Glamorous, playful, and unique are three words that describe the handcrafted accessories designed by Mary Frances. As I chatted with Mary at her special appearance at Belk Phipps in Atlanta, Georgia, I was blown away with her love of the craft and her customers. “I do not come out to personal appearances very often, but when …

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I was so delighted to meet and interview Project Runway Season 12 Contestant Ken Laurence at his Project Runway Premiere Party.  Ken Laurence is a true Southern gentleman with a fabulous passion for creating gorgeous and flawlessly tailored garments.  The more I chatted with Ken–the more I fell head over heels for his design aesthetic.  I was so inspired by …

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Renowned fashion designer Hilton Hollis, a proud Mississippi native, was born in Natchez and brought up in Carthage.  He attended elementary school at “The Old School” in Carthage.  When Hilton received word of its possible destruction, he was devastated and knew that he had to do something to help preserve it.  His connections to not …

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Hello, VIP fans! Welcome back to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog! I have a special treat for y’all today! What is said treat, you ask? Well, I am here to talk about my superb interview with dashing fashion designer Gene Kagan of Lola & Sophie! Oh, my goodness, VIP readers! Gene Kagan is such a super …

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