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.
  • A Few of My Favorite Holiday Style Gifts

    December 19, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Still shopping for that someone special? If so, you’re not alone. Here are some stylish suggestions both specific and generic for you and yours this holiday season. While I always advocate shopping locally, some of these picks will take you to online websites where you might find a list of local retailers who carry their […]

  • Holiday Ensembles from Day to Night

    December 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    You’ve got a calendar full of work parties, dinners and other events to attend between now and the New Year.  Instead of shopping the night before and dropping too many dollars on a dress that will soon get stuffed in the back of your closet, see if any of these ideas for finding holiday ensembles […]

  • Cotton Couture 2011

    November 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Calling all fashionistas! I’ve got a fabulous fashion event for you to attend this Thursday, December 1st at 7:00pm in downtown Raleigh called Cotton Couture 2011. This fashion exhibition and competition is a year-long collaboration between the Fashion and Textile Management program at NC State University and Cotton Incorporated. Faculty, staff and students have been […]

  • The Art of Tailgating

    November 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    A fall Saturday without Carolina football just doesn’t seem right. Any college football fan would agree that a mid-week game or bye weekend for your team leaves you longing for the tight spiral of the pigskin leather, the emotional roller coaster roar of the fans, the come-from-behind fourth quarter play to tie the game and…..the tailgate. Ahh…I […]

  • One Girl's Fashion Dream

    November 1, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Meet rising fashion designer Leigh LaVange. I’ve wanted to introduce Chapelboro readers to Leigh and showcase her designs ever since I started writing this column.  I have this talent scout intuition that tells me big things are in Leigh’s future. So here’s the story of how she got started. Leigh is one of our own…born […]

  • Fall Fashion Dilemma

    October 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Fall is officially in the air; just step outside at night for a taste!  A fan favorite for sure, fall means pumpkin patches, football frenzies, fairs & festivals and to-die-for temperatures. Those of us lucky enough to live in the south bask in the glow of “Indian Summer.”  For fashionistas these warm days and cool nights […]

  • Uncommon Threads – A Common Connection

    September 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Several years ago my Mom, Pat Lopp, gave me the coolest black and crème skirt with a patch-work of panels in different fabrics sewn together….one corduroy, one polka dot, one toile, one swirls.  When I looked at the tag it said Uncommon Threads.  I thought, “What a creative designer!”  Fast forward a few years and Uncommon […]

  • Stay-cation II

    September 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Blow the horns! It’s 5:00 p.m. on Friday! The last great escape of the summer has officially started. I’ve got friends headed to the NC coast and mountains as I type. Even know folks flying in from all over for a larger-than-life Las Vegas blow-out extravaganza. So many places, so little time left on the summer solstice clock.  After forfeiting […]

  • Shaken and Stirred…

    August 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    This wacky weather week has my wheels spinning with potential themed party ideas.  And apparently I’m not alone. Minutes after this week’s eastern earthquake, big city bars and restaurants started offering earthquake drink specials to shake you all night long. Twitter lit up with specials being tweeted from New York City to DC to Atlanta. Early passengers on […]

  • Ask The Fashion Plate…

    August 3, 2011 at 1:27 am

    August finds us planning, dreaming about or actually taking that last summer vacation. It’s a huge travel month with beach weeks both exotic and local, destination weddings, mission trips and hometown visits with family and friends. I know people imminently traveling in all of the previous categories bound for destinations like Hawaii, St. John, Vermont, Boston, even […]