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STYLE SWAP CHARLESTON
Date: Thursday, February 23
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Michael Mitchell Gallery
438 King Street/ Downtown Charleston

“Fashionista Style in Recessionista Times”

Hey Recessionistas - Ever wanted to raid the closets of Charleston's most fashionable women? If you want to look good without feeling the pinch on your pocketbook, come to Charleston’s ultra stylish, eco-chic  STYLE SWAP, presented by Lowcountry Plastic Surgery and hosted by  Wilmington’s “Style Girl” Jess James and Katie Kern of Circa PR. 

ENJOY:

* Win Sponsored "swap" outfits + fabulous prizes from your favorite boutiques and emerging designers
* Shop (before you swap) The Handmade Market featuring Harper Jewelry (Chapel Hill), latest styles from Fashion Designers Emily Bargeron of Mamie Ruth (Savannah) and Leigh Waters of Lew Greene (Clinton, NC); Pre-Loved from Ensemble Boutique and Style Girl Collection; and the latest season essentials from House of Sage and Monkee’s of Daniel Island
*Mini-Makeovers, Massages, Wine & Bubbly
* Networking with Charleston’s stylemavens including Co-Emcee Chassity Evans of Look Linger Love
* “Best Street Style” wins a new look + feature in FASHION FIX and Look Linger Love 
* Sweet Treats from Cupcake and Wildflour Pastry


BRING:
Fashionable (designer + vintage) items that have been hibernating in your closet.
1 gently worn item (on hanger) + 1 accessory


ART FOR CHARITY
Style Swap raises awareness and support for ART FOR CHARITY, an annual Michael Mitchell event featuring original work from more than 30 regional artists.  Proceeds from ART FOR CHARITY events throughout the month will benefit Crisis Ministries, Komen Lowcountry, Roper St. Francis Ryan White Program, Charleston Waterkeeper, Friends of MUSC Children’s Hospital, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. All proceeds from raffle prizes and sponsored swap outfits will be donated to ART FOR CHARITY.


TICKETS: ON SALE NOW!
$15 online: Click HERE to get yours NOW! /  $25 cash at the door

The first 25 women to purchase tickets online receive VIP Swapping Status (aka: you get to shop 10 minutes before everyone else) + first 50 will receive exclusive gift bags filled with goodies courtesy of Cos Bar!


QUESTIONS:
Email styleswapinfo@gmail.com or Katie.circapr@gmail.com 




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at STYLE SWAP



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BACKGROUND:
For the past five years, Wilmington, NC-based Style Girl Jess James has hosted a few dozen “Style Swaps,” inviting women to comb through their closets and select one gently worn, still stylish item and one accessory to swap.

Given these eco-minded (re-use), and recession era (reduce) times, these Style Swap events have proven again and again to be just what women of all ages and styles are seeking - a night of economizing and socializing in the spirit of great style. Jess is now hosting Style Swaps in Wilmington, Raleigh, Charleston and Columbia generating buzz throughout the Southeast - and come February 23, she is bringing Style Swap back to Charleston for the sixth Style Swap with the help of PR guru Katie Kern of Circa PR.

STYLE SWAP ON TV?
44 Blue Production Development Manager Arielle Worona is flying in from LA to attend Style Swap Charleston to experience one of Jess James's Style Swaps firsthand to determine if the concept may work as 44 Blue's next style-based reality TV show. 44 Blue's "House of Consignment "reality show based on Chicago-based fashionista Corri McFadden's online high-end consignment business Edrop-off will air on VH1 this Spring.

"It's exciting to think about. If the show were to get picked up, 44 Blue has expressed interest in concentrating the Style Swaps in the South so Charleston would definitely have a big presence." 
- Jess James













STYLE SWAP CHARLESTON
Date: Tuesday, April 12
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Renaissance Hotel / 68 Wentworth Street / Downtown Charleston

“Fashionista Style in Recessionista Times”


Hey Recessionistas - Ever wanted to raid the closets of Charleston's most fashionable women? If you want to look good without feeling the pinch on your pocketbook, come to Charleston’s ultra stylish, eco-chic  STYLE SWAP, presented by Wilmington’s “Style Girl” Jess James  and Katie Kern of Circa PR.

ENJOY:


BRING:

Fashionable (designer + vintage) items that have been hibernating in your closet.
1 gently worn item (on hanger) + 1 accessory


WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
Style Swap raises awareness and support for Women Making a Difference, a local group of women philanthropists who generate significant annual grants to enrich the lives of women in need. All proceeds from raffle prizes and style-off outfits will be donated to Women Making a Difference.
www.womenmakingadifference.com

TICKETS: ON SALE NOW!
$15 online: Click HERE to purchase your tickets / $25 cash at the door
The first 50 women to purchase tickets online receive VIP Swapping Status (aka: you get to shop 10 minutes before everyone else!!) + exclusive gift bags filled with goodies from Blue Mercury + more!

QUESTIONS:
Email styleswapinfo@gmail.com or Katie.circapr@gmail.com


WIN IT!
Sponsored Swap Outfits, Raffle Items for Women Making a Difference
+ Style Swap Prizes






Top L: Style Swap Raffle Prize for
Women Making a Difference from Troubadour -
 White Shirt Dress with sheer detailing on sleeve (Value: $300)

Top R: Style Swap Raffle Prize
Cynthia Rowley silk royal blue dress with pockets (Value: $300)

Bottom L:
Style Swap Raffle Prize
Stella + Dot Star Bamboleo Statement Necklace
from Stella & Dot Stylist Crissy Rowell
(Value: $228)

Bottom R:
Style Swap Prize
Purple Chandelier Earrings
from IKLyndo Jewelry by Diana
(Value: $42)


   


L: Style Swap Raffle
Ruby Assata handmade leather bow clutch with polka dot fabric inside
(Value: $160)

R: Sponsored Swap Outfit provided by:
Mamie Ruth Designs
One shoulder shift dress with chain detail
(as seen on Charleston Magazine Style Editor Ayoka Lucas at CFW!)




To see more fabulous prizes you can win at Style Swap,
please click HERE to visit the Style Swap Facebook page.


Raffle Tickets for WMAD are $5 cash



SPONSORS:




 
































 Jess James’s weekly e-zine, which reaches  6,000+ style-conscious readers in 
Wilmington, Charleston, Raleigh  and Columbia every Friday. 








STYLE SWAP CHARLESTON
Date: Thursday, December 2
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Seeking Indigo / 445 King Street / Charleston

TICKETS:
To get your tickets for the December 2nd Style Swap in Charleston,
click HERE!

“Fashionista Style in Recessionista Times”

Hey Recessionistas - Ever wanted to raid the closets of Charleston's most fashionable women? If you want to look good without feeling the pinch on your pocketbook, come to Charleston’s ultra stylish, eco-friendly STYLE SWAP, produced by Wilmington’s “Style Girl” Jess James and presented by FASHION FIX, Jess’s weekly e-zine, which reaches 6,000+ style-conscious readers in Wilmington, Charleston and Raleigh every Friday.
SIGN UP TODAY! : www.stylegirljessjames.com


ENJOY:

BRING:
Fashionable (designer + vintage) items that have been hibernating in your closet.
1 gently worn item (on hanger) + 1 accessory


CENTER FOR WOMEN:
Style Swap raises awareness and support for the Center for Women (CFW), a local Charleston non-profit empowering women to succeed everyday – professionally and personally. All proceeds from raffle prizes will be donated to Center for Women. www.c4women.org


TICKETS: ON SALE NOW!
$20 online - get yours NOW by Clicking HERE! / $25 at the door
The first 50 women to purchase tickets online receive VIP Swapping Status (aka: you get to shop 10 minutes before everyone else!!) + exclusive gift bags filled with goodies from Laura Mercier, TIGI, Cos Bar + more!



QUESTIONS:
Email styleswapinfo@gmail.com or Katie.circapr@gmail.com


BACKGROUND:
For the past three years, Wilmington, NC-based Style Girl Jess James has hosted a dozen “Style Swaps,” inviting women to comb through their closets and select one gently worn, still stylish item and one accessory to swap.

Given these eco-minded (re-use), and recession era (reduce) times, these Style Swap events have proven again and again to be just what women of all ages and styles are seeking - a night of economizing and socializing in the spirit of great style. Jess is now hosting Style Swaps in Wilmington, Raleigh and Charleston generating buzz throughout the Southeast - and come December 2nd, she is bringing the Style Swap back to Charleston with the help of PR guru Katie Kern of Circa PR to host a Holiday Style Swap at Seeking Indigo.
















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STYLE SWAP CHARLESTON

BUY TICKETS: Click HERE.

Date: Tuesday, April 13th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: McCrady’s / 2 Unity Alley / Charleston

Presented by: AesthetiSpa

Hey Recessionistas - Ever wanted to raid the closets of Charleston's most fashionable women? If you want to look good without feeling the pinch on your pocketbook, come to Charleston’s ultra stylish, eco-friendly STYLE SWAP, produced by "Style Girl" Jess James.

ENJOY:
* Sweet Treats from Cupcake, Wildflour and Firefly Sweet Tea
* "Beauty Station" - mini makeovers with makeup artist Andrew Petersen
* Shop vintage treasures from Cavortress and Candy Shop Vintage
* Eco-luxury design from Interior Designer Debby Gomulka
* Taashki handbags influenced by beauty from East to West
* Gift Bags filled with goodies from Chanel, Cottage Aroma Bella, Laura Mercier
+ more!
* Networking with Charleston’s stylemavens including featured
guest & Style Swap MC Ayoka Lucas, Charleston Magazine’s
Style Editor
* Sponsored "swap" outfits + fabulous prizes from your favorite
boutiques and emerging designers
* Introducing “Couture Corner” for high-end designer swapping
* Music from DJ CMNDer
* Arrive in STYLE ready to be photographed by the official STYLE
SWAP photographer, the uber-talented Diana Deaver!


BRING:

Fashionable (designer + vintage) items that have been hibernating in your closet.
1 gently worn item (on hanger) + 1 accessory
* Introducing “Couture Corner” for high-end items

CENTER FOR WOMEN:
Style Swap raises awareness and support for the Center for Women (CFW), a local Charleston non-profit empowering women to succeed everyday – professionally and personally. www.c4women.org

SPONSORSED SWAP OUTFITS + PRIZES



To get a first-hand look at the Style Swap sponsored swap outfits + prizes coming in from your favorite boutiques and designers, visit the Style Swap Charleston event page on Facebook:
CLICK HERE.

TICKETS: ON SALE NOW!
$15 online: Click HERE to buy tickets Now. / The first 50 women to purchase tickets online receive VIP Swapping Status (aka: you get to shop 10 minutes before everyone else!!)/ $20 at the door

STYLE SWAP MENU:
McCrady’s is offering an exclusive menu just for Style Swap guests!
$35 = 3 courses + a complimentary glass of sparkling wine


QUESTIONS:
Email styleswapinfo@gmail.com or Katie.circapr@gmail.com


SPONSORS:























STYLE SWAP CHARLESTON


See what Charleston's City Paper is saying about Style Swap! Click Here.

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To check out Charleston Magazine Style Editor Ayoka Lucas's awesome Vblog from Style Swap Charleston , Click Here.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Thursday May 14th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Music Farm / Downtown Charleston

Hey Recessionistas - Looking for some guilt-free shopping with instant gratification? If you want to look good without feeling the pinch on your pocketbook, come to Charleston’s ultra stylish, eco-friendly STYLE SWAP.

Enjoy:

· Yummy bites

· $5 cocktails + wine specials

· Sponsored “swap” items + fabulous prizes from your favorite stores and designers including:

Necklace from Jewelry Designer Jane Pope:






Custom swimsuit from CFW Emerging Designer Finalist and Wilmington designer Amanda deLeon:





· Stella Nova Beauty Station

· Networking with Charleston’s favorite stylemavens including featured guest Ayoka Lucas, Style Editor for Charleston Magazine



Bring:

Fashionable (designer + vintage) items that have been hibernating in your closet!

1 gently worn item (on hanger) + 1 accessory

Donations:

We’re also collecting professional attire donations – suits, blouses, dress shoes, etc. for Dress for Success, promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

http://www.dressforsuccess.org/

Questions:

Email styleswapinfo@gmail.com

Where:

Music Farm - 32 Ann Street / Downtown Charleston

www.musicfarm.com

* You must arrive before 8pm.

SPONSORS:

Debby Gomulka

aMuse

Stella Nova

aLoft Hotels Charleston




Fashionista Style in Recessionista Times