I thought we would have some fun and head out to another area of North Charlotte called Mooresville. I love main street Mooresville, with the antique shops, ice cream shops and diners, it takes me back to a different time. Love the old fashioned feel. We also had the best luck for this photo shoot for Karina Dresses.
Karina Dresses – Katharine in Taos Teal- New Collection
One of the things I love about Karina Dresses is the style of the dress. Styles out of the 1940’s for women incorporated an hour-glass shape, a squared shoulder, ( later in the 40s this changed to a more rounded shoulder) nipped in waist and a-line skirt that went to the knee. When I put on my Karina dress, in a sense I am transformed. Now, if I wanted to dress up this Katharine dress, for Sunday Mass, I may have worn gloves and a hat. ( back in the day)
I had to “come back to reality” as it is 90 degrees, very sunny and we are in the South, so those accessories will just have to wait. I did keep it simple, as I don’t like to wear a lot of jewelry in the summer, particularly heavier necklaces. I chose instead one of my favorite pairs of vintage filigree earrings and a fun blue grey flower brooch. Pearls would have looked lovely here too to add some elegance and break up the darker colors.
I loved the teal blue color of this dress, The Katharine, in Taos Teal, with a higher neckline and 3/4 length sleeve would take me into Fall as well. As always, Karina Dresses are made in the USA and don’t wrinkle! This new collection is called the Western Wandering Collection, with new prints and cuts. Still great for packing for a vacation, day wear or professional attire. I would have loved to have known Karina Dresses when I was a teacher! No ironing in the morning! They are celebrating their 10 year anniversary, HAPPY Anniversary Karina Dresses!
Vintage Photo Shoot and Banshee Set
When we arrived in Mooresville, I spotted this vintage truck, a peeling sea blue with rust interspersed, and some cool writing on the side that read “Pop’s Chop Shop.” I thought perhaps we would sneak in a few pictures as it was parked outside a woodworking store. To my luck and surprise, the co-owner of the store, Tim, came out to tell me that I could use the truck in photos, and I was to feel free to sit in it as well. He was very nice and accommodating.
After the shoot, I went into the shop to thank him, and met Betty, another lady who works at the shop. They sell wonderful pieces of woodworking, can refurbish pieces, and looking around I was quite taken with this charming country-style white swing with an arbor.
We got a bit of the tour of the shop, and then Tim proceeded to show us to the backroom, where many scenes of Cinemax’s Banshee had been filmed. The back corner, which was filled with pieces of wood and furniture, had become the prison cell predominant in the show. People had come into the store at some time, and wanted to by the “Banshee” sign riddled with bullet holes, as part of the show’s props… but they aren’t selling. I haven’t watched the show yet, but know my hubby enjoyed it. Charlotte has been host to various tv shows, including one of my favorite Homeland.
After, as we often do after one of our photo shoot’s we went to Tim’s Place. ( a different Tim), a relatively new restaurant with a garden patio. I had some crisp, fruity chardonnay and a spinach, goat cheese and strawberry salad with walnuts. It was a nice way to top off the day after a very hot and bright photo shoot. As I mentioned in my post last Friday, dining al fresco is one of my favorite things to do over the summer.
Inside WF Designs, a furniture restoration and design store in Mooresville. It was one of the sets for the TV show, “Banshee”. One of the co-owners, Tim, was the owner of the vintage truck in this shoot. He was very gracious.
c/o The dress here was gifted to me by Karina Dresses. All thoughts are my own and truthful. I love Karina!
I have collaborated with Karina Dresses for over 3 yrs now, if you are interested in reading other posts and learning about more styles-
Check out their Western Wanderings new line!
Katharine Dress in Taos Teal c/o Karina Dresses
Earrings- black filagree- Etsy
Leather sandals c/o Adriane Allen
Clutch- Ebay (JJWinters)
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