Winter C Magazine: A few of our favorite things

Our favorite things

  • Super sparkly earrings.
  • Leopard: the ultimate neutral.
  • Red’s delicious.


Dotted tights from Gap ($14.50, 973-5026); Tibi silk strapless dress from Levy’s ($341, 295-4270); Via Spiga belt from Posh Style ($68, 245-0115); Miguel Ases earrings from Scarpa ($295, 296-0040).


All photography by Nick Strocchia.

Hair and makeup by Daphne Latham.

Styling by Caite White. 












Cape crusader

  • A statement bag.
  • A clever cover-up.
  • Top it off in style.


Rag & Bone pants from E.G. ($299, 979-2888); Darling Elizabeth blouse from Bittersweet ($88, 977-5977); Ark & Co. camel cape from Bittersweet ($98); Jennifer Hoertz hat from Scarpa ($275, 296-0040); Delman wedge heel pumps from Scarpa ($325); feather earrings from Pearl ($179.50, 296-1115); Sarah Graham stack rings ($1,010 each) and Marraccini Designs pendant necklace ($1,200) from Angelo (971-9256); Timmy Woods clutch from Posh Style ($285, 245-0115). 


“Christmas 1994, I was surprised and excited beyond belief to receive a pair of vintage cowboy boots from my boyfriend, made by Rocket Buster out of El Paso, Texas. They are turquoise with black tips, hand tooled with a flowering cactus. I had admired them for a long time and they were very expensive, so I did not expect to find them under the tree!”—Jocelyn Churchman, owner of Finch






Merry and bright

  • Sky-high heels.
  • A vivid top.
  • A standout skirt.


Chinese Laundry heels from LOLA ($88, 975-5652); patterned tights from Gap ($14.50, 973-5026); Diane von Furstenburg “Cassiana” skirt from Levy’s ($275, 295-4270); Streets Ahead leather belt from Levy’s ($275); Joy Joy yellow top from Finch ($102, 244-0050); Gabriel Ofiesh pearl ring ($640), Sarah Graham stack rings ($1,010 each) and Barbara Heinrich earrings from Angelo ($1,970, 971-9256).


“The best gift I ever received was my first pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. My boyfriend had heard me mention to a friend that I would ‘die’ to have at least one pair in my lifetime. He picked them out all by himself. They were pink and sparkly, which is exactly what I would have picked for myself.”—Irene Hatzigeorgio, co-owner of LOLA





Infinite vest

  • A bright blouse.
  • Tassle up.
  • A lengthened jumper.


Earthies criss-cross platforms from Scarpa ($169, 296-0040); polka-dot tights from Gap ($14.50, 973-5026); Podolls skirt from E.G. ($235, 979-2888); Plenty by Tracy Reese silk blouse from Duo ($218, 979-1212); Billy Reid jumper from E.G. ($395), BCBG leather embossed clutch from Levy’s ($198, 295-4270); Sarah Graham stack rings ($1,010 each) and Barbara Heinrich earrings from Angelo ($1,970, 971-9256); Diana Warner bracelets from Duo ($58 each, 979-2888).


“My gold Buddha necklace from Angelo. Given to me by my husband for Christmas, hidden inside an ugly lemon yellow Pittsburgh Steelers sweatshirt. A complete surprise in a year when I expected jewelry to be totally out of the question.”—Rebecca Schoenthal, owner of Elsie Garden





Pretty in pink

  • For warmth and glamour: a long coat.
  • An unexpected color combo.
  • A kitten!


Trina Turk “Margot” pants from Duo ($248, 979-1212); Koch silk top from Sustain ($238, 244-0028); BB Dakota coat from Bittersweet ($136, 977-5977); peacock feather earrings from Sustain ($104); Sarah Graham stack rings from Angelo ($1,010 each, 971-9256).


“My sister, Lindsey Oberg, painted a portrait of my dog Argus. It is very beautiful and the thought was amazing. It also took her a lot of time. Best gift ever!”—Lauren Gerner, owner of Sustain 








Pretty is as pretty does

Our model, Lauren Singletary, is an artist, DIY-er, outdoor enthusiast and literary geek. When she’s not working on an art project or watching “The Colbert Report,” she works as a licensed art therapist with Region Ten Community Services Board.

A “one-woman SWAT team,” Lauren swoops in if a youth is identified as having severe emotional, behavioral or psychoogical problems at home or in school. “I make sure everyone stays safe, and connect the kid to ongoing services that can help them become and remain successful in the community, at home and at large,” she says.


Special thanks to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA for loaning us Parvati.


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