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Stephanie Granada

Recent Posts By Stephanie Granada

The Next Great Alabama Designer

This week kicked off the 4th annual Birmingham Fashion Week, a celebration of Southern style with a focus on Alabama talent. One Heart of Dixie designer we have followed for years is Hunter Bell. Last year the University of Alabama grad won NBC’s reality competition show Fashion Star for her flirty designs that perfectly walk the line between artsy and sweet. Although now […]

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Why Mobile Shopping Doesn’t Have to Mean the End of Boutiques

At Southern Living we love supporting small businesses. That’s why we are thrilled to learn about House Account, a mobile shopping app released this year that delivers more than 350 independently owned boutiques to your fingertips. Created by Laura Vinroot Poole of the revered Charlotte boutiques Capitol and Poole, House Account delivers the unique aesthetic of local boutiques with the accessibility […]

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What To Wear This Weekend, Easter Edition

This Easter weekend it’s all about embracing spring’s girliest trends—hello pastels and florals! Let this guide serve as inspiration for your prettiest Easter yet. If “prim-and-proper” is your middle name…. Floral dress, ruffle coat, pearls—check, check, check! There’s almost no such thing as “too sweet” this weekend. Dress, Jill Stuart; Shoes, Burberry Prorsum; Bag, Kate Spade New York; Polish, Essie; Earrings, Blue Nile […]

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12 Southern Artists to Buy Now

There’s a strong correlation between fashion and art—many even argue that perfecting style is an art. One such woman that illustrates the union is Atlanta-based Sally King Benedict, whose sunny abstract prints are the golden ticket for brightening up any room. Following her line of work, her sense of fashion effortlessly walks the line between working painter and gallery gal, which is why in […]

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What to Wear This Weekend

From picnic dates to dinner parties, there’s no shortage of events to fill up your social calendar this spring. Draw inspiration from these get-ups to inspire your weekend attire—no matter the occasion. 

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10 Southern Bands You Need to Hear Now

If you’ve ever been to a Billy Reid party or runway show, you know the music is always half the fun. The girl responsible for that magic is Billy’s music events coordinator Shelly Colvin—an accomplished singer-songwriter in her own right. 

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Is NOLA the South’s Next Fashion Capital?

You already know New Orleans as a food and music destination, now expect to hear a lot more buzz about the Crescent City’s fashion scene. Last week we attended the seventh season of NOLA Fashion Week, a twice-annual event focused on Southern design. What stands out about this regional fashion week is the designers and producers commitment to keep things […]

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15 Things Every Southerner Must Do This Spring

This year’s polar vortices threw us all for a loop, but down South we can still take comfort in the fact that the joys of spring (mild temps, blooming buds, bountiful produce) come early. Here, 15 ways to make the most of the sweet months to come. 

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Bar We Love: Branch in Mississippi

Chef Robert St. John’s latest outpost, Branch, is worth the drive to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for its killer cocktails and laid-back rocker vibe. Here is what you can expect when you go. The Vibe This pre-Prohibition cocktail den was refurbished in the fifties—think dark wood and dim lighting mixed with mid-century modern furniture. The crowd ranges from spiffy professionals drinking clever cocktails to grad […]

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Where to Shop in Alexandria

We spent a weekend strolling along the streets of Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia, to find the best boutiques in the area. Here, some of our favorites. The Lucky Knot This shop reads like a Rolodex of preppy staples: Southern Tide, Vineyard Vines, Sperry, and Elizabeth McKay all find a home among the racks at this his-and-hers boutique. 101 King St. […]

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