Thursday, February 24, 2011

Having a passion for fashion is fun at any age. Being able to pick out clothes to represent who you are and what you're feeling at that very moment is one of the best ways of self expression that there is. Fashion for yourself and for your fellow adults is one thing, but when kids and babies are entered into the equation? Well, that's a whole other ball game of fun. Though I have no children, I am a sucker (like so many others) for teeny fashionable styles for the little ones. Just one glance at a little baby girl walking down the street in a colorful dress or a little boy in a flannel shirt and small jeans? Come on. It's only natural for hearts all over to melt. 

Where to go in Savannah for the most adorable children's styles? Look no further than Sara Jane Boutique. This wonderful boutique is located in the Historic District (look for the lovely building with polka dot awnings!) and carries magical merchandise for everyone from newborns to size 8 for girls/boys.

Head over there immediately whether you're a mama to be, an already mama or if you're looking for the perfect gift! But first, check out this interview to learn more about the boutique!

1. Hi Sara! Thank you for agreeing to do this interview! I must say that your boutique is absolutely precious. I'm currently studying fashion marketing and management and one day I hope to own my own boutique. What is one extremely important thing you'd want to tell any person out there with dreams of starting their own boutique? 
My biggest advice would definitely be to never give up. Secondly, you are never too young (or too old) to live your dreams. I'm not the stereotypical "children's shop owner"- I'm 25, I don't have children (yet!) but I have an amazing support system and love what I do!
2. Since opening in November, what has been some of the most surprising (both good and bad) aspects of running your own business?  
Although I've been in the children's wear business for years (as manager, sales associate, as well as a buyer), being the owner of a business is a completely different experience. As much as I knew it would be hard work, times that by 10! Owning a business (at least at the beginning) is a 24/7 job- but also 10 times more rewarding than I ever thought it could be. I'm so blessed at the response we have received from the Savannah community and the relationships I've already built with my customers. I wouldn't trade that for anything.

3. I imagine ordering all of the beautiful children's clothing is so much fun. What is your favorite part about owning a boutique that's directed toward children? 
I absolutely love kids! It's really fun to see soon-to-be moms shop for their little one on the way, then seeing their new arrival, and watching as their children grow up. Fashion is very personal and creating that connection with your customer is amazing. My customers aren't only clients, they become good friends.

4. As a Savannah native, how would you describe the quintessential "Savannah style", and how has it changed throughout the past couple of years? 
Savannah in itself is one of a kind and I think that directly translates to the fashion here. Certain influences (such as SCAD) have definitely taken this small historic town into a more fashion forward city. Years ago who would have thought we would house a Marc Jacobs store before a mainstream shop such as Jcrew. 

5. Your location is really wonderful! It's not exactly downtown, but it's nestled in a cozy and more suburban area of town with better parking. Do you feel that your 'far from Broughton street' location has really helped you stand apart from other retailers in the area? I know your shop has caught my eye so many times driving down 37th street, and I absolutely love your logo.
Broughton Street wasn't ever really an option for us. Although Broughton street has fabulous shopping- the lack of parking and distance wasn't convenient for our customers who are primairly moms with strollers or small children and grandparents. Our location has really turned out to be the perfect spot for us- and you can't miss our polka dot awnings!

6. Do you have any specific inspirations that help you when it's time to narrow down your merchandise orders?
I'm lucky to have a mother that is willing to be my CFO (her day job is running a bank). I can see how easy it could be to over buy at market. There's so much out there it can be overwhelming, but I am constantly searching for unique designers and lines that maybe haven't made it to Savannah yet. When you are buying boutique clothing I think you aren't looking for the mainstream cookie cutter merchandise, but something special and different. That's what I always consider when narrowing down my orders.

7. What are some of the trends that are happening lately in children's wear and what has been selling best in Savannah? 
Children's clothing has really become more of an extension of the parents style more than anything. While smocked clothing is always going to be present in the South, we've tried to have a good mixture of funky and traditional at the shop so we have something for everyone. Owls and anything nautical inspired has especially been big trends this season in children's wear. 

8. Obviously Sara Jane Boutique is the place to go to in Savannah for truly adorable children's clothing. However, when it's time for us grown ups to go searching for stylish items in Savannah, what places do you recommend? 
Well, I happen to be a closet shopaholic so this is quite easy for me. Bleubelle of course has always been a favorite of mine, but recently I've had some great finds at J Paige, Fab'rik, Terra Cotta, and Palm Avenue. (I have a weakness for fun prints)

9. What are some of your absolute favorite things about living in Savannah? 
How could you not love this weather! Mixed with the coast, beautiful downtown, shopping, and friendly Southern hospitality Savannah is truly an amazing place to grow up. My favorite by far is how Savannah is the biggest small town. Everyone knows everyone or is related to someone you know. Although this isn't always the best case scenario in some circumstances- I find it comforting.
10. It was brought to my attention on Sara Jane Boutique's facebook page that there is going to be a charity tea party in March. That sounds like every little girl's dream! Please tell me more! 
My vision for the shop has always included giving back to the community. One of my first jobs was at my parents bed and breakfast (they were formally owners of the Hamilton- Turner Inn) as an afternoon tea server. Nothing says southern like sweet tea, big hats, and a party. That mixed with our "Sweeteas" book series theme and book signing from author Rochelle Fraizer, it will definitely be a little girl's dream. We are even fortunate enough to be able to donate all the proceeds of this event to a great organization- the March of Dimes. We, as well as the Sweeteas characters, believe charity is an important lesson to teach all ages.

for more..
Sara Jane Children's Boutique
202 East 37th Street
Savannah, GA
'like' them on Facebook here!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

time to talk bbq.

Yes, this is a style blog. Yes, this is a Savannah blog. So what else could represent Savannah or Southern style better than BBQ? Being a New Jersey native, the idea of southern cuisine is a bit foreign to me. While living in Savannah for the past year, I've tried to submerse myself in good ol' fashioned southern food every once in a while. Though I'm not a big fan of ribs and pork, I'm a fan of bbq sauce slathered chicken, mac and cheese, cornbread, green beans, sweet tea, etc. Obviously this post is very diet friendly, so keep reading if you're trying to lose some pounds. Just kidding, don't keep reading or else you'll probably explode. 

So what's the deal? What is your favorite bbq place around Savannah? I know people get very defensive and attached to certain establishments. And since I'm not very daring in the food department, I don't have much to go by, but i'm giving it a shot. These are my two favorites so far. What are yours?

514 MLK Blvd.
Savannah, GA

Now, this is the first BBQ place I have tried in Savannah (aside from Polk's Market, but my friend and I just grabbed it really quick and I didn't really eat much of it.). The first time I came here was with a group of girls and we literally didn't leave until the waiter was pretty much forcing us out because they were closing. With such a great beer selection, I say they should expand their hours til 11pm! Anyway, I tried the grilled chicken plate with some sort of spicy jalapeno honey sauce and a side of mac and cheese. It was a taste-bud pleaser, and the Palm beer that I ordered really helped wash it all down. It was delicious and fun. After leaving, I became its biggest fan and wanted to go back. I've been back two different times since then, each time bringing people that were visiting me. Both times I had the pulled smoked chicken sandwich, split the parmesan onion rings with the people I dined with and a cold glass of Purple Haze beer. Tasty, decently priced and a great laid back atmosphere with nice staff. 

21 West Oglethorpe Lane
Savannah, GA

This place was something that I had only heard about and never actually laid eyes on. When people would talk about Angel's, it was like they were describing a religious experience. Located in the alleyway of a church, it might as well be a religious experience (at least the kind that i'm interested in having). Walking in there, it was like this secret gem that I felt relieved to finally discover after hearing so many tales. It was tiny and cozy, making me feel instantly comfortable even when I got stage fright when it was my turn to order. That's something I get pretty much everywhere even though I tend to order the same variety of things all the time. So many options, though! Anyway,  I stuck to my ol' faithful, a pulled chicken sandwich, (man, i should get more daring, shouldn't I?) I was blown away with how succulent it was. Melt in your mouth might not be the proper description because I felt it melted on the plate before I was even able to grab a hold of it. It was a messy pile of southern goodness. I get it now, Angels' followers.

any other suggestions? I'm all ears.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For those of you who don't know, Chris Benz is not only one of the freshest young designers in the industry right now but he's also a SCAD fashion mentor that makes frequent trips down to Savannah to help guide the young minds of the fashion program. 

His designs are the perfect mixture of classic and quirky with the most wonderful splash of color and personality. Benz is undoubtedly one of my favorite designers, and seeing him walking down Jones street this past summer left me star struck. I immediately checked his twitter only to find out it truly was him! Benz is such a regular in Savannah lately that his collection was deeply inspired by our lovely little city. 

 "Savannah is such a strange place," Benz said at his presentation today. "Caught between Southern decorum and the influx of art school kids—it's quite a collision." You could hardly script it better. With his taste for slightly dusty, granny-takes-a-trip finery and a puckish sense of fun (he's currently sporting a pointy quiff dyed several shades of Manic Panic neon), Benz just about embodies that mash-up himself.

The city's stately old mansions sent the designer scrambling for interiors and upholstery fabrics; the results, reeking of Southern gentility, included pieces in velvet and Lurex-threaded tweed. The famous Savannah ghost stories lent themselves to spooky prints of pluming smoke. But while the backdrop has changed, the Benz aesthetic has traveled perfectly intact. "

The entire collection remains true to Benz's image and his Savannah inspiration is very apparent but not in an 'in your face' way. The pieces are classic and elegant with just enough stuffiness balanced out with a slightly disheveled and offbeat look, just like the city of Savannah. 

What I like best about him is that although his designs are cohesive, they're not predictable. When I view his collections, it's always a large array of different items that are not only beautiful and dreamlike but absolutely wearable and practical for  a woman to wear or aspire to wear. 

 for more of the collection, please click here. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

One of the ultimate 'date holidays' is upon us within the next couple of days. While taking the 'casual route' and heading over to Wild Wings might be less pressure in the 'romantic' and 'cutesy' department, let's step it up a notch. Sure taking your valentine somewhere cheap and easy might and easy, but impress your love and go somewhere in Savannah that shows you care! Even if you're single, round up a bunch of friends and make it a date night for yourselves. A place that comes to mind that fits all of the Valentines Day 'requirements' has to be Leoci's Trattoria on Abercorn street.

The first time I went to Leoci's, I was with three of my girl friends and we wanted to have a nice meal with a couple of drinks. The entire establishment is different than others in Savannah. Though the inside is quite tiny, it's still a pretty intimate and chic environment. You feel like you're somewhere other than Savannah, but with just enough reminders of where you are. We sat outside and the overall feel of the place was relaxing, candlelit and cozy. Perfect strung lights surrounding the outside tables making you feel as if you're at a chic outdoor restaurant in New York City. The food is delicious and so are the drinks. Be sure to order a glass of the sangria and try your best to pick a pasta dish on the menu. To hell with any no carbs diet you may be on, because Leoci's makes their own pasta from scratch and it is to die for. 

With a low maintenance selection of dishes, Leoci's really does their best to add a bit of quirk into each and every item, even if it is just something as simple as spaghetti and tomato sauce. This isn't your average Italian eatery. It has a wonderful feel of its own from the second you look around at the decor to the last bite of your meal. 

So grab your valentine, or a group of friends and make a reservation. You won't be sorry, and you'll be back for more. 

head over heels for 'Pre Luv B'

Any girl or guy that is into vintage shopping understands that the thrill of the 'hunt' is a thrill like no other. What's better than going through racks and racks of previously loved gems only to find not one but two (or three!) precious items that are not only wonderful but the price tag won't make you cringe! That, my friends, is the ideal fashion hunt. There are many magical vintage/thrift/antiques stores sprinkled around our Savannah, but one in particular is absolutely worth your attention. So, keep driving or walking past Forsyth and make your way to Pre Luv B @ 37th & Abercorn Antiques.

Located in a gigantic old yellow mansion on 37th street and Abercorn, this antiques haven is now home to Pre Luv B which is a small but amazing consignment store. Unlike other consignments stores in town, if you decide to sell your previously loved items, they split the profit with you 50/50. That's a pretty good deal. Though it is a pretty new little shop, it is already filled with chic items in all sizes, styles and colors. You're bound to find something to fall in love with.

I was lucky enough to pop in and see the hard work that was going into the Valentines Day campaign. It was a beautiful day and the set exuded a romantic and bohemian feel. Everything involved in the shoot can be found at Pre Luv B and 37th & Abercorn Antiques. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos from the lookbook shoot & for the Valentines Day campaign. Dressing yourself up in pretty vintage clothing, being in love and being surrounded by gorgeous antiques is anyone's daydream and the interns and staff who worked on the shoot truly made this come to life.

So please, next time you're in the area, go walk around the shop, let yourself fall in love with various items and feel completely enamored with the delicate yet cozy decor. Also, don't forget to follow them on twitter for updates on what's going on in the shop!

Pre Luv B 
(located on the second floor at 37th & Abercorn Antiques)
201 East 37th Street
Savannah, GA

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun- 11am-4pm

Saturday, January 29, 2011

hit the books

SCAD's almost midterms. So you know what that means. Library time. Computer lab time. Studio time. Lots of time. So be comfy chic while you're spending time working on what you love. Even if it's tiring and time consuming sometimes, remember there's a reason for it! Put some Otis Redding on and drink 4,000 cups of coffee. You got this.

For our second featured interview post, I'd like to introduce you all to Bridget Blanton who runs a unique style blog based in Savannah. Bridget expresses her personal taste and talents throughout her blog but especially when it comes to her street style posts that do not involve a camera, but instead her impressive sketching skills. It truly gives a new twist to the idea of capturing a stranger's essence based on what they are wearing. So let's get to know more about Bridget and her blog The Fashion File (formerly the Savannah Sartorialist)

1. Hi Bridget! First, thank you for participating in this interview! I have to say, your blog The Fashion File is a really interesting and dynamic site! It really does a fantastic job at showcasing your amazing fashion sketching skills as well as showing your personality. What was your intention when you first started the blog?

No problem at all! I’m really flattered that you’ve asked to interview me. My initial intentions for the blog were to record inspiration I found around Savannah as a resource for my own fashion designs. I started it back in 2008 when I was just beginning to take fashion classes at SCAD. I found myself constantly checking out The Sartorialist and thought that I could do something similar (hence the “formally known as The Savannah Sartorialist”). It was also a great way for me to break out of my shell a bit and approach people I didn’t know. It really brightens their day when you tell them how fantastic their outfit is! From there the blog has really been an evolving project that changes as I do!

2. I find it so fantastic that instead of snapping street style photographs of people around Savannah, you actually sketch them! That's pretty amazing. Can you describe your process from finding the right person all the way to completing the final sketch?

The idea for sketching instead of photographing people began with a project I had for a class. I was struggling to do more with my blog and combining my two favorite things, fashion and illustration, seemed the way to go. My process is usually to set up somewhere with lots of passer-bys. From there I just wait for someone to peak my interest (more than just a cute piece, but an entire look that I find particularly stylish) and then “speed sketch” as many details as possible. Then I take that back home and make any necessary changes to help the drawing read better. At times when I don’t have my sketchbook but I find someone really inspiring, I’ll snap a photo on my phone or with my camera and do the drawing later.

3. Is there a certain spot/neighborhood in Savannah that you would consider the most stylish & best for gaining inspiration?

I usually find the best folks on Broughton St. It’s where you find both locals and tourists. Coffee shops and more recently frozen yogurt shops seem the best place for me to get a great view and have plenty of time to hang out and sketch. Two other great spots: Forsyth Park and of course, the SCAD fashion building.

4. I understand that you're a SCAD fashion student. What is your favorite thing that you've learned so far from the fashion program and how have you incorporated it into your everyday life?

Well, I’ve actually changed majors to Illustration and now only have a minor in Fashion. However, I learned a ton in the classes I’ve taken. The most favorite thing I’ve learned has to be how to make inspiration boards and research books. I love collecting images and organizing images on a page. It’s something that helps a great deal when related to my illustration work as well. The program also taught me to look for inspiration ALWAYS and EVERYWHERE. It’s an important as a visual artist or designer to have “a good eye.” That’s something I definitely use daily.

5. As a fellow SCAD fashion student, I've got to admit that I'm so jealous of your sketching skills. I'm just awful at it! Have you always loved to draw? 

Drawing has been a passion of mine since I was small. I eventually found that I was obsessed with drawing women and dressing them in “fancy” clothes. I’ve been obsessed ever since! 

6. What are some of your favorite things in general about living/going to school in Savannah?

The scenery is the best. There’s a perfect balance of green and city here. I love all things antique and vintage and that love is what drew me to Savannah. I’m always inspired by the ornate iron work and little details on the buildings. Location wise it’s the perfect distance from home (about 4 hours) and the beach!

7. Savannah has some pretty good shopping, whether you want new or vintage. What are some of your fashion/shopping suggestions for Savannah girls?

Shopping in Savannah isn’t complete without a stop at Civvies! I’m in love with vintage clothes, and Civvies always has my fix! Red Clover, Terra Cotta, Custard, and the newly opened Fab’rik are some of my favorite places to find new pieces. 

8. Are there any blogs that you frequent religiously? What draws you to a good blog & what makes you want to return to it?

The Sartorialist is always at the top of my must-visit blog list. I check blogs when I need inspiration and Schuman’s images always speak to me whether it is for a fashion or illustration project. I also frequent Garance Dore’s blog, street style bloggers, and most recently, Mint Design Blog.

9. One word to describe Savannah?


10. Thank you again for answering these questions! I hope you continue to post your wonderful street style sketches because you've got a great eye and talent for it! I know I'll keep checking back for them :)

Thank you! I hope to get back into posting more regularly soon!

for more, check out bridget's blog the fashion file!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


it's thursday! hooray! if you're a SCAD student, you know that thursdays are one of the best nights to go out in savannah. no school on friday, hello, and not to mention tons of stuff to do downtown. so whether you're going to grab yourself a scorpian tea at Hangfire and listen to karaoke (or participate in karaoke? why the hell not.) or dance your ass off at The Jinx, put on your most comfortable yet chic outfit and go have some fun.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

savannah rainy day

today was a gray, rainy and cold day on the streets of savannah. atleast we're not like our pals in atlanta, covered in snow and ice with our schedules getting delayed due to dangerous conditions. but still, we can let out a big ol' sigh and all agree that this weather sure is gloomy.

so here's to still managing to get out of our pajamas in the morning when the weather is just screaming "stay in bed!"

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This is Savannah

Turn of the Centuries offers some of the most beautiful notecards, postcards, prints, and books on Etsy. One of the best parts? The city of Savannah acts as one of the main focuses for most of the pieces. A perfect souvenir for any Savannah former/current Savannah residents or just tourists who are still in love with the city would be "This is Savannah Vol 2." which is the second series of handmade architectural drawings of the city streets. Covering streets like Jones, Tattnall and East Broad, this book offers a different perspective of what we all know and love in the downtown historic district.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Welcome to Polyvore!
It's starting to get a little chilly here, but nothing like the cold weather our Northern friends are getting. It's still pretty much sweater and boots weather here and it's the best temperature to put your ipod in your ears and wander the cobblestone streets underneath the spanish moss. 

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Southern Flourish

Have you read Southern Flourish yet? If not, get over to their website to learn more about this fantastic online magazine dedicated to all things beautiful, stylish & Southern. 

fashion plates

It's extremely difficult to walk into ShopSCAD and not feel inspired, but it's especially difficult to walk out of there empty handed. With the most awe-inspiring and unique merchandise to chose from, ShopSCAD is without a doubt one of the best (if not the best) places in Savannah to pick up the most amazing items that will have everyone asking "Where did you get that!?"

All of the style lovers out there must take a look at Ben Morris' beautiful fashion plates. With it's unique shape and crisp & clean design, these plates are almost too pretty to eat off of. Available in a variety of outstanding colors such as gecko, mustard, wine and teal. 

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shopSCAD is located at 340 Bull Street, right across from Madison Square.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

For our first featured interview post, I'd like to introduce you all to Ginny Branch Stelling! She is a SCAD graduate, stylist, illustrator, fashion girl (she once worked at Marc Jacobs! hello dream job!) and blogger extraordinaire! Her style is not only unique but romantic and charming, and her blog is the dreamiest of them all. You can learn more about her by heading over to My Favorite Color is Shiny and also peruse her lovely posts at Design*Sponge. But first, let's get to know Ginny a bit more & hear about her time in Savannah!

First off, thank you so much for agreeing to answer these questions! I've been a huge fan of your blog and your work with Design*Sponge for a while! I understand that you graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2007. What are some of the things that loved about being in Savannah?

Thank you so much, that's such a lovely thing to say! I loved biking
around the city on my pink cruiser wearing vintage dresses! i loved
buying stacks of magazines at home run video and poring over them
while downing massive amounts of coffee at gallery espresso. i loved
biking through the park in the early spring(when it was still kind of
cold) and getting lime-ade's from the sentient bean. back in the day
bakery was one of my absolute favorite spots in the WORLD! i would
hang out with cheryl and eat copious amounts of vanilla/vanilla
cupcakes. i loved the architecture. the houses are so big and
beautiful and romantic. i lived in this one house on gordon st that
was a brick town house being swallowed in ivy. three floors, every
room had a fireplace mantle and every floor had at least one GIANT
walk-in closet. i could have lived in that house forever!!!

i also loved the people i met the most. i am getting teary-eyed just
thinking about all of them. some of the best people i have met in my
whole life.

Just by being around all of the beautiful architecture, mossy trees and quirky Savannah characters, it's hard to not feel motivated in this tiny city. What were your favorite spots to go to in the city during your downtime to inspire your creativity?

biking up and down jones st really made me feel happy and alive. i
also spent many hours falling in love with the store @ home (both
locations) and paris market (both locations). each store was chock
full of beautiful, sentimental objects that inspired many college
projects and truly shaped my aesthetic.

 Your blog really evokes this beautiful, feminine & romantic feeling that is truly enjoyable as a reader. What are some things in your life, past & present, that influence your current style?

thank you again! my style is influenced by so many things, i have a
lot of love for... 1920s workwear, 1920s flappery beaded things and
lingerie, victorian photographs, literature, undergarments,  and
interiors (and hairstyles), tomboyish style from the 60s, jeffrey
mcdaniel's poetry,  pablo neruda's poetry, little edie beale and grey
gardens, things that are dilapidated(beautiful decay), peeling paint,
chipped and broken pottery, clothing that is threadbare or shows signs
of mending/darning, the unusual(curiosities and oddities), maison
martin margiela, simone shubuck(artist), partners &
spade(designers/artists/retail owners)

i worship at the altar of
sibella court( my favorite stylist in the world), i also fancy mary
randolph carter and mark & sally bailey, RRL and ralph lauren's
vintage stock, southern hospitality, vintage scrapbooks and journals,
old ledgers, flower(fresh, dried, and pressed-all of the above),
mixing humble materials (burlap, muslin, canvas with like dirty,
grungy vintage sequins and beading), collections(any and all- i find
groupings of things fasinating, and the psychology behind it), maira
kalman(artist), cedric smith(painter), henry dragger(artist), collage
art. i'm also loving the trend(hate that word) of general
stores/mercantiles. in new york there are a lot of them, and i'm
obsessed with objects that are so authentic and purposeful and humble.
it balances my love for tacky, flashy things.

If you had to describe one constant thing about your style & overall outlook on design, what would it be?

as far as my styling or illustration work... i really like combining
nostalgia and the feeling of being in love OR i like juxtaposing
something seemingly sweet or childlike with something somewhat
sinister or uncomfortable(if i'm feeling bold-ha). i'm allowed to be
bolder when i blog or illustrate because it is more for my personal
enjoyment. if i'm working for a client, that is typically not the kind
of direction they want to go in (basically i try and keep it light and
lively for magazine work).

 Being from the New York area, I know how different it feels up north from how it feels down here in the south. What were some of the things that you loved about your time in New York City that differed from your time in Georgia?

honestly, i really, really miss the diversity. in every way new york is truly a melting pot of thoughts, religions, manners of dress, social statuses, neighborhoods, lifestyles... just about everything. i loved having so many different kinds of people living in one tiny island. i was constantly learning new things and trying new restaurants and discovering new places to shop and hang out. i miss the stimulation and creative energy of the people who lived there. georgia(especially atlanta, savannah, and athens) has a lot to offer creatively, it is just more spread out. new york was so accessible. you could be poor and still live a full life there(even though rent was just the pits).

If you weren't doing what you are doing right now, and had to go back to SCAD all over again for an entirely different degree, what would it be?

graphic design! i would go back today and get a MFA in it (if i had
the money). I'm naturally a very tactile, hand-crafted girl that I
would love to be trained in all things tech. Mixing the two
sensibilities is the jam! or i'd do something completely different like go to circus school.
seriously. i think that would be amazing and almost took some circus
classes at coney island!

 As a little girl, did you always have dreams of working in fashion or did the desire come later on?

since i was in the 6th grade i always, always wanted to be a fashion designer. now, less so, because i'm a pitiful seamstress and am lousy at the basics(pattern drafting and draping). also, my personality is not best suited to be a fashion designer. it's an extremely, extremely tough profession and is not for the faint of heart. i love styling because i think my skill set is better suited for the kind of job requirements. i love being able to create moods and stories (and shop for beautiful things). styling there is a narrative and i feel i get to enjoy the entire development process more. fashion design in new york is very fast-paced, demanding, and very, very business-y.

i need to be in a field where i can have more creative control and is less about meetings and numbers and sales. but that is just me, and i don't say that to sound cynical! a lot of my friends currently are at design houses in new york and are very successful at what they do!

 It's starting to get a little bit chilly here in Savannah. What are some of your favorite current trends right now for cold weather?

i love a 1960s camel coat( like ali macgraw's in love story), chunky
chunky fisherman sweaters, and if i was a little edgier i would
totally rock a leather pilot jacket with all the yummy shearling(
total amelia earhart style).

 Your personal style is so wonderful and eclectic, so I must you have any favorite Savannah thrifting spots or tips to scoring perfect second hand gems?

aww, that's awfully generous! i can't remember where i used to shop... one is this antique shop that is in an old gas station on bull st maybe? it's near jones st, i think. i also loved peddler jims, @ home, paris market, the goodwills and salvation armies, this vintage shop that used to be in starland gallery. and there was this other awesome vintage clothing store that closed (it was in a two floor townhouse that was by the sorrel weed house, i think). savannah has changed so much, i feel like i don't know any cool spots anymore!

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions!  On behalf of Savannah Street Style, it's a pleasure to see your wonderful visions on your blog, representing SCAD so well & we look forward to seeing what you do next :]

thank  you so much! i'm sorry if i rambled... i talk a lot!