Regardez: Cavotress & Other Projects

Designer Julie Wheat is known about the city of Charleston and beyond as a rockabilly who stocks an insane archive of vintage clothing. I have had a few chance meetings with Wheat, who back in December 2010 help on the "Going Rogue" shoot as seen in issue 2 of VENT Magazine. But on Tuesday I had the pleasure to see first hand. We discussed our upcoming collaboration as well as her design aesthetics. Seated on her houndstooth couch that was the focal point of an expansive living room. Which could limelight as a sewing room or in this case showroom. We chatted about favorite designers, or at least i did. "There are so many designers out there but it's hard to choose a favorite when I haven't met many of them in person.  I am so new to the industry as a designer myself, I feel it's just not right for me to choose at this point in my career." said Wheat,After I spoke about my recent encounters with Vuitton Creative Director Marc Jacobs. Designers aside Wheat, implores that she is simply concerned with clothes!
 This became all to clear as we lumbered a few racks from the forest of racks in a storage room at her Mt.Pleasant home. Her love of fashion seemed to be with her from childhood says she in a vintage Gianni Versace polka dot sheath dress. Wheat's line of Bardot-esque of swimwear called Cavortress is made for the woman who cavorts. Like in that movie Blanket Bingo, not in a slutty way!

So since I am moving to NYC in 2 weeks I thought it would be a great idea to partner with some of my favorite locals. I pulled together a rack of pieces from Julie's Archives that will be on sale along side my own rack of rags and designer pieces. Rhett Lightfoot Boyd who stocks Cavortress will be hosting us and of course his shop will be open as well to outfit you. So between the three of us you have the chance to find the perfect thing. I will be selling items for the home, some art, clothing and loads of books and films. So please if you in the Charleston area make a trip to 69 Spring St at The Rogue Wave Surf Shop for the Tres Frais Summer Sale. This coming Saturday August 13, 2011 8am-6pm I will also be giving a special gift with every sale from my shop.

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