Monday, March 8, 2010

Vintage Rocker Chick

By Laura Medina

Cavortress-Southern Belles gone bad.

Today's fun-loving and fashion-hip Southern belles desire hot contemporary clothes that are cool as them. These girls are ready to rip that constricting stereotype of the cotton shift dress into shred.

You can rock out with these girls this upcoming Friday, March 12th at the W Hotel's hipster-focus, Aloft Hotel at 4875 Tanger Outlet Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418-6950.
The cocktail party warm things up at 7:30pm then the runway show will kick into high gear at 9:30pm. This open-to-the-public and free-of-charge event is a special sneak peek of designer Julie Wheat's sizzling Spring 2010 Collection before she takes it on the road to Las Vegas' 13th annual ‘Viva Las Vegas’ fashion show in early April. That will be the first time a South of the Mason Dixon Line company is being shown at the event.

These fashion-forward separates and outfits are as high craftsmanship as they are budget-friendly. Think of Cavortress as the love niece of Fiftie's Pin-Up Queen, Bettie Paige and Kat Von D, the tough-chic tattoo queen of Hollywood.

Despite the vintage fabric and the limited edition, these approachable clothes are at an accessible price range between $30 and $300.

If you make it to Friday's show, you'll get fresh pickings at the collection that night or you can ponder the choices then purchase later at the website,

This quintessential Americana with the rockabilly flair comes from original made-from scratch -bolt to hanger, with help from Mary Labberton of Javelina.

Friday night's guests will be treated to a demure yet daring pinup style in both ready to wear and swimwear, fit to make a splash in Summer.

For those trekking out for a taste of true Southern style, you can reserve a room for a reasonable $79 to fully experience real Southern arts and culture. In addition to the party, the show, attendees can watch a Scott Parsons live graffiti installation in Aloft’s courtyard and check out artwork by local Eye Level Art talents: Christopher Dotson, Julio Cotto, and Brian Bustos.
Witness Cavortress, perhaps get a vintage, first edition Cavortress piece before she takes off to Vegas and the world.

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