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Mosaic Florence

March 2, 2018

Welcome to Mosaic Florence! It was such an amazing (and lets be honest…a little stressful at times) journey designing this space from scratch but we are thrilled with the results and can’t wait to share them with you!

I wanted everything to be very white, bright and clean so the clothes could do the talking. It is amazing to see how much color pops against a white back drop. I have always wanted to use our look book photos in another way besides just on social media and the website. I picked several of my favorite shots from past shoots with Angela Zion and framed them above each rack in the store.

 

The building is over 100 years old and I wanted to keep some old aspects intact. There was a fire in the building many years ago and most of the exposed brick was not in great shape but we were able to keep 2 sections of it showing and framed them off with racks.

 

One of my favorite parts of the store are the dressing rooms. I wanted them to be large and spacious and a space that really feels comfortable for customers. I chose a geometric wallpapers in two different colors and I was ecstatic with how they turned out. They definitely scream, “sit and stay a while.”

 

Behind the checkout counter we have two commissioned art pieces done by one of my best friends Morgan Elvington Walker (Melvin G). We picked the color palette to compliment the store and she even designed the accessories on these girls after designs we have had in the store.

 

We just launched Mini Mosaic and have a small adorable section dedicated just to children’s clothing featuring designs by Zimmermann, Stella McCartney and Rylee and Cru.

 

All of my fabulous light fixtures came from Saleeby Jean Interiors in Greenville which is owned by one of my great college friends Dixie Dulin. I also got my wallpaper from her! I have some pretty talented friends ūüôā

 

Next is the dramatic before and after pictures. It is hard to believe that the space ever looked like the top picture but it really was exhilarating getting to design my dream store from scratch.¬† I couldn’t have done it without the help of many many people!¬†M3 Renovations handled all of my contractor needs and were fabulous.

 

If you are ever in town please stop by and see us!! We are located at 178 West Evans Street in Florence and also have another location at 113 West Main Street in Lake City.

Photos courtesy of Angela Zion Photography

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Hello NYFW

September 10, 2015

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future….this is known as fashion week.” -Carrie Bradshaw

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, we arrived in the Big Apple this morning for the start of New York Fashion Week! It’s hard to describe the energy surrounding fashion week but it is exhilarating and something we look forward to every season! We kicked off the day at the BCBG show. This show always opens fashion week and has an impressive guest list. We have been eager to see what trends are going to be big for Spring 2016 and some that jumped out to us at BCBG were 1. Huge 70’s vibe 2. Pastel palettes 3.¬†Lots of embroidery and texture.

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bcbglooksAfter the show we headed straight to showroom appointments. Our first was with Eileen Fisher. This will be a new line for Mosaic and is the epitome of sophistication and togetherness. This line appeals to all ages and features silhouettes that would flatter any figure. Her Spring collection also featured a very neutral palette with pops of pastels through out.

 

eileenWe then arrived at Fashionhaus to view one of our favorites, By Malene Birger. Her collection featured gorgeous lace and eyelet and every piece had amazing texture. The collection featured some metallic touches as well as pops of tangerine.

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bmborangeThe rest¬†of the day consisted of¬†viewing A.L.C., Equipment and Current Elliott as well as a new shoe line you all are going to FLIP over! We can’t wait to let you know what designer it is¬†but trust us, it will be worth the wait!

While we were busy perusing Ready-to-Wear collections, part of the Mosaic team headed to Brooklyn to scout out something different. Later this Fall we will be introducing a specially curated home selection! We have brought on our trusted friend and talented home decor expert, Erin McEachin, to put together and find the best and most special selection for you all. Through out this next several days she will be visiting some amazing showrooms as well as visiting some of New York City and Brooklyn’s best vintage shops. We have no doubt she will find some amazing one of a kind finds for you all!

Nothing was more perfect for Erin to wear for a day in Brooklyn than the Equipment Mina Dress. Its easy, fun and flowy silhouette make it the perfect running around dress. Get the last one of these dresses here!

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Photos courtesy of Angela Cox

Here is a little sneak peek of some of the amazing home items that will be available later this Fall!!

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Photo courtesy of Angela Cox

Tomorrow will bring another exciting day with some amazing runway shows in store. Check back tomorrow to see what we wore to the shows and what other amazing collections we saw for Spring 2016!

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A.L.C.

March 28, 2015

Let’s take a moment and talk about one of our new lines¬†at Mosaic, A.L.C. ¬†The Andrea Lieberman Collection has set the standard on cool season after season since its debut in 2009. ¬†Stylist turned designer, Andrea Lieberman made a name for herself dressing Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez. ¬†(Yes, she was responsible for that iconic green Versace gown that¬†JLo wore to the Grammys’ in 2009.) ¬†Her collection is filled with refined essentials that are classic and wearable. ¬†You will find sophisticated and luxurious pieces with a casual vibe that can be worn a number of ways. ¬†Pieces from her collection will certainly be classics in your wardrobe that you will reach for for years to come.

The Nora dress by A.L.C. takes a sophisticated silhouette and makes it fun with a bold, floral pattern.  The subtle flare of the sleeve and skirt elongate your limbs and make you appear thin and tall.  The luxurious silk fabric flows away from the body so nicely and the vibrant floral pattern makes this a statement dress.  We added some Eddie Borgo bracelets to give it some edge and our favorite Rebecca Minkoff Raz heels in Black.

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A girl can never go wrong with a simple black and white striped dress.   Andrea has updated the classic striped dress we all know and love with her Fain dress.  The paneled construction and mismatched stripes create a visually slimming effect.  I love how the fluttering asymmetrical hemline adds some femininity to this structured dress.  We added a brass tasseled vintage necklace, black gladiator sandals and a fun marble printed crossbody by Rebecca Minkoff to make the look a little more funky.  I can see myself wearing this on a weekend away exploring a new city or visiting with friends.  This little number will keep you cool and comfortable as the temperatures rise this Summer.

 

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Last, but not least I want to show you this knockout piece, the Cini Dress in Bubblegum and Sunset. ¬†This flirty little dress features criss cross straps in the back and a flared skirt. ¬†The vivid colors of the fabric make this a piece that will turn heads when you walk into the room. ¬†Nude heels are the perfect accessory for this bright dress. ¬†Dannijo’s new spring pieces arrived just in time for this look. ¬†I love how the blue accents in Gemma bib and Andy cuff pop against the pink in the dress. ¬†The silver Navi earrings are the perfect statement earring for day or evening. ¬†We love to mix colors and patterns so we paired Rebecca Minkoff’s Leo Clutch in Watercolor Multi with this look.

 

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Q&A with Hunter Bell

January 15, 2015

We recently caught up with one of our favorite designers and friend, Hunter Bell. ¬†Hunter founded her contemporary clothing line, Hunter Bell, in 2006. She is best known for her whimsical and feminine designs as well as winning¬†NBC’s Fashion Star in 2013. Her collection is carried in 100 boutiques nationwide and 100% of her garments are produced in New York City. Along with being uber talented, Hunter in one of the most down to earth, humble people we have ever met. We know her success will continue to be great and we feel honored and blessed to carry her line at Mosaic and call her a friend. ¬†Get to know Hunter better below in a recent Q & A session we had with the designer!sketch

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Hunter and her husband, Paul! Cutest couple ever!

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A look from Hunter’s Spring 2015 Collection.

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A few of our favorite looks from the Spring 2015 collection!

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Hunter Bell Summer 2015 look!

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Stripes and bold colors were a huge part of her Summer 2015 collection!

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Fall/Holiday ’14 Lookbook

November 18, 2014
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Hat – By Malene Birger, Blouse – 10 Crosby, Necklace – Kelly Wearstler

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Hat – By Malene Birger, Blouse – 10 Crosby, Skirt – By Malene Birger

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Fringe Top – Rachel Zoe, Leggings – BCBGMAXAZRIA, Earrings – Dannijo

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Dress – Rachel Zoe, Necklace – Dannijo

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Beaded Gown – Mara Hoffman, Short Dress – Mara Hoffman, Heels – Rebecca Minkoff, Earrings – Megan Park

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Beaded Gown – Mara Hoffman

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Dress – Hunter Bell, Heels – Rebecca Minkoff, Cuff – Kelly Wearstler

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Gown – Diane von Furstenberg, Earrings – Dannijo

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Beaded Tank and Skirt – Nicole Miller, Bracelets – Eddie Borgo

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Jacket – Waverly Grey, Tank and Leather leggings – By Malene Birger, Heels – Rebecca Minkoff

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Dress – Mara Hoffman, Necklace – Dannijo

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Sweater – Mara Hoffman, Leather Leggings – By Malene Birger

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Sweater – Diane von Furstenberg, Skirt – Hunter Bell, Bracelets – Eddie Borgo

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Sweater – BCBGMAXAZRIA, Tank – Mara Hoffman, Jeans – JBrand, Sneakers – Rebecca Minkoff

 

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New Designer Preview – Matison Stone

October 24, 2014

We just couldn’t wait to share with you some of the pieces from a new line we will be carrying at Mosaic this Spring called, Matison Stone. ¬†Its best described as boho-chic and the collection is full of beautifully printed silk blouses and dresses. ¬†If you are a fan of¬†Tolani then this is a line you will certainly love! ¬†The silhouettes are whimsical yet practical and the pieces are easy to wear for any age. ¬†Here is a sneak peak of some of our favorite pieces from the Spring 2015 Collection and they will be available starting February 2015.

The Liza Kimono is such a statement piece and can be worn so many different ways.  Its perfect for transitioning into Spring and Summer with sleeveless dresses and tops.  You could wear this with pretty much anything in your closet!  While its still cold I think it looks fabulous paired with a long sleeved solid top underneath and some dark skinny jeans for a night out with friends.  When the weather warms up you can throw this on over a fitted dress for an extra layer.  The rich colors and luxurious silk make this kimono a piece you will want to wear again and again.

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The Nicki Dress is the perfect boho tunic dress especially if you find that most like this are often too short for you.  I love the versatility of this dress!  You can dress this up with a pair of heels and jewels or keep it casual with flats or sandals.

 

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Our favorite piece in the collection has to be the Jared Tunic in this beautiful and brightly colored design. ¬†Honestly I think the blouse speaks for itself with the bold pattern and gorgeous silk fabric. ¬†You won’t want to take this top off the minute you put it on! ¬†It can be worn with anything from jeans to shorts and will definitely add some spice to your wardrobe.

 

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We are all about a great maxi especially for the Spring and the Freya Maxi does not disappoint! ¬†The amazing print and light blue background is something we haven’t seen before and the silhouette is so simple and flattering. ¬†The dress is easy to wear with side slits, hidden pockets, and bra friendly straps. ¬†You can easily wear this dress while running errands or at a summer wedding with just a change of shoes and accessories.

 

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Hope you enjoyed this little preview of our newest line and be on the look out for it to hit the store in February!

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Gold Rush

September 12, 2014

 

A mustard golden hue is one of my absolute favorite colors! I was thrilled to see it present in so many of the Fall 2014 runway collections and am even more excited that the items are starting to arrive in store! I also am a huge fan of gold accents for the home! All in all, I love a gold rush!!

 

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1. Rachel Pally Stormy Dress   2. Elizabeth and James Bronco Jacket   3. BCBGMAXAZRIA Ariana Clutch   4. Rachel Zoe Brooke Blouse   5. Golden Animal Sculptures   6. Nest Grapefruit Diffuser   7. BCBGMAXAZRIA Penelope Gown

 

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Adios NYC

September 10, 2014

I am writing this post from 30,000 feet in the air on the way home from an amazing trip! It is hard to believe how fast fashion week goes by! Today we finished off the trip with some amazing showroom appointments! We knew we would be pushed for time at the end of the day and would have to head straight to the airport so we opted for comfortable outfits with layers. I am wearing a BCBGMAXAZRIA midi length dress with my trusty Valentino sandals and a By Malene Birger scarf. I accessorized with Giles & Brother hoops and a Kendra Scott fringe bracelet.

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My amazing mother has been so great to capture all of my outfits all week! I loved her outfit so much this morning I made her pose for a couple shots! Her leopard trench is by La Prestic Ouiston, an amazing line made completely from vintage scarves. She loves to wear her BCBGMAXAZRIA leggings while traveling because they are so comfortable and are a little thicker than normal leggings. She finished off the look with the Rebecca Minkoff Jules satchel.

 

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How cute is she? She is a natural!!

 

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Our first appointment was with BCBGMAXAZRIA! I love this line because it is effortless, easy and almost any age can wear it! Their Spring 2015 prints were great!

 

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They also have great handbags and clutches. They are a great price and are great quality!

 

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Next up was our favorite, Mara Hoffman! Her showroom is the coolest! It is covered in Turkish rugs and cacti and feels like a bit of an oasis from the bustling city. The line looked amazing! (No surprises there!)

 

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We headed down to the Meatpacking district after Mara for our Dannijo appointment. This appointment is always ones of my favorites and I have a very hard time narrowing down what I am going to order for the store. Check out these amazing color combinations!

 

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They have also started designing handbags. They are Italian leather and are embellished with beautiful jewels and hardware.

 

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Our final stop of the trip was Rebecca Minkoff! The color palette for her Spring 2014 collections included some beautiful icey hues and some bold pops of color as well!

 

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We couldn’t leave the city without a quick stop at the Laduree store. We had a hard time deciding what flavors and walked away with 18 macaroons in hand. My plan is to give some to my husband when I get home but I am hoping they last that long!

 

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