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.
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]