The Local Fashion Advantage 2014 Coverage

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The VIP attends the second-annual Local Fashion Advantage in Carthage, Mississippi!

Do y’all remember when the VIP attended the first ever LFA? Fix yourself a glass of sweet tea and refresh your memory hereOh, I sure did have a blast at LFA 2013, and let me tell y’all that renowned fashion designer Hilton Hollis put on quite the show. Speaking of Hilton….did you know he is actually from Carthage, Mississippi then he traveled to New York City to fulfill his dream of becoming a fashion designer? Yep—he sure did! Learn more about Hilton Hollis in the VIP Interview here.

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Hilton Hollis’s Local Fashion Advantage brings New York City to a small town in The South for a HILTON HOLLIS sample sale, a silent auction, and a one-night runway show which not only features HH apparel, but also the wonderful fashions of local boutiques. Hilton Hollis also spotlights a variety of local talent–singers, dancers, and models–at the Local Fashion Advantage. To make this fashionable fundraiser even more fabulous, the Local Fashion Advantage benefits the Leake County Foundation and Leake County Health Foundation. 

Now, without further ado, please enjoy a video of Hilton Hollis’s Spring 2014 collection on the runway + exclusive VIP blog photos from the Local Fashion Advantage 2014 runway show!

First Walk

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Second Walk

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Third Walk: Let’s Hear It For the Boys!

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Fourth Walk: Vintage Apparel

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Fifth Walk: Hilton Hollis Spring 2014 Collection

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Special Note: If you were featured or your business was featured at LFA 2014, and you would like to use photos from this blog–please feel free; however, the VIP team requests that you give credit to http://www.vintageinspiredpassionista.com when sharing the photos. Thank you! 

What I Wore & Where (Weekly Whistle Edition): LFW 2014 VIP Party

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

For this week’s Weekly Whistle, I am going to show off the outfit I wore to the Local Fashion Advantage VIP Party. Whoo hoo!

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I totally channeled my inner Cheetah Girl with a cheetahlicious blouse from Express to create this outfit! Oh, saying “cheetahlicious” sure does make me miss good Disney movies! Hm…after posting this blog I think I am going to find my old Cheetah Girl CD’s and jam out while folding laundry *wink* We make up one big family, though we don’t look the same. Our spots are different–different colors. We make each other stronger–that ain’t ever gonna change. We’re cheetah girls, cheetah sisters! (Cheetah Sisters, 2003)

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Blouse: Express, Johnson City Mall

Skirt: Anthropologie

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Johnson City Mall)

Necklace: Handmade by Heather O’Cain of BluKatDesign

Mom and I once again attempted (and failed) at taking a serious selfie before heading out to the LFA VIP Party *wink*
Mom and I once again attempted (and failed) at taking a serious selfie before heading out to the LFA VIP Party *wink*
BLOOPER: Even the most fabulous people have bloopers *wink* P.S. I am not really sure what my friend Cameron Hinkle (model & photographer) and I are doing in this blooper shot *wink*
BLOOPER: Even the most fabulous people have bloopers *wink* P.S. I am not really sure what my friend Cameron Hinkle (model & photographer) and I are doing in this blooper shot *wink*
Cameron and the VIP looking fabulous at the VIP Party.
Cameron and the VIP looking fabulous at the VIP Party.
The awesome band "Class Reunion" playing live at the LFA VIP Party.
The awesome band “Class Reunion” playing live at the LFA VIP Party.
The VIP with NYC designer and Mississippi native Hilton Hollis at the LFA VIP Party.
The VIP with NYC designer and Mississippi native Hilton Hollis at the LFA VIP Party.

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

What I Wore & Where: Local Fashion Advantage 2014

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Phew…After a long work-cation weekend in Mississippi, where I attended and covered the second-annual Local Fashion Advantage founded by New York City designer and Mississippi native, Hilton Hollis…I am finally back at my apartment in Tennessee. Oh, LFA 2014 was a jolly good show, and I will dive more into the details tomorrow *wink*

Now, before I hop into bed to take a really…really…really long nap…I HAVE to give y’all the outfit details of what I wore to the 2014 Local Fashion Advantage in Carthage, Mississippi! Come on–let’s take a look…

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Crop Top: Express (Johnson City Mall)

Skirt: Express (Johnson City Mall)

Heels: Jessica Simpson, Belk (Johnson City Mall)

Necklace: Mark by Avon

Cameron Hinkle (photographer and model) with the VIP after the LFA runway show. Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog to see photos + video of my dear friend on the runway *wink*
Cameron Hinkle (photographer and model) with the VIP after the LFA runway show. Stay tuned to tomorrow’s blog to see photos + video of my dear friend on the runway *wink*

Before I sign off, here are a few sneak peek pictures of all the fabulousness that happened at the 2014 LFA runway! Ah…I am so excited to share the rest of it with y’all! Now, it is time to go rest up! *yawn*

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Local Fashion Advantage 2014

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Hello, fabulouses! I am blogging on the road from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on the way to Mississippi for the second-annual Local Fashion Advantage with fellow Mississippi-native and renowned fashion designer Hilton Hollis! LFA 2013 was absolutely phenomenal–I cannot wait to see what Hilton has up his sleeves for this show *wink*

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Tonight, the VIP will be attending the VIP party at the Leake County Country Club–so, stay tuned to social media for all the photos + fun!

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Tomorrow night, the LFA fashion show will kick off promptly at 7pm at the Old Carthage Elementary School in Carthage, Mississippi. General admission tickets will be avaliable for purchase at the door for $25.00.

Pst….before I sign off…I must ask y’all something! Would you like to win a VIP ticket for the runway show? Check out the details + stay tuned to the LFA Facebook page (click here) where the LFA team is giving away ten…yes, TEN VIP tickets (value $75 per ticket).

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P.S. check out my fab new Kate Spade glasses! Big shout out to Kate Spade The Summit in Birmingham, Alabama for helping me find the most flattering and fabulous pair! Y’all rock :)

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The VIP and designer Hilton Hollis at the 2013 LFA runway show.

Stay Fabulous,
Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: July Round Up

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Hello, my fabulouses! Let’s roundup the month of July fantastically by recapping Weekly Whistles!  Oh…how I love glancing back at outfits of the week each month–it is always fun! So, come on fashionistas, let’s get fabulous!

American Flags, Picnics, & Watermelons:

Read the blog here.

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Something’s Fishy, Jack!

Read the post here.

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A Day At the Salon with Brantley Willis

Read the post here.

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Local Fashion Advantage Hilton Hollis Runway 2013

Read the post here.

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LAST WEEKLY WHISTLE OF JULY 2013!!

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Blouse: Loft, Outlet Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)

Trousers: Deep South Pout (Starkville, MS)

Shoes: Michael Kors

Belt: Anthropologie

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Want more VIP Weekly Whistles? Click here for every VIP outfit of the week since the start of the segment! So many wonderful fashions…so little time!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn