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Designers Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin launched the NYC based label Tome in 2010. Both Lobo and Martin went... Read More

 

We know that we’re in the dead heat of summer and its only going to get hotter, but in fashion world seasons... Read More

 

We probably already know what you’re thinking—the last time you wore a matching set was when you were 5 and it... Read More

 

In a world where running around from place to place, whether it’s from work to kids soccer practice, or from work... Read More

 

Since America’s birthday is right around the corner, we scoped out a few of our favorite red, white, and blue... Read More

 

We’re seeing a trend of more and more brides wanting to step outside of the box and make their wedding look their own. Taking your... Read More

 

There’s been a major shift in the fashion industry lately and we’re more than excited about it. Designers and brands are... Read More

 

Our careers revolve around anything and everything related to fashion, so of course during sale season we feel... Read More

 

Since Tabor, Charlotte’s newest men’s store, just opened up down the street from us we couldn’t help but give them a visit... Read More

 

Wearing stripes is not anything new or ground breaking, but finding interesting takes on the print is what makes you stand out.... Read More

 

It’s tough to find a travel bag that’s not only stylish but that also fits all your weekend needs. From long car rides... Read More

 

The long holiday weekend may be over but we have something that’s going to cure those back to work blues. Nordstrom... Read More

 

Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means that summer is essentially about to be kicked off. Of course this... Read More

 

Warm weather means that weddings are pretty much an every other weekend occurrence right now. So, since we... Read More

 

Skincare and makeup play such an important role to complete your look year round, but especially in the summer. You... Read More

 

One thing to know about The Erica Hanks Studio is that we are always on the look out for innovative up and coming designers, and... Read More

 

Spring is officially in full force, which of course means that everyone is starting to show a little skin. Whether that’s by... Read More

 

If you’re one of the women who cringe at the thought of heels, then you’re in luck with what we’re about... Read More

 

Since it’s officially swimsuit season, we decided to kick it off with one of our favorite swimwear designers. Lisa Marie Fernandez... Read More

 

Shirtdresses easily have to be one of the most underrated items of clothing in any given woman’s closest, so we... Read More

 

As a stylist, when you have a client interviewed for her Derby look by Vogue TV, and featured in major style outlets like The Cut, Huffington Post and Marie Claire, it's safe to say I know a thing or two about getting people noticed at the races.... Read More

 

It’s April, which means that summer and sunny days are right around the corner. So of course... Read More

 

Hit refresh for spring and re-vamp your wardrobe with gingham. While it seems a tad bit risky to... Read More

 

We've scoped out the best of the best jeggings to jeans that have a frayed hem, so you can have this look... Read More

 

We filled you in on how boho trends are taking over for spring and all the way into fall, but we didn’t tell you the perfect accessory... Read More

 

We end our last installment of our spring faves with Erica's picks for the season, and we definitely know she's got warmer temps on the brain. ... Read More

 

Following up Bekah on her spring favorites, here's Sarah to tell you a little bit about her choices for... Read More

 

Since the warm weather seems like it’s finally here to stay (fingers crossed), we decided to curate lists from each one of us... Read More

 

Thinking of warm spring days leading into summer has us crushing on the Boho trend for the season. With its lightweight... Read More

 

Ladies, what better way to start off the season of spring than in a fun and romantic lace white dress? After (what seemed like) such a ... Read More

 

Since the seventies ran a majority of the runway for Spring ’15 it only seems fitting that there’s a shift in textures and fabrics for this... Read More

 

Huzzah! For the first time ever at NYFW, Banana Republic showed its collection, and boy did they show up.... Read More

 

Rebecca Taylor ditched the runway this season and opted for a lookbook presentation instead, which makes us sad, but sadness quickly turned to oohs and ahhs when we saw her fall collection.... Read More

 

Neutrals were huge for fall and of course they’ll always be pretty for spring but there’s a new pastel color... Read More

 

One of my most anticipated shows this NYFW season was emerging Austrailian brand Zimmermann.... Read More

 

BCBG had a strong collection for fall that consisted of easy layered knits in a Bohemian vibe. ... Read More

 

Menswear has been a running theme for the last few years in women's fashion, but Veronica Beard gave us a fresh take on this trend with inspiration by the great camps of the Adirondacks.... Read More

 

n 2014 I had the pleasure to work with some of Angel Sanchez' bridal collection for a bridal editorial, and I instantly gained huge respect for his attention to detail and amazing work with the most delicate cuts and fabrics.... Read More

 

Ladies, do not let your size play a role in the way you dress for your age! So many women seem to feel cornered with clothing... Read More

 

Fringe is here, and in full swing (nerdy snort). We’ve seen accents of this trend here and there for... Read More

 

With athlesiure making its mark on the fashion world, it’s no wonder that this casual and comfortable concept has sneaked its way ... Read More

 

It seems genius that such a simple little piece of jewelry can cause such a shake up in the fashion world but... Read More

 

For all of the shorties out there we know you struggle to find clothes that actually accentuate your figure and make you feel... Read More

 

Want to do something different with your everyday outfit? Replace your go-to ballet flat or heel with a cool sneaker. From slip-ons to high tops and everyhting in between, you can really have fun playing around with this trend.... Read More

 

For winter style, we always remember to pick up seasonal coats and scarves, but a great way to add your own personal touch to complete your look is by a great head topper for the chilly months... Read More

 

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Okay y'all get cozy and ready for round 2 of the Holiday Gift Guide. This time we're getting a glimpse of the presents Sarah has ... Read More

 

Monogram anything is hot with especially us Southern women, but fashion girls can get their fix in a chic way that stands the test of time. ... Read More

 

Wondering what kind of holiday pressie to get someone but you have no idea? We decided to put out a gift guide that will help you pick great gifts for the lovely women in your life (or add it to your own wish list!).... Read More

 

With holiday season right around the corner, we know that a lot of you will be traveling all over to see your family. We also know that... Read More

 

Color blocking was a major hit on the runways for this season and we can totally see why. It's perfect for the the modern dresser or the woman who just wants a subtle modernity piece here or there.... Read More

 

Metallic is defined as polished, slick, lustrous, glistening and radiant. Here in the studio, we think it’s definition should... Read More

 

Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift, holiday gift, or just upgrading pieces in your man’s wardrobe, we’ve got you covered.... Read More

 

October is my favorite month of the year - the temperature is dropping, the leaves are falling and Halloween is just around the corner.... Read More

 

We had a client challenge us to see if we can make high-end looks on a budget, and we don't turn down a challenge.... Read More

 

With cooler temperatures sneaking in, we all can't help but get excited for new cozy essentials and outwear that will help up keep warm.... Read More

 

Fall is officially in full swing and there’s no better way than to help ring in the season than with a new pair of boots. Knee-highs ... Read More

 

The leaves are falling, the pumpkins are out, and Frye Week at Belk is in full effect. Frye is a brand that many women covet and once they have them you'll be hooked on their fit and styles.... Read More

 

Everyone talks about keeping food companies accountable, but everyone knows I'm a huge advocate for clothing brands and designers who are honest and transparent as well. Nothing bugs me more than seeing people rave over brands that use terrible materials for the environment and treat their employees unfarily. ... Read More

 

We've been having some much needed rainy days lately, and that got me thinking about an update to the rain boot that is making it's way into closets this fall.... Read More

 

Your clothes aren't the only things you should shake up each season. We thought we'd switch up all the fashion talk to discuss beauty style, heyyyy heyyyyy.... Read More

 

Ever hear about a killer store in a fashion mag and wish you could shop there regularly? Now you can with the House Account App. ... Read More

 

We’re totally crushing on this fragrance brand and we know that you will love it to. Recently we did a private event and Jo Malone was there to provide each woman ... Read More

 

With football season in full swing some people might be wondering how to incorporate NFL attire with every day pieces to create modern... Read More

 

Most women are always looking for a way to take their fall looks to the next level. And if you’re one of these women,... Read More

 

Starting off with a series of strong, crisp menswear inspired looks; Marios Schwab reeled in on his concept of minimalism for this collection. One aspect... Read More

 

This season it seems like Pilotto got a reboot by simplifying its shapes and bringing back a vast plethora of colors. With simplistic silhouettes, such as A-line shapes... Read More

 

Mother of Pearl is breeching into a more ladylike category, and one could simply look at the shoes to notice that. Replacing the everyday sneaker ... Read More

 

Edeline Lee showcased her work in what seemed like a little tiny tent outside of Somerset House, but it was definitely a springtime wonderland once you got inside.... Read More

 

Playing on every aspect of romance, Simone Rocha brought back the true definition of romance in her collection. Rather than just focusing ... Read More

 

Clothes are often claimed to be the message a person wants to send about himself or herself without speaking and Vivienne Westwood took this saying... Read More

 

Tribal Sport, yes it is a thing and yes it dominated this collection. Preen’s SS15 collection was full of prints and stripes but it was done in suc... Read More

 

Neon Tribal refers to costumes of nomadic African tribes infused with modern colors, which is exactly the concept Jane Carr pulled her inspiration from. New to her... Read More

 

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Known for her inspirational and covetable eveningwear, Monique Lhuillier threw the fashion world for a little bit of mesmerizing spin when she came out with her SS15 collection. ... Read More

 

Charlotte Ronson presented her line with a nod to museum art. Since her collection was inspired by art, Ronson decided to have her models showcase ... Read More

 

Style, Comfort, and Performance. Three words that really resonate in every collection that Lacoste has create and SS15 was no different. The silhouette ... Read More

 

Here’s to the ladies who love being feminine. To the ladies who love ruffles, sheer fabric, flowing pieces, and sparkle. The theme of Rebecca Taylor’s... Read More

 

The Tibi SS15 collection wants to take the world back to a time when all the materials were seemingly made by hand. Influenced by t... Read More

 

The Porsche Show could be wrapped up in one word: Sleek. Inspired by the car itself, Porsche Design really wanted to make a collection that was full of... Read More

 

With Maeda Hanako’s quick rise to fame in the fashion world, it’s no wonder everyone is so struck by her designs. She never seems to shy away... Read More

 

With a nod to a woman from the mid-century and her silhouette, Reem Acra created a collection that was not only full of lean columns from the 30s and 40s, and full skirts from the 50s... Read More

 

September starts fashion season (yay!), and no better way to start it off then with my first show, Austrailian brand Zimmerman.... Read More

 

In less than 24 hours I am making the trek across the pond to see what London Fashion Week is all about. British Designers are definitely having a moment in the sun over the last few years and I cannot wait to check it out in person.... Read More

 

Perfect for every season is the White-Button Up. With its versatility to be worn casual or dressed up, as and undershirt or an overshirt, this is one piece that is an absolute staple for every woman to ... Read More

 

For the final installement of "In the Bag" we're getting a look into Head Stylist Erica Hank's Bag. Also if you missed the first two parts, be sure... Read More

 

Okay y’all, it’s time to snoop around in BB's bag. This week is our Assistant Stylist’s Bekah, who helps on editorial and commericial shoots, as well as assist Erica with personal clients, and manages our non-blog. Read below to find out a few of her daily must-haves:... Read More

 

Carrying over the ocean/sea trend of summer in a more mysterious way for fall is designer Johansson and the Acne Brand. Inspired by the movement... Read More

 

In a world where the organic, holistic approach to life (in food, workouts, etc.) is becoming more dominant, it only seems right that make-up and beauty regimes begin to adapt to that trend.... Read More

 

Admit it. Every now and then you're a little nosy. We thought we’d share what’s in our bags here at the studio to let you in on some of our daily must haves.... Read More

 

The fitness revolution is taking over the world. Athleisure apparel is heavily making its mark in fashion, fashion designers are making their own sneakers, and everyone is WORKING OUT.... Read More

 

Feminine modernity doesn't get any finer than this. Known originally for her perfectly cut trousers, Bouchra Jarrar has expanded her reach for a well done, full line of wardrobe tailoring. ... Read More

 

One of the biggest trends this fall season isn't coats but rather ultra chic capes and ponchos. In a variety of colors, textures, and prints you’ll be... Read More

 

The ultimate struggle of fashion is not only finding clothes that are forward and unique, but also finding clothes that are comfortable.... Read More

 

Tomboy chic has really become not just items to wear, but a way of life in recent years for women of all ages. If you love the look but aren't sure how to do it with grown-up flair, then you must check out the NY-based contemporary label of Harvey Faircloth.... Read More

 

Our southern summer and fall requires us to have a little style finess to keep us from melting away, while our northern friends are enjoying cooler temps.... Read More

 

It's that time of year again, when Nordstorm has their Anniversary sale. We aren't here to tell you what deals you can get on summer finds, no no no.... Read More

 

We know it’s right smack in the middle of summer, but with fall right around the corner we couldn’t help but letting you guys in our newest... Read More

 

We have exciting news to share! After our summer vacations, we are back—reloaded, recharged, and ready to take on the new fall fashion season. We are ... Read More

 

Here comes the bride! We are so excited to share our first bridal editorials, featured in Charlotte Wedding Magazine.... Read More

 

Seen everywhere on runways, from accessories to shirts to dresses, this trend is one that is a MUST for everyone to try. From our most daring fashionistas to the... Read More

 

Since summer is right around the corner, I know everyone is busy making plans for their Fourth of July. So whether you’re at the lake, the beach, or a cookout... Read More

 

Consider this your invitation for the Palm Party that will be happening all summer long. From Californian cool to city chic, the palm print is taking over a variety of collections... Read More

 

For summer if you want to get effortlessly Parisian Chic check out Thierry Colson. His casual dresses and skirts are perfect for breezy summer days and he uses JUST the right amount of... Read More

 

It’s always inevitable that you get unexpectedly invited somewhere over the summer and you feel like you have nothing to wear. Here are some really great options for you to go ahead and... Read More

 

This summer’s hottest pieces come in shades of blues and patterns that mimic the beautiful ocean. One look at the ocean and I know why... Read More

 

For feminine modernity at its finest check out my designer crush, who comes from the land down under, Dion Lee. While my most fashion forward clients will not miss a beat when trying this new designer... Read More

 

Chambray is always in style for summer, but finding cool chambray pieces that aren’t your typical is another story. ... Read More

 

A designer I have fallen madly in love with this year is Delpozo. I can’t talk about it enough! The collections are full of modern prints, bright florals and intricately made embellishments.... Read More

 

Summertime is finally around the corner! Shorts, sandals, cover-ups, and sunnies are about to have their time in the sun, pun totally intended.... Read More

 

I’m so smitten by my new summer designer crush, and it's got all your salt-water essentials covered.... Read More

 

One of my absolute FAVORITE fashion + philanthropy events in Charlotte is Catwalk For A Cause, put on by the martin Truex Jr. Foundation.... Read More

 

This week I'm on a Disney family vacay, and I'm here to tell you just because I'm a mommy of 3 doesn't mean I'll be wearing fanny packs, sneakers and Daisy Duck t-shirts. ... Read More

 

I had such a fun time visiting my peeps at Belk during Charleston Fashion Week. For the second year in a row, Belk has sponsored and participated in the largest Fashion Week in the South, and not only are their runway shows a great addition to schedule, but the Belk tent is where it's at.... Read More

 

This season we see a huge push for the canvas slip-on sneaker. Think of it as an upgrade to wearing sneakers with your casual look. ... Read More

 

Statement necklaces are a fave of women of all ages, but at a certain age (I'd say 21), it's time to retire that tired looking bubble necklace and get a piece that is more grown-up and sophisticated, yet still makes a wow factor.... Read More

 

The crop top is such a HUGE trend this season, yet it can be an intimidating trend as well. Not everyone has the same bodyshape and can wear this trend the same way. ... Read More

 

For spring there's a new neutral, seriously. It's not nude or metallics. It's the white shoe.... Read More

 

As many of you know I have settled into my styling studio in Myers Park, and am lucky enough to have a dear interior design friend help me fix up an old pilates studio and turn it into a posh style pad. ... Read More

 

Stacey Bendet titled her fall collection as Enchanted: The Search for the Golden Monarch and upon stepping into the famous McKittrick Hotel, you were immersed in the fall fairytale of Alice + Olivia. ... Read More

 

The Carolina Hererra fall show was such a breathe of fresh (ready-to-wear) air, with rich textures and geometric prints.... Read More

 

Rebecca Taylor's color palette was such a fresh take for fall 2014... soft greys, powder blues, ecru and pale pinks led the pack for the most sought after items in her lineup. ... Read More

 

The house at Lincoln Center was packed (more like crammed) with fashion insiders waiting to see what Lacoste had in store for fall.... Read More

 

Erin Fetherson's fall collection was cheekily titled "Charmed I'm Sure", which was the perfect theme to her youthful dresses and ladylike separates.... Read More

 

Boho-edge with a touch of femininity was the vibe of Charlotte Ronson's fall presentation.... Read More

 

Ruffian's look for fall was tailored and feminine with bold brights. Billowy blouses and satin dresses were equally balanced by tweed and brocade elements.... Read More

 

We aren't quite there yet with the temps, but my clients have already started snatching up their spring must-haves and I'm getting ready to style my second spring editorial. So let's talk about an 80's trend that's coming back faster than a Debbie Gibson/Tiffany tour.... Read More

 

Winter made the moto jacket the IT jacket to have, and spring has a new jacket to reinvent: The Bomber. ... Read More

 

In the Charlotte fashion circle, if you don't know who Arlene Goldstein is, you may need a fashion girl reaiity check. Arlene is the VP of Trend Merchandising & Fashion Direction for Belk, and she is the one who perosnally sees and approves every trend that comes into their stores.... Read More

 

Jumpsuits are such an easy way to be fashion forward. It's modern, yet a classic alternative to the regular dress or separates ensemble. ... Read More

 

Are you one of those peeps that are already done shopping for everyone on your list this season? If so, I may just hate you.... Read More

 

Emily Maynard is one of the funniest, sweetest people I know. She really is a girl's girl who I can chat with about everything from kids, to serious issues like fashion, to our crazy pets' shenanigans.... Read More

 

Allow me to introduce you to my Styling Assistant!... Read More

 

So this is my 2nd post in a row on footwear. Which I wouldn't normally do if it wasn't for good reason. London brand Preen has done a shoe collab with Aldo to bring you another capsule of Aldo Rise, a collection that looks more high end than what you might expect from Aldo. ... Read More

 

Recently I helped a client search for boots who had always had a hard time fitting into them because of her large calves.... Read More

 

Fall isn't just about switching out your wardrobe and layering your cashmere and leather. Take the change in season to switch out your fragrance to something a little deeper and layered as well.... Read More

 

Wanna be the ultimate rebel this fall? Wear white. Throw the southern rules out the window and see how hot white will stand out amidst a season of deep colors.... Read More

 

Thursday was such a thrill, not only to host the Neiman Marcus' Cusp Event, but to also style all 20 looks from Neiman's top 5 trends that went down the runway.... Read More

 

So now that we know what colors and textures are trending, let's look at the top styles for fall:... Read More

 

So now that we know what colors will be at the top of the list for fall [see non-blog post of trending Series... Read More

 

Now that fall is finally here, let’s discuss some of the best trends we should invest in for fall that will... Read More

 

Jenny Packham's Spring collection was all sorts of heavenly bohemian. With an Edwardian influence shown by the dress styles and Swarovski... Read More

 

Reem Acra continued the retro 70's vibe of DVF but played more with chiffons and metallics. Houndstooth for spring was also... Read More

 

After the Reem Acra show, I booked it in a taxi to catch the Alice + Olivia presentation. So glad I did, because A+O did not dissapoint with it's... Read More

 

Mathieu Mirano is a fave of edgy young Hollywood starlets Nicole Ritchie and Lady Gaga, and for good reason. His designs are for the woman who is fashion forward... Read More

 

Carolina Herrera is one of my absolute favorite shows. As an icon in the American fashion industry, she continues to create timeless works of art and really gets the... Read More

 

Barbara Tfank may not be a familiar name to the everyday woman, but BT has been around for a while. Adele wore Barbara Tfank to the Grammys, and Michelle Obama has worn her... Read More

 

Everyone who's anyone in fashion does not miss the DVF show.... Read More

 

Ever wanted to throw a party with your girlfriends at Neiman Marcus? Well ladies, here's our chance (insert maniacle laugh). I'm really looking forward to September... Read More

 

While what you wear on the outside is what fashion is all about, what you’re wearing UNDER that fashion could make or break your look.... Read More

 

For the first time ever, my fab friend Stacy Smallwood of Hampden Clothing is coming to Charlotte to bring a little low-country sizzle to our fall closets. Never... Read More

 

By now you’ve clicked around and you can OBVI see I’ve revamped just a “few” things about my website.... Read More

 

Blame it on the continued appeal of Madmen, but some of fall’s trends are reminiscent of mid-century inspirations and menswear influenced lines... Read More

 

I live in my jackets. Well, not literally, but I really love having a wide variety of jackets to complete my looks and add a touch of interest... Read More

 

 
 

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Designer to Watch: Tome

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Trend to Know: Utilitarian Clothing

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