Sunday, June 16, 2013

Styling Miss North Carolina United States

Last week I had the great pleasure of working with a talented team of individuals in styling Miss North Carolina United States, Victoria Vesce, for a photo shoot before she makes her way to Washington DC to compete in the Miss United States pageant.  Victoria is both a beautiful and lovely girl, and I could not have had more fun styling her in many of my Grandmother's and Great-Grandmother's most beautiful garments.  Thank you to the entire team for such a productive, fulfilling day!

Photography: Doug Brooks, Lighting: Jon Silla, Styling: Whitley Adkins Hamlin, Makeup/Hair: Deme Fourtounis, Hair: Erica Arcilesi.

All wardrobe stylist's own except: Baby blue dress: thanks to a friend. Sunglasses: Tom Ford thanks to Sally's Optical Secrets. Peach dress, earrings and women clutch thanks to Frock Shop. Feather shawl, rhinestone bracelet and black satin dress thanks to J. Majors Bridal Boutique.  If you are interested in personal or commercial styling inquiries, please email me at  I'd love to hear from you!

Happy top 'o the week to ya!


  1. Stunning! What an awesome opportunity. Congrats. They couldn't have selected a more talented person.

  2. That blue dress is gorgeous! Is it vintage?

  3. She looks like a star Whitley! You did an awesome job!!

  4. One of my favorite posts to date! Gawd. The clothes are GORGEOUS! Now I'm so curious about the glam events that your grandmother and great grandmother frequented. So cool!

  5. WOOOOOOW! Beautiful! They look amazing! At first I thought these were HER grandmother's clothes but re-read and saw of course it was your grand and great mothers!

  6. Wow, she looks absolutely amazing Whitley. You did an amazing job styling her - love all the beautiful dresses!

  7. Whitley, this is such a great job and I absolutely love your stylings.
    I can't believe your Grandmother and Great-Grandmother wore those amazing dresses and obviously they are in a great condition. The ladies must have had a great sense of style and fantastic figures.
    I am very impressed!

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