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Still searching for your perfect summer shoe that matches every outfit… and isn’t going to put a dent in your wallet? Yet another top designer, Cynthia Vincent, is helping us recessionistas with these super cute (and affordable) shoes at Target. Check ’em out below (all between $24.99-$30)….And, if interested in buying some shoes from her higher-end collection, check out Copper Penny, Gwynn’s, and Monkee’s of Daniel Island… all local boutiques selling her latest collection.

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Charleston Fashion Week’s official photographers are offering:

50% Discount on ALL Portraits including Bridal & Engagement!!
One week only- Starting Today April 16th – Saturday, April 23rd!! If you book a studio or location portraits session for you, your pet or family, we are offering a huge 50% discount. So don’t delay- book this week and save big!!
You just have to reserve your date- you do not have to do the actual portrait session this week!! Please contact the studio for more details. 843-628-5515 | info@kingstreetstudios.com

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Taashki handbag designer just had a photo shoot for her newest collection. Check out the photos below. Credits include: Taashki (handbag designer), Jim Glencoe (photographer), Paula Lipsey (model), Alex Rabe (model).

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Purse Style Swap TODAY!

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Now, I’m trying not to be biased, but I just can’t help myself sometimes. Diana Deaver’s photography never ceases to amaze me! Therefore, I’m going to have to post yet another shoot that she worked on last week, with the beautiful models Vanessa Sandler and Camille Key. To give some credit to others that worked on the shoot… the jewelry was made by “Beaded Jewels by G”…hair was styled by Jessica O’Brien….make-up was done by Cora Wilke.

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Alena Fede’s 2010 Bridal Collection is still growing and this piece was just added. Diana Deaver did an amazing job with the photo shoot, of course. I love when superb designers and fantastic photographers team up to create a product such as this. Alena’s bridal collection is available for order (they are all hand made!), just contact pr@fuseelite.com for more questions.

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Graduation is just one month away…. and are you starting freak out about finding a white graduation dress? Cose Belle has decided to mark all of their white dresses 25% off to all College of Charleston graduates…..from now until graduation! Cose Belle is located on Beaufain St., just block away from King. Therefore, while you are strolling down King Street, enjoying this gorgeous weather we’ve been having, head over and check out the store!

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Don’t forget to head over to King Street to check out Cynthia Rowley’s launch party. From 6-8 p.m., you’ll get to enjoy the new collection!

Details:

April 1st (tonight) from 6-8 p.m. at 341 King Street. Hope to see you all there!

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By: Robbin Watson, Founder of My Charleston Fashion

I don’t think I can express my excitement when I got home yesterday and saw my fashion-themed College of Charleston Magazine sitting in my mailbox. The thought of the College of Charleston dedicating their whole magazine to local designers….well, that just proves that Charleston is lovin’ their fashion these days!

With Carol Hannah Whitfield on the cover, I immediately found her feature story and started reading up. Is it just me or does it seem like her and Logan might be more than friends?? (But enough of that, we aren’t into gossip over here at MCF). It really gave me some insight into who Carol Hannah is and the difficulties she faced when told by the TV network that if she shared her exciting Project Runway news with anyone, she would be fined 1 million dollars. Wowzers!

Other local designers were featured in the magazine as well, such as Rachel Gordon (CFW Emerging Designer Competitor) and Shelley Smith, both College of Charleston graduates. Shelly describes fashion designing as a form of art, while Rachel talks about how with each piece she creates, she is hoping ” that the owner will become one with her inner goddess when she puts it on.”

To see all of the articles in full, go to : College of Charleston Magazine website

Model Caroline Millard in Shelley Smith's designs

Model Amanda Franklin in Rachel Gordon's designs

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Rock the Runway Competition

The top 10 female and male finalists have been announced! Check them out below. And remember, buy your ticket a.s.a.p. to see the winner announced on Thursday night!

Lucas Atkins

Matthew Bowers

Brandon Cox

Corey Davis

Tomas Glenn

Travis Holland

Chris Horton

Ryan Monroe

Tom Yu

Antwuan Whitney

Sandra West

Shanel Tyus

Chelsea Rollins

Lissette Ocampo

Katie Kern

Laura Fielden

Rebecca Dupree

Caroline DeBruhl

Sayde Claxton-Willard

Rouge Apker

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King Street Studios really knows how to take some awesome photos! Check out the winners below, receiving their grand prizes for best costume, female first place, and male first place at the Stiletto Stampede.

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Fashion Around The World

By: Sarah Ailsworth

My Charleston Fashion Writer / D.C. Correspondent

“Fashion Around the World”

Last week, from February 15-21st, Washington D.C. held its bi-annual Fashion Week for 2010. Designers appeared from all over the world, including Argenting, Cote d’Ivoire, Colombia, Ghana, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Serbia, Thailand, and the United States.

A remarkable appeal for Washington D.C. it its international culture. D.C. is renowned for its international affairs, international dining, and of course, its international fashion. Fittingly, the finest and most exquisite collections were debuted in the International Couture Collections Show at the Embassy of France.

Shazray Khan’s collection was definitely my favorite. Her designs sparkle with bright colors and pizzazz. Notably, her signature cocktail jackets covered with swarofski crystals, hand embroidered chrysanthemums, and semi-precious stones are her biggest novelty.

Shazray is a native of Lahore, Pakistan and currently resides in the Greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She studied at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Canada. She is a young designer with lots of talent and creativity. We will be seeing a lot of her collections in the coming years hopefully.

So, be sure to dazzle yourself and find a long, shimmering bright cocktail jacket as the weather begins to shift to the high 60s in Charleston. It might be a while for me up in the North to see that kind of temperature increase, but it sure doesn’t hurt to be prepared!

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