Behind the Seams
LOCAL LOVE: INTERVIEW WITH TEXTURE DESIGN CO.
Is there anything more satisfying than purchasing a new notebook or set of stationery? (We think not!) We love working with other local Charleston brands, and Texture Design Co. is one of our favorites! From whimsical prints, to notepads, calendars and notecards, their products are the perfect gift! We sat down with owner and designer Emily Kirby to learn more about her background, inspiration, and favorite spots in the Holy City.
Escapada Living Turns 9!
Today is Escapada Living's Birthday and we're proud to say we've been adding a little sunshine to the closets of women everywhere for 9 years now! With our iconic silhouettes, classic charm, and happy prints, we have truly become a timeless lifestyle brand. Our ever-so-popular resort collections have taken us from the beaches of South Carolina to the beaches of Mexico and we can't wait to see what adventure awaits us next! Let's take a look back at 3 styles that have been with us since the beginning.
Local Love: Interview With The Tiny Tassel
We love working with other local Charleston brands and entrepreneurs, and The Tiny Tassel is one of our favorites! The Tiny Tassel was a staple in our retail store in Mt. Pleasant and owner and designer, Mimi, even held many tassel making workshops there! Mimi's jewelry is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit and we were interested to learn a little more about The Tiny Tassel and the awesome #girlboss behind the brand! We interviewed Mimi about her style, inspiration, travel and favorite places in the Holy City!
6 Tips For Creating The Perfect Flat Lay
Ever wondered how to achieve the perfect Instagram-worthy flat lay?! We're here to help! Below are 6 tips for creating that perfect flat lay you've always wanted!
Local Love: Interview with Hart Hagerty
Tassels, Charleston, and fabulous boss babes... these are a few of our favorite things! Hart Hagerty is the designer behind one of our favorite pairs of tassel earrings, and she lives right here in our hometown. We sat down with her to chat about style, travel, and her favorite local spots.
Local Love: Interview with Candy Shop Vintage
We love working with other local Charleston brands, and Candy Shop Vintage is one of our favorites! From classic Charleston Rice Beads (available at our retail store!) to whimsical vintage-inspired designs, their jewelry is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. We sat down with owner and designer Deirdre Zahl to learn more about her background, inspiration, and favorite spots in the Holy City.
10 Good Deeds You Can Do This December
We are giving you our top 10 good deeds you can do in December. Get ready to start your healthy and happy New Year early!
My Summer as an Escapada Living Intern
This summer I was fortunate enough to be selected as the Escapada Living Creative Intern. During the internship, which ran late May to late August, I was able to learn a lot about retail and the fashion industry, and the hard work that goes into every flawless piece and post.
Our Summer Seventeen Bucket List
It's officially summer! Have any big plans? Here are a few of our own ideas off of our team's bucket list!
DIY Spray Paint Pineapple
We created these fun pineapple decorations for a recent blogger event, and we received so many questions about them that we just had to share a how-to! Find out how to spray paint a pineapple for a fun, tropical centerpiece here.
Celebrating Summer with the Charleston Blog Society
We're always on the lookout for a reason to throw a party, and what better excuse than a soiree with some local bloggers? We teamed up with the Charleston Blog Society to throw a sunny summer celebration, complete with tropical decor, fruity drinks, and lots of fun fashion!
Cheers to Charleston Giveaway!
We've teamed up with some of our favorite local brands to bring you the ultimate Charleston giveaway! With gifts from Candlefish candles and Candy Shop Vintage jewelry as well as Escapada Living clothing, there's something for everyone. Click through to find out how to win this prize package, valued at more than $650!
Giveaway with Aviate Hats!
As southern girls, we're all about a little hometown pride. Aviate hats are the perfect way to show off your roots (or your travels!). We've teamed up with them to give away some of their adorable hats... and some free pieces of Escapada Living clothing, of course!
Escapada Living Signature Store’s 3rd Anniversary
Did you know we have a Signature Store in Mt. Pleasant, SC (right outside Charleston)? The store embodies all things sunny and fun, and it's turning three years old this week! Naturally we're having a little party to celebrate, but we also wanted to share a behind-the-scenes look at the store in case you don't live close enough to join us.
Tailgate with Naomie from Southern Charm
The Escapada Living Signature Store recently hosted a tailgate with Naomie Olindo, one of the stars of the Charleston-based tv show Southern Charm! Naomie has modeled for us in the past, so we were extra excited to team up with her for this event. Our guests hung out with Naomie, entered fun giveaways, and celebrated Escapada Living's new gameday collection. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the event!
Celebrating Southern Summers with Bourbon & Boweties
We love supporting fellow southern brands, and jewelry line Bourbon & Boweties is one of our favorites. They recently hosted a fun event in Charleston, and a few members of the Escapada Living team loved chatting with their team + meeting lots of other brands from around the south!
Escapada Living Children’s Fund Outing
Did you know that Escapada Living has its own charity? In addition to supporting various local and national philanthropies, we also created the Escapada Living Children's Fund in 2014. The organization supports two orphanages near our factory in Indonesia, and we're thrilled to be a part of these children's lives. Read on to learn more + see photos from a recent outing the kids took with the Children's Fund!
Southern C Summit 2016
The Southern C Summit is an annual conference for southern creatives, and we were thrilled to attend for the second year in a row! The Summit's tagline is "connect, collaborate, create," and that mantra couldn't be more appropriate. From social media seminars to chic networking events, everything about the conference is designed to inspire creativity, create relationships, and support southern businesses. Read on to learn more!
All Summer Long Book Party with Dottie Frank
Escapada Living's owner, Natalia, is lucky enough to live next door to New York Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank. The two have become close friends, and when the time came for Dottie (as her friends call her) to release her latest book, there was no better place to celebrate than Natalia's sunny backyard. Read on to go behind the scenes at the event!
Notice Anything Different? We Got a New Look!
We've been working on something big for the past few months: a brand new logo and fresh new look! Our updated branding is a unique combination of colorful confidence and classic charm - just like the clothing you know and love. Click through to read more about our brand refresh!
Meet the Model: Briahna Wenke
We loved working with Briahna for our resort 2016 photo shoot last summer! Her great attitude and fun sense of humor (not to mention some serious modeling skills) made the day a blast for everyone. In addition to her modeling career, Briahna is also a crazy-talented painter... she even started her own paint n' drink class in Charleston! Read on to find about more about her.
Behind the Seams: Spring 2016 Photo Shoot
We typically hold one big "destination" photo shoot each year, and this time our spring 2016 collection was the lucky winner. With visions of palm trees dancing in our heads, we packed our bags and headed to Tulum, Mexico for the shoot last October! Read on to get a behind-the-scenes look at our trip.
Charleston Fashion Week 2016
Charleston has truly become a shopping city, and the success of Charleston Fashion Week proves it. Every year, fashionistas from all over come to our hometown, clamoring to see the best designers, boutiques, and culture that the city has to offer. This year we collaborated with with Belle Hall Shopping Center (where our Signature Store is located) to show our resort wear in the Style Lounge. It was CHSFW's 10th anniversary, and it couldn't have been more fun! Read on to see photos + a behind-the-scenes surprise.
Meet the Team: Brittany Fogle
Brittany is Escapada's human resources manager, but her role at the company reaches well beyond that! Whether she's traveling to a trade show or assisting at a photo shoot, Brittany has a hand in virtually every aspect of the company. But don't worry, she's not all work and no play - as you can see from these photos, her fun sense of humor and bubbly personality will put a smile on anyone's face! Read on to learn more about her.
Natalia’s Home Tour
We're thrilled to invite you into the cheery home of Escapada's owner, Natalia! It's the kind of place that makes you happy as soon as you see it - bright, sunny, and full of special details. From her vibrant sunroom to a perfectly patterned guest room, Natalia's house is everything you would expect from the designer of your favorite colorful resort wear. Read on to see the full tour!
Cheers to a Colorful 2015!
What a year it was for Escapada! From launching a new website to receiving a few exciting awards, 2015 was pretty special... and we're so grateful that you have been a part of it. Read on to see a few of our highlights!
Merry Christmas from Escapada Living!
Merry EVERYTHING from the Escapada team! We hope you've had a wonderful holiday season with the people you love most. Our team is spending time with our families today, but we found some time to celebrate as a group within the past couple of weeks. Check out the behind-the-scenes scoop here!
Behind the Seams: Escapada Office Parties
Escapada clothing is all about fun, carefree, happiness - and that philosophy transfers over into our employees as well! When we're not hard at work in the office, we're looking for a reason to throw a party. The Escapada team has recently celebrated an engagement party and a baby shower, and those events were just as bright and happy as our clothing. We wish all of our customers and fans could be there, but since we couldn't make that happen, we wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photos with you now. Enjoy!
Escapada Living’s Fall Bucket List
The holidays always make us a feel a little nostalgic, and Thanksgiving is no exception. This week's festivities made us reminisce about a few of our favorite fall traditions (and some ideas we'd like to turn into future traditions!), and we wanted to share them with you, too. Think of this as a combined traditions + bucket list... either way, you might find some new fall activities to add to your own list!
Meet the Model: Emily Odom
Emily joined us for our fall 2015 editorial photo shoot at a golf club in Charleston, and we had so much fun working with her! This sweet Carolina girl is a student at USC, loves to dance, and has some pretty fabulous plans for her modeling career - and with her talent and positive attitude, we know that she'll make it big. Read on to find out more about Emily and her background!
Halloween Costume Favorites
Since we work in a creative industry, it should come as no surprise that the Escapada office is more than a little excited to dress up for Halloween. In honor of this festive holiday, we asked some of the team to talk about their favorite Halloween costume ideas (past and present). With fun throwbacks, cute kids' costumes, and funny favorites, we ended up with costume inspiration overload!
Happy Birthday, Escapada! (+ Throwback Photos)
Escapada Living turned six on October 15th! We've come a long way since the company was founded in 2009, and we couldn't have done it without our wonderful fans, retailers, sales reps, and employees. In honor of the brand's birthday, we're sharing some fun throwback photos from the past six years - and some pictures from the office's birthday celebration, too. Cheers!
Escapada Team’s Packing Tips: Part 2
The second part of our packing tips series is here! Whether you're packing for a beach vacation or just visiting friends for the weekend, we've got you covered. Read on to see a few more of our favorite tips and tricks!
Escapada Children’s Fund Update
The Escapada Children's Fund was established in September 2014 to help children near our factory in Indonesia. The fund originally offered support and supplies for two girls who lived in the same neighborhood as the factory, but the fund has grown so much since then! It now provides funding for more than 20 children in two local orphanages, in addition to those two original girls. Our production manager recently took some of the children on a fun day trip to the pool, and we couldn't resist sharing the photos with you!
Meet the Model: Erika Powell
Erika joined us for our spring 2015 photo shoot in Mexico and we loved working with a fellow Carolina Girl! In addition to her modeling career, Erika is a red carpet host, entertainment correspondent, former Miss South Carolina, and so much more. We're going behind the scenes to find out more about her!
Meet the Team: Meredith Toler
As Escapada's customer relations manager, Meredith oversees all customer service for our wholesale accounts... placing orders, answering buyers' questions, traveling to trade shows, and so much more. She and her team love getting to know our retailers and working with them to make sure their individual needs are being met - the perfect job for a friendly, outgoing "people person" like Mere! Read on to find out a little more about her (and to see some pretty cute photos of her adorable son, Owens)!
Meet the Model: Taylor Avery
If you've spent more than a few seconds on Escapada's website, then you've probably seen photos of Taylor. We've been working with her for a little over a year and always love seeing her smiling face! In addition to being a great model, Taylor was a student-athlete at the College of Charleston and is now working for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - talk about a triple threat! Read on to find out more about her.
Behind the Seams: Summer 2015 Editorial Photo Shoot
While some of our editorial photo shoots take us to exotic locations (we're looking at you, Mexico), others happen right here in our hometown of Charleston, SC. Our summer 2015 shoot was based in downtown Charleston, and the colorful buildings and beautiful scenery were a perfect fit for our vibrant clothing! Here's the inside scoop on how we did it.
Meet the Team: Kristen Shaffer
Kristen is Escapada's operations assistant manager. She also oversees our online shopping operations and customer service... so if you call our office with a question about a product, returning an online order, or anything like that, there's a good chance that you'll talk to her or someone from her team. In addition to her day job in operations, she has also done quite a bit of modeling for Escapada (you've probably seen her smiling face around our website and social media!). Read on to learn more about her background... and to see lots of pictures of her adorable dogs.
The Southern C Summit: Connect, Collaborate, Create
The Southern C Summit is a conference and networking event for creative, southern entrepreneurs… sounds like fun, right? We agree, so when Escapada got the chance to sponsor an event for the Summit this year, we jumped at the opportunity. After all, their slogan is "connect, collaborate, create," and those are three of our favorite things to do! Our recap of the conference is below, and you can see even more photos by searching for #TSCSummit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Charleston Fashion Week Recap
Once a year, Charleston Fashion Week transforms our little southern city into a bustling scene, filled with designers, models, and some of the most fashionable people in the southeast. A few members of the Escapada team had the chance to attend some of the shows, and we're so excited to share the experience with you now!
Meet the Team: Kat Bodkin
As Escapada's sales manager, Kat and her team work with all our fabulous wholesale accounts and help them choose the best new Escapada looks for their stores. If you've ever bought a piece of Escapada from a boutique, there's a good chance that the store's owner or buyer knows her! Kat has been with Escapada for 3 years (and even did a little modeling for us, above!), and her happy smile and sunny sense of humor always brighten up the office. Read on to learn a little more about our favorite sales manager!
Behind the Seams: Ecommerce Photo Shoot
Our new spring merchandise is finally available at escapadaliving.com, and we couldn’t be more excited! Want to know how we get those cute clothes all ready for you to shop them online? Check out this behind-the-scenes look at our most recent ecommerce photo shoot!
Escapada Children’s Fund
Escapada is committed to making the world a better place, and our charitable involvement reaches around the globe. Because our production facilities are located in Indonesia, we feel a connection to that part of the world in particular. Read on to learn more about the Escapada Children's Fund and the children that it helps!
Meet the Team: Annie Uthe
Annie, Escapada's creative manager, works on everything from apparel design and photo shoots to marketing and website development. Read on to learn a little more about her background, styling tips, and favorite spots in Charleston!
Behind the Seams: Spring 2015 Photo Shoot
Ever wonder how we got those tropical photos you see all over our website? A few members of our creative team took a little trip to Tulum, Mexico last December to make it happen! Read on to learn more about our trip.
Christmas 2014 Recap
The holidays might technically be over, but here at Escapada, we like to take advantage of any excuse to celebrate. That means that even though it’s 323 days until next Christmas (…not that we’re counting), we couldn’t resist sharing a few photos from our team's holiday festivities!