Charleston Fashion Week, Starring YOU

Charleston Fashion Week, Starring YOU

Participate in CHSFW 2018/March 13-17

We have all had our "model" moments. Whether it was in front of your bedroom mirror, an especially fabulous night out with the girls or an actual audience, it's something fun to dream about. I recall playing dress up and walking down the runway (aka hallway) with my sister when I was little. I've even dabbled in destroying some perfectly good clothing in an attempt to be creative and artsy. While my reputation as a clutz and my uneven homemade jorts are proof that I should clearly stick to writing, many others who explored modeling and designing developed a passion for them and have untapped potential just waiting to be discovered. Is that you?

Charleston Fashion Week is a five-night fashion event that showcases collections from nationally renowned designer runway shows as well as Charleston's local high-end boutiques and emerging talent from across the country. CHSFW has come a long way since starting in 2007 and has established itself as the premier fashion event in the Southeast.

CHSFW is currently on the hunt for this year's emerging designer and model talent. There will be a professional panel of fashion icons including Fern Mallis, the founder of New York Fashion Week (pictured center below) who will be waiting to turn dreams into realities. This event provides those looking to break into the fashion world an opportunity to win amazing prizes as well as network with professionals in the industry.

All selected models for the runway show will be given weekly Fashion Village passes as well as the chance to win cash prizes, mentorships by industry leaders, and the opportunity to be seen by the countries top agencies. Many past models have gone on to sign with top agencies like Directions USA, ELITE DIRECT and ELITE NYC.

Designers selected also have the chance to win a large cash prize, a runway show as a featured designer in Charleston Fashion Week 2019 and mentorship. Past participants have gone on to great success including being cast in design shows like Project Runway, working for and with top fashion designers and retailers like CADET, Libertine, Lily Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren and being featured in VOGUE,,, Sports Illustrated, Marie Claire and more.

If you are hoping to break into the elite fashion industry, this is the way to go. Over 331 million media impressions are created by CHSFW through the coverage and support by local and national reporters, journalists and photographers. Previous years included coverage by CNN, Huffington Post,, and more.

Applications for up and coming models and designers are now live and Charleston Fashion Week can't wait to discover new talent. The deadline to apply as a designer is November 1st and for models, the deadline is November 13th.

If fashion is your passion (hey, that rhymed) don't miss this elite opportunity to get involved in the industry and show off your talents. For the rest of you who are aren't quite as graceful on the runway or gifted in the design room but still have a love for fashion, join me at the show this year on March 13 through the 17th.

Cover Image Credit: Charleston Fashion Week

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8 TV Shows From The 90s/00s That Still Give Us Major Style Inspiration

The best way to piece together a unique look for the day, look at some older style icons from these hit shows.

Old styles are showing up once again and it's not a bad thing. Here are a few shows to draw some inspiration for your outfit of the day.

1. "Friends" (1994-2004)

Rachel Green is still the go-to fashion expert.

2. "Freaks and Geeks" (1999-2000)

The show didn’t last very long, but there is still some edgy style inspiration from it.

3. "Sex and the City" (1998-2004)

The best dress ideas for a day in the city.

4. "That 70s Show" (1998-2006)

This vintage style is definitely making a comeback. If you’re feeling adventurous with your new flare jeans, this show has definite style inspo.

5. "Boy meets world" (1993-2000)

Topanga is hair and outfit goals.

6. "Saved By the Bell" (1989-1992)

For all the high waisted jean outfit inspiration you could possibly want.

7. "Clueless" (1996-1999)

Need crop top advice? Check out some of the outfits from this series.

8. "The Nanny" (1993-1999)

This show has some spunky and in-style outfit ideas.

Whether it's finding a shirt to go with your high-waisted pants or if you want to wear jean on jean, consider these TV series for quick fashion advice.

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Expressing Yourself Through Jewelry

I have staple jewelry pieces that I express myself through. What's your favorite jewelry item?

Everyone has those pieces of jewelry that are there staples pieces.

That we wear every day. With our favorite outfit. Wearing it makes us feel good.

For me, it's my blue opal hamsa earrings, my Pandora princess ring and a silver cuff bracelet from Israel.

I know this all might sound silly. However, these pieces of jewelry make me, me. They are a part of me and there are stories behind each piece.

People use jewelry to express themselves. Whether its style, color, finish. Gold, silver, bronze. It's a way to self express your self. If you are feeling bold one day you might wear a big bright necklace. If you want to dress up you might wear dangly earrings.

Jewelry can make an outfit spark. It can add the little touch an outfit needs to look fabulous.

For example, my silver cuff bracelet is customized. I got it in the old city of Jerusalem. It says "follow your heart and you will go far" in Hebrew.

To anyone it might look like an ordinary bracelet, but it's special to me.

Jewelry also changes through the years. Certain jewelry is more mature.

I know that I always used to wear a pearl chocker necklace on a black chord. It was almost like my good luck charm. I then got gifted a new necklace from my mom that was made for me. It is special to me and it now takes place of the pearl chocker necklace.

Certain jewelry can also be sentimental. For example, my cousin has a bracelet she got when she was born with her name on it.

There are so many types of jewelry, some people don't wear any and some people wear a lot. It's adjustable for each person and customizable.

My mom has rings that she always wears, it's a part of her. It's different for everyone.

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