Saturday, October 25, 2014

Streetstyle at Second Annual Good Business Summit

Lowcountry Local First had their second annual Good Business Summit this past week and I was honored to attend as both a local business owner and streetstyle professional. The conference took place at the Charleston Museum and offered a star-studded lineup of successful local business professionals including restaurateur Karalee Neilsen Fallert, Adam Fetsch of Rewined, Katherine McDonald of Lula Kate, and Carrie Morey of Callie’s Biscuits.  Topics such as popup shops, incubation, collaboration across industries, and brand placement were discussed. 

Leigh Magar (not suprisingly, since she was nominated as one of Charleston's most stylish people) gets our style award with her fresh quirky approach to dressing for late summer with a recipe of primarily DIY; appropriate for the event.

Dress: Madam Magar (her own design) ‘Mamie’ style, hand dyed with marigolds
Bracelets: Madam Magar (her own design) created from indigo dyed scraps
Earrings: Marian at Read Brothers on King Street
Rings: Mask and leaf rings by Constantine Ramantatine of New Orleans , others family heirlooms (grandmother)
Shoes: Chie Mihara
Socks: Antipast

Carrie Montgomery
New business owner: self-serve dog wash
(Also, she is a former showcase showdown winner of the Price Is Right!)
We spotted her mid-1990s silk floral Betsey Johnson frock a mile away.
Jewelry: Love bracelet from Haute Hanger, others from the Charleston City Market

Stanfield Gray
DigSouth Founder
Shoes: Clarks (we thought they were Johnson & Murphy) Stan loves the treads and we think these shoes are badass and wish they came in black for ladies.
Shirt: Banana Republic
Jeans: Levis
Shades: Von Zipper
Belt: Brighton, model: Honest

Sara Sternz
Christophe Chocolatier
Top: Gap
Skirt: H&M
Watch: Swiss Army
Bracelet: David Yurman
Rings: Meteorite and other gifted silver rings
Shoes: Tory Burch

Ben McIntosh
Jericho Advisors
Trousers: Banana Republic
Shirt: Polo
Jacket: Polo
Shoes: Bass
Belt: Brooks Brothers

Stylish At The Edge Of America

Folly Beach is known to many as "The Edge of America".  It is also a favorite beach destination for vacationers and inland living locals, and wouldn’t be complete without a surfer or two.

Amy gets our style award on Folly Beach!
James Island
Suit: Victoria's Secret
Glasses: Gucci 
Engagement ring: Croghan's custom piece, other ring is a family heirloom

Instructor, Charleston Surf Lessons
Shorts/Rash Guard: Uniforms made for Charleston Surf Lessons
Hat: Hawaii
Flip-flops: Reef

Hampton, New Jersey
Glasses: Urban Outfitters
Suit: Modcloth

Hampton, New Jersey
Shorts: Patagonia
Glasses: Oakley

Athens, Georgia
Suit: Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses: Raybans
Ring: Aquamarine by James Mitchell, purchased at Cheeky Peach
Earrings: Brighton

Athens, Georgia
Shorts: Chubbies
Glasses: Reds
Necklace: His mom’s

Charlotte, North Carolina
Glasses: Lake Norman (at his own shop, where he is an optician)
Bandana: Target

Shorts: Levi’s (she distressed them herself)
Top: Walmart
Earrings/Glasses: JC Penney’s
Polish: OPI (Hugs & Kisses)

Streetstyle at Artfields

Artfields is a unique art competition and celebration held in the historic community of Lake City, South Carolina in approximately 50 venues offering $100,000 in prizes to over 200 visual artists who were juried for participation.

My first assignment after a 12 year writing hiatus was a tough one. Mind you, many ‘visual artist types’ (mostly) hate being photographed. Often, their work speaks volumes worth more than 1,000 words and would rather have their work looked at than picture taken.

Micheal Rooks of Atlanta, GA. Curator at the High Museum of Art and also Judge at Artfields. 
Michael was almost excited to have his picture taken but also chosen as our event/outing Stylestar. He brings a fresh, modern, southern, sensible approach to weekend outdoor/indoor casual style as a creative professional. The clear glasses? Perfect choice for showing off baby blues.  Sambas? Never out of style; always classic.  White jeans can be entirely wrong for either gender but he hands down, nails it.

Glasses: Cutler & Gross
Shirt: Billy Reid
Shoes: Adidas
Jeans: Levi’s
Necklace: Done by Frank Zappa’s daughter and is a photo transfer of Lanikai Beach, Hawaii that he purchased on vacation there.

Marquette Folley of Washington, DC. Project Director of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and also Judge at Artfields. Marquette was spotted for sporting sensible pieces blending texture, craftsmanship, and shape.

Shirt: Ann Taylor
Skirt: JCrew
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Crocs
Earrings: the Smithsonian gift shop in DC

Bracelets: (left) African inspired bone (right) sterling West African both; from the Smithsonian gift shop in DC.

Juan Logan of Belmont, NC.  Artist/Judge at Artfields. Lake City, SC. Glasses:  ‘Cabyos’ by Winchester
Jeans: Levi’s
Shirt: L.L. Bean
Shoes: Nike

To our surprise, Mosaic, a new boutique in Lake City offers a variety of designer goods such as Trina Turk, Derek Lam, and Madeline Birger in a well edited yet stocked collection. Not to mention the physical space is gorgeous as well.
Anne Norwood of Mosaic Boutique, Lake City, SC.
Short skirt and a Loooong Jacket.
Dress/Cardi: Magaschoni
Bracelet: Kenneth J. Lane
Earrings: Dannijo
Ring: David Yurman

Sherri Gore of Mosaic Boutique,
Simple, classic blue jeans and white blouse.
Blouse: Bella Dahl
Necklace: Megan Park
Jeans: Jbrand
Earrings: Classic 14K hoops.

We love artist couples!
Carey Morton of Piedmont, SC. Artist.
Shoes/Glasses: Thrifted
Shirt: JCrew
Necklace: Tiger tooth from trip to Thailand

Kaitlyn Walters of Piedmont, SC. Artist.
Shoes: Rue 21
Dress/glasses: Thrifted

Robert Maniscalco of, Charleston, SC. Artist/winner of Artfields Portrait competition.
Entire ensemble: WORN, (Mt. Pleasant, SC boutique)

Cate Maniscalco of Charleston, SC. Artist/sales associate at SEE on King Street, Charleston, SC.
Dress: Little Spy
Earrings: Atlanta street artist
Sunglasses: Vintage Armani
Necklace: Charleston estate sale
Bracelets: Loki bracelets
Purse: Ebay
Boots: Ensemble, (James Island, SC boutique)

John Cotner of  Sumter, SC. Artist.
Shirt: Tom Cruise
Shorts: Arnold Palmer
Socks: German Easter Bunny motif
Glasses: Custom made oxhorn, NYC
Shoes: Fila
Watch: Timex

Barbara Nwokike, Board Member of South Carolina Arts Commission/Owner of Gallery Chuma, Charleston, SC.
Shoes: From Phillips; Franco Sarto
Jewelry: Sterling from West Africa

Karole Turner Campbell of Charleston, SC. Artist.
Pants/Top: H&M
Cardigan: Wilt
Bracelet: Candace Hunter, Jawbone of Chicago (black one)
All other jewelry: Artist’s own.
Shoes: Steve Madden

Dedrick Smith, Lake City, SC.  Assistant Manager, Table 118
Shirt: Dolce
Jeans: Seven
Belt: Kenneth Cole
Watch: Tag Heuer
Shoes: Nike