Meet the 15 who rock the Grand Strand style scene
Occupation: Entertainer/TV Personality for The Alabama Theatre, WFXB Fox TV and Rowles Productions
My style: Contemporary gentleman, modern, classic professional, urban chic.
Signature items: Pocket square, cufflinks, collar stays, polished shoes always, tailored fit ... and yes, the number of a seasoned tailor.
What do your outfits say about you? My hope is when people see me, they see someone who has his life in order.
Favorite designer and why: Giorgio Armani. His looks are timeless with always clean lines. His black suit can make the most unsuspecting look regal.
A unique item you own: A customized jacket designed by Dangerous Threads for an appearance on The Grand Ole Opry.
What do you wish to be buried in? Any of my suits, except my birthday suit ... it needs ironing!
Occupation: Professional School Counselor for Horry County Schools/Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice at A Place to Start
Signature items: would include my pink stilettos, slim-fitting dresses, statement necklaces and couture fashion.
Style is: My style is simple, versatile, put-together, calm, cultivated and relaxed.
What do your outfits say about you? My outfits say that I am confident, empowered, comfortable, attractive, unique and stylish.
Favorite designer and why: Michael Kors because his bold, fierce colors that helped spark the fashion phenomenon.
Favorite store to shop: ALDO, BCBG and New York & Company because they are all cutting-edge trends at affordable prices.
Your style icon is: Michelle Obama.
Occupation: Hairstylist at Blush Beauty Bar
My style: is a little bit of everything. I am very colorful, and I love a little black dress, but you can never go wrong with a little sparkle.
Signature items: Jewelry, classic messy bun and a gel manicure.
Favorite store to shop: Wow, too many to choose from! I love Target, T.J. Maxx, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, American Eagle, LOFT, Express and any locally owned boutiques.
A unique item you own: My grandmother’s ruby solitaire. It’s our birthstone and she gave it to me as a gift as it was given to her as a gift from my grandfather. I cherish and wear this ring every day.
Your style icon is: Carrie Underwood and Jessie James Decker are two that come to mind, but I also love following multiple Instagram bloggers who inspire me with their awesome style.
Occupation: Meteorologist at ABC 15
My style: Sophisticated comfort—slim fits with soft materials.
Signature items: Love scarves and pea coats for fall and winter. I’m known for wearing tight pants.
What do your outfits say about you? Easy breezy, not too messy but yet not trying too hard. Keep it simple.
Favorite store to shop: Club Monaco and Banana Republic offer the best fits for my body type.
A unique item you own: White skinny jeans.
Your style icon is: Huge fan of John Legend for his style in fashion and music.
Occupation: Owner and operator of Access Medical Center
My style: Classic and elegant. I try to choose colors and not always do the expected little black dress, even though I have a closet full of those.
Signature look: I’m best known for my evening gowns. While I can do stylish, business as well. Off-the-shoulder dresses and tops.
What do your outfits say about you? A woman of distinction and style.
Favorite designer and why: Sherri Hill in evening wear as her style and fit are beautiful. Ralph Lauren for classics. Lilly for color.
A unique item you own: A black fur stole that was given to me by a dear friend that recently passed away from cancer.
Your style icon is: Audrey Hepburn.
Occupation: Interior designer, artist and preacher
My style: is spontaneous, colorful and whimsical. I tend to drift toward bohemian and vintage-beach vibes.
Signature look: High-waisted anything and everything.
Style is: harmony within yourself.
What do your outfits say about you? I hope my outfits convey to the world my creative energy and artistic passions. I’m not afraid of standing out as long as it’s full of grace and humility.
A unique item you own: My mom gifted me a gold sand dollar necklace when I first moved to Myrtle Beach six years ago. The necklace to me symbolizes that I’ve found a home on the Grand Strand.
Your style icon is: My grandmother, when she was alive, would put wild confidence into any outfit. I think confidence is the missing ingredient in a lot of wardrobes.
Occupation: Graphic Designer and Event Planner for Conway Medical Center
My style: I like to start the trends, not follow them. (I oftentimes embarrass my mom because “I’m too extra.”)
Signature items: Blazer, bangles, stylish yet comfy heels, unique dresses and Clemson class ring (it’s always a conversation starter).
Style is: My wardrobe consists of a classic but cute little black dress with a blazer and heels to trendy two pieces or jumpsuits with flatforms. I just love fashion and all styles.
What do your outfits say about you? I like to think my outfits say I have my life together/on point, even though that’s not always the case. I always try to put forth 100 percent and be my best self at all times. In order to do so, I feel it starts with how you present yourself all the way to your work ethic, etc.
Favorite designer and why: Kate Spade—her items are timeless, classic, chic yet ALWAYS stylish.
Your style icon is: 100 percent Emily Gemma.
Occupation: Owner of Quigley’s Pint & Plate and bisQit
My style: Stylish, functional, comfortable. I’m a working owner. I’m the first person people see when they come to my restaurants. First impressions are everything.
Signature items: Slim fit everything. Layers. Love me some suits. Brackish bowties. Socks, socks, socks. I have a severe shoe fetish.
Style is: Classic, but not afraid to throw in bright colors. I’m all over the board with looks. I care what I look like at the gym! I love clothes. I was best dressed at an all-boys Catholic school if that tells you anything.
What do your outfits say about you? Effort. I love being put together. Clothes make me feel good. No better feeling than the perfect look. Your outfit lets people know you’re ready to bring it!
Favorite designer and why: J. Crew. Classic look, fit me well. Covers all the bases from casual to professional.
Your style icon is: Ryan Reynolds, Jason Statham. Those guys can pull off any look.
Occupation: Vice President of Human Resources & Marketing for Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
My style: Cultivated, confident, empowered. A working executive and mom/wife mixed with lots of traveling and having fun in between.
Signature items: Tunic tops, leggings, jeans, Valentino Rockstud pumps, Valentino Rockstud “flip flops,” mixed denims, blazers!
Style is: comfort, or lack thereof (occasion depending), individuality, and a wonderful way to express yourself to others.
Favorite store to shop: Neiman Marcus, Nordstorm, Saks, Dillards, Henri Bendel.
A unique item you own: Vintage LV, vintage Chanel, and I like the limited edition bags that come out by an artist for LV or Gucci.
Your style icon is: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
TOMMY NICHOLAS & DEBORAH MAYBERRY MANDRELL
Occupation: Tommy—sales, custom exotic shoes; Deborah—jewelry sales at Christopher’s Fine Jewelry and personal dresser
DMM: Bohemian retro. Old with the new.
What do your outfits say about you?
TN: Free spirited.
DMM: That I am whimsical, love life and like to have fun.
Favorite designer and why:
DMM: Betsey Johnson. She is a fun loving person, never lets life throw her a curve. I am a breast cancer survivor, so is she.
Favorite store to shop:
TN: Italian style shops.
DMM: All consignments.
A unique item you own:
TN: Multi-colored exotic skin shoes by Dino Bigioni.
Your style icon:
TN: Karl Lagerfeld.
DMM: Donna Karan and Betsey Johnson.
Occupation: Paralegal for Russell Long, Attorney at Law
My style: Polished and ladylike with a little bit of gypsy.
Signature look: Bold lipstick and high heels. High neck blouses, tailored sheath dresses, silky peasant tops.
What do your outfits say about you? That I’m a professional and take myself seriously, but not boring. That I embrace femininity and the importance of putting myself together.
Favorite designer and why: Oscar de la Renta, Sareh Nouri and Ralph & Russo. Each one celebrates classic beauty and the elegance of the female form.
A unique item you own: My great aunt’s antique diamond “princess” ring. It was handed down to me when I was 17 and I have never taken it off.
Your style icon is: The Duchess of Cambridge—easily. She is the epitome of well dressed. I practically idolize her.
Occupation: CEO of Grand Strand Health
My style: Suit conservative with a splash of color and texture.
Style is: an expression of oneself without verbally communicating.
What do your outfits say about you? Serious, yet fun. Comfortable and confident enough to wear bold colors and varied textures and patterns.
Favorite designer and why: Ralph Lauren suits because they fit like a glove.
Favorite store to shop: Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom, Jordan Lash and M. Dumas.
A unique item you own: An autographed Shaquille O’ Neal basketball shoe.
Your style icon is: The men of Sports Center.
Occupation: Retired Public Relations Specialist with Santee Cooper
My style: Eclectic. You may see me in jeans, a top with over the knee boots or an athletic dress with flip flops or tennis shoes or maybe a designer dress with pumps.
Signature items: Dresses, Chucks, boots and hats.
Style is: very individual and is about wearing what works for you and your body. Wearing what you feel good and comfortable in makes more of a statement than any designer look or label.
What do your outfits say about you? I hope they say I am happy and comfortable in my own skin.
Favorite store to shop: I like to shop where there is a large variety and I can find a bargain. Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Ross and Target are the places I shop more than boutiques. I like quality but also like to have a large variety in my closet to choose from.
Occupation: CEO of Liz Doyle Beauty
My style: I believe leopard is a neutral and I love dresses. I’m not afraid to wear color or bling.
Signature look: I love a maxi dress. They can be dressed up or casual. It’s universal. You can never go wrong.
Style is: anything you want it to be as long as you feel good.
What do your outfits say about you? I think my outfits reflect my confidence, femininity and class. I’ve been told I am often the dressiest person in the room. I believe you can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Favorite store to shop: Anywhere! I can find an outfit at our local Style Encore just as easily as I can at Saks.
A unique item you own: A custom hospital gown made by my friend’s mother. I wore it while I was in the hospital having my third and final child. I’m sure my children will find it creepy, but I’ll keep it forever.
Your style icon is: any woman who is not afraid to rock a red lip.