Monday, September 28, 2009

Fashion Show Charlotte

Hi ladies I finally have pictures from the fashion show! I lost my camera so I had to have a friend take these and email them to me, thanks Krissy. (I guess wherever my camera is hiding my ipod is there too)

If you want to see all the pictures just check them out on my facebook page.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

NC State Won!

I'm really excited for two reasons... NC State won against Pitt today and we got the husbands to use our Clothes Hound/Lauren Skye Koozies at the game. Don't they look cute with their cute pink can huggers? These are koozies Jessica and I had made for the Fashion Show in Charlotte last weekend. There are two sides one with my company info and one with hers, I think they were a big hit and turned out super cute. We'll also be use these at an upcoming joint party some of our friends are hosting.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thanks KKG!!!

I just got back from my party at the USC Kappa Kappa Gamma House. I had a great time as always, they really are a great group of girls! I also enjoyed catching up with my cousin Leslie pictured above. The French Connection Wizard dresses were a great seller. The gamecocks colors are Black and Burgundy so of course the red and black stuff sold well. They just celebrated a great victory against Ole Miss and love to dress up for games. Let's hope NC State can put up a win tomorrow! Thanks again KKG girls, have a great school year and hopefully I'll see you again in the spring!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Local Macy's Event

Macy's at Crabtree Valley Mall will have a Style & Co. shopping party Saturday with style experts in the store to share style tips and show how to transition wardrobe pieces, particularly with the Style & Co. brand.
Shoppers will get a gift with any Style & Co. purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last. Customers also will get a shot at winning a $250 electronic gift certificate.
The event is from 1-4 p.m.

This event could actually be a lot of fun and the tips they give on transitioning your wardrobe could be used with any brand not just Style & Co. I'm finding my Karlie Leggings are helping me in transitioning dresses and t-shirts into more suitable fall wear. They were a huge hit at the Fashion show on Friday and for only $27 you can't afford not to get a pair!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Day in the Life of a Model

I know modeling doesn't look like a hard job and they get paid tons of money. Must be nice to be so beautiful that you get paid for the way you look. Of course I wish my legs were a mile long and that I could lose that last 5 lbs (which will probably be the last 25lbs after this baby arrives). But I am glad I can eat a cheeseburger if I want or a deliciously huge blueberry muffin with one million carbs and fat grams.

Anyway my N&O eblast yesterday included a story on Models and a new website your sure to love. "Everything you've ever wanted to know about models (including when they change their hairstyles!) and modeling are part of this blog, The Web site's all over Fashion Week, of course, and you can even find out what your favorite model (Lily, Chanel, Erin, Coco ...) is wearing after the shows. There's also a video on how to walk in high heels, in case your looking to make a career change, and a slideshow of model runway mishaps."

Let me know what you think....are you auditioning to be ANTM?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Local Shout Out

Raleigh Denim is a local company that creates amazing jeans! They are currently be carried at Barney's and a couple of smaller boutique stores. Raleigh Denim was created by a husband and wife team who actually met back in high school. The line was first called Verses and is now Raleigh Denim. North Carolina has a rich textile history and NC State is one of the best textile schools (i started my bachelors there). Everything they use is from North Carolina—the thread, the denim, the zippers, the labels. They do everything in the studio—sewing, washing. They say the most sustainable and enjoyable way to do anything is to do it where you are, around people you like, which is why they have stayed in Raleigh.

They retail for around $250...maybe if they decide to make a less pricey line we'll start carrying it. =) By the way most jeans are made in 12 minutes each pair of jeans they make takes 5 hours b/c they do everything themselves. I guess it's understandable that they cost more.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall is here

Although it may not feel like fall yet depending on where you live many things indicate it's definitely here! Fall awards shows (VMA's), the season premier of Oprah today and new Fall television starts next week which means Fall is upon us.

I hope you didn't miss the VMA's, but even if you did you know MTV will have it on a million more times, DVR it later. I have to say Kanye West is a douche bag but on to more pleasant things such as the Fashion at the VMA's. Dresses were short and long but many had metallic hues including both silver and gold. I loved the look of these ladies. Here is a quick over view, Olivia Palermo in a shoulder-cutout LBD, Kristin Cavallari in a strapless sequined minidress, Beyonce in a sassy LRD, Whitney Port in a sheer Christopher Kane, and Leighton Meester in her sequin Christian Cota. All five ladies turned up the volume at last nights event. Who was your favorite?
picture courtesy

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fashion Show

I just spent the afternoon with Jessica which was lovely. Beyond making me a delicious lunch we planned out the order, play list and all the details of our upcoming show in Charlotte on Friday night. We have 6 models and 18 outfits to showcase. These Charlotte girls are in for a real treat! Jessica owns an online boutique and we feel our stores really compliment one another. We have done 1 other fashion show together and are always bouncing ideas off each other. Stay tuned for pictures from the show!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dress by Theme

While at Market I stopped by the Lisa Adams showroom, called Therapy and shopping therapy it was! I came across a new designer by the name of Theme out of LA and loved their little line of sweet and sassy dresses. I purchased the dress to the right which will retail for less than $75! Hints of skin peaking through sheer fabric is really big this fall. See you can be sexy without showing too much! This dress can be worn to work, holiday parties and out to dinner just add the right shoes and accessories.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Charleston Fun

I ran into my two friends Dana and Dana and a group of their friends while in Charleston! Funny we were 4 hours from home but ended up seeing several people we knew. The Dana's were there for a bachelorette party which got me thinking about the ones I've been to. Even been to one in Charleston a few years back. Of course it's fun to get all the girls together, dress up, drink too much and stay out too late but why oh why must we be made to wear hideous outfits and carry around penis paraphernalia? I obviously enjoy dressing up and will think about an outfit for such an occasion months in advance. Unfortunately only weeks in advance you receive an email saying we must all wear black b/c the bachelorette will be in white or some such nonsense. #1 I hate dressing like everyone else, I want to stand out. #2 aren't we too old to all be dressing a like, our group normally gets enough attention without doing that. #3 We don't all have the same taste, you make like airbrushed T-shirts, I do not =) I know it's all in fun and it's not about me that weekend it's about the bride but I swear the torture seems to start earlier and earlier these days. Before all the bridesmaids had to wear a hideous dress and all look the same on the wedding day now it's starts with the bachelorette party. Brides to be I beg you not to make your friends dis their sense of style for your bachelorette party!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

C. Luce

I hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day Weekend! Me and my hubby went to Charleston where we met up with my mom and step-dad. We had a fabulous time doing a lot of touristy things, needless to say we walked a lot and my feet hurt about 1/2 the time, of course I would never wear sneakers unless I was working out so I guess I can't complain.

With Labor Day behind us new fall fashions will continue to roll in. To the right is a small sample of a new line we bought from, C. Luce. We got these two super cute dresses along with an adorable purple coat and beautiful grey wrap sweater. All of these items will retail under $70!!!! I'm positive these items will sell out quickly!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Day Sale

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!! I'm sure you have big plans for this long weekend whether that includes a stay-cation or maybe a quick get away, whatever you do have fun and dress the part!!

Clothes Hound is having a little celebration of it's on with a 20% off sale now through Monday!!! Save 20% on everything from already reduced summer merchandise to new fall fashions. Just use code "fallfashion" at checkout!!! With this discount summer items are 75% off!!! Happy Shopping!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

NC State Kickoff Game

NC State Game
NC State Game by bbatts featuring Dorothy Perkins

NC State kicks off the football season tonight and I can't wait!!! I was so proud of myself for pulling together an outfit that actually works and fits (since I'm 14 weeks pregnant that's tricky). Tonight's game should be an exciting one against South Carolina! Although I can't drink the duff beer above I have my O'douls ready! Football is so big in the south and you have to dress the part, I'll be wearing my new Karlie scarf and Black Slouchy boots by Matisse.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Calm before the Storm

I guess you could call these next few weeks the calm before the storm. This Fall/Winter is going to be crazy busy for Clothes Hound. Chances are if you are anywhere on the East Coast you can find us in a city near you. Here is a run down of Shows and Events we will be attending:

September 18th - Fashion Show, Charlotte NC

September 25th - Sorority Party, Columbia SC

September 29 - October 1, Shecky's Philadelphia PA

October 8 - 11, Martha's Market, Charlottesville VA

October 14-17, Hollydays, Baton Rouge LA

October 21 - 25, A Shopping Spree, Raleigh NC

November 5-7, Holly Day Market, Fayettville NC

November 14 - 16, The Stocked Market, Roanoke VA

November 21 - Holiday Market, Durham NC

December 2 - 6, Bizarre Bazaar, Richmond VA