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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.
  • 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 […]

  • Talk Derby To Me

    May 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    My favorite spring sporting event has to be the Kentucky Derby.  What stands out most during this historic horse race is difficult to decide…the sleek and athletic thoroughbreds, the diminutive yet wiry jockeys in their colorful silks, the thrill of the race itself or the chance for a long-shot filly to come from behind and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bling in the New Year…

    December 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    The countdown begins! Whether it’s watching the acorn descend in downtown Raleigh or viewing the ball drop in Times Square from the comfort of your couch, the pressure is on to find a way to send 2011 off with a bang and ring in 2012. Add to that pressure, finding the perfect outfit! Last year […]

  • 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 […]