DANNIJO at SCADstyle

dannijo_scadstyle Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of going to see Danielle and Jodie Snyder, the sister dynamic duo behind jewelry brand DANNIJO, speak at SCADstyle alongside moderator Christene Barberich, editor-in-chief at Refinery29. I have been a long time fan of DANNIJO for quite some time. Back in 2011 I ordered my first bib necklace from Bergdorf’s, and was instantly addicted. In April 2012, I became even more obsessed with the brand when they did their second Mr. Dannijo collaboration with Man Repeller. I mean come on, have you seen how awesome the campaign was? The sister duo seem like the coolest people you will ever meet (I feel lame saying that?), but, it’s true. I love how their unique style and personal edge perpetuate through the brand.

The two talked about branding and building a brand – and I think they are the perfect pair to speak about this in the fashion industry. What really hit home to me was their talks about building a following, participating in collaborations, etc. I understood what they were saying because I am a part of their following and have been for a while – their instagram account is one of my favorites. If you aren’t following them, check them out here. The sisters talked about posting social media content that is relative to their brand and to their audience – which ultimately makes them so relatable (to me) compared to other brands. In my opinion, DANNIJO makes me feel like I am following a friend and not an advertiser, which I think is key and why they have such a great brand.

See the sister’s talent and current pieces below:

Image via Victor + Alexander

Zang Toi Sea Island Recap

zang-toi-sea-island_1 zang-toi-sea-island_2 zang-toi-sea-island_3 zang-toi-sea-island_4 zang-toi-sea-island_5 zang-toi-sea-island_6 zang-toi-sea-island_7 zang-toi-sea-island_8 zang-toi-sea-island_9 You may have seen my post here about my trip down to Sea Island for the Zang Toi Fashion Show. As promised, here are some recap photos of the event. A huge thank you to Cloister Collection and Evelyne Talman for reaching out to me to attend this fashion extravaganza benefiting The Coastal Symphony of Georgia. Evelyn Talman was the main host of the event and had a Zang Toi Trunk Show in the days following the preview. A little more about the two stores: Cloister Collection is located on St. Simons and boasts ready to wear designers such as Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, Free People, Jack Rogers, Island Company, Hiho, Lisa Kerns Jewelry (a local jewelry designer) and many more.  Evelyne Talman is known on the island as a go-to for evening and special occasion and cocktail attire. Evening designers include Kathy Hilton, Marchesa, Daymor, Mon Cheri, and Marissa Baratelli.

I cannot reiterate enough how fabulous the event was, and how breathtaking beautiful Toi’s pieces were. This was not my first Zang Toi fashion show (see here), so I didn’t really expect anything less than stunning. Many of the pieces debuted were from Toi’s Spring 2014 Collection – the theme of which was “Ballet Babe”. The show resembled an elegant ballet with hints of ruffles and tulle. The beauty was definitely in the little details – the tulle, the embellishments, and the floral elements, the pastel pinks and blues, etc.

I’m so happy Izzy & I could attend the event together, and it was so refreshing to get to visit Sea Island again. I was reminded of how Sea Island really is the perfect quick weekend getaway from Savannah – or really many places in the South. My mom, grandmother, Izzy, & I had an amazing dinner & cocktails after the show. I can’t wait to go back to visit. The photos above were my top favorites from the entire show, which one is your fav? Mine would have to be the 5th photo. Stunning back. Happy Wednesday! XO, Stefanie

Images via Izzy Hudgins Photography

Weekly Recap

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I have been a little MIA in the past week – partially because I came back from being out of town very ill. A two-day stomach bug that made me capable of basically nothing, but I’m back. I didn’t want what I was doing last week to pass by too long without documenting.  Last Thursday, I went down to The Cloister on Sea Island for the Zang Toi Fashion Show. The last time I attended a Zang Toi Fashion Show was here from the MBFW SS’13 Collection. And I must say, this show hosted at The Cloister was amazing – I felt like I was at MBFW! As always in Toi’s Collections, I love the sophistication and femininity of his pieces.  I have more pictures from the runway show soon to come!

Also, while in St. Simon’s / Sea Island, I visited the Tibi Outlet. My entire look at the show was Tibi (top right). At the show, I wore this dress that I ordered from Tibi.com and these shoes. I also scored this dress and love the silhouette! Check back later  for more pictures from this show! XX, Stefanie

Perfect Pairs

PerfectPairParty022 I have been waiting so long to share these beautiful pictures of an engagement party that I threw for my best friend Amelia back in November. Caroline, Amelia’s sister, and I co-hosted this lovely event in which the theme was “Perfect Pairings” (for a the Perfect Pair, Amelia + Mike!). The event was held at Local 11 Ten, one of my favorite Savannah restaurants, and it was all things “paired” – mac & cheese, surf & turf, tomato & mozzarella, bacon & scallops, shrimp & grits, dark & stormys, cookies & milk – you name it! Not only was the food delicious, but the company was even more amazing and I’m so glad we could all get together to celebrate the lovely couple!
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Beautiful hostess gifts from Amelia
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Images via Izzy Hudgins Photography

 

Mark Your Calendars

kate spade ny Sorry I have been a little M-I-A this week. I had eye surgery last Friday, and honestly haven’t been able to stare at a bright computer screen for a few days! But, I am feeling much better now. My surgery was actually in Boston, so I got to recuperate for a few days after surgery and visit with one of my besties, Amelia of Colour-Bloc, and do a little shopping and sight seeing as I started to feel better. I loved being able to wear sweaters and long sleeves for a few days – it was soooo refreshing! Some of my highlights in Boston were: staying at the Fairmont Copley Plaza (the service was impeccable), visiting with Amelia for many lunch + dinner dates (love Flour Bakery!!), shopping at the Rag & Bone store + Club Monaco (both had so many great fall finds), Lobster Rolls from Met Back Bay, taking my grandmother on a trolley tour, visiting the new Warby Parker on Newbury (+ getting 2 new pairs of sunnies), and getting a blow out at Blo. Another great treat to my trip was a birthday present that Amelia gave me – the kate spade new york “things we love” coffee table book. This gift was very well thought because next Thursday, I am co-hosting the launch party of the new kate spade new york store in Savannah! See details for the event below and mark your calendars! I hope you can make it, and have a great weekend! xxx
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Sweet Lemon Magazine Spread

Screen shot 2013-04-01 at 6.30.10 PM I have followed Sweet Lemon Magazine for quite some time, so naturally I was thrilled when Paris (editor-in-chief) asked me to write a “Guide to Throwing a Gatsby Party” in parallel with the release of the Great Gatsby Movie, which comes out May 10th. Be sure to read through this issue of Sweet Lemon Magazine and see my spread on pages 114-132. I would love to hear what you think about this spread in a comment! See below for extra images from the shoot.

Outfit:: Dress: Aidan Mattox // Headband: Deepa Gurnani // Heels: Christian Louboutin // Earrings: Lulu Frost // Fur stole: Asos

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[all images via Catherine LeComte]

Spotted on Garden & Gun

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I may be a little late on this discovery, but I was excited to find pictures from Savannah’s Telfair Ball on Garden & Gun and thought I’d share them with my readers. The Telfair Ball is a fabulous event that supports the arts and our local community. All proceeds from the Telfair Ball & live auction directly fund the educational programs for the museum, and this event is one of my very favorite Savannah events. Above is a picture of my date & I at the event. Peruse some photos below via Garden & Gun and read more about the Telfair by clicking here.

What I Wore // Dress: Aidan Mattox // Headband: Deepa Gurnani // Earrings: Lulu Frost // Bag: Chanel (similar)

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Entryway of the Telfair Academy

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View from top of the Jepson Center of the dinner

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Guests before the live auction

{all photos via Garden & Gun}

Last Minute Oscars Party Inspiration

oscars-viewing-party-printables-free61 Thinking of having a last minute Oscar Party this upcoming Sunday night? I sure am! Even though I didn’t plan it out, how hard can it be to make a cute last minute “popcorn bar” and break out some ingredients for a lovely cocktail. I want to make this Oscar Night Smash courtesy of Camille Styles – it looks and sounds de-licious!! See photos for some Oscar Night inspiration above & below. Afterall, there’s no reason why you can’t watch the Oscars from the comfort of your own couch with a little touch of glamour. What are your weekend plans? xo, Stefanie
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