Posts Tagged ‘one to watch’

With many assists from the kind sirs at NeonSky Creative Media, I am proud to announce the arrival of my website: rachelsutherland.net.

There, you’ll find more about me, what I do and links to recent work.

More importantly, my If the Shoe Fits blog has also moved too. Please book mark it’s new addy. Same insightful, newsworthy content just a few blocks down the stylish street.




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"The Fashion Show" designer Reco Chapple will be among the speakers at the Fashion Summit of NC, March 13 in Raleigh. (allen cooley photo)

Here’s an event you don’t want to miss if you’re considering a stylish career: the Fashion Summit of North Carolina, March 13 in Raleigh. The inaugural event will bring industry experts together to share insight with those who aspire to be models, makeup artists, fashion editors/writers and designers.

Reco Chapple from Bravo’s “The Fashion Show” will speak about breaking into fashion as a designer and representatives of Wilhelmina Evolution talent agency (through which Brooklyn Decker got her start) will speak about modeling. I will be part of the panel discussion on reporting fashion.

Tickets start at $50, and include a continental breakfast, lunch, speakers, breakout sessions, a fashion showcase and admission to Fashion’s Night Out Raleigh at Solace Night Club.

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During a recent trunk show at Icon Interiors in Charlotte, designer Lindsey Carter (center) posed with models wearing pieces from her Spring 2010 collection.

If you love to be a fashionable step or two ahead of the rest, you need to check out Troubadour now. The line, which made its debut at Charleston Fashion Week in March, is picking up steam.

Designer Lindsey Carter, whose resume includes work at J. Crew, Madewell and a startup luxe golf line Carter Humphries, was featured as a designer to watch in Women’s Wear Daily in September.

Now, Troubadour’s Spring 2010 collection has been picked up by Fleur in Raleigh, Beanie & Cecil in Wilmington, Hampden in Charleston and Gwynn’s in Mount Pleasant (clothing should be in stores by February).

Carter was in Charlotte recently for a Troubadour trunk show at Icon Interiors. As While visitors sipped champagne and noshed cheese straws, Carter shared details of her inspiration. This collection, she said, was inspired by Neil Krug’s photography, specifically his plays on light and gradient color.

The result is a fun, modern mix of sophisticated, chic apparel that works at a Southern cocktail party or big city night on the town (pieces start at $300). There’s the Edie jumpsuit, named for Little Edie Beale of Grey Gardens fame, with its one-shouldered, belted ease and ruched cropped legs. Or the Sophia romper that looks anything but, with a full leg and exposed dolman/bat wing shoulders.

And what to make of Troubadour’s rocker/hunter logo? Carter says the skull represents New York City and her Fashion Institute of Technology training, the antlers are the South, and the anchor represents the sea (she now calls Charleston home).

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