more about: Designers

Southern Artist Spotlight: Monogrammed Necklaces With A Twist

Looking for a monogrammed necklace that’s out of the ordinary? We have one for you. Meet Madeline Smiles. At first glance, when you look at Madeline’s jewelry, all you see are her rustic, earthy designs. But look closer and you’ll notice that her material choice is a bit … unusual.

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Designer to Watch: Blake Vaigneur of Rowen

For our July issue we got to chat with one of our favorite new shoe designers, Blake Vaigneur of Rowen, based in Charleston, South Carolina. Growing up in a fashion-minded household, Blake learned the value of fashionable wares that deliver on style and comfort by helping run his family’s Copper Penny women’s boutiques. Blake, a Clemson grad, worked the sales floor at Cooper […]

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Shop Local: Tallulah Designs from Alabama

Heather Williams learned to sew as a child growing up in Montgomery, but it wasn’t until her college years that she realized she could make a living with a needle and thread.

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Move Over NYC: Our 5 Favorite Southern Fashion Weeks

If you didn’t make it to the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week this month (you know, the one a few people buzzed about up North), there’s still a chance to get your fashion fix in your own backyard—or at least very close to it. Over the past few years, we’ve watched fashion weeks across the South pop up, and […]

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Shop Local: Fox & Brie

This Austin-based business creates colorful men’s fashion accessories with retro charm.

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Insider’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Presents for Your Guy

It’s that time again—the most romantic gift-giving holiday of the year. Feeling a little pressure? Understood. We turned to Southern style icon Sid Mashburn  for tips on Valentine’s Day shopping. 

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Zac Posen Dishes On Southern Style

Glenn Close wore one his gowns to the 2012 Academy Awards. Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, and Beyoncé Knowles are smitten with the Soho-based designer’s slinky mermaid gowns, 1940’s style fitted suits, and splashy cocktail dresses. So we were a bit breathless to learn that the internationally renowned designer showcased his latest collection at Fashion Houston last night.

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Our 3 Favorite West Coast Decorating Expats

Need proof that the South cultivates the country’s best designers? We’ve got it for you. We sat down to chat with three very Southern and very successful, California-based designers: Ruthie Sommers, Suzanne Rheinstein, and Palmer Weiss (We bet you’ve pinned several of their rooms!) to see how their upbringing continues to influence their decorating.

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Designer to Know: Sara Tuttle

We’re putting our bets on Sara Tuttle. She’s a young Washington, DC designer who is reinterpreting classic Southern style for a whole new generation. Picture inviting rooms decorated with bright colors, clean lines, fresh artwork, and a few antiques for good measure.

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Meet Phoebe Howard

We sat down to chat with Phoebe Howard, the decorating expert behind  “Dear Mrs. Howard”, our monthly design advice column. In addition to being a columnist, she’s also a designer, shop owner (Mrs. Howard and Max and Co. in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlanta, and Charotte!), book author (The Joy of Decorating was published in March 2012).

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