Nick Graham and the Matchable Ready to Wear. Yes, it’s Menswear

People! Get your shirt and tie on!

My friend, designer Nick Graham, whom you may remember as Joe Boxer (he was the brains behind those briefs and boxers) brings Post Prep to the party with his own brand of Ready to Wear, which means coordinating ties and dress shirts, starting for Summer 2015. Not like you think, though. But all together in one easy to grab at retail, easy to nab and wear from home style kit. In a range of bright colors, bold patterns (this is Nick we’re talking about, after all), the shirts coordinate with  a tie or bow tie to make fashionable, on-trend dressing a piece of cake. Polka dots with stripes. Paisleys with plaids. And did we say affordable? Each set is only $99 at retail, which means Macy’s in-store, online and at, too. He’s also got a cache of pop culture, fashion and style books by Phaidon just a click away.

Great holiday gifts, too. Talk about classics with a twist.

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The designer at his chic new Bryant Park showroom, with its extravagant window and view of the park, below.

Post Prep to the party

Post Prep at the party

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Sweet Swag Suite

Thank you, GBK! I came away from NYFW and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last Friday feeling beautiful, pampered and loved, thanks to GBK’s Style and Gift Lounge in the Empire Hotel. Look at me! I’m positively glowing in Catherine’s photo below!

Apres Hard Candy makeover and relaxation at the GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge at The Empire Hotel

Apres Hard Candy makeover and relaxation at the GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge at The Empire Hotel. Photo courtesy of Catherine Salfino.

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Southern (Retail) Love – The Southern Curator

The Southern Curator in Town Center, Mt. Pleasant

The Southern Curator in Towne Centre, Mt. Pleasant

Cuteness, right?

Latest fav Charleston store that I adore, absolutely adore. Unfortunately (or fortunately, because I fear I would have bought them out of all their stock!), they were closed when we walked by one Saturday night. Even love the name – The Southern Curator.

Great gifts, recycled and vintage artifacts (if I remember correctly, there was the way coolest vintage tiny tricycle in the front – WANT!). Also yumbly candles, soaps and scents.

I hear from my shopping mall sources that this retail venue may be moving. Hope The Southern Curator finds footing somewhere just as accessible as Mount Pleasant’s Towne Centre!

‘Cuz, I will be there…this time when they’re open!

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Jiva-Apoha Founder Angela Shore Gives us a Friday:5ive

You’ve heard us gush over Angela Shore before, here on FashionWhirled. Both she and her amazing Jiva-Apoha line of natural beauty and health products – fabulously scented, organic moisturizing oils, for face, for body – are the real deal. Down to earth. Naturally based. Grounded in the right stuff. Full of light + life. Spiritual + loving. Beautiful.

Thank goodness we’ve gotten the opportunity to gush about her again! Yes, we’ve gotten the “High 5” from her: she’s today’s  Friday:5ive feature. Please read on and be illuminated. We certainly were!

Angela Shore Photo by Liz Von Hoene

FashionWhirled:  As a young model, fashion must have been an early focus in your life! What role does fashion or style play in Continue reading