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February 2014
Do It Yourself :
 Itty Bitty Bow Ties
Written By: 
Erin Walters
Photographs by: 
Olsen Imagery

The Southern staple gets a mini-makeover

Charleston resident Heather Parker loves fashion and fostering dogs, and with Crew LaLa (843-882-5181), her online boutique of bow-wow bow ties, she’s married her two loves together. Named after her own chocolate Lab and right-hand man (whom she describes as a true Southern gentleman), Crew LaLa prides itself on quality craftsmanship and old Charleston charm. The oh-so-adorable accessories, fit for both four-legged lads and ladies, come complete with a matching collar, and are designed with durability in mind. Offered in casual, everyday prints (think seersucker and madras) as well as fancier patterns Heather handpicks from Paris, the triple-stitched collars are washable, and, with high-quality hardware, are ready for romps with even the rowdiest of pups.  Look for the newest line of bow ties and leashes designed exclusively for weddings launching this month. 

 

Lest the little men in your life feel left out, know that mini bow ties have not just gone to the dogs thanks to Fort Mill, South Carolina’s Tadpole & Lily (877-231-5459). Sold locally at Kids on King and The Ragamuffin Shop in Mount Pleasant, Tadpole & Lily bow ties (and neckties) come in 13 preppy patterns ranging from cheery grass-green seersucker to festive grape-purple gingham. Designing duo Alex and Clair didn’t want the junior ringer bearers and baby best men to just sport their duds on one Big Day, so all offerings can be adjusted at the neck and in length. With “Daddy and me” matching options available too, the neckwear can add a tailor-made touch to any boy’s Big Day ensemble.