tighten that ass…

Nestled in the space previoly occupied by artsource in five points is barre3.  Think ballet barre combined with pilates and yoga…it’s a total-body workout.  We are pumped for the opening of this state-of-the-art studio.  barre3 touts design features including cork floors that are not only beautiful to look at but are eco-friendly and hygienic to boot.  Much like bamboo, cork is an easily renewable material that provides a much cleaner, healthier surface that doesn’t harbor pesky germs from hands and feet. Now that you have the brains behind the material…it’s also cool to know that the surface also gives a ch platform that helps absorb shock vibrations. Mic??? oh yeah!!! You’ve heard of The Beatles LOVE show in Vegas haven’t you?  The guy who’s behind this world class show is responsible for the studio’s sound design.  Did we mention they offer childcare?  oh, and we almost forgot, STYLE HAWK is super psyched to be partnering with Tori Fox and barre3 raleigh as the studio’s exclive retail buying partner.  The studio will carry lines from Alternative Apparel, bkr, Rese, Solow, Tatine Candles, Tonic and Wilt to name a few.  Stayed tuned for our q&a with owner Tori Fox and discover what really makes barre3 better, different, smarter.  Come mid-May you’ll find here…barre3 509 West Whitaker Mill Road.  Tighten that ass girls!  Want to win a bkr bottle to carry to class?  Like barre3 raleigh and share this post on Facebook for your chance to WIN.  peace be with you.  Namaste. –STYLE HAWK








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jewelry designer, christina jervey

We love Christina Jervey’s  handmade jewelry line for its simple, organic designs. One immediately gets the feeling that each piece is lovingly inspired by nature. Christina’s studio is based just outside of Charleston, SC so you can imagine the inspiration that comes from this beautiful part of the lowcountry. Her designs are sold through specialty boutiques across the country and, of course, through her website Once when asked in a Q&A what celebrity she would most like to see wearing her jewelry. Christina humbly replied “I’m so excited to see my designs on a day-to-day basis. Real people that get the quality and uniqueness of my work.” We are delighted that Christina was willing to take the time to answer a few questions. We hope this Q&A will give you a little peak inside the designer’s studio and beyond. Think stackable, mixable, everyday wearable with all of Christina’s pieces. Christina works in sterling silver, 14k gold and 14k gold plate. Prices range accordingly. Keep an eye on Christina’s work as she is constantly broadening her techniques and range…the custom coral ring with 2 CT diamond is to die for! –SoS


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Image: Christina Jervey Jewelry


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Image: Christina Jervey Jewelry, love knot bangle


SoS: When did you first decide you wanted to be a jewelry designer?

CJ: In 2002 I started making jewelry while I was pursuing a yoga teacher training.

SoS: Biggest accomplishment to date in your career?

CJ: I was featured in Garden & Gun Made in the South Awards in 2012. Also, hiring an assistant!

SoS: One woman, one man you admire?

CJ: I admire my father. He is intelligent, wise, and courageous. I admire any working mother that is able to balance her family and career.

SoS: Style Mantra?

CJ: Dress for yourself, and always be comfortable (and confident) in what you are wearing.

SoS: Life Mantra?

CJ: What you give is what you get.

SoS: Guilty pleasures include:

CJ: Mint chocolate chip ice cream; and watching Downton Abbey

SoS: What’s in your bag?

CJ: iPhone, Chanel lipgloss, wallet, jewelry, ball point pen, sketchbook, keys, and a few angry bird toys.

SoS: Fashion Muse?

CJ: Alexa Chung for her effortless style. I love how she can be ladylike and edgy at the same time.

SoS: Favorite blogs?

CJ: Sanction of Style (of course!), Look Linger Love, They All Hate Us

SoS: winter, spring, summer or fall?

CJ: winter

SoS: Favorite thing about living in the lowcountry?

CJ: The beach with my family

SoS: What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

CJ: I’m showing jewelry at SEWE (Southeastern Wildlife Expo) for the first time this year which falls over Valentines Day. My husband is coming to help, and afterwards we will grab dinner downtown.

SoS: Song that makes you want to dance?

CJ: We dance a lot at our house, and listen to everything from Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake. “What Does The Fox Say”…my five year olds fav. dance song.

SoS: One thing people might not know about you?

CJ: I love to snowboard.

SoS: All-time favorite cheesy, romantic flick?

CJ: The Notebook

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download & WIN

Sanction of Style was excited to be one of the first to report the official lowdown on The NEARBY app in January. The app continues to keep the latest in fashion at your fingertips from the best shops around the country. This Saturday The NEARBY is teaming up with American Express’s Small Biness Saturday initiative. If you haven’t downloaded the app be sure to download it here and enter to win a $100 gift-card to your choice of any of The NEARBY shops in Raleigh including Vermillion, The Curatory + Raleigh Workshop, Gena Chandler, Fleur and more. We’re all about sharing and spreading the #smallbinesssaturday love. Download, follow, chat and buy directly from your favorite local shops and designers. Done and done! –STYLE HAWK





Giveaway (Day Eleven) – Vermillion

And last but certainly not least in Sanction of Style’s week of giveaways…well, eleven days to be exact. VERMILLION. Ashley Harris’s Vermillion boasts high fashion lines including cult favorites like Isabel Marant, Chloé, Lela Rose, Wes Gordon, Veronica Beard, Figue and The Woods Fine Jewelry to name a few. Ashley has spent years carefully curating and cultivating relationships with up-and-coming designers as well as established indtry names. Ashley and her team are unique. It’s a team that genuinely loves the indtry, the biness and one another. When you have this type of camaraderie good things happen. And it shows! Lucky for , Vermillion brings the best of New York, London, Paris and beyond to Raleigh’s North Hills. How about a $300 gift card to the store? You know you want it!!! Our personal wish list is long…see rules below for how to win. Good luck! –STYLE HAWK

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Owner, Ashley Harris
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L to R: Maury Poole, Karla Appleby and Ashley Harris
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Giveaway (Day Ten) – Petite Simone Photography

Capture your memories and moments in time in “real life” photographs. You know what we’re talking about…the way you and your family really live. The Brooklyn, NY born photography biness, Petite Simone Photography, is now based in Raleigh, NC. And the über-talented Eve Hobgood has an eye and a vision for capturing these special moments in the most beautiful, creative and unique style. If you missed our Q&A with Eve, be sure to check it out here. We think it will give you a glimpse into the fun, laid back vibe and style that you can expect from a photo session. Want to win a mini session with Eve? Here are the rules to get in the running. Good luck! –STYLE HAWK

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Giveaway (Day Nine) – Gena Chandler

J Brand, Current/Elliott, Nation LTD, etc. Gena Chandler stocks the best selection of wardrobe essentials and beyond. The superstars of social media advertising keep you up to date with what’s new and trending via Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to add them to your list to follow @genachandler. Want to know what LA and Hollywood starlets are wearing? Gena Chandler’s got your goods. We’re jonesing over Leigh & Luca scarves. Want one? See rules below to WIN. Good luck! We’ll be wrapping up our anniversary giveaway this Thursday. Winners announced Friday. Keep sharing, commenting and hashtagging for your chance to win. –STYLE HAWK

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Giveaway (Day Eight) – Fleur

 We’re not the only ones celebrating a birthday this month. Fleur is partying it up in celebration of ten years in the biness. Since opening their doors the glamoro girls of Fleur, Christina Allen, Eliza Stoecker and Louise Stowe, have been dressing stylish ladies in pretty party dresses and beyond. Pop in to Fleur for a beautiful selection of coats, sweaters and other lovelies for your wardrobe and home. Cheers! Here’s wishing you another successful ten! Want a chance to win this By Malene Birger leather choker necklace? You know the drill. Good luck! –STYLE HAWK

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Giveaway (Day Seven) – La Señorita Jolie

La Señorita Jolie makes it possible for every girl who wishes to fulfill her dream job of becoming a personal stylist a reality. Can you say geni? The casual wear line founded by Jennifer Dixon is jt that and it’s expanding exponentially. We had the chance to sit down with Jennifer and immediately fell in love with her cool, kind, humble, laid-back style. She’s one of those beauty & brains girls that would be easy to hate but you cannot help but love. Dixon’s line of t-shirts, tanks, dresses and accessories will keep you stylish and comfortable. All without breaking the bank. You are sure to find more than one style you can’t live without. We think you’ll live in the Izabelle sweatshirt all season long. It’s super cozy and we especially love the raw necklace. Want to score a sweatshirt? See rules below to win. Good luck! Sanction of Style readers enjoy free shipping on all orders through the end of November. Enter code LSJ-StyleHawk at checkout! –STYLE HAWK

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Contact Cason Maddison for more information on any LSJ piece or if you would like additional information on hosting a show or becoming a La Señorita Jolie stylist.



La Señorita Jolie Izabelle Sweatshirt


Giveaway (Day Six) – Humdinger Juice

If you haven’t tasted the experience of Humdinger Juice. NOW is your chance. WIN a flight of juice from the triangle’s first cold-pressed juice company! We recently sat down with Colin Fickes and Mary Holt Fickes Collins. If you missed our Q&A with the dynamic sibling duo be sure to check it out here. Don’t forgot that Humdinger is offering an exclive 10% discount for Sanction of Style readers now through November 30. Enter the code stylehawk at checkout. From one bird to another…we LOVE you Humdinger!!! Perhaps a collaboration is in our future??? Oh, we almost forgot, Humdinger Juice is now available for pick-up at Open Door Yoga & Videri Chocolate Factory. Go get you some!!! See rules below for how to WIN. Good luck! –STYLE HAWK

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Giveaway (Day Five) Beanie + Cecil

Beanie + Cecil is synonymo with classic, cool, wear forever styles. We often joke about pulling a B+C piece from our closet…one that we’ve had for years that still looks current and that we love jt the same. That’s when you know you’ve spent wisely! It’s clear Kellie Woodbury is doing what she loves & what she does best. She has built a loyal following with lines from edgy, cool, classics like Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Helmut Lang, 10 Crosby Derek Lam and A.L.C. jt to name a few. Beanie + Cecil is nestled in the lovely, quaint shops of Lumina Station and Kellie continues to bring the ladies of Wilmington, NC and beyond an amazing selection of curated styles. Styles that will be loved and worn and will remain go-to favorites in your closet for years to come. Want to score a $300 gift card to the store? See rules below for how to WIN. Good luck! –STYLE HAWK

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Owner, Kellie Woodbury & Manager, Randall Davis