The sophisticated yet comfortable environment of Wexford creates Hilton Head Island’s very own town and country atmosphere. With water, boats and greens appearing at every turn, it was no hard task bringing out the beauty of these backdrops as the models displayed spring styles. LOCAL Life stylist Roxanne Gilleland searched local shops and boutiques to find the perfect pieces to show off the captivating scenery and extraordinary amenities that this community has to offer.
Baltic blues: Baltic print meets floral pattern jewelry
‘Moke’ it fabulous: Non-traditional fall colors of spring paired with architectural stripe purse. Mix prints with stripes for fun.
Playful prints: Texture texture texture. Over the top paisley print paired with snake-skin boots.
Putting the look together: Whimsical mix of patterns, reflected by Prada and Versace, work when the prominent color is in the secondary print.
Bring on the blues: Mixed stripes and prints with the blues of the season.
A look to dye for: Classic white linen with trendy tie dye. Moody blues for guys with a pop of red.
Photography: Lisa Staff
Clothing Stylist & Hair: Roxanne Gilleland
Makeup: Samantha Curran, Makeup Madame
Meet the models…
How she got her start modeling: “In May of 2013, I moved from Kosovo to the USA. I worked in Hilton Head Island for three months, and during this time, I met a former Ford model, Susan Brainard. I then moved to NYC in October of 2013. Susan Brainard invited me to New York Fashion Week in 2016, where she introduced me to Warrent Satt. Warrent set up my photo shoot for my first portfolio. During all of this, I also bought Gringo’s Diner in Coligny in October of 2014 with chef Ariel Palma from Argentina.”
Designers she’s worked with: Will Franco, Jesse J.Guillen, The Trend Haus, Nettie Nelson, and Denia Carmona, just to name a few. “In November of 2020, I was a cover girl for VueZ Magazine in New York, followed by a seven-page spread representing Los Angeles’s top fashion designers.”
Her work in the film industry: Her acting career is continuing to grow. She recently shot the Steal From Me pilot, a series produced by Guerrilla Productions and directed by Wil Kazary in Savannah. “Working in the film industry as an aspiring actress, I have met award-winning celebrities such as Hugh Jackman, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stan Lee, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Liam Hemsworth, Patricia Arquette and many more. One of my highlights was working with Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander as her stand-in for the Gloria Steinem film, The Glorias, where I got to meet Gloria Steinem herself. I also met British costume designer Sandy Powell, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design fifteen times, winning three of them.”
Commercials she’s appeared in: Delta, Bloody Point Mixing Co., Bulpet, and Upper East River, a luxury residential neighborhood along the Savannah River.
Hobbies: Going to concerts (specifically Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Collective Soul, Brian Adams, Goo Goo Dolls, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Kiss, Lil Wayne, Blink 182, and Bon Jovi), soccer, tennis, skiing, yoga, running, chess, pool, dancing, and traveling. “I have already visited 20 states in my eight years living in the USA.”
Her inspiration: “The source for my inspiration and all of my accomplishments is my guardian angel, my mother. I love her very much!”
Local connection: 3rd grade student at Hilton Head Elementary
What she loves about school: Wearing pajamas on pajama day and participating in other fun traditions.
Hobbies: Coloring and playing the Prodigy Math Game on the computer.
Local connection: Local since 1995. “I came down for a weekend visit, and I never left.”
Occupation: Personal trainer
Hobbies: Any outdoor activities or cooking, specifically grilling.
Hilton Head Island history he loves: “I love talking with friends about Gullah history. I really enjoy learning about it.”
Hilton Head Island history she loves: “Coming from the north, I love learning about Gullah history through festivals and food. I think learning about these cultures is very important.”