Scenes from Charleston Fashion Week + Runway For The Ballet Winner

Greetings from Charleston Fashion Week in a chilly but sunny Charleston, SC!  Oh, how I love the Holy City no matter what the weather!  I want to thank Belk for the lovely invitation to be their guest here at my first trip to Charleston Fashion Week.  I must say, aside of New York Fashion Week, this is the Fashion Week not to miss.  Perfect for the Lilly Pulitzer show, I found this colorful 1960's vintage Lilly Pulitzer dress on Etsy at Angel's Vintage Boutique.  The store owner shipped it straight to Charleston for me! 

Yesterday's event, the MUSC Fashion Week Luncheon, was particularly moving. A delicious lunch was served just prior to two fashion shows; one presented by local boutique, Pearl, followed by the Lilly show sponsored by Belk. A live auction was held with some amazing prizes, and as a result, thousands of dollars were raised for the Medical University of South Carolina's Children's Hospital.  This really was a first class event.

I captured some really great moments on the runway, but what do you know, I forgot to bring my memory card reader.  So for now, a few iPhone pics will have to serve as a glimpse of the fantastic fashions I look forward to sharing with you. 

The littlest cancer survivors!!  Such a miraculous morning!

Arlene Goldstein, Vice President of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction, and the Belk team!

 Starbucks coffee break with Arlene calls for a selfie!

 Next up, a visit to the King St. Belk pop up shop featuring Cynthia Rowley's new line exclusive to Belk...

I hopped on over to super posh boutique on the rise, Hampden Clothing, for some client shopping.  I know this picture does no justice, but this Helmet Lang number is THE little black dress.

It's important that I try everything on for the sake of quality control :)... 

I finished off the day with a tasty cold cocktail at Mex 1 with one of my oldest besties, my real favorite reason to visit Charleston.

So, I am excited beyond excited that today, thanks to my friends at Belk, I have been given the opportunity to interview Cynthia Rowley.  As a teenager, she was my earliest favorite designer. My junior year prom dress was one of her designs I saved for a long time to purchase.  I'll be wearing the below dress for the interview.  This one I purchased when I was 19.  Please wish me luck!

Last, but certainly not least, the winner of two tickets to Runway For the Ballet presented by North Carolina Dance Theatre...

Harriet May

March 18, 2013 at 9:21 AM

OOohhh, that sounds like an amazing evening!

I am following the QCS via email, 'like' the Facebook page, and have 'liked' the Facebook page for NC Dance Theatre.

Have fun in Charleston! :)

Congratulations Harriet!  Please email me at to claim your tickets!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week! 

Thanks so much for being here, Whitley