Category: Fashion & Beauty

Making Poverty Unfashionable

Written by Colleen Thompson   The story of the Black siblings could really begin at any number of starting points. An internship with TOMS Shoes. A bag of discarded bullet casings. A $200 start-up investment. A vision for helping children…

JUST ADD SUNSHINE

Written by Kelly Amato | Photography by Ethan Gaskill Nothing feels like summer more than time spent near the beach! We hit the streets of Cape Fear’s beloved, Wrightsville Beach, to showcase the coolest looks for the season. Whether it’s…

Surf. Sun. Swim. Repeat.: Hot Wax Surf Shop

Photographed by T.J. Drechsel | Swimwear from Hot Wax Surf Shop   As the temperature heats up, so does surfing fashion. Wilmington based Hot Wax Surf Shop, one of the largest surf shops in North Carolina, carries an extensive collection…

Storytelling Piece By Piece

Storytelling Piece By Piece Written by: Colleen Thompson From her studio in Wilmington N.C. artist and metalsmith Jessie Yeager creates delicate, understated handcrafted pieces, all of them inspired by people and places in her life. With delicate precision and heritage…

Southwestern Treasure Hunt

Writing and photos by Star Soza   Mention the name Tucson to anyone associated with the jewelry industry and you’ll see the light of recognition flash in their eyes along with wistful longing and excitement. What incites such a response,…

Spring Fashion Trends 2018

Written by: Kelly Amato & Ireland Headrick  Photographed by Ethan Gaskill The start of spring is always the most exciting time of the year for me! It is the culmination of months of careful deliberation over which designers to feature…

The Gem Transcends the Cut

Written by: Debra McCormick | Photography by Mark Steelman      As humans, we are instinct-driven beings, gravitating often to beauty. We enjoy looking at perfect shapes and vibrant colors, which explains our attraction to fine gemstones. They are a significant component…

Sunglasses that Help Save the World

In a world where we as consumers are constantly offered products from so many different companies, why not make a choice that helps make a difference in the world?   One of these companies doing exactly that is Nectar Sunglasses….

Cozy Chic: Winter Fashion 2017-2018

Written by: Kelly Oliver | Photography by Ethan Gaskill The holidays are a perfect time to embrace the season’s trends in style, whether you are choosing what to wear to the party of the year, or shopping for something special for…

Mission Made Beginnings: Much more than jewelry

Written by: Casey McAnarney | Photography provided by: Mission Made Jewelry Taking her first trip to Haiti in 2016, Executive Director of Mission Made Jewelry, Kaitlyn Hopfer met with local artisans and began forming relationships that would do more than…