By Kristin Tucker A native of the Midwest, Kristin attended journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill and has never left the southern part of heaven. She has written for Chapel Hill Magazine as a style editor and keeps busy with non-profit event-planning for several philanthropies.
  • Men's Merry Must-Haves

    December 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    To kick-off the holiday soiree season style card The Fashion Plate featured a short list of Merry-Must Haves featuring burgundy, sparkle and statement pieces. Ladies, got you covered! Guys, now it’s time to throw some suggestions your way. There’s still plenty of potential parties left to attend: your office’s holiday open house, the in-laws’ annual […]

  • Merry Must-Haves

    December 2, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Holiday soiree season is here! No doubt your December calendar has started to fill up. Time to celebrate! And it’s possibly time to shop or re-invent something special from your existing wardrobe. In true holiday spirit, The Fashion Plate is here to share some of the hottest holiday trends.   Burgundy – Red will always […]

  • Clothes Hound Launch Celebration

    November 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    We welcomed a hip new store to the Chapel Hill fashion scene this fall. Clothes Hound boutique hosted a grand opening party Friday, September 14 from 6-9pm for its new location on Franklin Street. Fashionistas in the know were there!   ?   Like fabulous fashion blogger (and former Chapelboro.com Duchess of Digital Media) Molly […]

  • Fashion to Fall For

    October 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Time to step into fall fashionably armed with key pieces of the season.  Embrace a style escapade of rich textures, patterns and prints.  If you haven’t already embarked on your seasonal shopping adventure, let’s begin.  Here are a few trends to get you started and inspired! Style spotting The shoe sometimes makes the outfit.  Trust […]

  • Wear Summer Favorites Into Fall

    October 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    As the calendar flips into fall, now is the perfect time to squeeze a little more life out of our favorite summer styles…without getting the shivers once the cooler air arrives.  Read on for a few ways to create fall looks from warm-weather staples. You don’t have to abandon your summer dresses now that fall […]

  • bevello — Where every woman is a bombshell!

    September 14, 2012 at 5:11 am

    My first experience at a bevello boutique was in Wilmington, NC at Mayfaire Town Center.  I had spotted a must-have dress from favorite designer Judith March on a woman the previous night at a fabulous fashion show.  She willingly confessed her find location, so it became my mission to seek it out.   My girlfriend […]

  • Countdown To Kickoff Begins!

    August 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Carolina fans are preparing for the first home football game of the season this Labor Day weekend.  Hosting a tailgate party or invited to one?   I’ve found some fabulous game day tailgating accessories for Tar Heel fanatics.  Let the countdown to kickoff begin!   Show your Carolina pride in artful style with this divided platter.  […]

  • Summer 2012 Styling Continues…

    August 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Summer isn’t over yet!  Here in the heated south we have plenty of steamy days left and the usual Indian summer warm weather that pushes into the fall.  You may still have a long list of events and engagements that need styling.  Never fear!  Whether you opt for an ensemble in a bold print, a […]

  • STEP – A Highlight of My Summer

    August 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    At the end of June, I had the honor of serving as “celebrity guest” at the program conclusion of one week’s Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP).  Talk about the highlight of my summer!  Plus, I got to help judge a student-run fashion show.  (More about that later.)   The STEP program is held in the […]

  • Mid-Summer Style Inspiration

    July 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Need some mid-summer style inspiration?  In my June “Favorite Summer Fashion Trends” column, I highlighted hot trends from bright colors to color-blocking to maxi dresses.  A sample of the looks appears below.  Let them inspire you.  And re-read The Fashion Plate’s June article to refresh your memory for more summer fashion ideas.  Splash on lively […]