Weekly Whistle: Soiree Sociale & Scholarship Tea

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Hello, hello, hello my lovely fashionistas! Phew! What a week it has been! Studying for exams, traveling, deciding what card to get mom for Mother’s Day–Could someone please make decent cards for mom’s who only have one child? Wait…What was I talking about again…anyway…it is that wonderful time of the week that we all know and love…WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Come on, VIP fans, let’s see what the VIP’s two outfits of the week are! Yep, I said two…It was too hard to decide!

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Dress: Poor Pitiful Pearl, Vintage Hip (Springville, AL)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson, TJ Maxx

Belt: Target

Hair & Makeup: Rachel Edmonds at Mia Salon

Rebecca Tabb, owner of R. Tabb & Co. in Starkville, Mississippi!
Rebecca Tabb, owner of R. Tabb & Co. in Starkville, Mississippi!

Oh, the Town and Gown Soiree Sociale was so much fun! Special thanks to Rebecca Tabb of R. Tabb. & Co. for letting Town and Gown host the unveiling of the May issue at her amazing store! If you are ever in the Starkville/Columbus area, stop by R. Tabb & Co. for a FABULOUS shopping experience that you will love! R. Tabb & Co. has so many cute clothes and accessories to offer all fashionistas!

Check out the VIP Facebook page for more pictures from the Town and Gown Magazine Soiree Sociale party! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

Like R. Tabb & Co. on Facebook so you do not miss out on all the new apparel! It is all so so SO cute! https://www.facebook.com/rtabbandco?fref=ts

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Dress: Elie Tahari

Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Necklaces: Personal Vintage Collection

It was such an amazing experience to attend the Alpha Xi Delta UAB Scholarship Tea! Deciding on what college to attend is quite the challenge, but the amazing ladies of the Alpha Xi Delta chapter answered many of my questions about UAB campus life. Wow…hard to believe I turn eighteen in November, and go to college in a year….where has the time gone? Wait, that’s what my mom is supposed to say! :)

Check out the VIP Facebook page for more pictures from the Alpha Xi Delta Scholarship Tea! www.facebook.com/vintageinspiredpassionista

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Okie dokie, fashionistas! That seems to be all the time I have for today! Off to my closet, to style my outfit for an interview by The Cobalt Club tomorrow! Instead of my interviewing, I am being interviewed….Oh, looks like the tables have been turned! It is going to be so much fun–I absolutely cannot wait!

Check out The Cobalt Club blog here!

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

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

VIP Interview: The Ladies Behind three07

(From left to right) April Moore, Melissa Grimes, and Courtni Tyre, the fabulous designers behind Three07!PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
(From left to right) April Moore, Melissa Grimes, and Courtni Tyre, the fabulous designers behind three07!PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO

Hello, fashionistas and readers of the VIP! I am very excited to share with y’all a fantastic interview with the wonderful designers behind “three07”-April Moore, Melissa Grimes, and Courtni Tyre! So, let’s get started…shall we!?

Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
  • Tell us a little about yourselves!

April Moore: “I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.  I come from a very artistic family, so design was a natural path for me.  We are all huge University of Alabama fans, so picking a college to attend was an easy decision – RTR!  After college, I moved back to the Magic City, where three07 was later formed!”

Melissa Grimes: “I grew up in Mobile, Alabama, and I always knew I wanted to go to The Capstone.  After college, I decided to follow in the footsteps of my great aunt and join the Peace Corps.  I spent two years living in West Africa and working with young girls who were learning to sew.  It was such a rewarding experience, and it was fascinating to see how fashion can transcend cultural differences.”

Courtni Tyre: “I was born in Dothan, Alabama; however, growing up, I spent a lot of time in Florida.  After high school, I decided to do something different from my friends, so I packed my bags and headed to UA in T-town!  It was the best decision I ever made.  Since college, I have worked in the fashion industry – my merchandising experience has given me a keen eye for staying on trend.”

three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
  • What inspired you three ladies to start three07?

“Individually, we’ve always been interested in the fashion world, but it wasn’t until college when
we realized our interest in design.  As classmates ,we started to notice our similar artistic points
of view.  We soon began collaborating on school projects together and developed a close
friendship.  Toward the end of our college career, we knew we wanted to one-day work together
as a team in the fashion industry.”

Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
  • Tell us about three07’s design philosophy.

“We believe that clothing should be Flirty, Fun and Fabulous!  Our style is comfortable and cute, easily fitting into your everyday wardrobe.”

  • What is the story behind the name “three07”?

“This is a tough one, haha!  The three of us graduated from college together in 2007.  So, we combined the two, and there ya go!”

  • Describe three07 in five words.

“Flirty. Fun. Fabulous. Southern. Chic.”

three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
  • Where can my readers purchase fabulous three07 attire?

*Alabama | Shoefly Boutique, The Pants Store, Ditsy Daisy, Polka Dots & Pearls, Kriskydoo’s, That’s Hot

*Georgia | Envy

*Illinois | Bazar

*Kentucky | Pink Julep

*Tennessee |  Leda Elizabeth

*Websiteswww.Obaz.com

three07’s “Bohemian Romance” collection will be available to purchase online and at the stores listed above in late April.

Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
  • How is three07 involved with the community?

“We support local charities such as Glenwood – Autism & Behavioral Health Center, UCP, and Urban Ministry.  It’s always a blessing to contribute to such great organizations.”

Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
  • What is three07 bringing to the Birmingham Fashion Week Runway this year?

“We are thrilled because this is our first experience with BFW, and we will be showcasing our exciting new collection ‘Bohemian Romance’.  It’s full of feminine prints, beautiful crochets, and flowy silhouettes.  It makes you feel like Summertime!”

Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
  • When y’all are not making the world of fashion a better place, what do y’all enjoy doing?

“We all really enjoy staying busy outside of three07.  For example, we recently created a very elaborate gown and train for the Queen of the Order of Juno’s, a Mobile Mardi Gras society.  We also have to admit that we love to ‘Keep Up with the Kardashians’ and other reality TV when we can.”

Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
  • VIP QUESTION: What is one item in your closet that you would never toss out and why?

April:  “My cowboy boots – I can wear them with everything!”

Melissa:  “My pearls – They are my go-to for any occasion.”

Courtni:  “My leather jacket – I am always cold, so I keep it with me 24/7!”

Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO

Fall more in love with three07 apparel by liking them on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/three07

Check out their website to see more three07 collections! The VIP is simply obsessed with their apparel! It is so cute, fun, whimsical, and fabulous-perfect for all occasions! www.three07.com

Don’t forget you can purchase three07’s newest collection (starting in late April) online ! www.obaz.com! Let’s count down the days, fashionistas!

Come see three07’s apparel modeled on the Birmingham Fashion Week runway Wednesday, February 26! To purchase tickets for this BFW runway show, click here.

Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
Three07's "Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013" collectionPHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO
three07’s “Bohemian Romance|Summer 2013” collection
PHOTO CREDIT TO DREW BOURKE PHOTO

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Noteworthy Neon

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“When the sky gets dark enough to see the colors of the city lights. A trail of ruby red and diamond white…tonight she’s out to lose herself and find a high on Peachtree Street…She comes and goes like no one cares….she’s always buzzing just like neon, neon. Neon, neon…” John Mayer surely knows how to sing it! Mmmm…my kind of eye candy-he loves neon and has the voice of an angel! Yum!

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“She’s always buzzing, just like neon, neon, neon, neon…”

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A sheer, neon yellow frock is divine when paired with neon skinny belts and flashy stilettos! This ensemble is perfect for dancing the night away while looking totally fabulous! Create a casual look by simply accessorizing a neon dress with sleek black jewelry and classic black wedges. Such style is great for getting that cute co-workers attention at a classy office party!

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Neon and vintage, oh my! You cannot get any better than that! Sport a purple knee length vintage skirt with a neon yellow chiffon blouse and sky-high stilettos for a stellar vibe that is sure to capture everyone’s attention! Step up this ensemble with a lovely pair of vibrant statement earrings and a spunky watch for a look that is spectacular for dinner with your best friends to a date night out on the town!

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“Pretty woman, walking down the street. Pretty woman, the kind I’d like to meet…” Ooo la la, pretty woman in pink! Work a floor length, neon pink skirt with a throwback acid wash denim button up and studded toe black flats for a look that is totally awesome and spunky. Take this ensemble to the next level by frosting your neck with black rhinestoned statement necklaces for a look that is totally rad for a rocking the night away at a local concert or karaoke!

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VIP TIPS:

  • Awesome Accessorizing!:  “Hot pink, citron yellow, and lime green shades seem to be everywhere this season, but if you’re a little color shy, this trend would be an intimidating one…,” says collegefashion.net. No need to fear the color, fashionistas! Instead of going full out neon-on-neon, add pops of brights in at the waist or with a cute colorful clutch and rock the street in super style!
  • Opposites Attract.:  In the world of hues, neon and black are complete opposites! Wearing super sleek black accessories with brilliantly bright neon pieces is a daring look that is terrific for all occasions!
  • Cute Colorblock!:  “Colorblocking has been big for a few seasons now, so naturally pairing one neon piece with another is a great way to wear this trend.” (collegefashion.net) Wear a neon-on-neon ensemble with rhinestone jewelry, simple neutral flats, and funky belts for a style that is casual chic perfection!

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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

The VIP is also on The Real Story YouTube page! Check out the first Adventures of the VIP video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uhx3yMCDh4

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

A Very Vivacious VIP Valentine’s Day

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Come Dance With Me: Frank Sinatra

Hey there cutes, put on your dancin’ boots and come dance with me
Come dance with me, what an evening for some Terpsichore
Pretty face, I know a swingin’ place, come on dance with me
Romance with me on a crowded floor

And while the rhythm swings
What lovely things I’ll be sayin’
‘Cause what is dancing
Making love set to music, playin’

When the band begins to leave the stand and folks start to roam
As we walks home, cheek to cheek we’ll be
Come on, come on, come on, come on and dance with me

Hey there cutes, put on your Basie boots and come dance with me
Come dance with me, what an evening for some Terpsichore
Pretty face, I know a swingin’ place, come on dance with me
Romance with me on a crowded floor

And while the rhythm swings
What cuckoo things I’ll be sayin’
For what is dancing
Making love set to music, playin’

When the band begins to leave the stand and folks start to roam
As we wing home, cheek to cheek we’ll be
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on and dance with me

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Happy, happy, happy Valentine’s Day to my sweet and sassy readers! I had the most precious photo shoot for “A Very Vivacious VIP Valentine’s Day” blog at The Pink Porch inside of Trussville Antiques and Interiors! Dawn Glass, owner of The Pink Porch, had the shop all decked out for Valentine’s Day! Oh, it was all so super cute! If you live near the Trussville, Alabama area, head on down to Trussville Antiques and Interiors to visit The Pink Porch! You will absolutely fall in love with all of the darling vintage items she has for sale!

Like The Pink Porch on Facebook to keep up with the latest news, updates, and fabulous inventory of The Pink Porch! https://www.facebook.com/thepinkporch?fref=ts

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Cheek to Cheek: Frank Sinatra

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And the cares that hung around me through the week
Seem to vanish like a gamblers lucky streak
When we’re out together dancing cheek to cheek

Oh, I love to climb a mountain
And to reach the highest peak
But it doesn’t thrill me half as much as dancing cheek to cheek

Oh, I love to go out fishing
In a river, or a creek
But I don’t enjoy it half as much as dancing cheek to cheek

Dance with me
I want my arm about you
That charm about you will carry me through to…

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find that happiness I seek
When we’re out together swinging cheek to cheek

Come on and dance with me
I want my arm about you
That charm about you will carry me through
Right up to…

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find that happiness I seek
When we’re out together dancing
Out together dancing
Out together dancing cheek to cheek!

Photo taken at The Fabric House (inside the Trussville Antique Mall). Owner: Bradley Leonard Stop by The Fabric House for all of your fabulous fabric needs! Bradley has an eye for design when it comes to picking out the perfect fabric to fit your needs!
(Photo taken at The Fabric House inside Trussville Antiques and Interiors. Owner: Bradley Leonard) Stop by The Fabric House for all of your fabulous fabric needs! Bradley has an eye for design when it comes to finding the perfect fabric for your projects!

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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

The VIP is also on The Real Story YouTube page! Check out the first Adventures of the VIP video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uhx3yMCDh4

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Check out the latest issue of Town and Gown Magazine! You can read online @ www.issuu.com/townandgownmagazine!

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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

The VIP is also on The Real Story YouTube page! Check out the first Adventures of the VIP video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uhx3yMCDh4

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn