Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summer Style Swap Sensation

The latest Style Swap was held last Thursday at upscale shopping area Lumina Station, out at Wrightsville Beach. This is not only a favorite local place to shop but also a tourist attraction as well. Lots of lovely shops, award-winning restaurants, and a beautiful courtyard where our event was centered.

Here's one of my favorite models and Style Ambassador, Nnenne, checking out the sinamay calla lily headband I made for her to wear for the evening. All the Style Ambassadors met me at Hewitt, an upscale home style shop, to get their headbands before heading out to the courtyard to help with the Style Swap.

That's Style Girl Jess James in the center, getting ready to begin the 'shopping' spree for attendees. Everyone had checked in the items they wanted to 'swap' and the fun was about to begin--special 'swap-tinis' from The Dirty Martini, mini-pedicures from Harbour Club Day Spa, great eats from Port Land Grille and Brasserie du Soliel, and mingling with fellow fashionistas.

Here's one of the special giveaways for the evening, designer Amanda de Leon's 'Gallery Dress'--designed just for the Lumina Station Style Swap!

And here's Amanda (left) and fellow Wilmington designer Alexa Castillo (right). Amanda has on one of her designs, a burgandy sheer short jumpsuit over black leotard. Very chic! Not sure Alexa has on one of her own designs but she looks gorgeous just the same.

Ah. A crowd shot in front of swell shop Beanie + Cecil and The Dirty Martini.

Two fashionistas awaiting a game of musical chairs to see who wins Amanda's dress. There were many fabulous giveaways from Lumina shops including--Paysage, Ziabird, Hewitt, Sole Searching, Harbour Club Day Spa, and others. Everything from complete outfits to jewelry to homewares to spa services were up for grabs. Some REALLY great prizes!

And here's Tuesday wearing the feather and jeweled headband she won from me. She not only was a Style Ambassador for the event but is an assistant to Amanda de Leon as well. A very lucky young lady.

Next Style Swap is September 10 in CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Love to see you there if you are in the neighborhood. Style on....

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