Monthly Archives: December 2009

Charleston Fashion Week Semifinalists

It’s only been 4 short weeks since the finale of the very addictive Project Runway with Charleston Fashion Week finalist Carol Hannah Whitfield, and she, among eight others, will debut their spring collections in CFW 2010 Emerging Designers Competition.

The Emerging Designers chosen to début their collections on the opening night of Charleston Fashion Week include Barbara Beach, Julia Faye Davison, Chelsie Ravenell, Anna Lassiter and Jamie Lin Snider from South Carolina,  Larika Page from Georgia, Hannalei Taylor from North Carolina, and Uriel Zamora from Florida. Carol Hannah Whitfield will début her collection during the Bridal Couture Show.

Sponsored by the Art Institute of Charleston, the event will be taking place this March. Rick Jerue, President of the Art Institute of Charleston adds, “We are thrilled to have an opportunity to sponsor the Charleston Fashion Week Emerging Designer Competition: Southeast. As a leader in fashion education, we feel this partnership is a perfect fit. The competition supports our goals to nurture talent in the southeast and foreshadows the impact these young designers have on the fashion industry at large.”

For more information on Charleston Fashion Week, for media credentials, or to learn more about the 2010 Emerging Designer semifinalists visit

Art Mag hangs with artist Kevin Taylor in San Francisco

For the past five days, I’ve been hanging out with Charleston born artist Kevin Earl Taylor at his place in the Mission district of San Francisco!

kevin earl taylor

kevin earl taylor

colorful San Francisco bay windows

Kevin has been living in SF for the past four years and is doing really well. We went to a bunch of art shows, met a ton of great artists, critics, and curators.

a sample of one of Kevin's paintings

another painting.

My favorite show was of a female artist called Fanee at Gallery Three that draws over magazine pages. Who said doodling in mags didn’t amount to anything?!  Here are some of her pieces.

LOVE this artist! She goes by the name Fanee.

We also checked out work at The Shooting Gallery and the White Walls Gallery.

On a different night, we met up with famous SF artist and tattooist Mike Davis.

example of a Mike Davis painting.

Kevin will be visiting Charleston for a month beginning next week, and in the spring he’ll be curating a show at Scoop Studios on Broad Street!

Thanks for letting me crash at your pad, K.T.

See you back in Charleston!