It's spring gala season, and one of Charlotte's most luxurious boutiques was humming on a recent Tuesday, with racks laden with silk, hand-beading and French lace from the world's most coveted designers.
It’s spring gala season, and one of Charlotte’s most luxurious boutiques was humming on a recent Tuesday, with racks laden with silk, hand-beading and French lace from the world’s most coveted designers.
It's pretty commonplace for stripes of the nautical variety to rear their lines come spring and summer. But this season, there's a new stripe in town - bolder, colorful and showing up on unexpected wardrobe pieces.
Glen Taylor has been a fixture in the Charlotte’s upscale menswear scene since he arrived in Charlotte in 1973 as a fresh-faced 25-year-old, but he’s best known as one of the founders of Taylor, Richards & Conger, where for 31 years he’s dressed bank execs, furniture company presidents and young up-and-comers.
Take a lovely home, add an eclectic mix of curated fashion, invite all your friends, and you have a new Charlotte retail experience. Call it a domestic pop-up, or a personal trunk show; the coined name of this fanciful way to shop is yet to come.
Target’s latest swimsuit campaign is drawing attention for featuring photos of women that have not been Photoshopped. “It was important to us to use photography that represented their true beauty without filters,” the company said in a statement.
What: ShoeBeeDo carries handmade shoes, bags, baby booties and laptop messenger bags, made from a variety of quality leathers – including stingray, buffalo, crocodile, elk, deer and ostrich – and unusual findings.
What: Rustic and Main offers rings made with historic and symbolic woods, antler and other unusual materials – even rings which incorporate coffee grounds from the 1950s and wool from a WWI infantry uniform.
What: jula offers custom crocheted hats and accessories for adults and children. They are made of soft, non-scratchy acrylic, polyester and cotton fibers. Customers may also choose the materials they want used in the pieces.
Major news in the plus-size fashion world this week: Online personal styling giant Stitch Fix launches Stitch Fix Plus on Monday, and the company says it already has a waiting list that’s 75,000 women deep.
Instagram is regarded by some as an endless stream of vapid selfies and unchecked narcissism. But there’s also no denying the social media app’s influence, and Asheton Brown – aka “Smasheton” – is on the cusp of eclipsing 20,000 followers, putting her in the top tier of fitness-focused Instagrammers in Charlotte.
What: Emmy Eff Designs sells original handcrafted jewelry. Genuine stones and crystals are handpicked and ethically sourced, says artist Emily Powell. Rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces are crafted using metalsmithing and precious metal wire wrapping with stone beads and polymer clay.