Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Junior League of Charleston hosts second annual Bridal Boutique

Say yes to the dress

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 2:48 PM

Shop lovely discount gowns like these at JLC's second annual Bridal Boutique - CAPTURED BY KATE
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  • Shop lovely discount gowns like these at JLC's second annual Bridal Boutique
The Junior League of Charleston will be selling discounted bridal, cocktail, and formal attire in the Dewberry hotel's ballroom for their second annual Bridal Boutique Sat. Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide such a luxurious experience for women who may not have the opportunity to shop in stores,” said president of the JLC, Alisa Brooks, in a press release. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support of so many local retailers and can’t wait to help people find their dream gowns.”

Brides to be, or really anyone who wants to get fancy for a night on the town, can shop discounted looks from high-end designers like Mori Lee, Vera Wang, Maggie Sottero, Carolina Herrera, Jim Hjelm, and more; store samples and gently used bridal gowns start at $75, cocktail dresses start at $35, and formalwear starts at $45.

Shoppers can enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and music from Holy City Strings while they shop. Proceeds from the event go to furthering JLC's mission of "training and developing the potential of women, while focusing on helping those in need in the surrounding community." 

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CofC alum brings Boob-eez to two downtown pop-ups this weekend

More like boob-ease ya know?

Posted by Francesca Mathewes on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Boob-eez inventor Carlie Christenson - PROVIDED
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While we here at the City Paper are proponents of #freethenipple, we also understand the need for specially tailored undergarments. For those times like last week's embarrassing wardrobe malfunction ... and that nip slip last summer at the beach, there's a need for, well, nipple covers.

Enter Boob-eez. The brainchild of College of Charleston alum Carlie Christenson, who won 2016 Student Entrepreneur of the Year, 2016 Women Student Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as an Honorable Mention in 2017 for Charleston Woman to Watch for her invention.

Boob-Eez are super-thin silicone discs that offer an invisible barrier between breasts and clothing. They are washable, reusable, and have a "disappearing edge" that is virtually invisible under clothes and can even be worn under swimwear and dance gear.

Boob-eez have been mentioned alongside some pretty big celebrity names, like Brooke Burke.

On Dec. 9 and Dec. 10, Boob-Eez will be available at two of King Street’s boutiques, V2V and Bevello. Christenson herself will also be on hand selling the products, which run from $14-$18. Find her at V2V from 3-5 p.m on Sat., Dec. 9 and from 1-4 p.m on Sun., Dec. 10 at Bevello, both on King Street in downtown Charleston.

Learn more about Boob-eez (and the celebs who wear them) online.

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