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#13ShadesofBlack: Meet Mckinna of House of Ceremony

Mckinna Hahn, House of Ceremony

 
I’m McKinna, I own and curate the shop, House of Ceremony in Charlotte, NC. HoC is vintage bridal that translates to the modern bride. It’s an eclectic shop with wedding dresses and bridal accessories, and soon to come vintage bridesmaids, lingerie and loungewear, all dating from the 1920’s to the 1980’s.
 
Vintage is what I sell, it’s also what I wear. I’m big on vintage denim and tee shirts. That’s usually my jam from day to day. At least in the summer. I’m fairly casual and I like to keep a low key comfort. Whether with my Adidas Gazelles or my booties. Black is my shade of choice. It’s when I feel like I’m in my element. (You’ll rarely see me in color or pattern.) Paired with my silver and turquoise jewels I collect from flea markets. Simple and casual, that’s my day to day. I wear what I like and I keep to my own style. And just how I buy for the shop, with a unique eye for beautifully classic pieces that still work for today’s cool chick. Trends will come and go but black is forever.
 
“I wear black on the outside ’cause black is how I feel on the inside” – Morrissey. Not sure if that fits the mantra of a bridal company, but we’re not your average bridal house.
 
You can find us on social media:

 

– Mckinna

                         

Photos by Katherine-Kirchner.

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#13ShadesofBlack: Meet Lauren of Cut From The Same Cloth

Lauren Remesi, Cut From The Same Cloth

 

I’m Lauren, the incognito face (and hands) behind Cut From The Same Cloth. CFSC is a women’s clothing brand based here in NC (Concord). In a world crazed by fast fashion, we are what we like to call slow fashion. Everything is thought out, sketched, drafted, cut and sewn in our studio.

 

As a small child, I spent most of my time carefully curating Barbie outfits. Not much has changed, just now with people. Like most involved in fashion, I view clothing and the way we dress more as an art form than anything else. It very much expresses who we are or a mood we are in, and sometimes an image we want to portray.

 

“Why be boring and blend in when you can stand out and be different?” This is a motto I bear in mind when creating. I have never been a person to conform or be the norm. I have always gravitated and sought out the exact opposite. If everyone wore pink, I wore black (wink). I embody this way of life in my clothing because that’s who the typical CFSC girl is, essentially.

 

Cut From The Same Cloth was born in 2011 creating custom pieces for private clients. We got the customer involved with the design process, from sketch to final fit. Over the past few years we have evolved into creating small seasonal collections, while also collaborating with boutiques.

 

You can find CFSC at www.cutfromsamecloth.com. And the party doesn’t stop there. Come hang out with us for behind the scenes and inspiration on Instagram @cutfromsamecloth. If you are a brand or boutique looking to collaborate, email me: lauren@cutfromsamecloth.com.

 

– Lauren

                         

Photos by Katherine-Kirchner.

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#13ShadesofBlack: Meet Filipe of Ole Mason Jar

Filipe Ho, Ole Mason Jar 

 

Who are you?

Filipe Ho 

 

What company do you own/work with?

Co-Founder and COO of OLE MASON JAR, a Charlotte-based menswear brand dedicated to giving back and making high quality clothing and accessories right here in the USA.

 

How did you get engaged in fashion?

Honestly, I think it is something that has always been inside of me, an interest I have had my entire life. I was originally born in Hong Kong, and have been lucky enough to travel all over the world, so I think that is ultimately a major component of my strong interest. I also have had several family members in the industry that has inspired me, and they continue to mentor and provide guidance today. 

 

If you had to brand your personal style, what would you call it?

Traditional modern (transitional) lol?. I frequently will pair something more trendy or modern, with a classic staple that is always in style. I am also big on versatile pieces, pairing things together and layering. I tend to wear something in a different way each time, and enjoy creating unique and different looks with only a handful of simplistic pieces.

 

Where can people find you/your business on social media?

Our showroom is located in historic Brevard court (148 Brevard Court), across from Romare Bearden Park and above Vahalla Wine Bar. Also, definitely check out our website www.olemasonjar.com and all of our social media (@olemasonjar on all platforms…instagram, facebook, twitter, pinterest, tumblr etc…

 

Where can people meet you #IRL (market, event, store, etc.), Etc.

Every Sunday @ Elevation uptown! 7 days a week at either Not Just Coffee, or Rush Espresso for my daily/multi daily coffee fix. Also, I am a huge fan of 7th street market, Sabor in Elizabeth or Noda and Reids over in Southpark (especially for Brunch!).

 

– Filipe

                             

Photos by Katherine-Kirchner.

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#13ShadesofBlack: Meet Caleb of Enemy To Fashion

Caleb Clark, Enemy To Fashion 

 

I began in fashion when my cruel Illuminati overlords demanded it of me. My style is a 1970’s mercenary martian who has become tragically stranded on Earth.

 

Feel free to catch us red handed on Instagram or Snapchat @enemytofashion. You’ll never see me in real life, but trust me, I’ll see you.

 

— Future Caleb

                             

Photos by Katherine-Kirchner.

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#13ShadesofBlack: Meet Kenzie of Hair Klaut

Kenzie Hamilton, Hair Klaudt

 

Hiya! Kenzie Hamilton here, reporting for duty. I’m a 21 year old, fun-loving, dog owning, happy little hairstylist. I work at Hair Klaudt in Plaza Midwood and I’d be more than happy to hook you up with something beautiful to wear on your head. Half the reason I got into doing hair is seeing someone’s face after they’re finished at the salon and making them feel beautiful.

 

Fashion has always been a pretty big influence in my life. Clothes, hair, make up, all of it. This obsession started pretty early on, maybe about 3rd grade. I wasn’t what you would call an over achiever in school, in fact I spent most of my time braiding my friends hair at recess. One day, I asked my mom if I got all A’s if I could color my hair pink. Let me tell you what, I worked harder in that semester of 3rd grade than I did for the rest of my entire schooling career, got all A’s and I got two pink steaks. Ever since that moment, I’ve been hooked.

 

I like to see an entire outfit come together. From hair to accessories, head to toe. My closet is categorized by color, so I never clash with whatever hair color I decide to go with next. There is something so satisfying to me about a good color pallet, so I try to bring that into my everyday style of dress.

 

Modeling has also been a big reason I’ve gotten so into fashion. I am by no means a professional, but I have a lot of friends who take pictures for a living and we will collaborate on a shoot together. My friends growing up in photography classes would ask me to be their subject for whatever project they had and we would do crazy hair and make up and outfits and take pictures in the backyard.

 

I believe that style can be whatever you want it too. Dress up, dress down, be yourself. This life is yours to make it what you want and no one can tell you that you’re right or wrong. Enjoy everyday.

 

Stalk me on the gram

#hairbykenziehamilton

 

— Kenzie

                             

Photos by Katherine-Kirchner.

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