Category: Style

Carolina Couture

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Catherine Nguyen Custom, one-of-a-kind dresses are typically associated with haute couture – the glamorous reserve of New York and Paris fashion shows. That wasn’t always the case. There was a time when custom-made gowns weren’t just…

Hawks and Doves: Jessica Ullom dreams big

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard Turning a hobby into a career can be an unlikely dream. But by tapping into her vast trove of flea market finds – old feed sacks and Americana textiles – Jessica Ullom has…

Transcending light

by Katherine Connor photographs by Catherine Nguyen Ask Raleigh’s Louise Gaskill the secret to her artistry in lighting design, and you won’t get far. “Oh, I don’t know how I do it, I just sort of taught myself and I…

Redress Raleigh

text and photographs by Chris Seward When seven local fashion designers got together May 29 for Redress Raleigh’s eco-friendly fashion show, “green” was not the only color on display. The clothing and jewelry may have been crafted from environmentally conscious…

The dogs of summer

words and photographs by Juli Leonard They came in sizes small and large. Drooly ones and shy ones. Some could barely stand still; others were clearly ready for their close-up. One leapt into my lap between every shot. Another tackled the…

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