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Fetchingly stylish


Forget scarves and hats — the best accessory you can have is a dog. In this eclectic Sea Pines home, our models were joined by furry friends that are up for adoption at Hilton Head Humane Association. LOCAL Life stylist Roxanne Gilleland shopped local stores and boutiques to find clothing that will look fabulous while sipping morning coffee in the kitchen with your pup or running out the door for an afternoon at the dog park.Available at SHOP! and Knickers


Available at John Bayley Clothier and Palmettoes


Available at Quiet Storm Surf Shop


Available at Spartina 449


Available at Cocoon and Island Child


Available at Outside Hilton Head


Dogs available at the Hilton Head Humane Association


MEET THE MODELS

Liz Griz
Local connection: Moved to Hilton Head Island 12 years ago from Charleston, West Virginia; played tennis at Smith Stearns as a child, teaches tennis at Hilton Head Island Tennis School
Hobbies: Teaching and playing tennis, traveling (loves going to Charleston), modeling, paddleboarding, water sports, boating, shopping, foodie (favorite restaurant on the island is Ombra)
Fun fact: “I’ve never been out of the country. I’d love to go to Australia.”


Lily Perez
Local connection: Born on Hilton Head Island; upcoming senior at Hilton Head Prep
Hobbies: Tennis, going to the beach, creating art (paintings and drawings)
Fun fact: Lily modeled for LOCAL Life’s style shoot with the Humane Association last year. There, she met Chicken, a cat that she adopted on the spot.


Josh Griz
Local connection: Born on Hilton Head Island; attended Hilton Head Prep, works at Sea Pines Country Club
Hobbies: Football, golf, water sports, playing guitar, foodie (favorite restaurant on the island is Crane’s Tavern)


Clementine Willow Cay Kinard
Local connection: From Hilton Head Island and attends the Day School; great-niece to LOCAL Life publisher Lori Goodridge-Cribb
Hobbies: She loves going on trips in her camper, swinging super high, spinning in circles in pretty dresses and playing in her mud kitchen.
Fun fact: She is number 9 out of 10 grandkids, and she loves Brussels sprouts.


Mary Williams & Valor
By a lovely coincidence, LOCAL Life’s style shoot location happened to be at the home of dog groomers and dog-showers Mary (pictured) and Mark Williams. They started showing dogs over 20 years ago when they adopted a Bouvier from California that happened to be related to the most-winning Bouvier of all time. Friends suggested they look into showing dogs, and after entering that world, Mary and Mark developed interest in the giant Schnauzer breed, with which they’ve been very successful. In 2009, their dog GCH Skansen’s Sir August Brigs, became the number one male in the United States. In 2010 he won the Giant Schnauzer National and went best of breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Mary explained what makes a champion. “When you show a dog for confirmation, it’s a beauty contest. They need to look good, they need to be conditioned, they need to have proper movement, and most importantly, they need to be structurally correct to meet the breed standards.” Four-year-old Valor (pictured) became a champion at less than a year old. Since large breeds tend not to mature until they’re two or three years old, Mary and Mark gave him some time to grow up, but then COVID came around and they’re waiting to jump back in. Mary got into grooming when they couldn’t send their dogs away. Typically, a dog that’s being shown by a professional handler will live and travel with that handler, but Mary and Mark meet their handlers at the shows because their dogs live with them.


FASHION CREDITS

PHOTOGRAPHY Lisa Staff
STYLIST Roxanne Gilleland
MAKEUP Samantha Curran, Makeup Madame
SPECIAL THANKS Hilton Head Humane Association and Mark & Mary Williams for letting us shoot in their gorgeous home!