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

(trend) n. Something that is currently popular or fashionable.

Definition of a trend: Something that is currently popular or fashionable.

Each year, the fashion industry delights and entices with new trends. The goods news: trends don't last long.  The bad news? Trends don't last long. Sound a little crazy? Well, it is!

photography  Mark Staff
hair  Andrew Pietz, Ashley Kiely, Blow The Hair Bar
make-up  Heather Edge, FACES Day Spa
models  Lesli Ann Clark, Alyssa Dolan, Hunter Everetts, Brian Kinard

With temperatures dropping by the day, it's time to start thinking about your winter wardrobe. Monthly fashion model Paige Turner shows two ways you can keep warm while still looking cool.

photography
Mark Staff

hair Andrew Pietz,
Blow the Hair Bar

make-up

Shannon Wilkening,
Brideside Beauty

models

Jennifer Lockhart
Courtney Bailey
Brian Kinard