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Featuring some of the coziest sweaters from local boutiques


One Tunic, Three Ways

20 NECKLACES AND NECKLINES Learn how to be an accessorizing pro with these pairing tips

24 LAY ON THE LAYERS Five foundation pieces for easy layering


Beauty guru, Heather Green, reviews three new fall must-haves


PLUM Hair Atelier tackles one of our reader's hair problems for a winning look


Behind the scenes with Miss North Carolina’s 2016, McKenzie Faggart

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Snuggling up in front of a warm campfire, tailgating with friends, outdoor concerts on chilly nights! All of these autumn activities have one thing in common when it comes to fall fashion: sensational sweaters. From the updated wrap around to the classic cable knit that never goes out of style, the perfect sweater is a treasure that puts you in the mood for cookouts and cozy fall nights under the stars. It's time to bundle up and get ready for sweater weather with the warmest trends for fall!

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Cotton/nylon olive cardigan by Paparazzi, ivory lace bottom layering cami by Winter Lennon, olive fringe scarf, "Green with Envy" necklace by local jewelry designer, Good Girls Studio - Galatea Boutique

Nothing says autumn like orange and this sensational sweater is no exception! Comfy, cozy and so cool, This Ivan Grundahl sweater from at Ease has knocked it out of the park.

Beauty Tip: "Dress up your casual sweater looks with a classic smoky eye. Try shades of olive & gold topped with a thicker black liner and layered mascara for the perfect look."

Navy IS the new black and Kristen's Shoes and Apparel is setting the bar with Elliot Lauren’s latest masterpiece. Gold grommets take this sweater up a notch, accenting the neckline and shoulders perfectly.

From CT Weekends comes the latest look for fall from Curio Sweaters . Multi functional with an array of blocked shapes and patterns, this must-have is ideal for EVERY body type!

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Hot off the runway, the perfect gray poncho from Project J. Perfect for cool nights, football games and keeping cozy by the campfire – Certain Things Bracelet Shown: UNOde50 - Kristen's Shoes and Apparel

For the perfect 'Serenity' inspired eye, apply a pale sky blue shadow on lids paired with a simple black eye liner and mascara. To add more drama, apply a darker navy in the crease.

From Curio Sweaters comes fall’s “it” trend – FRINGE! Thanks to CT Weekends, this brilliant color block mix of tan, white and black is THE combination that will keep heads turning. Accompanied by a fringe accent, this is one of the trends that won’t end. - Max Debraine Necklace: CT Weekends. fall | 17



What if it were possible to have a style that would transcend the trends and allow you to look polished and put-together at every age? What if you no longer had to worry about dressing for your age, and you could instead focus on dressing for your style? What if looking great didn’t have to take so much effort and time? 18 | triangle style

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It used to be that women would have a certain style. That is, until they reached a ‘certain age’ and it no longer worked for them. That age could be about the time they began to have kids, they quit working or menopause kicked in. Then all hell would break loose on the fashion front as they struggled to know what worked for their bodies, their life, their style. The good news is that meeting that struggle head-on can be so much easier today. With so many styles of clothing made with stretch to fit changing body types and accommodate a few extra pounds in a flattering way, it can be easy to look great at every age and every stage. Having a few ‘secret weapons’ in your arsenal can help too! Here at StyleFinder Boutique, we like to think of our hand-dyed Italian silk tunics as such a secret weapon. They gently skim the body without clinging to every lump, bump and bulge. They are timeless while still up-to-theminute. A silk tunic has a carefree ease to it that allows you to be in touch with your feminine side. Its elegance belies its simplicity. They look and feel sumptuous and luxurious, yet with a built-in t-shirt lining, no one will ever know how comfortable you are. They’ll just know how gorgeous you look.

Silk tunics are gorgeous on women of all ages and sizes and can be dressed up or down. Pair them with: • Modern-fit pants in your favorite print • Flowy palazzo pants if you’re on the taller side • A slim-fitting skirt • Jeans

Then add a statement necklace, a beautiful bracelet and top with a cape for fall and you have a look that captivates. Beware that the silk tunic does not wear you. Finding a style that is in proportion to you is key to getting a great fit. If there is too much fabric, it hangs down too low or slides off your shoulders, just say no! TS

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TUBE TOP WITH CHOKER Keep things minimal by pairing your tube top with a simple choker. The straight line cut of the tube top is perfect for showing off the simplicity of your choker and also helps to elongate your neckline!


Pairing button-ups with a statement necklace is one of my favorite pairings. I love how the statement necklace comes out from under the collar as though its almost one piece. It’s the perfect combination of subtle and statement!


The halter neck is best paired with a triangle shaped pendant. If you look at the lines of the sides of a halter top, they go up toward your face in almost a triangle shape. So I like to offset this with a triangle shaped necklace pointing down from your face for the perfect balance. 20 | triangle style


Now that Fall is here, expect to see a lot more of this pairing. It’s simple and elegant, and this is also one of the pairings that helps elongate your neck in a sophisticated and understated way.


hardest necklines to pair because there are so many hard lines going on. But for this reason, it’s perfect for bringing out the shape of an angular necklace. Did you notice that it also enhances the jawline?


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1. Choker: Fab’rik 2. Chain of Love from B.b. Lila: Halie’s Boutique 3. Max Debraine Necklace: CT Weekends 4. Wire wrapped turquoise with stone drop from Banx Designs: Scout & Molly’s 5. Betsy Pittard Tassel: Lily Mae’s 6. “The Bohemian” in a silver and dark gold/bronze tone: The Fashion Bar 7. John Wind Necklace: Smitten Boutique 8. Igor Dobranic Necklace: at Ease 9. Monogrammed State Necklace: Monroe26.


The base of your outfit is best kept simple. Think color, but very few designs. You can play with colors, especially this fall’s palettes of saturated earth tones like olive green, rust red, and mustard yellow. Simple tops make it easy to layer on a cardigan, jacket, or even a pullover sweater.


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Perfect for layering over your favorite tops, sweaters can totally dress an outfit up or down. Aiming for casual? How about a rib knit sweater you can knock around in? You can also go for more of a defined look with a fitted chunky cable knit sweater or cardigan. Just be ready to play with the look by adding a scarf and jacket!

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You can really have fun by mixing in some amazing outerwear to top everything off. For those crisp fall days, check out leather jackets or even a cape. When the temperatures drop at night you’ll want to turn to coats. It’s important to keep your look versatile, and for that you’ll want to experiment with styles, colors, and prints. SHOWN FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Jack by BB Dakota, Lucius Capelet: Fab’rik ASTARS Vegan Leather Jacket : Scout and Molly’s Bella Asphalt black jacket: Halie’s Boutique • Fringe poncho by Minnie Rose: Coolsweats  


An important thing to remember with layers is to keep accessories simple so that they complement the look instead of causing confusion. Wrist watches are great classic pieces, or pair studs with a statement necklace. You can add a nice touch of glam with a thin layered necklace too.


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Scarves/Wraps really pull the look together, and they’re some of our favorite things about fall. They add polish to the top of your outfit and they keep you warm! Double bonus! Check out oversized scarves or a chunk knit for those colder days for a bright pop of color on an otherwise neutral but perfectly layered outfit. SHOWN: Bordeaux Wraps by Simply Noelle: Affordable Chic Tolani Hathi Grey Elephant Scarf: Certain Things




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I’ve been in the beauty biz for over 15 years and as a professional model, I have been privy to almost every kind of make­up, skin and hair product you can imagine. Top secrets from the industry’s best and brightest artists that I can’t wait to share…and now I can! I’m trying out the hottest and most hyped products on the beauty market today, so you don’t have to spend a dime (unless it’s earned it’s “Try” angles!) So hang on to your handbag, I’ve been shopping and I’m ready to share! — HEATHER GREEN

POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel CLAIMS TO It claims to be the “secret weapon to defeat pores and shine”. Matte Rescue is a water-based gel that contains diamond powder, which gives skin a blurring effect. This magic make-up absorbs oils and smooths out pores, giving skin a matte appearance. Matte Rescue also claims to work all day. MY TAKE Cool packaging, but for $28, my expectations are a little high! The light blue color throws you off a bit, but it blends right in – no blue face here. It goes on easy, but I had to use more than I thought I would (and I just covered my t-zone). I have combination skin with an oily t-zone, so for me, the coverage was really good. It DOES blur fine lines, but not the deeper wrinkles as well. It claims to last all day, I’d say more like 4-5 hours tops. For the price, I would definitely use this product for special occasions, but daily application is going to be on the pricey side. TRIANGLE STYLE RATING I’m giving PORE-fessional Matte Rescue 3.5 Try-Angles. Weighing the pros and cons, I think this will work great for certain types of skin. I also think it is a little bit of product for a whole lotta money! I really like it, but would not use it every day – overall, it’s a good buy if money is no object! ssss

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CLAIMS TO “Whiten your teeth comfortably and discreetly, without messy and time-consuming whitening strips or trays.” On the Go whitening pen claims to be easy to use in just seconds and can be used anywhere, at anytime. It also claims to be safe and effective, and works on natural and artificial teeth. MY TAKE I’ve heard great things about Go Smile, so I was excited to get great results. The whitening pen was only $16, so it is affordable and lasts about 1-2 months. I had also read that it works best when combined with the other whiteners from Go Smile – but I’m just testing the pen (1- because I’m cheap and 2- because I’ve got three kids and haven’t used the bathroom alone in six years!). On the Go goes on very easily, doesn’t burn, and actually feels like I had just brushed my teeth. I didn’t notice results right away, but after about a week, I could tell a difference! I would apply it after my morning sweet tea and could actually do it at a stoplight! TRIANGLE STYLE RATING I like it! It doesn’t taste terrible and doesn’t sting like other tooth whiteners I’ve tried. On The Go is a quick and easy way to whiten that doesn’t turn your teeth that shocking, unnatural white – I give it 4 Try-Angles and will definitely continue to use On the Go. ssss

John Frieda Root Blur CLAIMS TO Concealer for your hair. Root Blur claims to “blend away dark roots with a single stroke”. Extending the time between coloring, Root Blur is a mineral-pressed powder in two shades that allows you to customize your color. Light and weightless, quick and simple to use, Root Blur lasts until your next shampoo. MY TAKE I have to admit, I was not counting on the results I got. This is going in Heather’s Handbag of Permanent Products!!! With four shades to choose from (each set containing 2 colors), John Frieda gets this right – it doesn’t make a mess, it is not “cakey”, it’s easy and quick to apply, it does not damage hair and actually lasts! My hair is a couple of different shades of blond/dark blond and in between highlights, this is my go-to hair help. TRIANGLE STYLE RATING LOVE it! You can’t beat the price, $20 – a great product at a great price – Root Blur receives 4.5 Try-Angles, because 5 would come with a hairstylist that would follow me around! sssss

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PROBLEM SOLVED... Erin wanted to create a hairstyle that would accommodate Kelly’s busy lifestyle and require little maintenance. For her color, Erin darkened Kelly’s base color to give her an overall richer look and painted a few lighter pieces around the face and crown to create depth and dimension. For her cut, Erin created the look of a more full silhouette towards the front and top, while tailoring in the nape for a more feminine profile. With her new hairstyle, Kelly can sport her natural curls or wear it smooth. The shorter length provides body for Kelly until her hair density returns to its original state. IN THE END... Kelly’s experience with PLUM atelier salon was truly refreshing. She says, “I cannot remember the last time I was pampered. Erin was so kind, patient, and professional. Not only did I get a fabulous new look and manageable style, I feel as though I made a new friend. PLUM is such a great salon!”


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McKenzie Faggart

Every little girl dreams of that life changing moment – being on stage, the lights, the applause, the crown and that classic announcement “and the winner is…” Although there are only a select few that make it, the ones that do, are able to share the values and greatness of their home state through their unique talent, class and charitable contributions. ageants are more than just about the way contestants look, but how they have impacted the world around them. Each year, every state in America crowns one of their own to compete for the ultim te title of Miss Ameri a, and this year, North Carolina chose McKenzie Faggart and she’s ready to represent our great state and bring home the crown. - Written by Heather Green Photo provided by Pageantpics.com

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Congratulations on your big win! Tell us a little about yourself. Thank you! I am 21 years old, I grew up in Concord, NC, and moved to Charlotte to attend UNC Charlotte for college. I have 3 brothers, (Dillon, 18 and Jake and Jerod, twins who are 28) and a sister (Maddie, 14, who was my Carolina Princess in 2011 and 2014, and my Outstanding Teen in 2016). My parents are Robby and Tracy Faggart. My mother danced and competed in a few pageants growing up, and held the title of Miss Charlotte-Mecklenburg in 1989. A (very) long story short, I began dancing at 2 with my mom as my teacher! I graduated from Dance Productions in Charlotte, where I am now an assistant to my mom, teacher on my own, and a choreographer. I also travel to other studios and teach master classes and choreograph dances. I grew up sharing a love of dance with her, as well as competing in pageants. I competed in an all-natural scholarship youth pageant, the Cinderella Scholarship Pageant. I won the "Tot" division in 2000, and my mom actually took over the directorship of the state pageant in NC, which meant I could only compete at the International Cinderella pageant held in Las Vegas. I competed in a few other local pageants that we're apart of the "Little Miss North Carolina" pageant, such as Little Miss Cabarrus County, Mecklenburg County, Lake Norman, and Hickory, but never competed in the state pageant. Because Cabarrus County is home, I was asked to compete in Miss Cabarrus County's Outstanding Teen in November of 2010 for the 2011 Miss NC pageant. And that's how I began to compete in the organization!

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I have found that I have more self-improvement and development in using the phases of competition in my every day routine. I am first and foremost a dancer (now more of a teacher) and I don't dance just to compete in a pageant. I am lucky to compete in MAO so that I am able to perform my talent as something that I work on day by day, rather than a minute and a half routine I drill just to get through it onstage. I enjoy working out to be healthy, not just to be "swimsuit ready." I like being aware of politics and having respectful convictions in my personal opinions to be well informed for my future, rather than just for my interview. And of course, I don't wear an evening gown on the regular (haha!), but I do want my gown to reflect the most respectful, classical, and elegant version of what I would look like if I did!

Who did you think was going to win Miss NC? Or did you feel like you had it in the bag? To be honest, I typically have a "feeling" about someone. This year was a little different. I was amongst 40 other incredible girls who I knew were all absolutely capable to fulfill the role of Miss North Carolina. What I chose to focus on was myself. I remained deeply in tune with who I was within my preparations and knew that no matter what, the job would be taken care of. I don't want to say, "I knew I was going to win," but I did have a strong sense that I knew I had what it took to win. I knew I had to have the motivation and strength in order to do so. I was grounded in God and was prepared for whatever He was going to throw at me.

Pageant contestants always appear so put together; do you have ANY behind the scenes bloopers or not so perfect moments? Oh yes, most recently…I have the absolute worst luck with phones. It never fails! The night before I left to go to Raleigh for Miss North Carolina, my cousin Kayla and I went to dinner in Charlotte. As we are leaving, I put my phone in my little purse and walked out of the restaurant. When we stepped outside, I reached for my phone and it wasn't in my purse. I retraced my steps and tried calling it. The phone was turned off! I asked the hostess what I should do and at the same time, another person came forward saying the exact thing just happened to them! The next morning, I called to have the phone disconnected and my dad was nice enough to go get me a new one before the pageant, but I had no contacts during the week because I couldn't log into my iCloud! During each night of competition, we were not allowed to have our phones. Finals night, I packed my new one in a bag my parents would grab out of the dressing room so that I would have it for pictures at the Gala after the pageant. One way or another, my bag was mixed up in my friend's things and packed in her car! I wasn't able to get my phone until Sunday evening... When it turned on, I had 184 text messages, 64 snapchats, 45 messages on Facebook, 47 messages between Instagram and Twitter, and a few missed calls. Again, I didn't have contacts stored in my phone, so it took me almost two weeks to respond to people! I never knew a phone could be so stressful!!


What is coming up for Miss NC 2016? The next big thing is Miss America!! I will be arriving in Atlantic City on August 29th and we will spend the first week with a lot of rehearsals and appearances. I will have my interview Monday, September 5th, Talent will be Tuesday, Swimsuit and Evening Gown will be Wednesday, and Onstage Question will be Thursday. The "Show Us Your Shoes" parade will be Saturday and the finals of Miss America 2017 will be on Sunday! On September 11th, the 96th Miss America will be crowned LIVE on ABC at 9pm Eastern.



Was being a judge for the Miss NC pageant difficult?

Serving on the judges' panel to select the 79th Miss North Carolina was truly an honor. After having experienced the same emotions as the contestants were having during that very important week, I could fully understand just how important the role of "judge" really was. The Class of 2016 was an incredible group of 42 talented, beautiful, and intelligent young women representing all different regions of our great state.

Which was more stressful - being a contestant or a being a judge?

From The Crown To the Judge... Miss North Carolina, 2010

Adrienne Core

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I can actually say that judging was a bit more stressful than competing. As a contestant, I was only responsible for presenting my best self and I knew, without a doubt that the many months of hard work leading up to the pageant would be worth it for me no matter the outcome. As a judge, I was very meticulous about every score I chose in making sure that the best young woman for the job was selected.

What is it really like to be Miss North Carolina and THEN a judge?

Becoming Miss North Carolina is truly a life altering opportunity that I am incredibly humbled to have had and helping to select a new young woman to live the year of a lifetime was equally as exciting!

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BANO BOUTIQUE has grown from what started as SIMA RAFIZADEH’S zeal and innate eye for quality products and fabrics to a boutique, offering designer clothing from Europe, the US and Canada. BANO also offers expert alterations for women and men, couture tailoring, custom dressmaking, i.e., bridal gowns, and more.

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- Written by Angela Raimondo, Photo provided By Bano Boutique

Before opening BANO Boutique, Sima worked as a tailor of couture designs in Florence, Italy. Her love for the small town feel brought her back to Durham, NC, where she started BANO Boutique as a way to translate her love for fine garments into serving fellow designer clothing aficionados in the Triangle area. To quote one of Sima’s customers - “BANO has designer clothes you can’t find anywhere else in the area.” Each piece of clothing, from accessories to coats, sweaters, dresses etc., is hand-picked by Sima on one of her four annual buying trips to Europe and New York. Each piece is exclusive in that only a few designs are bought in bulk, while the majority of the designs from BANO Boutique are bought as one-off pieces where only one is available for purchase. This ensures the BANO customer they will not ‘see themselves’ at other events. It’s this exclusivity that has expanded BANO Boutique’s clientele beyond the Triangle area to New York, Florida and California, and that has awarded BANO the Herald Sun’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Boutique the last 10 years in a row. Sima’s love for alterations, custom tailoring and dressmaking has also earned her recognition in the Triangle area, including the Herald Sun’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Alterations for the last 10 years. BANO Boutique is one of the last specialty stores in the Triangle to offer on-site alterations and one-on-one personal wardrobe consultation. Clients can walk in for consultations or make an appointment, even on Sunday and Monday when BANO Boutique is usually closed. The success Sima has enjoyed has been given back to the community through her support of charitable events and organizations in the community, i.e., Center for Child and Family Health, Breast Cancer Research – “I love this job – and if I can, I will give back to the community as much, if not more, then what it has given me. “

Curio... For women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Exciting new styles for Fall in sizes XS - XL. CT Weekends Cameron Village, 437 Daniels St., Raleigh (919) 787-9073 www.ctweekendsforwomen.com see ad page 12


Stop Suffering From “Low Battery Syndrome”! The Mighty Tote comes with a built in phone charger. Charting your phone on the go has never been easier Smitten Boutique 1105 W Main Street Durham, (919) 530-1000 thesmittenboutique.com see ad on page 35


FRYE Jamie Smooth vintage leather and oiled suede meet in the Jamie Zip Bootie. The contrasting textures make a beautiful match while the full back zip lets you choose whether you want to wear it open for a laid-back look or closed for a more streamlined one. Available in grey (shown). SRI Shoe Warehouse … Celebrating 25 years of Style, Selection and Value. 6031 Oak Forest Drive, Raleigh. (919)872-2800. www.srishoes.com, see ad on page 27 42 | triangle style

LOVING THIS! Sand colored, one size fits all. poncho $48 Scout & Molly’s North Hills, Raleigh, (919) 754-8430 Stone Creek Village, Cary, (919) 465-7441 scoutandmollys.com see ad on page 21

The Bombshell Skinny sits higher on the waist for an hourglass silhouette - featured in In Style Magazine COOLSWEATS GLENWOOD VILLAGE

2603-141 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh 919-782-0012 www.coolsweats.net see ad on page 11

Wear Your Inspiration MantraBandsÂŽ are simple, elegant bracelets with a touch of delicate polish and an uplifting message; promoting a lifestyle of optimism, positivity, mindfulness. Wear your MantraBand every day as your daily reminder, affirmation, and inspiration. Made with love. Lily Mae's Boutique & Gifts At The Factory 1839 South Main Street, Wake Forest (919) 453-0113 Follow us on Facebook and Instagram see ads on pages 21 & 41

Naked Princess Naked Princess is a lifestyle brand that redefines the concept of boudoir. It is not only a place, but also a state of mind. Boudoir can be created anywhere with a signature scent, a go-to gloss, a cozy cashmere robe, the perfect day-to-night dress, and the confidence these favorites inspire.Offered in 100% silk pieces as well as cool, comfortable bamboo. Opulence of Southern Pines at Cameron Village, 400 Daniels Street, Raleigh (919) 467-1781 and at The Mews, 280 NW Broad St., Downtown Southern Pines, (910) 692-2744 OpulenceOfSouthernPines.com see ad on page 5

A Fresh Take On The Weekend Wardrobe. With comfortable dolman sleeves, popular hues, and stylish stripes, you just might want to wear it all week long. Jarrett Bay North Hills 4209 Lassiter Mill Road, Raleigh (919) 803-1990 shop.jarrettbay.com see our ad inside back cover

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AngelRox: Your Outfits Best Accessory! OPERA GLOVES: add light cozy warmth and elegance every day. thumbholes keep hold in place and warm hands. wear over elbows for classic grace or scrunch near wrist for chic glove ANGELROX STOCKINGS are the answer to year round cozy calvescomfy footless leg warmers scrunch or stretch from heel to thigh fabulous boot liners or cozy warmth at home or in yoga. All are sustainable plant based fabrics, making them super soft and breathable for the skin.

Rocker Chic Leggings Rock! We are in love with these awesome leggings paired with black booties, toss on a black top, add necklace and instant look. Sophie And Mollies 108-A North Salem St, Downtown Apex 919-362-7030 www.sophieandmollies.com see ad on page 28

Affordable Chic Shops Hidden Valley Plaza 2315 Lynn Road, North Raleigh Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 am. – 6:00 pm 919-846-0676 see ad on page 71

Enjoy 25 Hours Of Cool. With proprietary triple insulation, Canteen keeps beverages cold for 25 hours or hot for 12 wherever you take it. Available in 14 colors and four sizes, including the 25oz which holds a standard bottle of wine. Lily Mae's Boutique & Gifts At The Factory, 1839 South Main Street, Wake Forest, (919) 453-0113 Follow us on Facebook and Instagram see ads on pages 21 & 41 44 | triangle style

They Are Back! The Blue Lokai are available in store! RUN don't WALK! Monroe26. 2012B Fairview Road Five Points, Raleigh (919) 650-3326 see ad on page 35

Dahlings, the GLITTER Cork Totes Are Back In Stock But Selling Quickly!! Get yours before they sell out!!! The Pink Alli Stone Creek Village, 406 Ledgestone Way, Cary (919) 460-2554, www.thepinkalli.com see ad on page 73

Why Pay Exorbitant Prices When You Don't Have To? The Fashion Bar is an on-line boutique for todays' women looking for the hottest styles in bold, eye catching jewelry, pashmina scarves, hats and bridal accessories. Featured: Elegant Long Lace Veil $95.00 The Fashion Bar P.O. Box 40305, Raleigh, NC 27629 919-295-3577 Thefashionbar4u@gmail.com • www.TheFashionBar.net see ad on page 36

THE PERFECTA LASER FACIAL: FOR SKIN SO PERFECT YOU MAY JUST DO WITHOUT MAKEUP! • Eliminates Redness • Treats Acne • Smooths Skins Surface • Erases Superficial Lines Michael Law MD , Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road. Suite 103. Raleigh. (919) 256.0900 michaellawmd.com bluewaterspa.com See ads on pages 6, 74 & 75

Raleigh’s Exclusive European Style Village With Locally Owned Specialty Shops, Services & Fine Dining Shop. Dine. Explore. Lafayette Village 8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, lafayettevillageraleigh.com see ad on inside front cover fall | 45


Wrap Up In The Season’s On Trend Color! This A.Z.I Sweater makes the outfit! Add your own white tank, (or come check out our selection of Michael Stars Tanks) black leggings, boots and voila...A classic fall outift! Certain Things Cameron Village, 404 Daniels St, Raleigh (919) 828-5055 see ad on page 61

Brazilian Blowout $129 Fall In Love With Our New Long Cardigans And Yoga Jeans Grab your size while you can Halie’s Boutique 1209 Parkside Main St. Cary hello@haliesboutique.com www.haliesboutique.com @haliesboutique 919-462-0902 see ad on page 19

Long/ Thick hair extra charge will apply. Modern Enhancement Salon Day Spa 8320-166 Litchford Rd. Raleigh 27615 919.875.8668 Visit our websites at www.modernenhancements.com www.modernenhancement.com see ad on page 29

Enjoy Healthy, Vibrant Younger Looking Skin AFAs amino acid skin care line are the first cosmeceutical ever to utilize these valuable acidic amino acids as part of a skin care regimen. Independent Board Certified Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons have clinically tested AFAs for over three years and there have been no adverse incidences reported as a result of their use. AFAs are based on the same natural acidic amino acids that serve to retain moisture in human skin. They are also potent antioxidants an extremely helpful against photo pigmentation. They are remarkably free of irritation at effective pH levels. The Purple Door Day Spa 154 South White St., Wake Forest, (919) 562-6077, purpledoorspa.com, see ad on page 80 46 | triangle style

How Much Sexier Can It Get? Fleurt's Belle Epoque Lace Bust Camisole/Pants set is comfortable enough to sleep in and delicious enough to please anyone's eye. This is just one example of the Fleur't line.Buttery soft rayon spandex jersey overlaid with rose galloon lace.Underbust reinforced with elastic for extra support. Racerback lace back. Silk front drawstring ties on these flowy wide leg pants. J. Alane’s, Fine Lingerie And Other Essentials Cameron Village: 419-A Daniels Street, Raleigh www.j-alanes.com • (919) 881-8058, see ad on page 28

SAXX Underwear Co. Saxx underwear is designed to fit better. Every pair of Saxx features a breathable inner comfort pouch to support your equipment, keeping you cool, dry and comfortable whatever you're doing. Many cool solids and prints to choose from! Opulence of Southern Pines at Cameron Village, 400 Daniels Street, Raleigh(919) 467-1781 and at The Mews, 280 NW Broad St., Downtown Southern Pines, (910) 692-2744 OpulenceOfSouthernPines.com, see ad on page 5

“Sapphire, Pearl, And Rich Embroidery..." Treat yourself to a sonnet-worthy embroidered piece this Fall...on trend and beautifully bohemian with jeans and boots at the Art Museum or an autumn wedding in Asheville. - *William Shakespeare Galatea Boutique Seaboard Station in Raleigh (across from Logan's)919-833-8565 facebook: Galatea Boutique, see ad on page 77

Now Featuring Harden Custom Furniture And Upholstered Headboards The Galleria is a beautiful marketplace located in Raleigh with a wonderfully diverse group of interior designers, artists, and vendors, each with their own distinctive personality. We offer fabulous gifts, and home decor accessories, fine art, jewelry, gourmet foods, furniture and fashionable clothing and accessories. The Galleria 9650 Strickland Road, Suite 167, Raleigh, 919-615-0033, www.thegalleriaraleigh.com see ad on page 58 fall | 47

TRIANGLE TRENDS Discover UNOde50's Edgy Collection Of Jewelry from Spain Handcrafted design with bangles, necklaces, chains for rebellious souls! Kristen's Shoes and Apparel Cameron Village 501 Daniels St, Raleigh (984) 202-5030 www.kristensshoes.com see ad on page 33

Give Back and Try Hot Yoga Indigo Hot Yoga holds a weekly donation-only community class. Anyone can try hot yoga this way and for those that donate, support the charity of the month. Come try it for yourself and feel double the good! See our schedule at www.indigohotyoga.com Indigo Hot Yoga 1028 Oberlin Road, Suite 244 (919) 664-9800 Facebook and Instagram, see ad on page 76

Save The Planet Reupholster your Furniture Great For Layering Pacific Cotton - 100% cotton and the weight of the fabric is perfect for year round wear. Perfect for your layering in cooler weather. Available in over two dozen colors. At Ease at Sutton Square 6325 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, (919) 790-1812 see ad on page 3

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and make it NEW again! We'll help you pick your fabric then our skilled upholsterers will pick it up and do the rest. Midas Fabrics and Blinds, 7912 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh (Rt. 70 at Lynn Rd.), (919) 782-5500 www.MidasFabric.com see ad on page 57

Synergy Micropeel After a sweltering summer of sun exposure, it’s time to reboot and fall back in love with your skin! The easiest way to give your skin a boost without any downtime is the Synergy Micropeel—a three-step clinical procedure combining dermaplaning, chemical exfoliation and cryogenic therapy to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, laxity, dullness, and skin imperfections. Call Synergy at (919) 510-5130 Inside the Beltline 2603 Glenwood Ave at Oberlin Rd. North Raleigh 8300 Health Park at Six Forks Rd. and Forum Dr., See ad on page 60

At Clothes Mentor Chapel Hill we buy and sell gently used in-style name brand women's clothing in sizes 00 to 26 including active wear, business, casual and maternity. We love shoes, boots, designer handbags and sunglasses too! We pay CASH for all items we accept and No Appointment is ever necessary. Save money on what you buy and make money on what you sell - what could be better? Come see us today at:

Clothes Mentor In Chapel Hill 241 S. Elliott Rd. (Down the street from Whole Foods, next to Red Lotus and Monterrey.) Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919.929.1770 www.clothesmentor.com see our ad on page 9

All-Natural Bodycare To The Rescue! Cooler weather is on the way, bringing with it drier, duller skin. Replenish by exfoliating with a raw sugar/coconut oil scrub, followed by a soothing layer of shea butter lotion. You can choose from among ESCENTUELLE’s naturally scented products or buy an unscented version and mix one of their essential oil blends (like Chai Spice) into a dollop as you apply it! All products are available online as well as in-store. ESCENTUELLE 201 W Chatham St #107, Downtown Cary, (919) 659-0476, www.escentuelle.com, see ad on page 67

Every Tick Tock Matters At Clocktiques! We specialize in repairs of antique clocks and watches from the 1600's to present. We have a fully stocked showroom for your enjoyment and shopping pleasure. Looking for a gift what better than a timepiece that could become your family heirloom for generations to come. Watch battery replacement and adjustment available. All repairs done in our fully equipped repair shop on site. Clocktiques, 2004 South Main St., Suite 104, Wake Forest, 919-556-8963. www.clocktiquesrc.com, see ad on page 80 fall | 49


Find Your Perfect Pants! Tired of pants that just don’t fit? Try the modern fit pant! The world’s most comfortable pants are pull-on’s that make you look slim, chic and polished. Join us on September 24th for our Perfect Pant Party, and find your perfect pair! For each pair sold $5 is donated to Interact. StyleFinder Boutique 6801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh NC 27615 919-454-3068, www.ShopStyleFinder.com see ad on page 78

Just One Treatment With The V-Beam Laser Can Eliminate Veins And Control Rosacea With No Down Time. Sever cases might require multiple treatment for complete clearance Michael Law MD, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road., Suite 103, Raleigh. (919) 256.0900 michaellawmd.com bluewaterspa.com See ads on pages 6, 74 & 75

SAINT JAMES Go French before going to France. Theoriginator of the iconic ‘nautical stripe’ tee for the French Navy. Fashionable additions to a casual outfit. Bano Boutique 2699 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Durham, NC 27707 919-489-9006 see ad on page 23

Juvederm: Get full lips and avoid duck lips. The expert nurses at Blue Water Spa can create natural looking, full and youthful lips. Top provider of Botox and Juvederm in the Carolinas. Michael Law MD , Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 10941 Raven Ridge Road. Suite 103. Raleigh. (919) 256.0900 michaellawmd.com, bluewaterspa.com See ads on pages 6, 74 & 75

PLUM Hair Atelier is a company whose purpose is to provide exceptional hair care services and offer salon exclusive retail to Raleigh's elite. As a high end salon, PLUM is devoted to continuing the growth and strengthen our team's passion and talent. We do this with being committed to constant education and pursuing growth opportunities from local to international events. By doing so, we are ensuring our guests are serviced by highly knowledgeable stylists who stay current on the latest trends and techniques. We invite you join us as we reset the industry's standard. Plum Hair Atelier 1028 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605, (919) 833-0107, www.plumhairatelier.com, see ad on page 33 50 | triangle style

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At Clothes Mentor Triangle-Town We Buy And Sell Gently Worn, Name Brand, Women’s Clothing In Sizes 0 to 26 Maternity, Petites, Business, Casual, Shoes, Accessories, And Purses. We pay CASH for all items we accept and No Appointment is ever necessary. Save money on what you buy and make money on what you sell - what could be better? Come see us Today at:

5911-109 Poyner Village Parkway (Near Toys R Us behind Triangle Town Center)

Raleigh, NC 27616 919-713-0007 www.clothesmentor.com see ad on page 9

ranging from .50 cts to 4.00 cts. White and yellow gold ranging from $1000-$5000. Reliable Loan & Jewelry moving in Mid September to 345 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh, (919) 832-3461 www.reliablejewelry.com, see ad on page 55

Ultimate Boutique For Hats Hats make excellent gifts, From Derby Hats, Weddings, Sunday’s Best, to cocktail hats for the chicest of parties. Great selection of women's hats and hat accessories that are perfect for all occasions. Mad Hatter 107 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina (919) 557-5771, www.madhatternc.com see ad on page 36

Come Visit Raleigh’s Hidden Treasure! Oak Park Shopping Center is a wonderful center filled with delightful boutiques to visit all within walking distance. We have everything in one area to serve you from fabulous restaurants, home decorating services, picture framing needs, holiday baskets to Homeschool supplies or Supplies for your Holiday Costumes and party. We are located on Raleigh's premier Glenwood Avenue. Oakpark Shopping Center, Oakpark Shopping Center, 6001 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh (919) 787-0181, www.oakparkshops.com, see ad on page 10 fall | 51


These Art Prints Are The Perfect Way To Dress Up Any Wall In Your House. Grab one, or grab a few because they are inspiring, encouraging and beautiful. Cute Buttons Gift and Paper Boutique COME VISIT US IN OUR NEW LOCATION!!! Park West Village 3023 Village Market Drive Morrisville 919.462.9618 shopcutebuttons.com see ad on page 79

MARY & MAK Preppy, Boho And Trendy Styles Cutest outfits ever! Save Cash Too! All orders over $50 receive $10 Off. Present this ad by December 20 MARY & MAK Boutique 1002 Durham Road, Suite 500 Wake Forest (855) 702-4323 www.maryandmak.com see ad on page 61

Get Longer, Thicker, Darker Lashes With Dr. Boyse’s Product Pick: LATISSE® LATISSE® is a prescription treatment used to grow eyelashes. With gradual results used as directed, you can have remarkable results at week 16!

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SPECIAL OFFER FREE 3 ML BOTTLE OF LATISSE® with a purchase of any filler at retail price. Includes: Juvéderm Voluma®, Restylane® and more. Limit 1 per customer. Cannot be combined with other offers. (Expires November 30, 2016) The Skin Renewal Center at Southern Dermatology 4201 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 207, Raleigh, NC 27607 P 919-863-0073, southernderm.com see ads on pages 4, 65 and 77

Radiant Bridal Makeup… In Person & On Camera… It's your big day so look your best with flawless, camera-ready makeup that reflects your unique features & style by Professional Makeup Artist Ashley Bromirski. Ask about our Bridal Hair & Makeup packages and schedule your consultation today! **See examples of Ashley's work on pages 15-18 Radiant Beauty By Ashley (919) 610-8323 • SmashArt@Gmail.com www.radiantbeautybyashley.com www.facebook.com/RadiantBeautybyAshley follow us on Instagram @radiantbeautymakeupbyashley see ad on page 73

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The Stressless Skyline easy chair has a unique look, with a retro-inspired modern cushion design. The Stressless Skyline also has the new signature frame with Balance Adapt™-system. Adjustable neck support, metal support with wood base in 7 finishes, several fabric and leather colors to choose from. Ergonomically design with comfort and support in mind. Made in Norway Ambiente Modern Furniture 3915 Beryl Road, Raleigh, (919) 572-2870, www.ambientefurniture.com see ad on page 56

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The Premier Newborn Night Nursing Provider Nurse & Nurture provides private, in-home care for newborn babies throughout the night. All of our Registered Nurses have years of related clinical experience and as infant CPR certified. And since you care about who you let into your home, all of our nurses have successfully passed a full criminal background check and are insured. Nurse & Nurture is committed to providing the best possible care for your baby so you can rest peacefully and enjoy a good night’s sleep. Nurse and Nurture, www.nurseandnurture.com, (404) 835-7580 see ad on page 70 fall | 53

TRIANGLE TRENDS Making Use Of Your Old Fur The furriers with Douglas Hertzberg Montaldo's (DHM) Furs know how important it is to have fashion that can evolve with trends. Their furriers excel at making any garment into a fashion forward piece, for furs that fit any lifestyle. Turn that old fur coat into a fashionable new vest. Perhaps a cozy blanket or even a sheared reversible fur garment! Or, give your treasured fur a new life as a home accessory. A full length coat can be transformed into a fabulous fur blanket, a chic throw or even a luxurious fur rug. Fur is natural and recyclable and is one of the few clothing materials that can be re-styled. Recycling furs is great for the environmentally conscious consumer and it is the perfect way to hold onto a sentimental heirloom. Any fur in good condition can be transformed into something one-of-a-kind and unique. The options are limitless. The restyling department of DHM Furs provides restyling, re-sizing, repairs, alterations, relining, shearing, fashion updating and more. In addition, you are welcome to trade in old furs towards the cost of a new fur. DHM customers can consign their furs at any of our locations, where it will be offered for sale alongside our large collection of new and pre-owned inventory. From a simple style change to a complete redesign, the on-site expert furriers and finishers at DHM Furs can make your fur into any fit and style. Hertzberg Furs : 6019-B Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, 919-782-2165 Douglas & Montaldo's Furs :2400 Park Rd, Suite 1, Charlotte 704-333-5161, www.dhmfurs.com, see ad on page 7

How We Treat Acne - Wake Health Medical Group offers various procedures for the treatment of acne including: • Retin-A Peel • Glycolic Peel • Salicylic Peel • Deep Pore Facials • Acne Surgery • Microdermabrasion • Smoothbeam® Resurfacing • Pixel™ By Alma Lasers® • Fractional Resurfacing Wake Medical Health Group 13200 Falls of The Neuse Road, Raleigh (919) 554-6754, www.wakegreatskin.com, see ad on page 8

Blue Ridge OB/GYN Associates Strives To Be The Best Women's Healthcare Practice In Raleigh Every Day. Serving woman of all ages in the heart of North Carolina. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care for all our patients, promoting health as a way of life for women. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals provide expert and compassionate care in a convenient North Raleigh location along with our Rex Hospital area location. You can have your obstetrical care in North Raleigh and enjoy your delivery and in-patient care in the beauty and warmth of the Rex Family Birth Center. Let us deliver your miracle! Blue Ridge OB/GYN Associates North Raleigh: 11001 Durant Road, Suite 100, Raleigh, (919) 781-2500 Rex Hospital Area: 3200 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 118, Raleigh, (919) 782-9005 www.blueridgeobg.com, see ad on page 71 54 | triangle style



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Tips For Creating The Perfect Guest Room Written By Pam Pieroni


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If you are lucky enough to have a spare room you can use as a guest room, your visiting friends and relatives will love you for saving them from splurging on pricey hotel rates. But is that guest room just four walls and a bed, or is it a spot where people can really feel at home within your home? When creating a guest room, think of the things you would want available to make your stay more pleasant, such as the amenities usually supplied in a hotel room. This would include a comfortable bed, of course, and a place to put your clothes. The bed should at least be a full-size one, not a twin. Sometimes you may have a single person visiting, but when a couple is invited, you will need that larger bed. Make up the bed with sheets that have a high thread count, placing two pillows on each side, and top it with a comforter or duvet. Keep a few spare blankets of different thicknesses in the room in case more warmth is needed. Hopefully, you have a closet in the guest room for clothing storage. You may be using this closet already for some of your own belongings. If so, don't keep too many of your clothes here. Leave enough room and empty hangers for guests to hang up their own clothing. If you have a spare dresser, by all means, place that in the room, leaving at least a couple of drawers empty for guests to use.

Place a small nightstand on either side of the bed, with a lamp on each table. These can be inexpensive nightstands you've picked up at garage sales. Even a cute plant stand with a ceramic top can do the trick, as long as it is the appropriate height. On the nightstand or in a basket nearby, place some recent magazine issues, a book of poems or short stories, and perhaps a copy of the local newspaper or a visitor's booklet for your town. A pad and pen should also be handy. Having a television in the room is not a necessity (though some people would enjoy it), but having something to read at night might be greatly appreciated. Include a box of tissues near the bed and a wastebasket nearby. Most guests would also appreciate having a mirror in the bedroom.

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OTHER NICE TOUCHES FOR A GUEST ROOM INCLUDE: • A vase full of pretty flowers • A basket filled with toiletries. These can consist of a small tube of toothpaste, a new toothbrush, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion and some liquid soap. You never know what someone may forget to bring along when they're traveling. • Leave a few fluffy towels and a couple of washcloths or new shower puffs somewhere obvious. • If you have a spare hotel-style bathrobe or two (one-size-fits-all), place them in the closet and tell your guests they are freshly laundered. • Be sure to have extra pillows available in the room, especially if you don't have a chair for them to sit on. They will appreciate the extra pillows for sitting up in bed to surf the web or reading in comfort. • Have an empty tray sitting on the dresser or a nightstand so guests have somewhere to place their belongings, like toiletries or jewelry.

• Go all out for those who have business meetings in town and have a steamer on hand to use to ensure their clothes aren't wrinkled. • A universal charger is a nice touch for those who forget their own charging accessories. • Write down the Internet password for the home and place it somewhere conspicuous in the bedroom. • Don't forget to have some hooks on the backs of doors for hanging a robe, other clothing items or wet towels. • A bowl of fresh fruit or packaged snacks and a couple of bottles of water are nice touches, too! Now that you have your guest room set up, it's time to begin inviting people over for a visit. Remember to give your guests some space and time to themselves as you also enjoy one another's company throughout their stay. TS



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ASK ANNA I have seen many products with either Alpha Hydroxy Acid Or Retinol: Which Is Best and what are the differences between them? - Catherine Grace Catherine Grace, The simple answer to your question is that BOTH are highly effective and very powerful products that you could be using to enhance your skincare regime. Knowing the purpose of each, and how to use them is key to getting the best results. Alpha Hyrdoxy Acids (AHA) are organic and found from naturally occurring sources found in fruits (malic, citric, tartaric), sugar (glycolic), bitter almonds (mandelic), and milk (lactic acids). The main benefit of AHA products is their exfoliating quality, helping shed the superficial layer of the epidermis, resulting in a healthier texture. Products containing AHA can be used day or night, depending on the other products you are using in tandem. I recommend turning to a pharmaceutical-grade skincare line such as Neostrata for products containing AHA. Neostrata offers several high-strength products containing powerful levels of AHA, while also being free of soaps, fragrances, and PABAs (para-aminobenzoic acid). Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A. The main benefits of retinol include its ability to stimulate cell renewal, increase collagen production, and help prevent acne and aging. Retinol products should only be used at night and paired with a daily SPF in the morning, as retinol causes your skin to be more vulnerable to the sun. Again, I recommend pharmaceuticalgrade products containing retinol for greater efficacy and visible results. If you are new to retinol products I’d recommend using creams, such as the line from Avène containing between .05 and .1 percent of retinol that can be applied at night (perhaps after using an AHA facial wash containing glycolic acid). For an even more aggressive treatment, consider the Synergy Retinol Pads that range in strength so you can increase and adjust your treatment over time. Because retinol has a drying effect on the skin, you may also wish to pair usage with a hyaluronic acid-based product to help replenish the skin’s moisture and reduce irritation. Both AHA and retinol products have the potential to dramatically improve the appearance of your skin, as long as you incorporate them into a consistent skincare regime and select products that are pharmaceutical-grade to ensure they contain enough of the active ingredients. Anna Churchill is the founder of Synergy Spa, Aesthetics and Wellness, with two locations in Raleigh. She also teaches corrective makeup and innovative skin care to dermatologists, plastic surgeons, aestheticians, and spa owners worldwide. Email your questions to askanna@trianglestyle.com



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COUTURE FOR A CAUSE In a perfect world, Activate Good believes every good cause should get the red carpet treatment. If volunteerism were as glamorous and exciting as the latest trends, the world would be a better place. And at Activate Good’s Couture for a Cause, that perfect world of fashion and philanthropy (and fun!) exists for an evening. Now entering its eighth year, Activate Good’s Couture for a Cause is the Triangle’s premier fashion show fundraiser. In 2009 , the event was envisioned as a creative way to support Activate Good’s programs, while also showcasing the diversity of its many local nonprofit partners. While raising funds for Activate Good, the show pairs local designers with local nonprofits to create runway looks inspired by their missions. Designs have ranged from bold and bright to elegant and understated, with unique features such as vinyl record headpieces to represent music organizations, and food label skirts to portray hunger prevention organizations. Past designers-some of whom have gone on to launch their own clothing lines or sign on to work with prestigious designers--often talk about how much they enjoy using fashion to do good. “I have really enjoyed designing for Couture for a Cause for the past two years. It has been an inspiring opportunity to give back to our local community through fashion design, Written By Kaitlin Throgmorton • Photo By Chris Florio

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from picking and learning about my nonprofit, sketching my ideas, to watching it come to life on the runway, all for a great cause,” says Katherine Fisher, 2014 Couture and People’s Choice Award winner and 2015 designer. With its simultaneous focus on fashion and philanthropy, Couture for a Cause spotlights the best of both worlds, giving aspiring designers and dedicated nonprofits alike the chance to strut their stuff down the runway - all while promoting Activate Good’s mission to activate volunteers to help charitable causes in the Triangle and beyond. “At Activate Good, we help people find opportunities to use their passion for good, and Couture for a Cause is no exception,” says Amber Smith, Activate Good Executive Director. “Year after year, we continue to be impressed with the local design talent in our community, as well as the generosity and enthusiasm of our guests who support us at this event.”

During its first six years, Couture for a Cause was held at Marbles Kids Museum. Then, due to its growing audience of more than 500 attendees, the show moved to the Raleigh Convention Center in 2015. This year, Couture for a Cause returns to the convention center on November 5, 2016, and the event becomes bigger and better once again, as Activate Good partners with the Junior League of Raleigh: A Shopping SPREE! Because of this partnership, SPREE! vendors will be available at Couture for a Cause, and all attendees will receive complimentary admission to Sunday’s shopping spree. As always, the event will feature a red carpet, hors d’oeuvre, cash bar, and of course, the signature runway show with designer prizes for best looks. To experience this winning combination of couture, community, and camaraderie, visit activategood.org/coutureforacause to purchase tickets and learn more.

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Very few people by now are unaware of the cosmetic applications for Botox®, but what many may not realize is that it can be safely combined with two other anti-aging treatments. Dr. Boyse from Southern Dermatology wants to make sure you’ve got the low down on how this trio of treatments might be just what the doctor ordered for anyone who wants younger looking, smooth, beautiful skin this year. Botox® injections soften the appearance of wrinkles, and some dermatologists believe they can even help prevent wrinkles when used for the ones that haven’t “set” yet (you only see them when you’re moving your face, not all the time). Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm Voluma and Restylane Silk, can fill your face, give back its rounder, youthful contour, rejuvenate and hydrate your lips, and fill in wrinkles. Fillers work great alongside Botox®. While the Botox® works on the dynamic wrinkles, fillers work to fill any static wrinkles— you know, those ones you can see all the time whether your face is moving or not. The treatments can be given together, or you can choose to get Botox® treatment two weeks before using a filler. Botox should last for several months, while you can expect fillers like Voluma to last up to a year or two. A third treatment to consider is Fraxel, which is administered once per month over the course of three to four treatments. Fraxel is the brand name of one of the first fractional lasers, and it resurfaces your face by helping boost your skin’s own production of collagen. It can reduce mild to moderate acne scarring and fine wrinkles, making it a fountain of youth for women under 50. Each one of these treatments can work wonders to remove the effects of aging from your skin, but when you take all three together you can soften and improve your appearance and look like you’ve erased ten years from your face. Dr. Margaret B. Boyse of Southern Dermatology takes a conservative, affordable, holistic approach to determine if the simple solution is best or if she needs to apply more advanced technologies to treatment. She enjoys educating patients about prevention, building long-term relationships through excellent customer care, and being a part of their lives through her medical practice. Specialties include: Cosmetic Dermatology, General Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery and Skin Cancer. 4201 Lake Boone Trail • Suite 207 • Raleigh • 919-863-0073 • southernderm.com 64 | triangle style

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What is something that most people are surprised to learn when they first come to ESCENTUELLE? Visitors are amazed that, despite it being a perfume studio, scent doesn’t overwhelm them as they walk through the door. Perfume’s effect on the senses has much more to do with quality than with quantity. The ingredients used in ESCENTUELLE’s “compose your own perfume” system have a much higher concentration of natural scent material than those on which most commercial perfumes are based. More important, ESCENTUELLE’s essences have passed European Union safety standards, which are currently far more stringent than American standards. How did you become a perfumer? The purchase of a Barnes & Noble essential oil gift set in 1998 led to countless hours of self-study with all the books I could get my hands on and oils I could afford. I knew early on I was more interested in the perfuming side of these lovely aromatics, but selling therapeutic blends made it possible to purchase the considerably more expensive perfumers’ ingredients over time. I participated in artisan perfumers’ groups throughout the early 2000s and made several trips to France to train one-on-one with master perfumers.

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What is the biggest myth about custom perfume? Some people are afraid making their own scent will be too complicated—that they “wouldn’t even know where to start.” But that’s the beauty of composing a perfume at ESCENTUELLE: I guide you through the process, giving you options at each stage that will work with the type of scent you’re trying to make, mixing and testing as we go. You merely have to say what you like and what you don’t like—no prior knowledge, no chemistry—and I make sure the result is something you’ll love and be proud to wear. How do people experience your perfume — are you finding a particular scent that is popular with your clients? The most common reaction to ESCENTUELLE’s ready-to-wear line is usually three-fold: a smile, a contented sigh, and a remark about it not being overpowering. My most popular fragrance by far is Moonbeam, a soft floral that evokes the gentle light from which it takes its name. Moonbeam’s light flowers, gentle woods, and shimmery greens create a harmony that resonates with most visitors to my studio.

How do you find your ingredients? The essences customers have been using to compose their own eau de parfum since I opened my studio in downtown Cary a year ago all come from Galimard Perfumery in Grasse, France, for whom I’m an independent distributor. The ingredients for my other products are sourced from several American suppliers I’ve been using since the early 2000s, when ESCENTUELLE started as an online and home-party business. Do you create custom home scents? The essential oil blends I make for ESCENTUELLE (like Chai Spice for autumn) are extremely versatile: You can not only mix them in unscented lotion or oil for the body, but you can add a few drops to a diffuser, the melting wax of a candle, or a pot of simmering water to beautifully scent your home. I’m happy to work on all-natural custom blends for any fragrant desire! Do you have a memorable story to share about a client’s personal perfume journey? A customer left an unforgettable voicemail for me a few months back. She told me her family had taken a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France but, just before she and her daughter got to make perfume there, her father fell gravely ill. The family rushed him back to the States, forgoing the rest of their trip. My customer never thought she’d have a chance again to make her own perfume, let alone share that experience with her daughter as originally planned. So she was calling to thank me personally for making their overdue dream come true right here in the Triangle. Do you have any favorites among your fragrance collection? Since I make my own, I haven’t purchased fragrance for many years, but I do spritz old favorites when I want to be transported to a certain time and place: Tea Rose for the innocence of my early teens and Cinnabar for sultry winter nights in my young twenties. Among ESCENTUELLE’s ready-to-wear collection, I reach for Riviera Breeze to catapult me to the beach at a moment’s notice. Set the record straight, should you spray before or after you get dressed and is it better to spray and walk through the mist or spray directly onto the skin? Walking through a mist disperses a fragrance evenly, but much of it gets wasted on the air. If you want scent to last on you, spray it directly on pulse points (inside of wrists/elbows and behind ears/knees) and let it dry. DO NOT rub it in: Friction increases evaporation. Whether you spritz before or after you dress depends on whose nose you want to impress later. ;)

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Have you ever read about someone living into his or her nineties or beyond and noticed the article specifically pointed out that he or she had a great sense of humor or was always fun to be around? Several years ago, I noticed this repeated theme of longevity and a sense of humor linked together and as a result decided to do something about better developing mine. It wasn’t easy but I was determined! My first step was to practice laughing--that’s right, I practiced laughing. I began with a rather awkward chuckle, then took a deep breath and said, “Ha Ha,” advanced to “Ha Ha Ha,” and then was so amused with myself burst into a regular chorus of Ha Ha Ha’s. I was smiling almost nonstop after I finished that session. It just did something for my mood, made me feel light-hearted and even younger. My next step was to Google the Internet to read up on the benefits of laughing. There were lots of them! Apparently laughing relaxes your muscles, reduces your stress hormones, strengthens your immune system and improves your mood (as I had already noticed). I read further and found laughter even lowers your blood pressure and sometimes actually improves the way your body handles any disease it already has. Ever notice your sore back felt a little better when you laughed? Third, I glanced through some other articles and found that laughing on the inside is also important — this must be what is meant by “a sense of humor.”

So I deliberately set about looking at life, where appropriate, through rosecolored glasses. That was the not so easy part but I persevered. Even though the majority of the articles I read agree a sense of humor is definitely a component of longevity, they caution not to, so to speak, get carried away with it. Watching where you are going, eating properly, exercising regularly, putting on your seatbelt are no less important in the merryhearted than in those without a sense of humor. I don’t need to worry about that one. It is claimed by some, my husband in particular, that I am so careful that a car can not be anywhere in sight before I attempt to cross the street. That may very well be sort of true, but I am not at all offended; instead, I am smiling about it. See what I mean?

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Beach Clothes

That May Never See the Beach Billy Joel may croon about being in a “New York state of mind,” but Triangle residents have always aspired to more of a “beach living” mindset. And that’s reflected in what people are wearing. Though summer is now just a memory and autumn is upon us, the trending style of comfortable, casual, coastal-inspired clothing has not simmered. What does this look consist of? It’s the preppy look that’s been on the scene for years but, more recently, beachwear has experienced an upscale twist. The trend is away from just preppy and toward authentic coastal apparel that shows its southern roots. The colors still speak to the laid-back beach life—sea foams, mints and corals. But more brands are adding dashes of gender neutral colors that anyone can look good in—heather grays, navys, beiges and even black are becoming commonplace in beach-inspired clothing lines. “People dream of living at the beach, so wearing coastal-or boat-inspired clothing isn’t a trend for them—it’s a lifestyle choice,” says Haley Bacon, North Hills store manager for Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. “Everyone aspires to that effortless, relaxed day at the beach, but most of us can’t be at the beach 24/7, if at all. Wearing a maxi dress during the summer or a cozy, supreme quality, button-up plaid shirt during the cooler months remind us of carefree days along the coast or at a beach bonfire.” Bacon notes details as simple as a button with a boat silhouette on it or a pair of cords in a great basic shade with a boat-embossed leather patch on the backside, are all people need to feel reminded of the beach. The result is that more “coastal clothing” is finding its way into offices, casual evening wear and social events. Julz Shea-Lawson, design director for Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. points out that the proliferation of upscale coastal brands has changed the mindset about what it means to wear “beach clothing.” Written By Taylor Downs

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“Comfort is always important in coastal-styled clothing, but even more so in the fall and winter lines,” says Shea-Lawson. “For the new Jarrett Bay Clothing Co. line, we imagined what one might wear on an evening stroll on the beach when the weather is crisp, but not cold. Or, what might be worn at a casual gathering on a docked Jarrett Bay boat. The styles are built for comfort and style and, as with all Jarrett Bay clothing, are impeccably made.” Designers like Shea-Lawson stay on top of new trends by attending tradeshows, monitoring Pinterest boards and simply “store-stalking,” or watching people in store to see what they’re wearing, what they’re looking at and what they’re talking about. Then, each brand puts their own unique spin on what coastal- inspired clothing means to them.

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“Some brands focus more on men’s lines than women’s and vice versa,” says Bacon. “Or some brands stay more aligned with the strictly traditional beachwear look of shorts, tees and cover-ups. Then, you have brands like Jarrett Bay that are reaching for a more upscale market while staying authentic to coastal life with styles that are effortlessly pulled together.”

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“Again, it goes back to choice,” says Bacon. “People in the Triangle are lucky. There are enough choices out there so that everyone gets to pick their beach vibe.” And, as coastal-wearing-clothes people implicitly understand, whether the clothes actually make it to the beach or not is beside the point. Taylor Downs is the retail sales manager for Jarrett Bay, which is sold online and at various retail locations throughout the South. In Raleigh, they are located at North Hills. Learn more at JarrettBay.com. ‘

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“Coastal-inspired clothes, whether it’s t-shirts, long-sleeved henleys or colorful flannels, are no longer being diminished as lower-end clothing,” says Shea-Lawson. She notes people are expecting more upscale, travel pieces that can transition seamlessly from daytime to dinner, while still maintaining a beach-inspired level of comfort. The new clothing hitting storefronts stands out as an authentic and well-designed addition to the resort wear typically found in beach- clothing type stores.

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There's a popular but mistaken idea floating around in our cultural consciousness: the notion that you're either a morning person or you're not. We envy the people who have the seemingly effortless ability to get up at 5 a.m. and spend a couple of hours being productive before they even leave for work, while we resign ourselves to wearing out the snooze button until it's impossible to ignore our looming responsibilities any longer. But we're not as helpless to our internal clocks as we sometimes think. Anyone can build the habit of being a morning person, but if you're not already in the habit of getting up early, it might take a good reason to motivate you to get out of bed. Here are six ways being up before the sun will improve your life.


Yes, the few seconds it takes to drag your sleepy, fuzzy-minded self out from under the warm blankets are a drag. But after a few minutes, once you're up, dressed, and maybe making a cup of coffee or tea, you'll be so glad you made the effort. You now have access to a whole hour, maybe two, that you would usually sleep away. What will you do with that time? As you become a morning person, you'll start to feel like the early hours are a secret sanctuary that late sleepers are missing out on.


So you've made the effort to get out of bed, and you now have a precious hour or two at your disposal. Combine this with the pressure of knowing you have to go to work and take care of other duties later in the day, and you'll feel extra appreciative of your morning time and want to squeeze all the enjoyment and productivity out of it that you can. Maybe that means you meditate, go for a run, or prepare dinner ahead of time. Whatever you want to get done, knowing your time is valuable and limited is a great incentive to accomplish it.


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Do you ever feel like your time belongs more to your boss, spouse, kids, and friends than it does to you? Getting up early is an excellent antidote to that feeling. By carving out an hour or two before your responsibilities set in, you claim a piece of the day for yourself to work on the things that you love. What do you wish you had more time for -- exercise, learning a new language, writing a novel, reading more books? That's what your morning time is for. Investing time in yourself is a key component of happiness.


Getting up early is certainly doable and worthwhile, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Sometimes it feels like a herculean effort to get out of bed, while it's all too easy to hit the snooze button and waste away the early hours without even waking up or thinking about it. When you put in the effort to get up, day after day, even when you don't want to, you're strengthening your ability to ignore fleeting, fall | 77


momentary desires in favor of working on your long-term goals. This ability is a crucial component of success in any area of your life. As your early-rising willpower increases, you might find that you're making better choices or being more productive in other spheres too.

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Your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Think about it: how do you feel when you've slept late, don't have time to shower, can't find a pair of matching socks, and have to skip breakfast to get to work on time? The frazzled, scattered feeling of the morning probably carries over into the afternoon. When you've had a calm, productive morning, the opposite is true: you'll feel more relaxed and capable during the rest of the day. Everything you do feels more satisfying when it happens after you've already had a great morning.


If you like to eat breakfast, rising early lets you get a jump start on your nutrition for the day. Scarfing down cereal or a granola bar because you don't have time to cook is now a thing of the past. Do you love omelets, but rarely have time to make them? Want to try your hand at blending up a green smoothie? Getting up early gives you the opportunity to have a delicious, healthy breakfast every day. What a great reason to get out of bed! Waking up early gives you more control over your time and your life. You'll have time to work on goals you've always wanted to achieve, feel more satisfied with your accomplishments throughout the day, and boost your level of motivation. The only thing standing between you and a great morning is your snooze button, and now that you have six good reasons to get up, the snooze button is no match for your willpower. TS

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After 40 years at 307 S. Wilmington St, Reliable Loan and Jewelry is moving just a few doors down to 345 S. Wilmington St. In owner, Alan Horwitz words, “Our building is extremely old and we cannot “patch it “ anymore.” Moving to what is probably one of the busiest corners in Downtown Raleigh is very excitin for them. The move will not only help their walk-in business. They are now right below new residentia apartments which will also bring them new customers as well. Plus, it will be a much better for new and existing customers because of the new space will all be on one level opposed to three previsoulsy, leaving much more room to move around see everything which will be displayed in their all new custom made showcases.

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Annie’s Attic The latest trends, the steady classics, and a little bit of everything in-between!

IT'S OFFICIAL!!! We are back into our previous space in Ashworth Village!

115A W. Chatham St., Downtown Cary 919-500-1302 • (next to Ashworth’s Drugstore)

Reliable Loan & Jewelry Moving to New Location this September

Park West Village


Even as Hurricane Fran blew through Raleigh in 1996, the finishing touches were being put on Galatea Boutique at their first home in Cameron Village. On September 21, 1996, they opened their doors and soon became a destin tion for customers who appreciated their fresh, creati e, down-to-earth approach to fashion, with an emphasis on celebrating personality and lifestyle. A decade later, they moved downtown to the newly renovated warehouses of Seaboard Station continuing their mission to provide a laid back (and dog friendly!) place to shop. Their customers are authors, arti ts, lawyers, reporters, musicians, scienti ts, moms, grandmoms, daughters, aunts....and, they are proud to call them friends! You never know who you'll run into at Galatea...breeze on by and help them celebrate 20 years of local love!

YOUR PLACE FOR: Wedding and Party Invitations Personalized Stationery Boxed Stationery • Cute Office Supplies Fun Gifts • Whimsical Greeting Cards

Now you can SHOP ONLINE directly from our website

Galatea Boutique Celebrates 20 Years

Come Visit Us In Our NEW Location

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MOVIE NIGHT Written by Heather S. Parsons heather@trianglestyle.com

THE MURDOCH MYSTERIES, one of Canada’s most popular television series begins on the cusp of nineteenth century Toronto. Its history and changing landscape, its houses and buildings are fascinating in themselves.

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Yet it is the boyish police detective Murdoch, a devout Catholic in a time when Catholics were frowned upon, that offers the most appeal. Perhaps he is a bit too nice or a bit too naive but I find that remarkably refreshing. That aside, it is the emerging science of crime solving, including the discovery of “finger marks,” that makes Murdoch’s enthusiasm all the more interesting to watch. Plus he comes across a great many notable characters, such as Thomas Edison and Sherlock Holmes. Murdoch’s daily companions however are the pretty coroner (on whom he has a boyish crush), his boss (a hotheaded but likable Scotsman with a penchant for whiskey and a wife in the temperance movement), and the somewhat wacky young constable who recites poetry and is writing a science fiction novel. And like all good mysteries, there are criminals to catch and murders to solve.

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant star in this thoroughly engaging film about the real life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a woman whose solo performance at Carnegie Hall received a standing ovation. The ovation was not because she had a lovely voice. But rather because she did not. She had begun that evening’s performance well enough, singing along in a perfectly acceptable way, then out of nowhere, she screeched the wrong notes in the most unexpected places. The audience was beside itself with laughter. Florence’s previous recitals had received the highest of praise. Unknown to her, that praise came from a hand picked audience: friends and members of musical societies Florence had founded or strangers her husband, St. Clair Bayfield, felt would be “devoted to Florence and her music” for a financial token of appreciation. Neither Bayfield nor her friends, including Toscanini, had the heart to crush the intensity of Florence’s great passion, to tell her she didn’t have the voice she thought she had.

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Yet, when all is said and done, we can treat ourselves to the comic experience of listening to Florence’s unsettling voice in her album, “The Glory (????) of the Human Voice.”

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Opulence of Southern Pines Raleigh: (919) 467-1781 Southern Pines: (910) 692-2744 OpulenceOfSouthernPines.com

Hertzberg Furs (919) 782-2165 www.dhmfurs.com

Annie’s Attic (919) 500-1302 www.myanniesattic.com

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Bano Boutique (919) 489-9006 www.banoboutique.com

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Blue Ridge OB/GYN Associates North Raleigh: (919) 781-2500 Rex Hospital Area: (919) 782-9005 www.blueridgeobg.com

Lane & Associates Family Dentistry 1-877-LANE-DDS (526-3337) www.lanedds.com

Blue Water Spa (919) 870-6066 www.bluewaterspa.com Certain Things (919) 828-5055 Clocktiques (919) 556-8963 www.clocktiquesrc.com Clothes Mentor Raleigh: (919) 713-0007 (919) 301-8486 Chapel Hill: (919) 929-1770 www.clothesmentor.com CoolSweats Raleigh: (919) 782-0012 Pinehurst: (910) 295-3905 www.coolsweats.net Cute Buttons Gift and Paper Boutique

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Escentuelle (919) 659 0476 www.escentuelle.com Fab’rik (919) 833-1210 www.fabrikstyle.com The Fashion Bar thefashionbar.net 919-295-3577 Galatea Boutique (919) 833-8565 www.galateaboutique.com

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