Screenshot of Wink Magazine‘s Summer 2010 cover.
So, one of the things that I decided would happen once I returned home for the summer, is that I would attempt to inject some local fashion tidbits into the blog. We focus alot on international fashion, and the big names, but everyone does that. Not everyone lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and can or will report on the industry here. Well I’m proud to announce that while back for the summer, the first issue of a fashion local magazine that I know about, has come out. Wink Magazine is a Columbia based online publication that covers South Carolina fashion and lifestyle. Have I met with someone from the staff yet? No. Do I want that to happen really soon, OF COURSE!
This issue of Wink, sadly had no clothing editorials in it. What it did feature though was a two page spread on books that may be of interest, where Courtney Web discussed, among others, Dead in the Family(a book in the series that the HBO series True Blood is based off of), as well as spreads on great places to vacation and a 4 page spread on gardening tips. Charleston Fashion Week was also discussed in a two page spread with pictures featuring Mychael Knight, of Project Runway fame, and Larika Page, the winner of this years Emerging Designers competition put on by Charleston Fashion Week. The highlight was done by Eb Looney, of Make Me Over Eb.
The only editorial included was this one, a makeup spread by Eb Looney. I met Eb when I took her makeup class. I learned there that she is known for her “natural look” and that is evident by this spread. The looks that she presents are summer looks, that compliment the features of the two models featured. She utilizes Mary Kay in the spread. All in all though, the 30 page digital issue of Wink Magazine was nice. Whereas I would have hoped for more “fashion” I am satisfied with what was presented.
View the issue here!