high road and be the cast of Stranger Things — did that show not teach like a thousand valuable life lessons? Sorry Barb ... but we loved binging Netflix's surprisingly good, creepy YA show. If you're more into what's trending on Facebook, mayhaps you'd be into one of these costumes:

Harambe: Harambe in life, Harambe memorialized in death, Harambe everywhere. We don’t understand why this slain simian has become such an Internet icon, but there’s no doubt that you’ll be seeing a lot of gorilla suits on Halloween night.

Donald Trump: It’s the low hanging fruit. Need we say more? On that note, also Hillary Clinton — it's just too easy. Suit up and prepare to swerve on the haters all night long.

Clowns: If you pick this costume, you’re asking for trouble. Not kidding, these random clown sightings have been the creepiest thing in a year of creepy things. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Apply to be a model at Charleston Fashion Week

Really, really, ridiculously good looking

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 3:40 PM

If you think you've got what it takes to model at Charleston Fashion Week, held March 14-18, 2017, then apply to be a model today. The fee is $15 and after filling out an application and submitting a head shot and full body shot, you're on your way to being considered for the catwalk. In order to secure an audition time sign up before noon this Thurs. Sept. 22. Casting calls will be held at Embassy Suites Charleston (337 Meeting St.) at a time and date TBD. Apply to be a model here. Bon chance, beautiful people. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

M. Dumas & Sons hosts menswear trunk show this weekend

Later, gator

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 12:01 PM

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M. Dumas & Sons hosts a Robert Talbott and W. Kleinberg trunk show this weekend, starting with a cocktail preview party from 6-8 p.m. tonight, where shoppers can sneak a peek at the collections and then shop like man-iacs from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow and Sat. Sept. 17. Shoppers will receive 20 percent off of made-to-measure orders of custom dress shirts, sport coats, sport shirts, suits, and ties. There will also be a rep from Robert Talbott onsite to discuss the fall collection. Head here for more info.

Robert Talbott, a company that's over half a century old, sells everything from sport shirts to sweaters. W. Kleinberg is a design house for buckles, belts, and wallets, and is one of the finest producers of alligator straps in the US of A. 

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