Produced in partnership with Roller Rabbit
Having grown up on more than one coast – and having a career that often sends me to seaside locales – I can’t remember a time when Roller Rabbit wasn’t part of my wardrobe. From light-as-air hand-blocked tunics and kurtas that can be thrown over a swim suit or just as easily over jeans, to their iconic cosmetic cases and pajamas which are a mainstay of my gift cupboard, I have loved Roller Rabbit for years.
Recently I had the opportunity to spend time with their incredible team in New York and was so honored to be asked to co-host the grand “reopening” of their Charleston shop. After a two-year hiatus from the market, all of the chic Charlestonians have been waiting for the return of the shop to King Street, and I wanted to create a proper welcome back!
Below are some of my favorite moments from the evening, along with some styling tips from the Roller Rabbit team!
Florals & Atmosphere
I enlisted the uber-talented and lovely Lily Peterson of Flowershop to design a traffic-stopping floral arch for the shop entrance. Since the event fell on the Tuesday after Halloween, we wanted to create a lush and wild installation with thickets of branches, moss and leaves that evoked the fall season. Punctuated by dark and moody blooms, the installation was the subject of many a photo by passerbys. For the interior, Lily brought in vintage glass vessels and filled them with dark flowers, untamed branches and leaves. The effect was stunning yet understated – exactly the right aesthetic for Roller Rabbit.
The Charleston shop has a sweet outdoor courtyard and shared pathway that we lined with woven rattan hurricane lanterns, generously loaned by Amanda Lindroth.
One of my favorite Charleston restaurants is Baba’s on Cannon, and I managed to convince the owner (and my dear friend) Edward to cater the party. Baba’s is inspired by neighborhood cafes in Europe that offer coffee and pastries in the morning, a beautiful selection of sandwiches and small bites for lunch, and delectable snacks, plates and cocktails for dinner and beyond. For this event, we created a modified menu of some of Baba’s most popular plates: Southern favorites deviled eggs and pickled okra teamed with beautifully-seasoned ricotta crostini and gruyere puffed pastry with truffle shavings. And to cap it all off, we had homemade cookies. To die for.
I spent the day prepping for the party and trying on pretty much everything in the shop. I ultimately decided on the Naia dress which was a lovely complement to the fall vibes and décor. Roller Rabbit’s head of marketing, Carolyn Phillips, is rocking the Maribelle Klara dress which she styled with a belt by Chanel.
There are so many great pieces on the site right now, and I am packing the Galvin cardigan to bring with me up to chilly Martha’s Vineyard. If you love the new Roller Rabbit collections as much as I do, the team has an exclusive offer just for my readers. Shop on RollerRabbit.com and in stores between now and November 27th and get 15% off of your purchase with the code LUCY15. Happy shopping!
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