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Local Designer to Showcase MEW Collection at Charlotte NC Fashion Week

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Photo courtesy: Sarah Exell of s.l.e. photography

Up and coming local designer Megan Waldrep will be showing her MEW collection on Friday at Charlotte NC Fashion Week. A lover of vintage clothing and classic Rock ‘n Roll T-shirts, Megan launched her first t-shirt collection, Mew Design, during her Junior year at the University of South Carolina. As her personal style developed, so have the designs. With an established business and reputation for a more rock ‘n roll style, Megan presents Mew, her foray into developing full collections that express her new found maturity and outlook on fashion. With the new Mew collection, she has achieved a more refined aesthetic of edgy meets sophisticated.

MEW Designer Megan Waldrep Photo courtesy Bob Mule of Bobtography

For the Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Megan wanted to celebrate her love for Charleston, SC and the rich culture that thrives in the city where she lives. With 150 years since the Civil War, Mew’s influence represents Charleston’s history by bringing looks of the past into modern day life. What you will see is a perfect interpretation of people, places, and events of that time mixed with signature Mew style. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection showcases hints of Civil War style and Rock ‘n Roll as you’ve never seen before.

Megan was chosen as a finalist for Charleston Fashion Week 2008 and a semi-finalist for Project Runway. Let’s see what happens in Charlotte this weekend!

For more information about Megan and her designs, check out MEW online. To purchase tickets or get showing schedules for Charlotte NC Fashion Week, visit www.charlottencfashionweek.com.

Charleston’s City Market Gets Renovated

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

By Sidney Wagner of Eclectic Interior Design Group

Photo courtesy: Charleston City Market

If you have ever visited Charleston, you have more than likely been to the City Market downtown. It is a must for tourists to buy locally made trinkets and sweetgrass baskets to mark their trip to the Lowcountry. To me, it is one of those things you can say “been there, done that” and check it off your list. However if you are my parents, you must go every time you visit your daughter and make her go with you. Now, I guess they will have a new excuse to drag me there as the Charleston’s Historic City Market just completed it’s 18 month, $5.5 million dollar two-phase renovation.

Photo Credit Margaret Houston via Garden & Gun Magazine

The land was given to Charleston in 1788 by Charles Pickney with the stipulation that it always be used as a public market. (Many think this building was used to sell slaves before the Civil War, but this is untrue.) The building itself dated back to 1807 and had not received any updates in over 40 years. The updated 37,000 square foot space houses 148 vendors and provides shoppers with the illusion of an outdoor market yet the comforts of air-conditioning. Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this. Despite the cramped quarters, lack of temperature control and smell of horse manure from the nearby carriages, I liked it looking old and authentic. I have yet to see it, so I will hold my judgments until I do.

Photo Credit Margaret Houston via Garden & Gun Magazine

WHERE:
Charleston’s City Market
188 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843-937-0920
info@thecharlestoncitymarket.com

Hours of Operation:
Open at 9:30 a.m. daily.
Seasonal Night Market Open from 7 pm to 10 pm in “C” Building

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