Trunk Show at HAMPDEN Clothing Thursday

I am thrilled to be hosting my first trunk show with HAMPDEN Clothing in Charleston, this Thursday November 6 from 6-8PM at their flagship 314 King Street store. HAMPDEN is one of my favorite boutiques in Charleston and has been carrying pieces from my Candy Shop Collection of original designs since the beginning. We even have special guest Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes coming all the way from Dallas to DJ the event.

There will be one-of-a-kind vintage pieces available as well as our Candy Shop Collection, including pieces from our brand new Far East Collection which I am just thrilled with. Here’s a little peek at those new styles:

and a glimpse at some of the vintage gems I will be bringing along:

So grateful to Jane for agreeing to be our girl behind the turntables for the evening – we need more female DJ’s in Charleston!  Last year, she was photographed for the Coveteur wearing our Elephants On Parade Necklace – just gorgeous! i just love her style and her appreciation of vintage.

If you noticed these chocolate bar save-the-dates on our instagram but did not receieve one, don’t worry – this event is open to the public!  We just sent out a few to get the sugar buzz going but everyone is welcome so come join me and HAMPDEN clothing for a great party Thursday evening in Charleston!

A Revolutionary Evening

In the spirit of Halloween I thought I’d share a few photos of the Annual Red Party I attended at The Old City Jail in Charleston last Friday evening.

This was a fundraiser for The American College of the Building Arts, also housed in the historic jail. Every year, their party has a different theme and this years was The French Revolution – Anarchy in Charleston!  I went as Marie Antoinette. The fabulous wig was from a local Charleston costume shop and everything else was vintage, including the fox shrug that I wore at my wedding in New York City seven years ago:

The party decor was done by Courtney Bishop Interior Design, and the purple hued lighting illuminating the Old Jail made for a surreal atmosphere.  I especially loved the long tables and large candelabras she used, but my very favorite detail was the cookie and cake bar courtesy of Sugar bakeshop:

Some friends and I posed for an eerie group photo that looks like we are plotting war over high tea:

The remainder of the evening was spent on the dance floor bumping wigs with the other guests under a tend adorned with decadent chandeliers suspended over a black and white tiled dance floor.  Vivre La Revolution! (And thank you to Jess James for letting us use her tickets – we missed you this year!)



Even thought it’s the beginning of the week we have cause to celebrate… Our new Charleston Rice Beads have arrived in CORAL. Coral passes as a Halloween color here in the South, did you know that?

Also, another cause to celebrate is this sneak peek at my collaboration with Lettermade.  There will be a few different designs, but this might be my favorite.  Coming this November!

Box O’ Charleston

Do you have some cities on your list you’d like to visit that you haven’t gotten around to traveling to yet? Or do you have some city pride you’d love to share with friends and family? I know I’ve found myself (on multiple occasions) scurrying around Downtown Charleston trying to throw together the “best of ” the city via non-perishable food, souvenirs and other quintessentially Charleston things into one big gift.  Usually by the time I make it to the post office with my Box O’ Charleston I’ve spent $150 and have another $50 that needs to be spent on shipping and I am exhausted.  Enter Batch, a subscription service that offers wonderful, hand curated boxes that are the “best of” American cities. Based in the Southeast, you can subscribe monthly or do a one-time box order.  Below is a sampling of one of their Nashville boxes:

Guess what October is? Charleston!  Of course our Charleston Rice Beads will be along for the ride.  It’s not too late to subscribe either, as it doesn’t go out until later this month.  I’m actually shipping these to Nashville this afternoon to be included in the Charleston Box this month.

And every box has a theme.  These boxes are an affordable way to experience the “local flavor” of different cities on an affordable monthly basis (from $29.95) or on a one time basis (from $85).  Check them all out here.