Southern Fashion Powerhouse

Stephanie Carter sure is one busy lady. As the founder of Southern Fashion House, Carter heads multiple design ventures, including retail boutique DejaVu and several iconic clothing lines. Carter’s development of her signature bold, feminine style began at an early age in Brundidge, Alabama, but it wasn’t until she found herself on the beaches of the Florida Panhandle that her first clothing brand – Judith March – became a reality. Her ability to encapsulate the bold colors of the coast with feminine details from Carter’s southern youth quickly became popular with women of [... more]

How to be a Stylish Man

It may just be us, but some of the clothes we see on the runway these days seem to be nothing more than explosions of ridiculousness. And quite frankly, we would like to see more examples of classic style without all the hype. Mr. Porter is one of the most well-renowned resources for men’s style choices, which is why we think The Manual for a Stylish Life: Volume 2 is the style outlet for the modern man. The kind of guy who goes to work, and out [... more]

Painting in the Magic City

Mary Grace Wolnski is a multi-faceted artist born and raised in the Magic City (Birmingham, Alabama). “Just the combination of industrial with nature that’s everywhere here has always inspired me,” Wolnski said. “… like the linear and geometric against the natural.” Beginning at the age of 2, Wolnski danced competitively for 16 years, but the pressure of technical scrutiny encouraged her to try other art forms. Eventually, she found painting – and has been doing it ever since. “I don’t want to sound so up in the clouds,” Wolnski said. “It’s kind of expressing movement, and [... more]

Memphis’ Culinary Cohorts

The story of Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman began long before the duo opened their now-famous restaurants Hog & Hominy and Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen. Andrew and Michael grew up in similar circles in their hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, and shared much in common. Born just one year apart, the two played competitive sports against one another in high school. Both grew up in large, traditional Italian families, families that loved the cuisine from their native country and their Southern region, and celebrated those cultures through food. [... more]

Read Wall, the New Brooks Brothers

Right after graduating from college in 2009, Washington, DC, native Read Wall started a one-for-one fashion line called Read’s Clothing Project where he donated a book to a child in need for every product sold. His line, which he renamed Read Wall, has grown by leaps and bounds, but customers can still choose the book they want to give with each purchase. Without trying to reinvent the wheel, the line strives to make preppy staples for men that can be worn over and over again. In an [... more]

In Rhythm With Nature

Inspired by the rhythms and changing forms of the landscape, Anna Jaap uses printmaking, drawing, and painting to create soothing masterpieces with multilayered surfaces. Currently living in Nashville, Tennessee, the Texas native muses upon organic forms that can be seen at a microscopic level, but also enjoys pairing polar opposites and finding a balance between them. Her work exemplifies her belief in the power of beauty as well as the time and effort that she puts into each piece. Anna’s art consists of multiple layers and a [... more]

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