Photography Lisa and Mark Staff / Styling Roxanne Madere Gilleland / Models Katie Casey, Mike Casey, Kety Marquez, Mackenzie Hilton, Cheyenne Wright, Leslie Hughes, Jock Miller, Marianna Elizabeth Epps / Makeup Maria Noel Bagnulo of Head Makeup Artistry and Esthetics / Hair Rebecca Bianchi of Le Spa of Sea Pines / Special thanks Harbour Town Yacht Club and Mike Casey for use of his boat
LUKE MCGOWAN IS CARVING OUT HIS FUTURE ONE FRAME AT A TIME.
The photo, one of many on the Luke Shades Instagram feed, reveals the humble beginning of a fashion brand that is storming the beaches of the East Coast.
It shows a cheap patio table of metal mesh on a sun-baked patch of concrete, an orange box cutter, and a primitive set of sunglass frames cut from a piece of 1/8-inch scrap plywood.
Jo Ann Graham has always been artistic. It just took her a while to realize it.
Graham grew up around the arts — her father was a photographer — but her parents did not encourage her to pursue that field. Having been through the Great Depression and World War II, they pushed an education and a more stable career for their daughter.
A HINT OF CALM.
“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.” — Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute
This season’s colors are meant to soothe the soul, calm the nerves and set an easy pace — and they do. From soft tones of coral to a bold statement of deeper blues, they are all comfort colors.
Hilton Head Christian Academy student Gracen Denton is already admired for her artistic talents, academics and generosity. So it was no surprise when she recently launched a service initiative. Gracen is now handcrafting stylish necklaces to promote awareness and funding for an end to human trafficking. Fittingly, her inspiration was Hilton Head Christian alum Tierney Short, who graduated in 2004 and now works with The International Justice Mission.