December 2015 / January 2016

Handcrafted Brackish Bow Ties

Nov 30, 2015 Illyse Lane
When local celebrity Mimi Wheeler, mid-day music director for country music station B93.9, marries her fiancé, Foster Nichols, on December 12, Nichols, his groomsmen, his father and Wheeler’s father will join the ranks of many […]
December 2015 / January 2016

Rent the Runway

Nov 30, 2015 Christa Gala
High fashion comes at a high price—if you buy. Mim Williams Abrams, 29, of Raleigh, married Elliot Abrams in October. She wanted something special to wear to their rehearsal dinner at Coquette and spied a […]
December 2015 / January 2016

Sole Mate: Party Shoes

Nov 30, 2015 Gina Stephens
If you’re worried about comfort, don a dressed up flat with studs and other embellishments.  A gorgeous heel never fails either–this one with delicate ankle strapping. 1. Sacha London Romina Black Suede, $155, Main & Taylor […]
December 2015 / January 2016

CT Weekends hosted Lisette Limoges

Nov 30, 2015 Gina Stephens
CT Weekends hosted Lisette Limoges Nov. 4, the co-founder and creative director of Lisette L Montreal, one of its most popular  clothing lines. More than 10 years ago, Limoges began designing women’s pants with the […]
Plaid shoe
November 2015

Mad for Plaid

Oct 28, 2015 Illyse Lane
Plaid is everywhere and on everything. Want to get in on the fun?  Just add one item to your look. Our faves:
Dr. Danielle Tart
November 2015

Using Online Stylists

Oct 28, 2015 Illyse Lane
Like so many women, Dr. Danielle Tart is busy, juggling the roles of mother, wife and dentist  (she’s a partner in Triangle Dentistry). Like so many women pushed for time, shopping became a drudgery. Online […]
Close up of woman's eyelashes
November 2015

Test Drive: Lash Primer

Oct 28, 2015 Illyse Lane
Lash primers promise to give mascara a boost, helping lashes look longer and thicker, while also conditioning and nourishing. Other claims: clump-free application and all-day wear.  Our staff put three popular brands to the test. […]
Brown Boots
November 2015

Tall Boots for Winter

Oct 28, 2015 Illyse Lane
Boots: the perfect complement to skinny jeans, leggings and skirts. Put a pair of boots on, and bring out your true fashionista. Left to right: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boot, $388, Monkee’s of Raleigh VANEli […]
Ami Seier
November 2015

Skin Care Secrets

Oct 28, 2015 Illyse Lane
We take a break from asking the pros and, instead, ask someone we think has great skin – Raleigh resident Ami Seier – to share her skin care secrets. For 42-year-old Seier, skin care is […]
Loeffler
October 2015

Fashionable Flats

Sep 24, 2015 Illyse Lane
The season’s slender shape inspires dainty and stylish without forsaking comfort. Look for dark colors, jeweled embellishments, simple bows and texture. Perfect for pairing with your favorite denim. Check out these fashionable flats. Pictured above: Loeffler […]
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