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Stylin': NC State senior wins High Cotton design contest

CorrespondentJanuary 8, 2014 

N.C. State senior Meredith Haake won the High Cotton Collegiate Design Competition. Her paisley design will be used for bow ties.


N.C. State senior Meredith Haake was named the winner of the first High Cotton Collegiate Design Competition. Haake, who is studying in the school’s College of Design, was among 10 finalists in the competition, which challenged college students to design a paisley print that could translate to fabric using a restricted palette. Haake’s pattern featured pastels and dogwood flowers and was selected by votes cast at the High Cotton store in downtown Raleigh. The design will be used for bow ties in High Cotton’s spring 2014 collection.

Bridal trunk show

Triangle brides-to-be can get the rare opportunity to meet the designer of their wedding gowns during the Victoria Nicole trunk show at Traditions by Anna bridal boutique in Raleigh. During the event on Friday and Saturday, customers can meet designer Victoria Nicole, see new silk gowns from her collection and even order custom gowns. To schedule an appointment, call 919-783-8652.

Cameron Village deals

Uniquities in Cameron Village hosts its annual attic sale on Friday. During the event, shoppers can score up to 85 percent off dresses, premium denim and more. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Uniquities is at 450 Daniels St., Raleigh; 919-832-1234 or

The Uniquities sale coincides with the Cameron Village Winter Sale, a complex-wide event Friday through Sunday, featuring deals on winter clothing, shoes and accessories at more than 80 merchants. For more info, visit

Nail bar for teens

Girls can turn their nails into works of art during Pottery Barn Teen’s DIY Nail Bar event, Saturday and Sunday at the Streets at Southpoint location in Durham. The store will provide supplies and creative nail project instructions by Madeline Poole, author of “Nails, Nails, Nails!” The event is free. For details, call 919-248-2980.

Model search

The annual Emerge Fashion Show highlights some of the area’s most talented up-and-coming designers. In anticipation of the March show, Emerge organizers are looking for models and holding a model search on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Zinda restaurant in downtown Raleigh. Those interested in modeling should fill out an application at by Saturday. Applicants will receive in-person interviews the following day. The Emerge Fashion Show will be held March 14 in Raleigh.

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