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Street Style: Leah Furman

blog by Megan LaRussa  •   •  

Who:  Leah Furman

Occupation:  Student/Model

Favorite place to shop in Birmingham: local thrift stores, especially America’s in Pelham

Favorite place to eat in Birmingham:  Chez Lulu

Where do you get your style inspiration:  I love the ‘60s. I just like what I like and I throw it all together.

What are you wearing today: Urban Outfitters…

Street Style: Arielle Clay

blog by Megan LaRussa  •   •  

Who: Arielle Clay

Occupation: Reporter for FOX6 WBRC

Favorite Place to Shop in Birmingham: BCBG at The Summit

Favorite Place to Eat in Birmingham: Avo/Dram in Mountain Brook

Where Do You Get Your Style Inspiration: I am influenced by the classic style of my mother and the edgier style of my sister.  I also love reading magazines and checking…

Local fashion designer starts independent clothing line Elle Marcelle

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If you’ve seen girls in high-low dresses with lacy rabbit ears or a streak of hot pink amidst a grassy field around Birmingham, then you’ve witnessed the beginning of Elle Marcelle, a new independent clothing line in Birmingham.

Birmingham based fashion designer Elle Swoope has dreamed of having her own clothing line since she was a kid. Now…

Street Style: Andy Thorp and Lindsay Lancaster

blog by Megan LaRussa  •   •  

Billy Reid’s trunk show at Shaia’s was the place to be for young, stylish Birminghamians last night. 

Andy Thorp
Occupation: ‘DJ Coco’
Style Inspiration: Traveling in Europe. Reading European magazines.
Favorite Meal in Birmingham: The Carolina Burger at Saw’s Soul Kitchen
Favorite Store in Birmingham: Faith Skate
Why it Works: Andy is the…

Street Style: Lizzie Sherrill and Leslie Pittman

blog by Megan LaRussa  •   •  

Stylish Femme: Lizzie Sherrill
Occupation: Store Manager & Assistant Buyer at Laura Kathryn
Favorite Meal in Birmingham: Salad Nicoise at Bottega Cafe
What She’s Wearing: Joie black tall boots, Anlo black skinny jeans, Tibi black silk tank, June brown leather jacket, Mima necklace, MADE in the deep south gold cuff.
Style Inspiration: I enjoy…

Serge Sewing Shop commissions Paul Cordes Wilm window

blog by MCP Staff  •   •  

We’ve written about Serge Sewing Shop before, a little jewel of a shop in Five Points South where you’ll find custom dresses—one in a luscious purple silk satin blend—alongside cute brocade shorts, leather and sequined detachable collars, baby quilts and pillows. 

Serge owner Clay Jones, who also is also the proprietor at Orbit Salon next door,…

Street Style: Stephanie Whitaker

blog by Megan LaRussa  •   •  

Stephanie Walker

Stylish Femme: Stephanie Whitaker

Occupation: Owner & Publisher at Perfect Wedding Guide and Engaged Wedding Library

What She’s Wearing: Forever 21 leopard print top & pink skinny jeans,
Tory Burch wrap bracelet, Michelle watch, and Vince Camuto black peep
toe booties.

Favorite Stores in Birmingham: Forever 21 & Saks Fifth Avenue


The top ten designers that you need to know

blog by Megan LaRussa  •   •  

With every season comes a sea of new designers, all with talent and ambition.  But with an already saturated market, not all of the designers make it to the runway during New York Fashion Week, or to the pages of Vogue.  As a Style Coach & Stylist, I’ve done my designer research to bring you the collections and brands that have a unique quality…

Homewood’s Centuries reopens after July flood

blog by Emily Lowrey  •   •  

Centuries' cow.
Photo: Grigsby says everyone needs a cow to decorate for the holidays.

A cracked Jesus statue with piercing marble eyes greets you at Centuries, a home decor shop in Homewood.  The shop, now two years old, reopened just last week after a flood of biblical proportions - at least in the world of retail - claimed nearly all of its interior on July…

Street Style: Anne Kreider

blog by Megan LaRussa  •   •  

Stylish Femme: Anne Kreider

Occupation: Graduate Student/Teacher

What She’s Wearing: Marc Jacobs black leather purse, West Village thrift store locket, Calvin Klein ikat print dress, Piperlime black booties, Ann Taylor LOFT black cardigan.

Favorite Designer: Rachel Roy & Elie Saab

Favorite Store in Birmingham: Hanna’s Antiques

Favorite Meal…

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Magic City Post will pause for a moment starting at 8:30am on Friday, December 21st in remembrance of victims of gun violence in Connecticut and also here in our own community. By the end of 2012, at least 56 Birminghamians will have died in gun-related homicides. We pray for peace, love and healing for all.