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.
  • 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 […]

  • Stylin' Summer Shoes

    July 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    To my surprise, a personable male employee at Lowe’s Home Center on Chapel Hill’s Fordham Boulevard recently took an interest in my shoes as I walked through the Lawn and Garden department.  Who knew?  Matt, the unexpected questioner, commented that my shoes were cool and wondered what the style was called.  Good taste, Matt!  I […]

  • Favorite Summer Fashion Trends

    June 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    The official days of summer have arrived.  That means beach trips, poolside parties and backyard bashes are in the mix.  What’s hot this summer on the fashion scene?  Bask in bright colors and bold prints.  Fortunately 2012 features fewer rules and a penchant for more fun! Here are just a few summer trends (some of […]

  • The Great Seasonal Closet Cleanse

    June 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Between passing trends, classic pieces and the perfect “power outfit” for each season, it’s easy for a busy woman’s closet to get a little out of control. Even if it looks like a hurricane hit, just a few simple tricks can get your closet back on track.  And now is the perfect time to tackle […]

  • Connecting the (Polka) Dots

    May 24, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Apparently rocking polka dots at work is the trend to beat this season.  The Fashion Plate loves this polished pattern look!  Anyone who knows my style knows I’m the queen polka-dot-rocking-diva day and night.  Polka dots are timeless but not boring. Since dotted duds come in so many styles, I’ve rounded up some options to […]

  • Favorite Chapel Hill Fashionistas – Where Are They Now?

    March 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    When local fashionista Kristen Bishop opened Lucky Mí in 2007, I thought the name was so apropos.  Chapel Hill hometown girl opens up her own high-end fashion boutique at the tender age of 23.  Talk about living your dream at an early age…how lucky is that?!  But it was more than luck. Born and raised […]

  • Wrap It Up

    February 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    It’s the perfect accessory whether your winter weather is mild or cold.  Have you been ignoring your scarves lately?  Time to break them out!  Old Man Winter has finally paid us a visit.  Remember The Fashion Plate’s holiday wish list?  Well, if you were lucky like me, Santa brought you a gorgeous patterned pashmina or […]

  • Countdown to Kick Off…

    February 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Let me guess.  You’ve been invited to a Super Bowl party on Sunday…maybe even more than one.  If you’re a Giants or Patriots fan, then you’re probably going for the game watching and will be glued to the flat screen (or staying home out of superstition).  If you’re a big-time NFL fan, but your team […]

  • New Year's Style Resolutions

    January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    1) Purge Before You Splurge Closet cleansing time is upon us. New year, new you. Before you cash in all those gift cards to your favorite boutiques, it’s prudent to take inventory of your current wardrobe. It’s a necessary evil that should happen seasonally but at the very least once a year. No better time […]