SouthPark’s Newest Store, Johnny Was, Offers A New Twist To Modern And Vintage Style Dressing

Calling all comfort-seeking luxury-boho fashionistas! Say what? Yes…Johnny Was has come to SouthPark Mall in Charlotte. As SouthPark’s personal shopper it’s my duty (gotta love it) to check out all stores and try the goods. We should all have as much fun as I did in trying on this season’s trendiest looks! Johnny Was was created in 1987 from the classic Bob Marley song released a decade earlier. The Southern California designers wanted Johnny Was garments to feel luxurious and waver in style between vintage and modern while also exuding a true sense
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Meet Manisha Patel, SouthPark Mall’s Makeover Winner!

In March, SouthPark Mall ran a contest with SouthPark Magazine asking readers to submit why they felt they deserved a VIP makeover. The winner received a total makeover, including over $2,000 in gifts and services! I spent a magically transforming day with Manisha as I journaled this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Before   After   Behind The Scenes   Click the image below to download a PDF of the full article, or pick up a copy of SouthPark Magazine at SouthPark Mall and Barnes and Noble in Charlotte.  
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Check My Style: Spring Fashion Trend – Embroidery

One of the biggest fashion trends this season is embroidered clothing, shoes, and handbags. Embroidered garments are believed to have started during the Zhou Dynasty in China around 1045 and were regarded as a sign of wealth and prosperity. Fast forward to spring 2017 and the trend seems to be everywhere and so easy and fun to incorporate into a wardrobe. How to wear embroidered garments or accessories Select one embroidered item unless you choose to mix two opposing patterns Example: Try pairing a colorful embroidered floral on the leg of a
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Check My Style: Mixing Patterns

Mixing patterns with your clothing should be simple without feeling like you got dressed in the dark! If you are a novice begin by substituing your solid colored tops with a monochromatic pattern in the same color as your bottom! Once you get the hang of it you will really begin to enjoy the challenge of utilizing more garments in your closet! Here are some looks I put together at stores at SouthPark Mall, along with some easy tips for each!   Select one print to dominate and the other print
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