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publisher’s note I hope everyone had an awesome Labor Day weekend; no matter where you were, I hope it was enjoyable. As you can tell from the cover it’s our “Annual Fall Fashion Issue” which means there are lots of Fashion Events coming up in September! We’ll get to more on that next. First, I would like to congratulate Samantha Lindeberg who was the 3rd Annual COVER GIRL SEARCH 2013 winner. You can see more of her on the fashion spread on page 30. Special thanks to JMT Photography, Re: Salon and Med Spa, Terilyn Make-Up Artist, and Bevello for their involvement! Back to some of the many fashion events, here are three of my favorites in the month of September. The first one is new to the fashion scene and it’s called “black. fashion + rock + art” which will be Friday, September 6th at the NC Music Factory in the Fountain Courtyard. The second is “Charlotte Seen Fashion Week” brought to you by Charlotte Seen. It begins Tuesday, September 10th at The Residence Inn Southpark for the kickoff party. On the 11th they are at The Mint Museum Uptown. September 12th they move back to the NC Music Factory in the Fountain Courtyard and to close out the week’s events on the 13th and 14th they will be at Hilton Charlotte Center City. My final favorite is the “4th Annual Style Night Out” put on by Effie at LOTUS, which will be Thursday, September 26th at Morrison Shopping Center. Elevate Lifestyle and dbraun Promotions will be hosting their 7th Annual Pink Party at X Nightclub, the newest addition to Charlotte’s nightlife. Tickets can be purchased at TicketsSoEasy.comcom/PINK7. To see all that’s going on in Charlotte, you can always go to be in the know. Also, if you haven’t like us on Facebook please do at Facebook. com/ElevateLifestyle Have a great month, Steve Caldwell

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TEAM MEMBERS Publisher: Steve Caldwell Editor: Elizabeth Dickinson and Telisha Wheeler Creative Director: Greg Smith Design and Production: Greenspon Advertising Business Manager: Elizabeth Dickinson Cover Photography and Cover Girl Winner Fashion Spread: Photography: JMT Photography, Jim Merrill | Model/Cover Girl 2013 Winner: Samantha Lindeberg Clothing: Bevello | Hair and Location: Re Salon and Med Spa | Lindsey Bridges, Owner | Heather Chodor, Stylist Makeup: Teri-Lyn Hiroshige | MUSE OF FIRE Fashion Spread: Photography: Fenix Fotography, Ryan Sumner | Models: Heather & Camie Designers: Anno Domini Designs, Amanda Gaskins & Emily Kramer | Leatherwork: Aron Rentschler Stylist: Orange Olive NoDa, Leigh Claiborn | Makeup: Scott Arnold | Styling: Heather Hamilton Fall Colors Fashion Spread: Photography: Mark Hanson Photo, Mark Hanson | Model: Brooke Hall, DirectionsUSA | Clothing: Coplons Hair and Makeup: Mandi English | Stylist: Erica Hanks Location: Vanlandingham Estates | Advertising, Sponsorship, And Website Sales Information: Christie Hannula, Sean Scott, Steve Caldwell, Contributing Editors: Culture Editor: Louise Albano-Hurley Dining Editor: Angela Kim, The Squishy Monster Fashion Editor: Joseph Hewell Lifestyle Editor: Debra Kennedy Contributing Writers: Brandon Russell | Corinna Kahn | Chelsea Flower | Elizabeth Dickinson Jay Johnson | Jiya Williams | Julie Tache | Lauren Nguyen Sarah Hudson | Sean McKelvey | Sheila Fate | Stanley Owings Steve Caldwell | TekaRose | The Squishy Monster Contributing Photographers: | CM Photography, Green Valley Photography, S Ali Photos, | TrueBlue Management Group Contributing Videographers: N-Digilabs,

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September 2013 Contents 14 CULTURE

Red Tie Gala




20 FITNESS Just Fit

24 Katy Albright


28 Style Night Out 30 COVER GIRL WINNER Samantha Lindeberg


40 Raw Sugar Couture


44 MUSE OF FIRE 54 Charlotte Seen Fashion Week 60 Fall 2013 Trends


68 Lights! Camera! Fashion! 72 Fall Colors


82 Re-Energizes Your Style 86 Ulysse Nardin Since 1846



2nd Annual Red Tie Gala The Young Professionals Society of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is hosting their 2nd Annual Red Tie Gala at Founders Hall in uptown Charlotte, presented by Cohn Reznick and Red Ventures. Tickets includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets (followed by a cash bar), musical entertainment, dancing and networking. Saturday, October 05, 2013 at 6:00 PM. Individual Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at A limited number of table sponsorships are available. All funds raised will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. 100% of the proceeds will ensure families have a free place to stay while their child receives medical care at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, which opened in May 2011.

The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is one of the more than 300 Houses operating worldwide today. The 35,000 square foot House provides a “home away from home” for the families of seriously ill or injured children who travel to Charlotte for medical treatment at Hemby and Levine Children’s Hospitals. When families are able to stay close during a child’s medical care, children get better faster and stay healthy longer. The Ronald McDonald House gives families the most valuable gift of all: time to be together. The House features 28 comfortable guest rooms, each with a private bath, as well as large laundry room, kitchen, dining, living and playrooms. Guests have access to daily meals, family support programs and kid-friendly activities, as well as transportation to and from local hospitals. The House is managed by a small professional staff, as well as an army of volunteers, like The Young Professionals Society who is hosting the event. The Young Professionals Society is a group of individuals, aged 22-39, who volunteer their time, share their talents, and contribute financially to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Founded in 2011, members of YPS volunteer their services in every aspect of daily House operation, host and attend fundraising events, and enjoy social and business networking opportunities. We invite you to learn more about the House and about our Young Professionals Society at Yandrick Paraison 15






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dining Brace yourself for BAKU, the first robata lounge in the Queen City featuring fresh meats and seafood, showcasing an extensive sashimi and sushi list. What is robata you ask? Robata is an innovative style of cooking that literally means “around the fire� and originates from a centuries old style of cooking by northern Japanese fishermen around a charcoal fired central hearth. What immediately makes BAKU special is their unexampled approach to concept and technique. Their ancient chemical free coals will impart a unique smoky flavor with temperatures that reach over 800 degrees with a unique late night menu, and electric atmosphere all in the heart of Southpark. Their award winning chefs have obtained national acclaim in publications like Food and Wine, Southern Living, and Vegetarian Times. Though the cuisine will be authentic, executive chef Michael Shortino and Chef Shariat have creative license to inject culinary flair into their creations to also allow them to showcase local Carolina growers and producers. Some of their specialty items will range from selections like rice risotto and forbidden rice sushi.

A preview of their menu reveals small bites like local quail with plum wine that range from $4-12 , salads like roasted beet and spicy tofu that range from $6-12, tempura offerings that range from dayboat grouper to rock shrimp from $8-19, maki rolls like spicy pork and sweet egg from $7-15, robata skewers like diver scallops from $6-15, sashimi/nigiri like Bluefin toro, foie gras, and sturgeon caviar from $12-18, robata meats like tea-brined duck breast from $17-26, robata seafood like giant Madagascar prawns from $18-25 and robata vegetables like coal roasted shishito peppers from $6-9. The first thing patrons will notice will be the open kitchen, centered around the robata and yakitori grills. Some of the décor will include reclaimed wood from a 150 year-old bourbon distillery paired with bamboo as well as hand crafted metal work. BAKU’s cuisine will highlight exquisitely presented shared plates, some served on authentic pottery from Japanese artisans. On the second floor will be their bar and lounge, serving dinner until 11 p.m. and providing bar service until 2 a.m. There, you’ll find a variety of premium sakes as well as signature cocktails, wines and beers to pair perfectly with the cuisine. BAKU is located at 4515 Sharon Road and is open seven days a week. The bars open at 4 p.m. and dinner service is 5 to 11 p.m. The BAKU Lounge is open till 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Saturday and Sunday brunch will be offered shortly after the restaurant opens. For more information on the restaurant, please call 704-817-7173 or visit Squishy Monster



Just Fit I’m sitting down with Alan Threatt, owner of Just Fit. His passion for training started when he was 22 years old. At that time, he said didn’t have an athletic bone in his body; just a strong will to change his physical appearance. Since then, fitness has been the foundation for every accomplishment he has conquered. Until he discovered being fit, Alan said he was the type of individual that never finished anything he started. Fitness has completely changed his life, because of this he has been successful at inspiring clients to be the best person they can be in and outside of the gym. Just Fit opened in 2009 in a small studio less than 1000 sq ft. Alan says he has been so fortunate to have attained the amazing clients that he has over the last few years to help him and his business grow. In April of 2013, he relocated to a 5500 sq ft facility. The new Just Fit is a representation of him Alan says. He wanted his business and the look of his company to remind himself of who he is, and his purpose in life. What is Just Fit? We are a program-based training facility complete with personal training, group fitness classes, nutritional counseling and a range of cardio & training equipment. What’s the layout? As soon you walk in the door at Just Fit, you are welcomed by a

swanky reception area with a unique feel. Beyond the front desk, we have a group fitness classroom, an athletic training area, a private training room as well as a side room with cardio equipment. What types of people typically join? The majority of our clientele are busy professionals, but our clients range from 21 to 78 years old. We make everybody feel at home! Is Just Fit for men and women? Yes, the personal touch we add to each of our programs makes both men and women feel comfortable at our facility. What services do you offer? We offer one-on-one personal training, small group training, sports specific training programs, boot camps (coming soon) and group

fitness classes. What is Les Mills Training? Les Mills is based out of Auckland, New Zealand. Their 13 programs (which range from high intensity cardio and resistance training to step class to stretch and flexibility) renew every three months with new choreography, licensed music and instructor education - creating an invigorating group exercise experience for everyone! With the group training, what is the typical size of each class? The maximum capacity is 20 customers per class, but we try to limit our class size to about 15 people to give customers a more private and personal experience.


What types of classes are there? We offer Cardio Kickboxing and Zumba for a high intensity cardio workout. We also offer BodyPump for a strengthening muscle workout, BodyStep which offers a dance thrill to the standard step device, CXWorx which is a 30 minute workout targeting to strengthen and tone your core, and many more! Tell me more about your seasonal boot camp training? We are in the process of developing bootcamps focusing on several categories, from beginners and bridesto-be to couples camps and baby boot camps (for new moms). And we will offer bootcamps at different times of the year such as “Get in Shape for Spring,” “Avoid the Holiday Bulge,” and “New Year, New You.” These bootcamps will include a diet plan guideline and a 60 minute bootcamp twice a week. The program is designed to give you a total body workout. This involves interval training, plyometric and strength conditioning. We will have stations set up both in and outdoors. Each Bootcamp will run for four weeks. The maximum customer per camp is six. How many trainers are there, both men and women? We currently have four certified personal trainers, three males and a female, and nine group fitness instructors which are all female. But we are always looking to grow our staff with experienced professionals!


Do you have a nutrition consultant on staff? Yes, each of our trainers provides clients with nutritional guidance. We believe that nutrition is just as important as fitness on a day to day basis. Do you offer fitness assessment? Yes, we offer a complimentary fitness assessment to each of our clients. The purpose of a fitness assessment it to understand your current fitness level and track your progress to meet your fitness goals. This includes: measuring body composition (body fat percentage and measurements), muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. Do you offer instruction on how to eat better and watch your diet? Absolutely! Diet is 80% of the battle. If you’re not meeting basic guidelines for a healthy diet, all of that hard work is being thrown out the window. What’s the cost to join? It depends on the individualized package created for each client. You can take unlimited monthly fitness classes for as low as $45/month or work with a Personal Trainer for as low as $200/month. Is it a monthly fee or pay as you go? Our personal training packages are designed at a monthly rate, but we offer class passes for our group fitness classes if they prefer not to sign up for an unlimited package. Do you limit how many members you have? No, we will never turn a client away. As business grows, so will our staff! Are you planning for more locations in the Charlotte area? Yes! We are planning on opening more training studios more convenient to other parts of Charlotte. We are also planning to open a considerably larger facility that will focus solely on group fitness classes presenting top-of-the-line equipment with several class options offered at the same time! 4446 South Blvd. Charlotte, 28209 704.780.1500 | Steve Caldwell, Publisher


Katy Albright At the age of nineteen, Charlotte’s own Katy Albright is well on her way to gaining prestige as a make-up artist. Already, Katy has attended invitation-only-boot-camps to hone her skills and has entered multiple contests, including the North American Hairstyling Awards in Vegas where she won Make-up Artist of the Year. Recently, we sat down with Katy to talk about her newfound recognition as NAHA’s Make-up Artist of the Year, her source of inspiration, and her favorite make-up tips. Elevate Lifestyle: Where do you get your inspiration? Katy Albright: I get a lot of inspiration from other artists, culture, and nature. I like to take shapes or colors from nature and apply that to my make-up. EL: Is there any culture that inspires you more? KA: It depends on the concept. I pull from whichever culture is most relatable to the end result. For my NAHA collection, it was African culture.

EL: How did it feel being named the NAHA Make-up Artist of the Year? KA: It was incredible. I can honestly say I wasn’t expecting it. I went into it knowing either way I would be happy with the results because I knew I’d done a good job. It was super exciting when they called my name – but I was also very nervous. EL: What was your favorite project to work on? KA: Thus far I really love the collection I did for NAHA. But other than that, I really liked doing this other piece that was black-and-white, where the black was textured on the model’s smooth, airbrushed skin. EL: What are your favorite colors to work with? KA: This season, I love warm colors like burgundies and oranges which make the eyes pop. With the recent trends, it’s okay to step out of the box and do something different. EL: What’s a common make-up mistake? KA: Thin, over-plucked eyebrows are a common mistake. People even put the arch in the front instead of the middle of the brow. EL: What make-up items do you never leave the house without? KA: Mascara is always a must, and I love highlights like eliminators. I also have to have my eyebrow pencils, but I think less is more. EL: What’s your favorite era in terms of fashion and style? KA: I really like 20’s make-up, or anything with that vintage feel. I also really love 70’s with the clean, natural make-up that was trendy at that time. EL: What trends do you predict for this coming fall season? KA: Lots of wine and berry colors for lips. Bold eyebrows and geometric eyeliners are going to be in. I also feel like brighter colors like cobalt blues will be in. Even the stained lip – I feel like it’s more wearable because it looks more lived in. EL: What’s your favorite make-up tip? KA: I love using concealer to accentuate certain parts – or to cover flaws, like cleaning up around lipstick or brows to make perfect lines. It makes a huge difference to have a clean complexion. Sarah Hudson, Contributing Writer


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STYLE NIGHT OUT FASHION SHOW The 4th Annual Style Night Out Fashion Show will be taking over the streets of Morrison Shopping Center on September 26, 2013. Style Night Out is one of the largest and chicest fashion events in the Queen City. 2100 we in attendance last year, and this year is projected to bring the largest crowd yet. Style Night Out celebrates local retailers, salons and makeup artists coming together to showcase their fall collection on the runway. The ultimate goal is to bring our fashion community together, recognize all the small boutique owners, and encourage everyone to shop local!! This year, Style Night Out will be supporting Carolina Breast Friends, an organization that creates a positive environment for women with breast cancer by providing education, encouragement, and friendship. Doors will open at 5:00pm, the bars will be open at 5pm, and the fashion show will start at 7:45pm. There will be lots of shopping prior to the event, so make sure you get there early to check out all the jewelry and clothing vendors. (Get there early, for those of you who attended last year, it got crowded fast). Tickets are available at, the prices start at $25 for standing room, $40 for general seats, $50 for VIP Seats which includes “Style Bag”, $400 for VIP Tables which seats four people, includes “Style Bags”, Champagne, and hors d’oeuvres . Shuttles will be picking people up in front of City Tavern at SouthPark Mall every 15 minutes and will be dropping off after the show. For more information and to see all the boutiques and salons involved please go to MORRISON SHOPPING CENTER 721 Governor Morrison Street, Charlotte, NC 28211 Corner of Sharon Rd. and Colony Rd. in SouthPark.




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Raw Sugar Couture — Where Hair Couture Goes Haute Couture! Makeup Artist and Stylist Jami Svay Celebrates the Anniversary of her one year “NEW” Hair Accessory Line Makeup artist and hair stylist to the stars, Jami Svay is recognized from coast to coast as one of the leading edge and sought after celebrity makeup artist — best known for using her unique and extraordinary talents of enhancing natural beauty. “My personal philosophy — everyone has something beautiful, just enhance it.” Jami has worked with celebrities as such, Anthony Hamilton, Michael Jordan, Brooklyn Decker, Americas Next Top Model-Kenyah Hill, and Gretchen Rossi of Real Housewives of Orange County— as well as worked the runway for Oscar de la Renta, Billy Reid and Neiman Marcus. This classic beauty’s talents have been featured in the legendary Essence Magazine, The Knot North Carolina, Charlotte Magazine, Uptown, and a myriad of high end print media and photo shoots . Svay débuted her exclusive line of one of a kind limited edition hair accessories — Raw Sugar Couture, one year ago, August 19, 2012, on Etsy — renowned online

marketplace where only the best in handmade and vintage goods are bought and sold. The chic pieces can also be found at Fab’rik, KK Bloom and The Boulevard boutiques. She recently designed a collection of three exclusive headbands for Madewell, SouthPark Mall, released earlier this year. With this successful launch, Raw Sugar Couture is set to partner again with Madewell, Atlanta, GA, for a prestigious holiday launch. Raw Sugar Couture, founded on the concept of offering an affordable high-end quality and earth friendly product — is where you can find the quintessential accoutrement, the head band, along with other fine hair accessories. The Hip Sculptural Elegance — custom constructed of exquisite vintage and modern fabrics are what makes this line of couture headbands truly unique. The haute hair couture pieces are created by hand using time honored sewing techniques. Each piece is truly a work of art and a creation made especially for you by Jami Svay. With superb styling delivering classic appeal, with a modern twist, these wearable luxuriously sexy hair embellishments have crowned and adorned the beautiful heads of some of the most stunning faces in the world — gracing the pages of Charlotte Style Magazine, Carolina Style, Blu, Linger Magazine, QC Exclusive and Z!nk; and can now so define your style ... Raw Sugar Couture pieces are sure to be one of the most timeless items in your wardrobe. Elevate Lifestyle: What do you consider your single greatest achievement in the industry or personally? Jami Svay: To combine them both, I would have to say collectively my family, and my career. Being able to “balance” — to have and maintain a career supported effusively by my husband Sam of twelve years; and to have my wonderful children, Sean Mykal, 13[credited for being her “go to” when she needs an honest opinion about fashion ideas], and Scott 9 [who wants absolutely nothing to do with fashion, but willing to offer his honest opinion as well], as key players to my sustained success —is thereby my greatest achievement. EL: How was the name “Raw Sugar Couture” fashioned? JS: “Raw” is like the raw form of fashion, the creating process in its raw form. And “Sugar” is one of my favorite spices ... it makes everything sweet — and that’s what my line is — marry them together, and Raw Sugar Couture is born! To learn more about Raw Sugar Couture check out:,, or follow Jami Svay on Twitter@JamiSvay. Sheila Fate, Contributing Writer



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September 10-14th, 2013 Tuesday September 10th— Kick Off The Residence at South Park — 4300 Sharon Rd. Charlotte, NC Wednesday September 11th— The Bridal Event The Mint Museum — 500 S Tryon St. Charlotte, NC After party Bubble — 210 E Trade St. Charlotte, NC Thursday September 12th— Suits & Stilettos NC Music Factory Courtyard — 1000 NCMF Blvd. Charlotte, NC After party Bamboo Sky — 1000 NCMF Blvd. Charlotte, NC Friday September 11th— Emerging Designers Competition, Children’s Designers, Boutiques, Featured Recyclable Artists Hilton Center City Ballroom — 222 E 3rd St. Charlotte, NC After party Label Charlotte — 900 NCMF Blvd. Charlotte, NC Saturday September 12th— Fashion Designers, Children’s Designers, Boutiques, & Recyclable Artists Competition Hilton Center City Ballroom — 222 E 3rd St. Charlotte, NC After party Label Charlotte — 900 NCMF Blvd. Charlotte, NC Tickets on sale @ 54

September 10-14th, 2013 This year’s Charity The Susan G. Komen Foundation Emerging Designers Christine Rebich Anita Jamison Pashe Donna Lineberger DONRAI Callie Nichol Regina Smith Iyonna’s Touch Darius Haggins Denim Ribbon Danielle Wiggins Dani Olivia Pamela Bond Designs Nicole Houseton Nicci Hou Designers Foxx Skynz by Design Priya Saluja I Know Jane Robert Craig Anna Belle Laroque Ruffled Runway KSH Couture Boutiques Ivy & Leo Boutique Olive Branch Social Flyy Peek-A-Boo Couture Blush Boutique Tempt Boutique Five13 Studio Key Fashion Ruffled Runway FK Vintage Bridal Designers & Boutiques New York Bride & Groom Alice Andrews Designs Robert Craig Designs Bella Bridesmaid Carolina Belle Couture Young DressMaker Bedazzled Boutique DW Designs Priya Saluja Krystyna’s Treasures Anjolique Bridal & Formal Pixton Bridal Tickets on sale @ 55

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Debra’s Guide to The Fall 2013 Trends If you follow my style suggestions, fashion emergencies will be a thing of the past and you will have elite status in the Fashion Mileage frequent “Best Dressed List.” Attending Fall Fashion Events while summer vacations are in full swing feels a bit unusual at times, but finding out what the trends will be and having your list ready as soon as the new goods hit the stores will leave you fabulously fashion ready and make you a trend leader. One of my favorite events is Arlene Goldstein’s Belk Preview event. This fashionista is VP of Trend/Merchandising and Fashion Direction for Belk. Goldstein highlighted that fall is a “season of change” and it is indeed time to edit your closets. Remove items that you will never fit into again or items that should have been donated to charity seasons ago. This allows room for your new fall additions, but there is no need to break the bank. Focus on investing in quality pieces with statement power. The Queen City is home to a plethora of Fashion Events, including Style Night Out. This is a “must attend” event with over 50 local boutiques, salons and makeup artists joining forces for One amazing evening. It is on September 26th @ Morrison Shopping Center at the corner of Sharon Road and Colony Road. “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. Style is what you choose.” - Lauren Hutton Until next Time – Debra Ann Kennedy, Lifestyle Editor

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Lights! Camera! Fashion! Lights! Camera! Fashion! is the celebrated fall fundraiser of the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc and is sponsored by Belk. It hits the runway for the fourth year on Sunday, October 13 at 6 p.m. at Belk SouthPark. Last year’s event attracted a crowd of more than 900 guests and raised more than $43,000 to support the Junior League’s mission. The event includes a runway fashion show with repeat performances at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. featuring the latest fall fashions from Belk. Lights! Camera! Fashion! offers a night of catching up with friends, discovering fall trends and supporting the JLC. In addition to a 20% discount from Belk (with limited exclusions), guests will be offered heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. General admission tickets include entrance to the event, food and drinks and a $10 Belk gift card. VIP tickets include entrance to the event, food and drinks, a $20 Belk gift card, VIP gift bag, reserved seating for the fashion show, two Red Carpet Giveaway tickets, one Diamonds and Champagne toast and a private shopping experience starting at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $50 each, or two for $90. VIP tickets are $95 each, or two for $170.

Tickets are available now at, and all proceeds benefit the JLC, supporting its endeavor of meeting the physical, dental and mental health needs of children and their families in the Charlotte community. You won’t want to miss this glamorous event for a very worthy cause! About the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. (JLC) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community. Through its actions and leadership of trained volunteers, the JLC is a leading force in improving the lives of children and families in the Charlotte area. The JLC contributes more than $100,000 to community projects and more than 25,000 volunteer hours annually. During the 2012-2013 JLC year, the League dedicated close to $150,000 and almost 400 volunteers to the betterment of the Charlotte community. Projects that are supported by the JLC include: Junior League of Charlotte Family Resource Center at Levine Children’s Hospital, Family HealthLink, Give Kids a Smile Day, Big Shots Saturdays, Junior League of Charlotte Puppet Theater and more. For additional information, call 704. 375.5993 or visit About Belk, Inc. Belk is the nation’s largest family owned and operated department store company, with 301 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states. They are based in Charlotte, NC. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception. Each year, Belk gives a portion of its pretax income back to the communities it serves. In the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2013, the company and its associates, customers and vendors, donated more than $19 million to those communities. Belk stores and offer a wide assortment of top national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect with Belk go to: Belk Get Connected. Modern. Southern. Style. Belk seeks to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve. Our vision is for the modern Southern woman to count on Belk first – for her, for her family, for life. Courtesy of The Junior League Of Charlotte



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Re-Energizes Your Style There’s something about fall that re-energizes our sense of style. You don’t have to completely re-vamp your wardrobe, as beauty routines are ripe for change, and it’s amazing what a big difference a little lipstick in a bold new hue can make. A change of texture for the hair can also make a fresh statement. Metallic replaces matte when it comes to eye shadow and nail polish, and summer’s beachy waves give way to sleek, chic ponytails. Here’s a look at some of Beauty Brands favorite new fall looks that will be demonstrated by their “Beauty Specialist”. Metallic Nails: This fall, think of nails as accessories, with heavy metallic and gilded golds making a statement. Get the 24-karat look with one of this season’s many precious hues from favorite brands like OPI and CND.

Shimmering Lids: Fingers and toes aren’t alone in going for the gold in shades of metallic this season. Paint eyelids in dramatic washes of gilt, silver, and copper, or dust on a little for subtle shimmer. At Beauty Brands, you can choose from powder and cream shadows and layer them on as you wish. Stila and Too Faced offer day and night options. And for a more dramatic effect, line your eyes with stunning cobalt for a fun change from black!. Eye palette to try: Too Faced Natural at Night Eye Shadow Sexy & Sultry Neutral Eye Shadow Kit, $36. Lips Like Wine: Set aside summer sips of Chardonnay and effervescent rosé. It’s time to raise a luscious glass of deep Merlot or Pinot Noir to your lips. Anyone can wear these dramatic, black cherry hues. The trick is choosing the consistency that’s right for you, from long wearing crème lipsticks to sheer, glossier versions. And they look great with the pale, porcelain complexion that’s trending for fall. Recommended luxe lipsticks: Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Wild, $26 and Too Faced La Crème Lip Cream in Divine Wine, $21. Do the Pony: There’s no better way to frame a flawless, polished face than by gathering tresses into a ladylike pony tail. There are many ways to style it, from a bouffant crown to a deep side part to ballerina sleek. At Beauty Brands you’ll find straightening creams and weatherproof sprays, as well as tools to help create the smoothest look. Get the look with TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out Straightening Cream, $17.98 and AG Frizzproof Anti-Humidity Spray, $23.98. All products above are available at


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Swiss Watch Manufacturer Ulysse Nardin was founded in 1846. Ulysse Nardin has been dedicated to excellence for over 165 years in manufacturing mechanical watches. Among the most reliable ever made, Ulysse Nardin’s marine chronometers are still sought by collectors around the world. Ulysse Nardin continues to be in the forefront of watchmaking technology by pioneering new materials in manufacturing high precision movement components and most innovative timepieces. Here is a selection of some of their top sellers, these pieces can be found on and locally at WINDSOR JEWELERS located at Phillips Place.

Ulysse Nardin Stranger The “Stranger” combines high tech with an artistic-musical component: “Stranger” emulates a classical music box, but is worn on the wrist and the action of its mechanism can be admired through a sapphire crystal. Development of this masterpiece of the watchmaking art took more than five years. This limited-edition consist of 99 pieces and retails for $112,000.

Freak Phantom The Freak Phantom pays tribute to the revolutionary Freak- a piece that possesses no traditional dial, crown or hands – and the first piece to successfully present escapement wheels constructed of silicium, is expanding its use of silicium and taking its tourbillon to new heights. The rose gold Freak Phantom is a timepiece of true invention that is limited to 99 pieces and is produced in house. Price upon request.


Royal Ruby Tourbillion This handcrafted masterpiece is lightweight in appearance while refined in jewels, the flange of the Royal Ruby is set with 12 rubies distinguishing the hours, accompanied by 48 diamonds. Enhancing the timepiece’s fiery beauty is the bold spark of red across the face of the dial, catching the eye of its wearer to reveal the complex flying tourbillon mechanism. Price upon request.

Black Toro The Black Toro represents the best perpetual calendar timepiece developed to date. Stunning in 18-karat rose gold with its black dial, ceramic bezel and either rubber or leather strap offers the simplest setting capability of the calendar functions. The Black Toro is a stellar representation of Ulysse Nardin’s unrivaled ability to create technically innovative timepieces of great design, and superior function, precision and ease of use, while continuing the legacy of its most important inventions. $55,500


Black Sea The Black Sea is Sporty in nature; its black tone with blue accents provides a refined essence that can easily transform from wet suit to dining attire. It is both a state-of-the-art diving instrument and a representation of great design the highly durable athletic structure presents a stainless steel case coated with vulcanized rubber. $9,900

Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture This is the first timepiece featuring a skeleton caliber that has been fully developed and manufactured in-house. The Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture combines cutting-edge silicon technology with an aesthetic exploration of the themes of transparency and simplicity. It is available in two limited editions: 99 pieces in red gold and 99 pieces in platinum. $75,000


Jade Ulysse Nardin launched its first inhouse designed and produced selfwinding caliber for women’s timepieces. It is unique in its concept and it is designed and built in such a way that it does not call for pushing or pulling of the crown to set the date and time, making this timepiece manicurefriendly. This timepiece also features four exquisite green jade horns that surround the bezel- a magnificent ring of emeralds and diamonds in the subtly elegant setting, and a motherof-pearl dial. $83,000

Marine Chronograph Manufacture This timepiece presents an enameled watch featuring the new in-house movement, the UN-150. It contains a generously-sized case with 43 mm diameter for excellent readability, a fluted bezel, a screw-locked crown guaranteeing complete water resistance, and solid lugs to ensure stability on the wrist. $37,900 WINDSOR JEWELERS 6809–D Phillips Place Court Charlotte, NC 28210



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