Friday, June 1, 2012

WE HAVE A NEW BLOG...and Website too!

Charm City Style - Take me Away

Yesterday was such a crazy, and deliciously colorful day!  We were/are still preparing all the final details for this weekend's fashion event (here), however, mid-afternoon we were able to squeeze in 
a little extra special fun--styling playful engagement session photos for one of our favorite couples 
this year.  Our bride's special and we.did.deliver! 
Post studio shoot (here), I simply couldn't help but use them as a prop of my own.

 Silk blouse by Kenar, AG Denim, snakeskin heels Moda Spana, Michael Kors watch, 
jewelry Stella & Dot, J.Crew, F21, & TJMaxx, Ray Ban aviators, nails Essie's Lincoln Park After Dark

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Runway Waves & Braids

don't really know anyone that doesn't love a visit to the beach. Even if you don't worship the hot summer sun (and prefer to stay umbrella bound), there is something comforting about the feel of loose sand between your toes, the smell of salt air, the sound of seagulls, and yes, the way your hair looks after an early morning walk.  
Yup, it is then that you have!  
After that AM stroll for shells you come back, peek in the mirror, and WOW, your hair is EXACTLY the way you wish it looked on your way to work on that hectic Monday morning, or that perfect Saturday night date...
9:30 AM.
With that being said, it got me thinking about our runway show this weekend (after all, who doesn't want perfect hair on stage?).  Yes, we are delighted to be styling the fashion event for the first annual "Harbor FashionEASTa Fashion Show" (in Baltimore) on Saturday, and have also been busy working on the beauty bit as well--so fun!  We thought you might enjoy a little sneak peek at our creative process, and for those that know me well, you know I love beachy waves (and even rock the look on most days!).  Lately, I have also been loving all the fun braids that have been flooding my Pinterest feed.  That got me thinking about what it might be like to combine the two.  Hmmm...

A few beachy waves with a funky, loose braid...

...add in sweet, peachy cheeks and a soft, coral lip and we have ourselves runway magic!  Black, blonde, auburn or brunette this look is going to shine, and our models divine!

Many thanks in advance to ALL of the boutiques, restaurants, vendor and media partners for this weekend's event.  
A special shout out to our beauty team including:

Want to see the BIG reveal?  Then come on out to the show this Saturday, June 2, 2012.  The weather is lookin' good, the EVENT IS FREE, and the SALES promise to be FABULOUS!
The runway production begins at 4:30 PM!  
xSB & Team

P.S.  More info HERE on the event!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Florals - Now & Then

For months now we have watched runway shows and fashion bloggers alike sport the growing trend in everything floral.  From dresses and denim, to satchels and shorts, these pretty prints are definitely making a splash.

It makes me wonder...Should I have held on to that prom dress my mother wore in the 60's?  It would definitely make a statement today.  Is this a trend you are loving, or would you prefer it to stay in your mother's closet after all?

*Images 1 & 2

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chevron Crush Continues

We have been seeing the chevron trend in interiors for a few years now, on everything from wall paper to floor coverings, bedding, accent pillows, upholstery and more.  However, we have noticed that it is slowly making it's way into fashion and entertaining too!  
Another testament to continue paying attention to those spring and fall runways...

Would you wear this trend or do you prefer a little zig zag at home?
Either way,
Happy Tuesday!