Greetings, Panachers! I’ve been away too long. Yes; I know. I’ve been consumed with my bow ties–designing and bringing them to life. To add, I’ve been organizing this The Female Haberdasher Bow Tie Campaign. I’m raising $1000 for manufacturing, marketing and advertising. I’m taking my neckwear business to a new level of success. And I need your love and support as I continue this journey.
To add, TFH was placed in a boutique about a month ago, Dupp & Swat of Charlotte, NC. I’m so excited that people can now experience my bow ties in person. This has been my motivation to strive to get these bow ties in as many boutiques and department stores as possible.
I know you’re ever so curious about my love life. It’s been all over the place. Lol. It’s hard to maintain any kind of constant when you’re moving and shaking all the time. But I’m going to get it right one day. You just wait.
Furthermore, my life, more stories, and pictures are to come … I’ll keep you posted and will begin to post more often.
Thanks for your patience and your invested interest in Nikkipanache! Xo Soon!
Hope you had a Happy Valentine’s!
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Last week, here in Charlotte, we experienced 70-degree weather. Though I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, I know we, Charlotteans, won’t be getting snow any time soon. Continue reading
Sweet Tea. Honey. Lemonade. Vintage wear and patio living. These are a few images that come to mind as I pour all over The Southern Gent. As you can tell from The Modern Outdoorsman, I’m truly inspired by my southern -sphere and enjoy some elements of country! And this beautiful bow tie striped in navy, rose, cream, and green says, “C’mon ovah and have a look.” Here’s the first of twelve limited-edition bow ties for TFH 12 Days of Christmas!
Well, whadd’ya think? Lend me your feedback on the comments section below. And if you have inquiries, please direct them to my mailbox– firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to reveal the others.
“This oughta be fun.”
Photo, copy, and video credits: Nikki Panache Inc.
I’ve been asked repeatedly about women wearing bow ties. “How do you wear it?” Answering this question varies from female-to-female. For me, I like to play up my more girly, feminine side. I love lots of color and floral patterns.
Below, I styled together one of The Female Haberdasher floral bow ties–“Lucie“–with a gray shirt that has a bit of a collar, a black Banana Republic Blazer and Levi’s boyfriend cut jeans. The shoes: Franco Sarto Mary Jane.
This is my casual look for a day about town. Tell me what you think.
For more information on ordering The Female Haberdasher’s bow ties, see online shopping site. Email for other inquiries: email@example.com.
Did anyone catch the American Music Awards last night? I missed most of it, having tuned in at the beginning of Stevie Wonder’s performance. And during that very flashy and over-the-top performance of Psy and Hammer, I caught a glimpse of one of my favorite actresses–Kerry Washington. She looked stunning in a canary yellow, lace, see-through number designed by Stella McCartney. Kerry “Olivia Pope” Washington can do no wrong in whatever she wears. And you would know that if you watched ABC’s hit show Scandal! Hah! Here she is looking stunning as ever as usual.
From the runway to my inner circle, men and women are rocking bow ties, transforming the ordinary to extraordinaire!
Emerging from the Old Word to contemporary fashion, bow ties are no longer solely worn by doctors, lawyers, accountants and engineers. Though bow ties still give off an air of sophistication and intellect, they are donned by individuals across professions.
At one time, I associated the bow tie with older gentlemen who were raised in an earlier time, think post Civil War. But having seen men and women wear them to social events and neighborhood bars, I see that bow ties are making a comeback that’s a bit more casual and fun.
So why not have a bow tie that you can wear at work and at play? That pays homage to our forefathers and represent pioneers of today? That can be worn in business meetings and to cocktail parties?
In an effort to break a traditional mold of bow ties that you usually find in department stores, I’m introducing BOLDTies, an online bow tie boutique, where individuals can find bolder patterns and more daring colors. BOLDTies that highlight any casual and or business attire. These BOLDTies are for the daring accountant who heads straight to happy hour for a martini … or for the writer who’s vying for a promotion. These self-tie bow ties are ostentatious in design, insinuating smarts and personality.
Here’s a glimpse of one of my most recent designs, a four-way tie, that has been added to the boutique today. It was designed to represent versatility and adeptness. In bringing this bow tie to life, I envisioned it being worn in all seriousness by an executive, an assistant, or intern who is working to climb new heights in the office and on the social scene. And that’s why I call it “The Politician.” Find this bow tie at here.
A small group of men and women gathered tonight at Pisces Sushi, The MET, to support the soft launch of Southern Gentleman Style Council.
This members-only club are on a mission to positively impact the community in style, from fashion shows to voicing political concerns at the Democratic National Convention! Interesting.
Please see below for snapshots from the #SGSCSocial.
It’s my day off, so I’m feeling poolside …
How Fabulous!! I was invited to the Pamper Parlor, hosted by Flawless Make Up Art’s Joy Randall and Jameka Whitten (JSW Media). All of what and WHO are fashionably forward and trendy are in attendance here, at the Residences of Southpark. The ambiance is superb as I’m surrounded with a bird’s eye veiw of shopping frenzies who are in search of good deals, good conversation, and a glimpse of upcoming seasonal trends, powered by Charlotte’s Style Week.
Furthermore, as serendipity will call it to be, Attorney/Writer C.M. Whitener sat next to me as I wrote this blog … another beautiful sister who is brainy and whose knowledge and style seems to come out in her curly natural hair. She’s pretty dope too. I enjoyed her energy and substance. You may check out her site: http://www.yourboyfriendsbestgirlfriend.com.
Stephanie Glover of Meet the Fresh is here sporting her “Virtuous Woman in Training” t-shirt designed by T.Strong “The Style Mavin.” A pretty, pink baby tee with Proverbs 31 listed just below the logo.
Welp, that’s all for now, I must go schmooze with the good people of Charlotte and sample Ezikiel Cheney’s Walnut & Cranberry salad. I hear it’s tasty and healthy! 🙂
“Don’t miss the next Pamper Parlor … a deliciously well-dressed event”
In the picture above, I sampled the following products at the Pamper Parlor. Just enough pop for a Sunday afternoon.
Amazing Opportunity with Ultimate Exposure! Zuri Creative Services is hosting a MODEL CASTING CALL on September 23rd, 2011 at Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar located on 210 East Trade Street, #A-108 Charlotte, NC 28202. Recruiting African American Male and Female models/actors, athletic build, ages 25-35 to be featured on the cover of a newly released book. The author will be available for a meet and greet the evening of the event. Modeling and acting experience is not required but is highly appreciated. Email your name, age, brief bio, head shot, and all other inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon!
With the official start to summer underway, so is the time for me to re-evaluate my shoe options for the season. Flip flops, mules, and now, gladiator sandals, have become summer staples but I find espadrilles to be the quintessential summer shoe.
Espadrilles have a history dating back to more than 4000 years ago. The term ‘espadrille’ is Spanish and derives from esparto, which is the name of the plant from which the shoes are made. They originated in Spain as the primary footwear for the King of Aragon’s soldiers during the thirteenth century. Spanish peasants made the espadrilles, weaving the straw soles and sewing the fabric tops together. The espadrille is known for its jute rope sole and typically has a linen or canvas upper fabric.
However, a simple request by Yves St. Laurent to have espadrilles made with a heel during the 195os, ushered in a wave of their popularity in America. Grace Kelly, Lucille Ball, and even President John F. Kennedy were fans of them.
Today, espadrilles are available in all price ranges, from Michael Kors to Steve Madden to Target. They are lightweight and can be worn as a flat, platform or wedge. With such versatility and a rich history, it’s not hard to imagine espadrilles being around for another 4000 years!
Jimmy Choo sneakers has been introduced, a pre-fall collection. Need I say more?
One of my entrepreneurial ventures lies below–the garter belt wallet. It was conceived while I was an undergraduate at Appalachian State University when I was dreading carrying a purse or wallet to some small club in Boone, NC.
It’s kind of hard to show off a dance move or an cute outfit when there’s a huge bag covering a percentage of it. Lol. That’s when I thought it would’ve been nice to store all the things I need for an evening in a garment that straps around my thigh, in the shape of a garter-belt wallet.
Recently, having left a stuffy cubicle, I decided to follow my dream and work out the development of this product. It’s been quite an adventure thus far. Nonetheless, it’s most rewarding, for it’s MINE and no one can CAP(ITALIZE) my income but moi!
The garter belt wallets are not being produced in large quantities. The accessory can be made with either of these closures–snaps, buttons, zippers, and velcro. If you’re interested in owning one, email me–Denise_Gregory@msn.com.