Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Shop local wares at Holy City Vintage Market's Fashion at the Farm

Good gets

Posted by Katie Molpus on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 1:05 PM


Fashion Week is right around the corner, and that means that Charleston will be bringing out some full-on, Fergie level Glamorous styles. Most of us, though, probably aren’t working with a Fergalicious salary. Luckily, in the midst of fashion week madness, Holy City Vintage Market and the Music Farm are providing affordable fashion for the people with Fashion at the Farm.

On March 16 from 7 to 11 p.m., shop goods for men and women from 12 local vendors, including Red Rose Vintage and Continuum Skate Shop. While you shop, grab a little something to sip on and dance to some dope tunes. Started in 2016 by Runaround Sue Vintage owner and City Paper’s own Kelly Rae Smith, Holy City Vintage has been popping up all over town to bring Charleston the best of the best in vintage goods, from clothes to home decor. Admission to Fashion at the Farm is free so get to shopping.
Event Details Fashion at the Farm
@ Music Farm
32 Ann St.
Charleston, South Carolina
When: Fri., March 16, 7-11 p.m.
Fashion + Shopping

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Charleston Fashion Week's featured designer has dressed Madonna and Kendall Jenner

It's not Becky but he'll do

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 1:34 PM

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Israeli-American designer Yigal Azrouel is this year's Charleston Fashion Week (CFW) featured designer. Azrouel designs ready-to-wear pieces for "the effortlessly cool and confident woman;" he'll serve on the fashion panel — which determines the 2018 CFW Emerging Designer Competition Winner —  under Fern Mallis.  Fashion week hits Marion Square next month, March 13-17.

In a press release, executive director of CFW Naomi Russell said, "We're excited to showcase such well-known designers at Lexus Charleston Fashion Week. This continues the goal of bringing nationally known fashion stars to Charleston, to judge and mentor the competing emerging designers, as well as highlight the strong fashion scene."

While Azrouel's appearance isn't quite as exciting as one of last year's guest designers — Becky with the Good Hair a.k.a. Rachel Roy — he's still pretty high up there in our "cool" list, since his designs have been seen on such celebs as Madonna and Kendall Jenner.

Fashion Week also announced its schedule today, so peruse that ish to decide what you're into. We always think the emerging designers are worth a gander, especially Charleston's own Heather Rose Johnson, whose work is described as "a fantasy land, zen garden." Check her stuff out on Thurs. March 15 at 7 p.m.
Event Details Charleston Fashion Week
@ Marion Square
Calhoun and King
Charleston, SC
When: March 13-17, 7-9 p.m.
Fashion + Shopping

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Bill Murray wants you to wear his designer 'Bill Bottoms' on the golf course

Complete with "spacious, ball-accommodating pockets fore and aft"

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 11:37 AM

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We here in the Lowcountry know our beloved local celeb Bill Murray is pretty damn eccentric. I mean, just look at his William Murray Golf brand, where you can order the Tropical Mums Boonie Hat for only $36. But he's upping his sartorial weird to a whole new level with the help of Betabrand, a "Kickstarter for clothes."

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According to Robert Klara's article in AdWeek, Murray wants to "restore bell bottoms to cultural prominence." The flared pants will be named, of course, Bill Bottoms. But the sell will be no easy feat, even for a Ghost Buster. That's where Betabrand comes in.

Klara writes, "Founded in 2009 by web entrepreneur Chris Lindland, Betabrand is like a Kickstarter for clothes. First, the site will put up a proposed apparel item to see how its 1 million-plus regulars feel about it. If enough of them give it the thumbs-up, Betabrand will submit it for crowdfunding. If a minimum number of prospective buyers commit to the purchase — in the case of Bill Bottoms, 100 people inside a 30-day period — Betabrand will manufacture the item. This method both publicizes the clothing with a fashion-forward audience and, more importantly, guarantees sales in advance." 

Think Murray is a master brander? Want to look like you just dropped acid at the country club? Put in an order for Bill Bottoms here. According to Betbrand's order page, the bill bottoms are "ultralight" with a "4-way stretch fabric," "moisture-wicking and wrinkle-resistant," have "spacious, ball-accommodating pockets fore and aft," and are available in the "signature Lucy the Caboosie print."


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Monday, January 22, 2018

King Street's newest co-working space hopes to lure members with flower pressing class, talk on Instagram insider tips

There's a bar in there

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 4:16 PM

This could be you ... Upstairs @ 345 King is a chic AF co-working space. - PROVIDED
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  • This could be you ... Upstairs @ 345 King is a chic AF co-working space.
Y'all know Skinny Dip, that too-pretty-to-be-true boutique-y store on King Street? OK, sorry, we just described every store on King Street. It's the one that has a kickass outdoor patio/rooftop and sells frose. Yeah, yeah, now you're with us.

Well, Skinny Dip's upstairs is now a co-working space, Upstairs @ 345 King, which Skinny Dip's creators describe as a concept "born out of the belief that the local professional community deserves a collaborative, multi-purpose space designed to make their lives easier." Whatever that means.

You can apply to be a member online, with "perks" that include complimentary access to workshops and classes, 10 percent off at Skinny Dip, and a discount on the space as an event rental. Membership includes a $50 initiation fee and $125/month for communal desk space.

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In addition to working in a dreamily lit, exposed brick space (with a coffee/booze bar to boot), Upstairs at 345 King will offer a variety of classes and talks that are open to the public. This Sat. Jan. 27 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. take a Southern Bloom flower pressing class ($65/nonmembers) featuring a hydrangea flower design.

On Thurs. Feb. 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. join "some of Charleston's biggest bloggers" for a chat on Instagram insider tips. The $15 class includes a glass of wine (it's free for members, if that's any incentive to signup for a co-working space). Speakers include Liz Martin, Ashley Brown, Dannon K Heller, and Kristin Chambless.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Here's where to get your vintage market fix this month

What's old is hot, TBH

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 2:32 PM

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With Charleston Wedding Week and Charleston Fashion Week on the horizon (wedding week kicks off next Wednesday, BTW), there's plenty of buzz about all things new and trendy in the Lowcountry. Get your fashion fix before these big events with a slew of vintage markets (what's old is new after all) taking place in the next couple of months. Here's the deal:

The Goddess Collective, which sells both old and new items, heads to Royal American from 6-9 p.m. on Wed. Jan. 17, with sweaters, leathers, vinyl, books, and bags in tow.
Red Rose Vintage partners with Tuff Stuff Vintage on Fri. Jan. 19 from 12-4 p.m. at 424 King St., selling goods for both guys and gals.
Runaround Sue Vintage (owned by CP's own Kelly Rae Smith) has two pop-up events this weekend: head to Royal American on Friday night at 7 p.m. for a dance pop-up with beats from DJ D!Z. On Sunday Tin Roof hosts a brunch pop-up with all those same Runaround Sue goodies from 12-5 p.m.

Red Rose Vintage will also be at The Park Cafe from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sat. Jan. 20.
Event Details Brunch & Vintage
@ The Park Cafe
730 Rutledge Ave.
Charleston, SC
When: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
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On Sun. Jan. 28 head to The Park Cafe for the Holy City Vintage Market from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This monthly market features a dozen vintage vendors selling clothing, accessories, and home decor.
Event Details Holy City Vintage Market
@ The Park Cafe
730 Rutledge Ave.
Charleston, SC
When: Sun., Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sun., March 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fashion + Shopping
The Holy City Vintage Market, FYI, takes place every month at spots like Park Cafe (head there again on Feb. 25 and March 25), Royal American, and Music Farm. Stay up to date with the market's whereabouts on their Facebook page.

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