Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Help make fashion magazine 'Monachopsis' a reality

"By weirdos, for weirdos"

Posted by Sarah Reynolds on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 2:51 PM

Chelsea Simone graces the cover of Monachopsis' first issue. - PROVIDED
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  • Chelsea Simone graces the cover of Monachopsis' first issue.
Monachopsis is defined by the dictionary of obscure sorrows as the feeling of otherness, of an inability to fit in quite as well as you should or want to. It’s a feeling that Stephanie Stein and Kristen Milford know all too well, especially when it comes to their experiences in the fashion world.

After years of frustration at the lack of actual representation in the fashion industry, the pair felt it was time to launch a publication that was aimed at creating a more inclusive space for people who might be made to feel like outsiders. Monachopsis, which will be comprised of user submissions, will specialize in editorial photography, shopping guides, and interviews, with each issue focused on a particular theme.

The first issue of Monachopsis plans to launch this October with an issue theme of “Mood Swings,” and aimed at discussing mental illness in its many forms. Future issues will be directed towards creating a safe space for readers who might feel excluded from the world of fashion for any number of reasons, as well as allowing their audience to submit their own work that might not fall into the status quo of most other publications, fashion or otherwise.

The magazine hopes to emphasize diversity in the fashion industry by combating "sexism, racism, transphobia, ableism and other discriminatory elements in the industry... by showcasing amazing work by weirdos, for weirdos."

Currently, the magazine is crowdfunding through Indiegogo, and accepting submissions for their first issue.

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Check out the Cigar Factory's newest tenant, Circle Seven Outpost and Provisions

The great indoors

Posted by Kristen Kornbluth on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 2:02 PM

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If you like to murder animals in style, take note. Madison, Miss. luxury hunting outfitter, Circle Seven Outpost and Provisions, sets up shop in the Old Cigar Factory this week, opening this Friday.

Will Pace founded the company in 2008 as a result of a lifetime of a love of sporting, and it has grown since then into a Madison establishment. Circle Seven brings their vision to Charleston in hopes that it will fit in as well here as it does in Mississippi.

“We hope to offer Charlestonians a unique experience in the store — one they cannot find anywhere else. We are proud to join such a special community. Charleston is a destination, and we hope Circle Seven will become one as well,” says Pace.

The basic mission of the company is to provide top-notch customer service and offer high-caliber brands that aren’t offered at many other stores, such as Purdey shotguns and Orvis apparel, just to name a few.

A catwalk built into the Circle Seven space connects the store directly to an event space at Garden & Gun, so you can expect collabs between the two.

Location Details Circle Seven Outpost & Provisions
Circle Seven Outpost & Provisions
701 East Bay St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 805-4754
Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Here's where you can shop stationary, heavy metals, and nature-inspired jewelry this week

Goods galore

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 11:15 AM

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April showers bring May flowers and if you're like us May paychecks bring some seriously cool June purchases — with all the store openings and pop-us in town it's hard not to snag a cool treasure every week this summer. Here's a peek at what's going on this coming week:

Social Stationary Launch Party + Open Studio
Ink Meets Paper celebrates the launch of their social stationary collection tomorrow, June 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at their studio. This is the company's first writing/correspondence set, rounding out their offerings to include postcards, greeting cards, recipe cards, and invitations.

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Heavy Metal Trunk Show
This Sat. June 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. get your heavy metal on at The Southern with a special trunk show featuring goods from metal crafters. Participating artists include Kaminer Haislip, Olivia Cramer, Sarah Mosteller, and more. In addition to perusing handmade metal jewelry and accessories, you can check out heavy metal/rock inspired vintage clothing from Runaround Sue Vintage, Grease Kelly Vintage, and Third Eye Vintage.

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Gogo Jewelry Trunk Show — Inspired by Nature
Check out goods from Cumberland Island, Ga. native Gogo Ferguson at Fieldshop next Wed. June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. Her designs often use casts of materials like rattlesnake ribs and jaw bones, alligator toe bones, and shark vertebrae, which she finds on the island. Fieldshop is located inside of the Dewberry Hotel and is one retail arm of Garden & Gun.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Check out Tea Time Treasures Boutique at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church starting next Friday

Not so secret treasures

Posted by Sarah Reynolds on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 4:51 PM

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Spoleto brings all kinds of hidden gems to the Holy City, and for the 16th year running, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church presents its highly anticipated charity market, the Tea Time Treasures Boutique.

Starting next Fri. May 26, shoppers can peruse an array of furniture, pottery, and household items. Past "treasures" include locally crafted sweetgrass baskets, silver jewelry, and St. Matthew's memorabilia including wooden silhouettes of the church.

Proceeds from the boutique support church outreach programs like English as a Second Language, GED preparation, Sharing With a Neighbor, Next Steps of Barnabas Ministry, and an emergency food pantry. Learn more at

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Check out stationary, jewelry, and swimwear at the upcoming Makers + Shakers event

Booze and buy

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 12:36 PM

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Liz Macpherson of Mac + Murphy, Paulina Rodriguez of Lina Rosa Jewelry, and Caroline Robinson of Citrine Swimwear join forces for this monthly happy hour — part of the Local Makers + Shakers series featuring goods from local biz owners and artisans —held at Cannon Green's Mezzanine.

Wednesday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., score a sweet pair of funky earrings to wear to an upcoming Spoleto show; grab some almost-too-pretty-to-write-on stationary to pen those thank you's you've been meaning to send out; and drool over, then purchase, that sexy one-piece you've been wanting to add to your summer wardrobe but have been too nervous to try. Cannon Green happy hour cocktails will help you take the plunge.

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to today, Wed. June 7 from 5-7 p.m.

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