18 Days of Grand Haul: Wear It As a Shawl


Hello, my fabulouses!  Today has been a super fun and adventurous day for the VIP as I had a photo shoot for the movie poster…afterwards, I got pampered at the Cos-Medi Center in Columbus, Mississippi with a fabulous facial! Special thanks to Hollie Blair Lampkin for always making my skin feel fresh and fabulous! :)

Phew! I am going to keep this outfit post short and sweet because I am in desperate need of a nap!

To transform yesterday’s look from the farmer’s market to a lovely brunch date with that campus hottie, simply toss off the jacket and wear the scarf as a shawl…TAH DAH! You look fabulous! *pushes Staples button* That was easy!

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Top: Aeropostale, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Cords: J.Crew, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shoes: Naturalizer, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Scarf: Charming Charlie, The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Check out my Grand Haul video for The Outlet Shops of Grand River below to see the fabulous deal I snagged on these outfit pieces!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: TWT Luncheon 2013


Hello, my fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog! It is that wonderful time of the week again…Weekly Whistle time! Whoop Whoop!

Brenda Caradine and Melissa Duncan at the Tennessee Williams Tribute Luncheon at the Tampico Bay Restaurant in Columbus, Mississippi.

Brenda Caradine, Melissa Duncan, and the VIP at the Tennessee Williams Tribute Luncheon at the Tampico Bay Restaurant in Columbus, Mississippi.

On August 27, I was invited by Brenda Caradine to attend the Tennessee Williams Tribute luncheon in Columbus, Mississippi. Mrs. Caradine not only manages the functions of the Tennessee Williams Tribute, but she also owns and operates the Amzi Love Lincoln Homes Bed and Breakfast with her husband, Sid Caradine (aka Captain Sid).

To learn more about the Amzi Love and Lincoln Homes, check out the VIP YouTube videos here:

  • Amzi Love Antebellum Home history, click here.
  • Amzi Love Home circa 1848, click here.

Throwing it back to when I met Brenda Caradine for the first time….

I am so very thankful to have such a fabulous fan like Brenda Caradine–she has been with the VIP since the very beginning! Thank you, Miss Brenda, for not only supporting me, but also for pushing me to follow my dreams! I love you very much:) You are a tremendous fan!


Want to learn more about the Tennessee Williams Tribute?  Check out all of the amazing write-ups by Real Media by clicking here.

Y’all are absolutely going to want to attend the Stella Shouting! The what? Exactly…go visit Real Media to find out more:)


Barbara Broach and I at the TWT luncheon at Tampico Bay in Columbus, MS.

Barbara Broach, Director of the Florence Alabama Arts & Museums, and I at the TWT luncheon at Tampico Bay in Columbus, MS.


Now, let’s see what fabulous frock the VIP wore! Come on, fashionistas, let’s go!

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Dress: Banana Republic

Belt: Anthropologie

Heels: Michael Kors, Belk


To see more pictures from the 2013 TWT Luncheon, please visit the VIP Facebook page here.

Check out the Tennessee Williams Tribute on Facebook to keep up with upcoming events! Click here.

Like Real Media on Facebook to stay up-to-date with new article posts and events! Click here.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: A Day At the Salon with Brantley Willis


For a long, long, long, LONG time, I have been wanting my hair cut and styled like a modern version of Marilyn Monroe. Thanks to Brantley Willis and Jeremy Stephens at The Association of Independent Artists–The Salon that long-loved look became a reality!


Isn’t Brantley Willis precious!

Brantley Willis, a tremendously talented stylist, did such a FABULOUS job with my color and cut–I could not have asked for a more perfect vintage look! It is hard to trust new people with my signature curly locks, but at the end of the day–it was totally worth it. I am still in complete shock of the wonderful job Brantley did with my curls.  Bonus:  it was so much fun being with Brantley, Jeremy, and Walker today!  Y’all are TOTALLY FABULOUS!

As I was waiting for my top highlights to finish up–the mom, Brantley, and Walker Crow (hair stylist at The Salon) were chatting about how I wanted my hair cut. I have always referred to the VIP cut as a “curly bob”…until today…until Walker Crow’s genius…So…Walker Crow came up with the “cob”–a curly bob.  From this point forward, the VIP’s signature curly bob will be referred to as a “cob”…yes, readers…a “cob”…it is catchy…Thanks, Walker Crow, for that fabulous title:)  Bonus:  I love corn on the cob smothered with butter…slathered in butter….

Jeremy Stephens and I having some fun at The Salon!

Jeremy Stephens and I having some fun at The Salon!

Near the end of the drying process, I began to love my hair EVEN MORE–I did not know that was even possible. To make my hair experience even more fabulous, Jeremy Stephens cut my bangs and played with my hair.  I showed him a picture of Marilyn (yes, I have photos readily available of Marilyn on my phone) and no more than five minutes later…BAM!…I looked like a modern version of the iconic Marilyn Monroe.  It was absolute perfection…so, so, so, so, so, amazing. Words cannot express how much I love the new Cob!  Walker, you have created the most spectacular name for my ‘do.

To schedule an appointment with a fabulous hair artist at the AIA salon, please call (205)402-0022.

Like The Association of Independent Artists on Facebook to keep up with their latest projects and publicity! Click here.

I am sharing this picture on the blog only because I love y'all...

I am sharing this picture on the blog only because I love y’all…

Now that I have told y’all about my superb hair pampering day at the AIA Salon, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Come on, fashionistas!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Belt: Anthropologie

Shoes: Korks by Kork-Ease

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain



To the nice guy named Austin that gave me a sweet note with your number on a napkin at the salon today…my mom threw it away before I realized what she had done.  Please understand that it was not personal.  She thought that it was trash.

For future fans and friends, please do not write valuable information on napkins. I recommend brightly colored sticky notes.  To my knowledge the mom has not thrown away any valuable information written on sticky notes.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn