Southern Shangri-la

Celebrating fab fall fashions & island paradise.

Dress available at Storm BrosMonthly takes a nostalgic trip back in time this fall, celebrating the Town of Hilton Head Island’s 25-year anniversary and fabulous, vintage-style fashions. The looks of the season are charming – reminiscent of days gone by, stunning and vibrant. Joy-ride around our island utopia, even on the beach, in this flouncy coral number and discover Shangri-la – a Southern version of the idyllic and remote land depicted in James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon.

Dress available at Storm Bros, (843) 671-2277; new vintage bicycle available at The Bike Doctor, (843) 681-7531.






Available through Storm Bros
Amidst a forest of native, green bamboo, our model, local Kim Messier, is vibrant and sexy in this simple, yet flattering Maxi Stella dress by Lucy Love – in clementine. Available through Storm Bros., (843) 671-2277. 
Black & whiteThis clean, classic and elegant look, reminiscent of Jackie O, is ideal for any island affair. Black & white knit dress by Muse. Black & white patent leather handbag by Tusk. Complete this stylish ensemble with black and white spectator pumps by Claudia Ciuti. Available at Palmettoes, (843) 785-3989. Jewelry by John Hardy, from his Sterling Silver Kali collection, provided by Forsythe Jewelers, (843) 671-7070
Available through Storm BrosWorld-class courses abound both on and around Hilton Head Island. Whether you swing your clubs or man the cart and socialize, do so in style. You’ll look like a pro, on and off the course, in this Nic & Zoe tank and easy wrap 3/4-sleeve cardigan. Karen Kane side slit capri. Available through Storm Bros., (843) 671-2277.
suitable and sexy for day or evening

Whether you’re working, playing or being super Mom, you’ll look and feel like a movie star in this elegant, yet casual outfit – suitable and sexy for day or evening. On Messier: multi-tone top and dark wash jeans from Karen Kane’s ’08 Fall collection; patent leather cork shoes by Yellow Box – provided by Island Girl, (843) 363-3883. Drop earrings from The Back Door, (843) 671-3677. Jacqueline Messier: jumper by Heartstrings, scalloped top by Cape Cod, provided by Island Girl. Douglas Messier: vest and polo shirt by E. Land and khakis by Heartstrings, provided by Island Girl; Sanuk Culprit shoes provided by Storm Bros., (843) 671-2277. 1955 Jaguar XK120, which will appear at the 2008 Concours d’Elegance, provided by John Edwards of Hilton Head 

Southern Shangri-laYou’ll be more captivating than any of the many magnificent views enjoyed by those who visit the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse when adorned in stunning local jewelry and gemstones. Necklace, bracelet and ring: 100 facet diamonds, all 18-karat white gold from Roberto Coin Cento Collection. Jewelry provided by Forsythe Jewelers, (843) 671-7070. Slate-blue glazed silk gown with artichoke hem by Adrianna Papell. Complete your sparkly appearance with navy stain & gun metal pumps by Claudia Ciuti. Dress and shoes available at Palmettoes, (843) 785-3989.
Southern Shangri-laYou’ll enjoy smooth sailing and any elegant excursion in this crisp and flattering silk Vivien Leigh dress by Siri. Shown here in celadon/moss and smoke, reminiscent of the island’s pristine surroundings. Perfect for a brunch cruise on the Intracoastal, or for visiting one of the area’s many harbors. Dress provided by The Back Door, (843) 671-3677.