Charlie.

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As this holiday season comes to a close, I am reminiscing about my first party of the season: The Charlie Party.  And oh what a party it was!!  The Charlie Party kicked off the launch of “Charlie,” the latest project by up and coming Birmingham designer, Chad Ellis.  The party was held at BUSTLE in Homewood.  As I walked in, I was floored by the space.  It was hip, inviting, and perfect for the occasion…not to mention adorbs (and that logo!).  Each room featured LOCAL designers displaying their creativity.  Around the room, VERY fashionable guests sipped on craft cocktails made by Noah McCullough, danced, and mingled.  I smiled when taking notice of the plethora of talent in our city.  It was truly amazing!!!

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The “Charlie” room displayed Chad’s beautiful designs of both his bespoke and ready to wear luxury pocket squares.  The clean, crisp white backdrop showcased the elegance of his fashion squares perfectly.  As I walked in, local bloggers, such as Laylon Beauty, and fashion-forward couples sipped on cocktails and talked about all-things fashion.  Speaking of cocktails, I needed one stat.  I made my way back to the bar and was blown away by the creativity of the cocktail selection, which featured a bourbon drink made with a local sorghum.  Die.  As I made my way back to the party, Chad and I just HAD to get a picture in front of the step and repeat.  You guys know how much a I love a step and repeat.  We laughed and posed and celebrated his launch as THE DJ Coco kept the party moving.

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Featured in the other rooms were Kate Morris Jewelry, ML Leather, Huckstraps, and Salence Outerwear.  I am seriously obsessed with this vest by Salence.  It’s modern, traditional, and edgy all rolled into one.  The owner, Andy Gathings, was super nice and did a great job showcasing his products.

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As I made my way out of the party, there was an overwhelming buzz.  The city’s most fashionable were dancing, and the room lit up with talent.  I am telling you now, this city is on to something.  Chad and I discussed the fact that people always say those wanting to get into fashion should live in New York or Atlanta.  I don’t know about that.  We have quite the scene right here in our own backyard.

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You can check out Chad’s designs and blog (his men’s gift guide is swoon-worthy) at Charlie Bham.  Only 3 days left until Christmas!!  Need a last minute gift?  I am sure ANY of these local vendors would love to help you find that perfect gift.  Not to mention, my entire outfit is from Manhattan South.  Tis the season!

always, LL


SHIRT Hunter Bell Mimi Crop Top • PANTS Annie Griffin Collection Emmet Pant

 

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