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Charleston Fashion Week

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil
Photograph by Chris Frick, courtesy of Charleston Fashion Week®

Photograph by Chris Frick, courtesy of Charleston Fashion Week®

Showcasing emerging designer and model talent across the East Coast, Charleston Fashion Week® has fast become one of the premier fashion weeks in North America. Held March 18-22nd, 2014 under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, this five-night celebration will feature more than 35 runway shows, the Emerging Designer Competition: East, the Spring Bridal Show, and the Rock the Runway Model Competition™. Accredited with launching the careers of numerous up-and-coming fashion designers and models, this true multimedia event presents high-end runway shows, interactive entertainment, chic after-parties, and press events.

Each night CFW will feature runway shows by five emerging designer contestants, select local retailers, and featured designers. The full featured designer schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 18: Afriyie Poku (2013 CFW Emerging Designer Winner)
Wednesday, March 19: David Hart
Thursday, March 20: Hunter Bell
Friday, March 21: Brandon Sun 
Saturday, March 22: Mark Ingram and Timo Weiland

Photo by Corey Tenold

Photograph by Corey Tenold, courtesy of Charleston Fashion Week®

In addition to the schedule above, 20 emerging designers will be competing throughout the week to make it to the finals and be crowned the Grand Prize Winner. Competing for a prize package valued at over $20,000, the Emerging Designer Winner will be judged by a VIP Fashion Panel, headlined by Fern Mallis (the Creator of New York Fashion Week, host of 92Y Fashion Icons series & SiriusXM Fashion Insiders with Fern Mallis), and includes some of the designers above as well as designer Antonio Azzuolo.

Check out the Charleston Fashion Week 2014 Promotional Video. To purchase ticket, click here. For more information, visit www.charlestonfashionweek.com.

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Charleston Girl Perfume: The Perfect Gift This Valentine’s Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo courtesy: John Lindroth photography

Just in time for Valentine’s Day is the recent launch of Charleston Girl Perfume. Charleston Girl eau de parfum is a sultry, enticing fragrance that opens with a burst of sparkling-fruity top-notes, weaves a delicate and sensuous floral middle and finishes with a soft, amber and sandalwood dry-down. While including ingredients native to Charleston, this luminous fragrance captures the spirit of a true southern belle. With its chic red & white packaging and beautiful scent, Charleston Girl is the perfect pick for her this Valentine’s Day.

Kelly Gaskins, Photo courtesy: Ken Malcolm Photography

Former journalist and Charleston native Kelly Gaskins always had aspirations to branch out and start her own business.  Gaskins played a major role in designing the fragrance. She teamed with perfume manufacturer Alpha Aromatics to make the vision of her scent a reality. “I wanted to create a scent that would appeal to the refined tastes of every Charleston girl and bring out the fun, fearless southern belle in every woman,” said Gaskins. “It was fascinating to learn that you can layer so many different scents to create a beautiful end result.” The young entrepreneur even designed the bottle packaging. The simple and elegant bottle design is inspired by the graceful and natural beauty that distinguishes Charleston girls. Adorning the neck of the bottle is a stylish red bow that serves as a subtle and sexy accessory. The moniker written in beautiful cursive on the bottle adds a touch of sophistication and charm.

The perfume is inspired by the unique and unforgettable southern women of Charleston. “If you ask anyone that visits our city about the women here, they will tell you that Charleston girls are naturally smart, sexy and sophisticated,” said Gaskins. “Charleston girls possess an elegance and charisma that never seems to age.  We exude a confidence and charisma that lights up any room.”
The 1.7oz bottle retails for $39.99 at www.CharlestonGirlPerfume.com and in select boutiques.

Eclectic Interior Design Group Relaunches Creative Blog and Online Store

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

On an enhanced site, Charleston’s Eclectic Interior Design Group has recreated its creative design blog. The updated site is easier to navigate and has an overall look and feel that is more in line with the company’s personality and design aesthetic. The inventive blog offers segments that include Decorganizing (decor + organizing which illustrates how form and function meet by organizing your home in an attractive manor), Designer Peeves (design pet peeves), Pro or Con? (topics where readers and other designers discuss), This Week I… (the day to day life of an interior designer) and Before & After (inspiring before and after photos of unique projects). Additionally, the Eclectic Finds site was also relaunched featuring one-of-a-kind finds and to-the-trade items including fabrics, furniture and accessories plus some custom creations that were designed with local artisans.

“On my blog and online shop, I share with my readers and clients quality designs, useful information and unique products that they might not normally have access to discovering,” says interior designer Sidney Wagner. “I get inspiration in various ways by scouring design magazines, blogs, books, shops and catalogs. Through researching new products and studying industry trends, I showcase functional yet well designed spaces.”

After years of extensive work in the industry, Sidney Wagner developed Eclectic Interior Design Group, a Charleston, SC full-service interior design firm specializing in both residential and commercial spaces. Sidney’s passion for design drives her to continually study market trends, research new products and search for unique pieces to complete her custom interiors. Sidney’s organization, creativity and attention to detail can be seen in every one of her designs, regardless of how grand or small the project may be. She named her company “eclectic” as it can be defined as “pulling elements from a variety of sources”. Eclectic Interior Design Group embraces this philosophy by blending pieces from various styles and periods to create beautiful and unique spaces that aptly reflect their clients’ personalities.

Visit Eclectic Interior Design Group’s website at www.eclectic-idg.com to learn more about the designer, company and see portfolio samples. To read and follow Eclectic’s blog, visit www.eclecticinteriordesigngroup.blogspot.com or to shop the Eclectic Find’s online store at www.eclectic-finds.blogspot.com.

E-Decorating Services

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2010 by Lowcountry Boil

Times are tough and everyone is short on time. Creating the perfect environment in your home can be tough on both. Eclectic Interior Design Group has created some packages offering design services that should fit any schedule and/or budget.

Re-Purpose an Object: Did you get a “hand-me-down” buffet from grandma but it isn’t really your style? Maybe have a dresser in disrepair that you can’t decide how to use? Get a steal on a chair from the local flea market but can’t decide how to recover it? Email me photos of your object and I will help you find a way to make it new again! Design Fee: $50.00 (per object)

Design an Area: Are you having trouble with a specific area of your home? Can’t figure out how to accessorize those built-ins on either side of your fireplace? Need help deciding what art arrangement to hang above your bed? Want to create an interesting tabletop display in your entry? Send me photos of your area and I will sketch out a design solution and provide you with some specific ideas on how to create a well designed space! Design Fee: $100-$300 (depending on space)

Design a Room (Design Plan): Send me photos of a room you would like help with, along with some inspiration photos and I will email you a virtual design board with images of items that you can purchase through Eclectic or locally to help achieve a look similar to your inspiration photos. Design Fee $100-$300 (depending on space) *This service will also come with a detailed shopping list

If you are interested in any of these services, please email Sidney of Eclectic Interior Design Group at sidney@eclectic-idg.com for more information or to learn more about other services .

Times are tough and everyone is short on time. Creating the perfect environment in your home can be tough on both. Luckily, I have created some packages offering my design services that should fit any schedule and/or budget. Additionally, you will see that these e-decorating services allow me to help you with your design projects whether you are located in Charleston, SC orPoughkeepsie, NY! Please read the specifics below and email me at sidney@eclectic-idg.com if you are interested in this type of assistance or want pricing on other services provided byEclectic Interior Design Group.

Re-Purpose an Object: Did you get a “hand-me-down” buffet from grandma but it isn’t really your style? Maybe have a dresser in disrepair that you can’t decide how to use? Get a steal on a chair from the local flea market but can’t decide how to recover it? Email me photos of your object and I will help you find a way to make it new again!
Design Fee: $50.00 (per object)

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Design an Area: Are you having trouble with a specific area of your home? Can’t figure out how to accessorize those built-ins on either side of your fireplace? Need help deciding what art arrangement to hang above your bed? Want to create an interesting tabletop display in your entry? Send me photos of your area and I will sketch out a design solution and provide you with some specific ideas on how to create a well designed space!
Design Fee: $100-$300 (depending on space)

Example
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Organize an Area: Are you having trouble with a specific area of your home? Can’t figure out how to arrange your pantry? Need help organizing your closet? Want to create a functional mudroom? Send me photos of your area and I will sketch out a design solution and provide you with some specific ideas on how to create a well organized space!
Design Fee: $100-$300 (depending on space)


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Design a Room (Floorplan): Send me photos of a room you would like help with, along with room dimensions and the measurements of any furniture pieces that you would like to keep in the space. In return, I will send you a floorplan of the room to help you with space planning. This will aid you in knowing what pieces are appropriate for the room and will provide you with shopping guidelines so you don’t purchase furniture that is too large or out of proportion for the space!
Design Fee $100-$300 (depending on space)

Example
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Design a Room (Design Plan): Send me photos of a room you would like help with, along with some inspiration photos and I will email you a virtual design board with images of items that you can purchase through Eclectic or locally to help achieve a look similar to your inspiration photos.
Design Fee $100-$300 (depending on space)

Example
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Design a Room Package: Send me photos of a room you would like help with, along with room dimensions, measurements of any furniture that you want to keep in the space and some inspiration photos. In return, I will send you a floorplan of the room to help you with space planning. This will aid you in knowing what pieces are appropriate for the room and will provide you with shopping guidelines so you don’t purchase furniture that is too large or too small for the space! I will also email you a virtual design board with images of items that you can purchase through Eclectic or find locally to help achieve a look similar to your inspiration photos.
Design Fee $200-$500 (depending on space)
*Get a discount for buying the package!

If you are interested in any of these services, please email me at sidney@eclectic-idg.com for more information or to learn more about other services provided by Eclectic Interior Design Group.
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