The Gal Meets Glam Collection is available through shop.galmeetsglam.com (”Colleen” dress, $168) and in select Nordstrom stores (blue floral, $198).
It’s been a busy spring for local artist Blakely Little. The painter recently partnered with Basic Projects and Celadon to transform a run-down building on Rutledge into a venue for her latest show, and in early March, she revealed her biggest project yet: a line of home wares for Anthropologie. The collection includes mix-and-match melamine bowls, plates, and serving utensils, as well as outdoor pillows, kitchen towels, and more, all decked out in Little’s motifs of vibrant marshes, sailboats, and coastlines. blakelymade.com
Glam It Up
Julia Engel has inspired women with her style since she launched her wildly successful fashion blog, Gal Meets Glam, in California in 2011. Now living in Charleston, she noticed there was something missing from the market: classic, versatile dresses that felt both easy and chic. So she set out to create them herself. On April 20, Engel released the first installment of the Gal Meets Glam Collection, a line of ultra-feminine, vintage-inspired dresses for all occasions, with more than 20 new styles dropping each month. shop.galmeetsglam.com, shop.nordstrom.com
Two Charleston brands came together to create the perfect summer collaboration: ZAGS, maker of SPF-protected SunWraps, teamed up with Croghan’s Jewel Box to design a special “Goldbug” pattern that debuts this month. Featuring the Goldbug from Croghan’s signature jewelry collection, the wraps are available in square, shawl, and blanket sizes and sold through both companies and by retailers around the city. croghansjewelbox.com, zagslife.com
Everything & More
After nearly 30 years in the same Shops at Belmond Charleston Place location, swimwear boutique Everything But Water was ready to grow. In April, it moved to a larger space next door, where owner Sabra Krock says, “We can show off the full breadth of what we offer;” that is, head-to-toe resort wear that goes beyond bikinis. And through the summer, the company’s Water is Everything initiative donates 25 percent of proceeds from select items (including exclusive necklaces by local jeweler Kate Davis) to 5 Gyres Institute, dedicated to decreasing plastic pollution in the ocean. 193 Meeting St., everythingbutwater.com