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Eb and Jai Pow Wow about Columbia Style Week

Hey guys! I don’t know if you noticed, but I took a little blog hiatus, vacay, whatever you want to say. It was much needed, and I’m glad I did it because I got a lot of work done around the house. I scrubbed the heck out of my bathroom, and I got a good amount of rest after Columbia Style Week. Those five days were intense.

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Carolina Bloggin Charleston Fashion Week Pre-Party

A few weeks ago several of the Carolina Bloggin bloggers, and I held a pre-party for Charleston Fashion Week at O-ku in Charleston.  I was so nervous because this was the first blogger event I have ever hosted. It was a really fun party and a great success!  O-ku provided some great sushi and chicken skewers. They also created a signature drink for the event, which Teowonna called Carolina Sunshine.. We also had a ton of sponsors like DressBarn, Shop Epitome, Dry Soda, and We Love Colors. Robert Rison from Eclat Designs was the featured designer who showed at our event, and Mayaqoba’s had a few models on hand to show her resort wear as well. It was a ton of fun. I want to thank all of the sponsors helping us put on a wonderful event (not all of them are listed here). I also want to thank everyone for coming out. Photos by me! Click below to see some more!

*Last but not least, Khali from Shop Epitome was gracious enough to provide us with our very own coupon code, CSW25, good for 25% off until May 31! Get Shopping!

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Check Out Me And Local Bloggers In The Midlands Red Carpet Review

Eb from Make Me Over Eb came up with the idea for doing Columbia’s version of the Fashion Police for the 2011 Golden Globes with the Midlands Red Carpet Review. I had a lot of fun doing this. I hope we can do this again since we all had such great chemistry. Check out the review here.

The panel included:

  • Teowonna Clifton –  She is a blogger (thatteowonna.com) and events reviewer, seen  weekly on MyMetroTV on WACH Fox 57, every Saturday at 5:30 am.  Otherwise, catch her ‘out and about’ as she experiences all the MetroCity has to offer!
  • Anne Postic – She is a local blogger for TheShopTart.com.  She may not want to borrow your dress, but she will defend to the death your right to wear it.
  • Brian Maynor – He is a stylist and wardrobe consultant,  and host of  “QuickChange” an online video series dedicated to changing Columbia’s wardrobe and reflection, one woman at a time.   He is also the creative director for (covet), an online magazine.
  • AND ME!!!!!!!

Visit Make Me Over Eb’s Girls Night Out at Revente’s Last Call

Check out this video from Make Me Over Eb’s Girls Night Out Event last month. You will find me and others getting makeovers at jewelry store Handpicked. It was a lot of fun and now you can have fun too. Eb is hosting another Girls Night Out Event. This time it is at Revente’s Last Call. If you haven’t heard of Revente’s Last Call, it is by the owner of designer consignment store Revente. Revente’s Last Call is a store where the proceeds go to charity.

Girls Night Out (Thursday, Nov 11, 5:30pm – 7pm) at Revente’s Last Call (3015 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205)

Whooga Boot Review

I have been featured on Make Me Over Eb and The Curvy Fashionista.

A few weeks ago I was offered a chance to review some Ugg-like boots by a company called Whooga. Whooga is an Australian company that uses Australian Merino fleece. The boots are made and shipped from China. They did give me a free pair of boots, but as you all know, that doesn’t affect my review.

I love my boots. Unlike my other UGG Australia boots that I own, I don’t have to go up a size because the Whooga boots fit tight on my feet and are true to size. The Merino fleece is so soft and warm. Just like Uggs, these boots keep your feet warm even when the temperature hits 30 below. The shoes look just like my Ugg boots, except they have a Whooga tag on the back.

The only problem I had with them was the fact that the box had been a little bent up from shipping. When I opened my box, the shoes were a little rumpled. Whooga sent the shoes with stuffing and cardboard in them, so that helped a lot. Once I took the boots out of the box and let them stand on their own, they fluffed out. Now they look great.

Whooga boots come in all different sizes, heights, textures, and colors for kids and adults.

Would I recommend this company as an Ugg alternative…Yes!

My First Fashion Week Experience! Part Deux


OK so after the interviews, Elizabeth from Charleston Scene, Mikelle, and I went to Cynthia Rowley’s store. Cynthia Rowley was extremely classy, humble, and nice. Really nice. I told her how I was a big fan of hers, and that her brand was the first pair of designer heels that I bought back in high school. She told me that I was sweet and had beautiful skin. Then I melted.to.the.floor. The store was full of so many interesting people. I loved it so much! Check out some of these people.
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Me and Cynthia Rowley
Some awesome man and Cynthia Rowley
This is the cool lady that let me take her picture. Check out the dude behind her too.
Isabella Blow Doppelganger.

I wish I had gotten all of her hat. There was a floral stem with leaves shooting out of the top. I honestly wish I could have gotten the whole outfit. She was beyond amazing. Makes me wish people dressed like that in South Carolina everyday. Oh did I mention that I saw a woman with a orange ostrich mini Kelly Hermes bag. Swoon!
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My First Fashion Week Experience! Part One

This has been the most amazing experience. I really have to thank God for coming through. Mom and I got to Charleston about midday, but we couldn’t check in our hotel right away. Then when we tried to go to lunch but my car battery died. We called AAA and got a jump. I came back in the hotel checked in and started some homework. One more week until Spring Break and I can’t wait.

I went to the Press Lounge for the  Emerging Designer Competition:Southeast Finalist interviews, and I met one of my Twitter friends Make Me Over Eb and her designer friend Miikelle Fowler. It is so nice meeting the people I talk to online. After the interview session I actually joined in on Eb’s podcast. You can check that out here. Back to the interviews. All of the designers were late checking in, but that was OK because it gave me time to talk to Eb, Miikelle, and Elizabeth from Charleston Scene Magazine.

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Whatever. The designers were late, but I chatted with my new friends so all was good in the world. Once the designers showed up, they completed a press junket interview session along with  Darcy Shankland (Editor-in-Chief of Charleston Magazine), and Ayoka Lucas (CFW Creative Director). Charleston Magazine’s Charleston Fashion Week is doing a Project Runway type runway competition.  All of the designers that were interviewed were very talented and so different. There was also a children designer in the mix.  Out of the ones who moved ahead after the fashion show they have to complete a final design challenge. I hate that I will miss it this weekend, but I am only here until Thursday.

I asked both Darcy Shankland and Ayoka Lucas about adding plus size fashion designers into fashion week. They both enthusiastically said “COME! COME!” So if you are plus size fashion designer, come to Charleston Fashion Week. They would love to see you. We also got to interview Mychael Knight from Project Runway. He is showing tomorrow and staying in the same hotel as my mom and me. I can’t wait to see what he produces.

Eb, Ayoka, and Mychael Knight

Don’t forget to check out part deux!