Photography Mark Staff Photography 
Styled By Roxanne Madere Gilleland 
Makeup by Deborah Miller at Deborah Roncarati Salon
Location 54 Brams Point, Hilton Head Island 
Models Jock Miller, Katie Casey, Kety Marquez, Leslie Hughes, Mackenzie Hilton

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.

“It's a new era in fashion — there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-and low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.” — Alexander McQueen

Photography Tim Zielenbach
Hair & Makeup Heavenly Spa, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Location The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Styled By Roxanne Madere Gilleland

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.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and instead of buying Mom the ubiquitous bouquet of flowers, give her a stylish look that she will treasure forever.

Don’t find yourself scrambling for a gift that expresses the love and appreciation we have for the women who raised us. After all, they labored us into existence, got us out of bubble baths and into bed, shuttled us to school and play dates, endured our teenage years — barely — and never got paid. Being a mother is the hardest, but most rewarding, job of all.

Photography Mark Staff
Models Katie Tucker Casey, Kety Marquez, Christopher Gomez, Justin Caren, Maryann Way
Make-Up Randi Owens Arroyo
Hair Gene, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Location Harbour Town Golf Links
Styled By Roxanne Madere Gilleland