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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One of the things, I treasure most with what I do is meeting extraordinary fashion designers and hearing the stories behind their collections. Walking into Gus Mayer–just over a week ago–I never would have imagined meeting, much less interviewing Polish fashion designer Karolina Zmarlak, whose designs are worn by Karolina Kurkova, Jamie Anne Allman, Christina …

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OH. MY. GOODNESS. VIP READERS! YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHAT I AM ABOUT TO TELL Y’ALL…BUT…THE VIP IS GOING TO BE ON TELEVISION! Yes, yes it is true! I am still in shock myself! You can see me on ABC 33/40 “Talk of Alabama” at 9:00am central time, March 25! If do not live in …

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Hello, hello, hello fashionistas and lovers of hats! I welcome you to the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog for a fabulous post about the “An Affair of the Hat” event at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens on March 21, which featured elegant hats by Christine A. Moore Millinery NYC (with Gus Mayer, Birmingham). “An Affair of the Hat” was filled …

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