One of the best parts of last weekend’s trip to Charleston was getting to meet so many of the city’s (incredible) designers. Throughout the trip I was constantly meeting these impeccably dressed women, and asking them where they got whatever it was they were wearing. 99% of the time, it was their own design. Too cool. We’ll start with the adorable Lindsey Carter, of Troubadour Clothing. We’ve been in touch a bunch over the past year (and I’ve worn her designs here, here, & here.) She makes the most gorgeous pieces… anytime I wear anything of hers I get asked over and over again where I got what I was wearing. Speaking of asking questions, I met Lauren Lail and asked her where her cute floral top was from and (of course), it was from her amazing line, Library Fashion.
On the jewelry front, there is Deirdre Zahl’s shop, Candy Shop Vintage. Deirdre worked in fashion + design here in New York before curating her own vintage collection and then starting her own vintage-inspired line which is chock full of gorgeousness. Her line includes the elephant pieces featured above (I bought the necklace) and also Charleston Rice Beads. If you weren’t already familiar with Charleston Rice Beads, they were popular back in the 1970’s… the shape + texture of the beads pay homage to the city’s history (Charleston’s economy was founded upon rice, as it helped establish Charleston as an important cultural center in the Southeast.) The long necklace is so versatile. It can be worn flapper style (long), looped around your neck a couple times, or wrapped around your wrist.
Two other notables: Jane Pope Jewelry (she has the loveliest delicate pieces… especially her rings – you will want to collect them all!) and Christina Jervey, who produces beautiful organic-inspired pieces. (I really love that neck cuff!)
And then, last but not least but last because I told you about them on Wednesday… there are the Croghan’s gals and Mariana Hay’s amazing Goldbugs Collection. (I can’t get enough… they gifted me these earrings and I have been wearing ’em non-stop since returning home.)
PS – You can view my Charleston Photo Diary here, in case you missed it.
PPS – Take 10% off at Croghan’s with code STRIPESANDSEQUINS.