Monday, May 20, 2019

Snag your summer caftans at Basic Kitchen's thesalting trunk show

Raw AND refined

Posted by Olivia Neumann on Mon, May 20, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Easy, breezy, beautiful ... caftan. - PROVIDED
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  • Easy, breezy, beautiful ... caftan.
Looking for something light and airy to wear this summer? From May 30-June 1, head on over to Basic Kitchen's garden to see Michael Ward and Michael Smaldone’s new collection from their company, thesalting. Shop simple and luxe items from tunics to fedoras to spring coats each day from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Native New Yorkers, Ward and Smaldone are two fashion veterans using their skills and craftsmanship to bring men and women a more holistic approach to design and the need for simplicity.

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Thesalting prides itself on bringing a universal vision of simplistic nature into its unisex clothing. The brand describes itself as being both "raw" and "refined." Consider your thesalting purchase "a deliberate embrace of a new mentality: a simple and luxe investment."

Learn more about the brand online at

Event Details thesalting trunk show
@ Basic Kitchen
82 Wentworth St.
Charleston, SC
When: May 30-June 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Price: Free to attend
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Best foot forward: Margaux brings their bridal footwear to 444 King St. through June

Something blue, perhaps?

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, May 7, 2019 at 9:38 AM

  • Photographer: Coliena Rentmeester, Stylist: Samantha Traina for Margaux
If you want to be well-heeled on your wedding day, then you'll do well to head to 444 King St. starting this Wed. May 8 for a bridal atelier pop-up from shoe company Margaux. The pop-up kicks off with an opening reception this Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.

Margaux describes itself as "footwear's first fit-focused brand." With a factory in Spain that uses Italian leather, Margaux hand crafts each pair of shoes, including the pieces in their just-launched bridal line, which makes its debut in the Holy City. Consider this new line to be a bridal-inspired version of the brand's classic styles.

Each shoe can come in those traditional bridal colors like ivory, blush, powder, and blue, and can be personalized with engraved monogram plates and "something blue" linings. Prices for these special shoes start at $245.

Follow Margaux on Instagram to stay-up-to-date with happenings, like visits from top wedding designers and planners.

Event Details Margaux Charleston Atelier
When: Through June 30
Price: Free to attend
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Friday, April 26, 2019

South Africa-based Mungo brings Folly-inspired textiles to its first U.S. store, opening Friday night on Spring Street

Folly inspired beach towels

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 11:34 AM

Are you more fiddler crab or blue crab? Or, honestly, both? - PROVIDED
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South Africa-based textile brand, Mungo, will open its first retail store in Charleston this week on Fri. April 26. The store is located at 121 Spring St. (the former location of The Bearded Cafe). Stop by Mungo 4-7 p.m. to swill some wine and check out the wares for sale.

This is Mungo's first store in the United States and two of its newest items, beach towels, were inspired by Folly Beach.

"The synchronicity of us finding ourselves on Folly Beach, a seaside city just south of Charleston, South Carolina, where we are opening our first USA retail store next month was confirmation that this was destined to be the name of our new towel," the company said in an announcement this week.

The Folly ($80) comes in two colors, "fiddler crab" and "blue crab," a nod to both the indigenous species of the East Coast and the colors of Folly Beach.

Mungo describes its mission as a transparency-focused sustainable textile company: "At Mungo we defy the status quo and endeavor to help shape and uphold the standards of sustainable production in a non industrial environment. We challenge the idea that value is a product of price."

Peruse all of Mungo's goods online at

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Naked Eyes Jewelry launches fragrance line with celebratory dinner on Wed. May 1

"Olfactory magic"

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 2:21 PM

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Naked Eyes Jewelry launches their first fragrance with a celebratory dinner at the Miller Gallery on Wed. May 1. Tickets are all-inclusive ($65) and can be purchased online.

Naked Eyes is a locally based jewelry company that's been creating handmade silver, brass, and 14k gold pieces since 2016. Founded by artist Alex Klaes and event coordinator Emily Hill, Naked Eyes focuses on modern and minimal designs, with each piece considered unisex.

Now, Naked Eyes is creating what they describe as "olfactory magic" — their unisex fragrance line. The Miller Gallery dinner will feature four courses to complement the four fragrances, transporting you to a special time, feeling, or place.

The four-course menu and beverage pairings will be served by Justin Booher of Amor Healing Kitchen, with a portion of ticket proceeds going towards the nonprofit. Your ticket includes the dinner, a sample of each fragrance, and 20 percent off of Naked Eyes' entire collection.

Learn more about Naked Eyes and shop their pieces online at

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Just in time for High Water, lekha pops up at Celadon with festival ready clothes

Breathable linens, baby

Posted by Morgan Galvez on Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 10:45 PM

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Next week Celadon presents a special (and free!) trunk show featuring Indian-inspired clothing from the lifestyle line lekha.

The trunk show will be held on Thurs. April 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Celadon Flagship store in Mt. Pleasant. For those who can’t make it, goods will also be available Friday and Saturday.

On Thursday, lekha designer Trishala Bhansali will talk about her new spring collection that debuts this month featuring an array of dresses, bags, shoes, and tops.

lekha is a clothing line that partners with women throughout India who are specially trained in artisanal crafting techniques like zari, phulkari embroidery, brocade, and blockprinting. Bhansali began making her own clothes at the age of 12 and has constantly found inspiration in her parents’ native India and her home in New Orleans. Both cultures have heavily influenced the lekha line through its airy textiles, traditional embroidery, breathable muslins and linens, and easy-to-wear styles.

Learn more about lekha online at

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