Weekly Whistle: ’64 Skylark, Baby!

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Hello, hello, hello, my fantastically fabulous fashionistas! I am going to jump right to the chase with this week’s Weekly Whistle…because I absolutely ADORE the photo “prop” and the flowy summer shorts from three07! Oh, the 1964 Buick Skylark in a dreamy cobalt blue hue made for truly perfect photos….mmhmm…..it does not get much better than vintage rides and fabulous fashions! All I can say is ’64 Skylark, baby…1964 Skylark, baby!

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Blouse:  The Limited

Shorts:  three07

Belt:  Anthropologie

Heels:  BCBG

Sunglasses:  Ray Ban (Polarized), Sunglasses Hut

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No words can explain how much in love I am with this 1964 Buick Skylark! Thank you Joseph St. John (aka Mr. Joe) for the use of your luscious car for this lovely photo shoot! Mr. Joe isn’t just an awesome guy with an awesome car…Mr. Joe is my boss man at Real Media!  Speaking of Real Media, you can read my latest weekly fashion article “The Adventures of the VIP: The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stations” by clicking here.

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Check out more of my writings and photo shoot styling here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–The Secret to Fashion Success–FEBs and Gas Stationshttp://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/05/the-adventures-of-the-vip-the-secret-to-fashion-success-febs-and-gas-stations/

Town and Gown Magazine May Issue: http://issuu.com/townandgownmagazine/docs/may

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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Accessories Challenge: First Strapless Dress of Summer!

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Hello, VIP fashionistas! Let’s kick off this amazing week with an amazing VIP Accessories Challenge! For those of you who are just now joining me on my blogging adventure…or for those of you who simply forgot what a VIP Accessories Challenge is–don’t nod your head no…it’s okay–we all forget things–especially me. I forget to take my laundry upstairs pretty much every single day–Anyway…an Accessories Challenge is where I take one outfit and swap out ONLY accessories to create a variety of looks with ease! Oh….fashionistas can never have too many accessories!

Now, without further ado…I present to you the VIP’s Accessories Challenge with a sunshine yellow strapless dress from Deep South Pout in Starkville, Mississipp! Whoo hoo!

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VIP TIP:

Mixing metallics is a fun and easy way to create a superbly chic look that adds pizazz to any and all summer ensembles! Who said you cannot mix gold and silver together? Well…it was not the VIP!

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 Dress: Deep South Pout

Belt: Personal Vintage Collection (Truth is…I took it out of my mom’s closet…shhh…)

Heels: Avon

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

Bracelet: Belk–Trussville, AL

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VIP TIP:

A sassy twist to any floor-length strapless dress is color blocked sandals! Beating the summer heat has never been so stylish! Thanks, Gus Mayer, for a wonderful selection of spectacular sandals!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Sandals: Circus by Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Peach Bracelet: Deep South Pout

Green & Turquoise Bracelet: StephieGknits by Stephanie Grantham

Necklaces:  Personal Vintage Collection (aka my mom’s closet)

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VIP TIP:

Tie up floor-dusting dresses to create a more casual style that is perfect for a coffee trip!…let’s admit it…we all love and NEED our Starbucks runs, BUT we gotta’ look super cute!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Vest: VIP DIY–Click here to see the very first VIP DIY!

Sandals: Circus by: Sam Edelman, Gus Mayer

Belt: Target

Glasses: BCBG MazAzria (yes, these are my REAL glasses.)

Bracelet: Beadsoul by Lisa Hamilton

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VIP TIP:

I will throw in a personal testimony for all of my blonde readers out there! I was a tad bit nervous to wear this luscious yellow dress because I was afraid it would clash and look terrible with my blonde hair…BUT it doesn’t–it looks fabulous! At the end of the day, blondes can sport yellow–I am not really sure who told me they couldn’t….hmm…

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Vest: VIP DIY

Heels: OBT, Gus Mayer

Bracelet: Deep South Pout

Necklace: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Interview: Designer Joeffer Caoc

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“In the past year, we started our modest expansion into the United States, and it has been fantastic,” says Canadian based designer, Joeffer Caoc.

The VIP was ever so pleased to meet the extraordinarily talented Canadian designer, Joeffer Caoc at his trunk show at Gus Mayer in Birmingham, Alabama. Joeffer is truly a fashionably talented designer who has a passion for creating eye-catching pieces that not only flatter a woman’s body, but also make us women feel sexy and confident. To top it off, Joeffer Caoc is a spunky and down-to-earth creative genius who enjoys every aspect of designing quality fashion that fits the modern woman’s style and uniqueness to a “T”.

Joeffer Coac | Spring Summer 2013
Joeffer Coac | Spring Summer 2013

Joeffer Caoc is a leading Canadian fashion designer well-known for intelligent, modern and sexy design. The spring 2013 collection is a celebration of simple luxury.

The made-in-Canada Joeffer Caoc collection is a long-time celebrity favorite; supermodels Coco Rocha and Daria Werbowy, legendary screen beauty Jacqueline Bisset, singers Katy Perry, Shania Twain, and Nelly Furtado, actresses Carrie Fisher and Angela Bassett, and fashion maven Jeanne Beker have all embraced his distinctive style and design sensibility. Joeffer’s work is also often seen on the cover and in the editorial pages of leading fashion magazines.

The collection is designed for woman who desire the longevity and fit associated with classic tailoring, but who also seek the forward styling for which Joeffer Caoc is famed.

www.joeffercaoc.com

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Joeffer Caoc explaining how to put together a fabulous business ensemble. “It is always important to look simple and clean and not over-the-top…It is really good to show a progressive edge…” says Caoc.
Joeffer Caoc with model, Danielle Yancey, at Gus Mayer in Birmingham Alabama. Want that snazzy business woman ensemble by Joeffer? Click here.
Joeffer Caoc with model, Danielle Yancey, at Gus Mayer in Birmingham Alabama. Want that snazzy business woman ensemble by Joeffer? Click here.

For more fashion advice straight from the designer himself, check out my exclusive VIP interview with Joeffer Caoc on my YouTube channel! Also, do NOT forget to subscribe so you NEVER miss a video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtchCuJQBgQ&feature=youtu.be

Joeffer Caoc's Spring Summer 2013 Collection | Model: Danielle Yancey | Get the look here and here.
Joeffer Caoc’s Spring Summer 2013 Collection | Model: Danielle Yancey | Get the look here and here.

Do NOT forget to like Joeffer Caoc on Facebook to keep up with where the designer will be next! https://www.facebook.com/JOEFFER.CAOC?fref=ts

Fall in love with even more of Joeffer’s designs on his website @ www.joeffercaoc.com!

Joeffer Caoc clothing is also available at Gus Mayer in Birmingham, Alabama located at the Summit. Make sure to tell them the VIP sent you!

Twitter: @JOEFFERCAOC

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Look Totally Fab at BFW 2013

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Walking on a dream. How can I explain? Talking to myself.  Will I see again? We are always running for the thrill of it, thrill of it.  Always pushing up the hill searching  for the thrill of it.  On and on and on we are calling out and out again, never looking  down.  I’m just in awe of what’s in  front of me.  Is it real now?  When two people become one. I can feel it, when two people become one.  Thought I’d never see the love you found in me, now, it’s changing all the time. Living in a rhythm where the minute’s working overtime…

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Hello and greetings to my wonderful blog readers! It is that lovely time of the week again, Weekly Whistle, of course! I simply adore getting to share my favorite outfit of the week with y’all, and this week’s whistle is ever so helpful to all of my fashion week fans! Birmingham Fashion Week 2013 is about to kickoff here in the great state of Alabama, and I must be finding something darling to wear.  This week’s Weekly Whistle is all about looking totally fab at BFW 2013! So, fashionistas, let’s see what it is!

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Lace Blouse: The Limited

Chiffon Pants: Deep South Pout (www.deepsouthpout.com)

Stilettos: Belk, Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Personal Vintage Pearl Collection

Brooch: Beadsoul (handmade by Lisa Hamilton www.etsy.com/beadsoul)

Nail Lacquer: Revlon (Minted) & Essie (Russian Roulette)

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Why this ensemble works for a special event:

  • Classic Black & Pearl– Black and pearls are timeless and ever so elegant.  These two classics play well together–what else can I say!

  • Lace It Up–  A lace blouse is a lovely choice because it dresses up business woman trousers with ease.

  • Artistic Accessories– Add a bit of pizazz to your BFW or special event outfit with artistic statement jewelry! Create a conversation piece combo with a waterfall of pearl necklaces that says you are a Vintage Inspired Passionista! (Check out BluKat Design @ www.etsy.com/blukatdesign and Hearts of Stone Jewelry @ www.etsy.com/hrtsofstone for awesome, handmade statement jewelry!)

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To learn more about Birmingham Fashion Week, take a gander at their website: www.bhamfashionweek.com. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for Birmingham Fashion Week, click here.

Like BFW on Facebook to keep up with the latest media coverage and runway updates! www.facebook.com/bhamfashionweek

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bhamfashionweek HASHTAG: BFW2013

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Wonderful Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.  All the world’s waiting for you, and the power you possess.  In your satin tights, fighting for your rights and the old Red, White and Blue.  Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.  Now the world is ready for you, and the wonders you can do.  Make a hawk, a dove.  Stop a war with love.  Make a liar tell the truth. Wonder Woman, Get us out from under, Wonder Woman.  All our hopes are pinned on you.  And the magic that you do.  Stop a bullet cold.  Make the Axis fall.  Change their minds, and change the world. Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman.  You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman.

Well, hello, readers! There is something about Weekly Whistles that just make me want to sing and dance! Ahh…Weekly Whistle is the best time of the week! The best because we all get to see what the VIP’s favorite outfit of the week is! So, come on! Let’s see what this week’s Weekly Whistle is all about!

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Cardigan: Old Navy

Graphic Tee: Old Navy

Jeans: JCrew

Shoes: Betseyville, JCPenny

Earrings: BluKat Design by: Heather O’Cain

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How to Rock a Superhero Tee in VIP Style:

1.  Cassie’s Cute Cardigans: Pair a cute colored cardigan with a spectacular superhero tee for a superb look that will take you to infinity and beyond!

2.  Jeanie’s Jamming Jeans: For a laid back look, layer a superhero tee with a basic black blazer and slip into your favorite dark wash jeans and flirty flats to create a look that will take you from casual Friday at work to karaoke with your best friends at the local café in a snap.

3.  Fran’s Flirtatious Frocks:  Flirt-ify a distressed superhero tee with a sassy skirt and splendid stilettos. This style is great for a dashing dinner party with that special someone or catching a movie at the matinée with a group of friends!

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If you cannot get enough of the VIP, check out my articles in The Real Story! The Adventures of the VIP in the Lifestyle section! www.realstorypublishing.com

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn