Thursday, 27 June 2013

Press: Runaround Sue to join SpaceCraft for anniversary party in August

Check it - The Charleston City Paper was great enough to write a feature on lil ol' us for their blog. 

Runaround Sue Vintage’s online boutique will be joining Spacecraft Studio’s one-year anniversary celebration on Aug. 24 by setting up a pop-up shop on site from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store’s one-of-a-kind clothing, hats, scarves, and more will be on sale at the studio, along with other Spacecraft treats.
  • Courtesy of Runaround Sue Vintage
Runaround Sue Vintage’s owner and operator (and CP contributor) Kelly Rae Smith graduated from College of Charleston, but spent six years in Scotland working both as a journalist and for another vintage shop. She started her own vintage collection abroad, and began selling some of her Scottish treasures when she came back to the States. That turned into raiding thrift stores across the Southeast.
“I’ve been wearing and loving vintage for a good, long while," Smith says. "I love the history behind the garments, the cigarette holes, the flaws. All of those things have great stories behind them, and I enjoy imagining where an item has been. That’s why my tagline is ‘clothes with stories to tell.’”
Local textiles artist, musician, and seamstress Camela Guevara will be joining Runaround Sue Vintage at the Spacecraft event to tailor garments onsite. There will also be refreshments and music all day and night.
And for $1, attendees will be able to make their own buttons using either Spacecraft’s button maker or their own designs. The crafting studio will have other surprises on hand as well.
After the pop-up shop closes down, SpaceCraft will continue the celebration with an evening soiree from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be more details unfolding as the event draws nearer — check the Facebook event page to stay updated.

See the article online here

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Press: August Popup News in ArtMag

Charleston's ArtMag was kind enough to post my press release on their website. You can have a looksie here.

I guess I should also share some sort of interesting pic, too. OK, so this is DON. The cutest guy in the world. Enjoy:

Event: All Shook Up: An Elvis Presley Tribute Showdown

Join us for the King’s death anniversary this August 16th @7pm at the Tin Roof, Charleston to celebrate the life of a beautiful man who dared to shake his pelvis, the man who didn’t even love bacon as much as his mama.

Songs that Elvis made his own will be performed by a star-studded cast of Charleston music royalty, including members of Royal Tinfoil, Sans Jose, Mechanical River and Elim Bolt.

The lineup:

Lesley Carroll
Lily Slay
Mackie Boles
Joel Hamilton
Johnnie Matthews
Jordan Igoe
Lindsay Holler
Tim Edgar
Kevin Hanley
Ballard Lesemann
Danny Infinger and Jessa Vaughan
Brett Nash
Jim Faust
Justin Allen
and more...

♠ Big Heavy (Mark Hudgins) will MC the eve and hilarity will surely ensue

♠ Dress dramatically for the night in anything from Hawaiian shirts to bedazzled bell-bottoms to gaudy gold glasses

There will also be:

AN ACTUAL PELVIS OFF, so get to watching Ed Sullivan reruns and give us some good gyrations

LIVE POMPADOUR STYLINGS from the smokin’ hot ladies of Lava Salon

PHOTO OPPS with a life-size Elvis and the official Elvis Eve Photog, Bob the Boss

ELVIS DRINK SPECIALS involving bananas and inevitably peanut butter

PREPARTY Elvis movie viewing: Viva Las Vegas @7pm

$5 at the door. Door proceeds to go to a local charity (to be determined).

For more details contact Kelly Rae Smith at shopatrunaroundsue (at)
Runaround Sue Vintage Events

Monday, 24 June 2013

Event: August Vintage Popup Shop at Spacecraft Studios

Runaround Sue Vintage is pleased to announce the online boutique has been invited to join Spacecraft Studio’s one-year anniversary celebration this August 24th by setting up a popup shop on the premises from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Runaround Sue Vintage clothing, hats, jewelry, aprons, scarves, and more will be available for purchase all day at Spacecraft Studios in Avondaleright behind Papa Murphy’s Pizza.

Perusers can buy vintage buttons ($1 a pop) constructed using Spacecraft’s 1” button maker and cutouts from vintage magazines and sewing patterns. Guests will also have the opportunity to make their own buttons from either onsite materials or paper designs they’ve brought in themselves.

Local Charleston artist and seamstress Camela Guevara will join in as our Seamstress Onsite to tailor a Runaround Sue Vintage find to desired measurements. Guevara will be customizing/sewing up a storm from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spacecraft will also host an evening soiree from 7-10 p.m. after the popup shop has closed down. The craft studio will be open 11 a.m. -5.30 p.m. for anyone who wants to pop in and purchase a Spacecraft gift card or something from the studio’s own boutique.

Refreshment, music, and craftiness will be abundant all day and night! More details will unfold as the event nears. Stay informed via Facebook at

  • Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique is an online Etsy shop selling clothes with stories to tell. It is owned and operated by Kelly Rae Smith, also a Charleston-based freelance writer. Contact Kelly Rae Smith on

  • Owned by Allison Merrick, Spacecraft Studios is a crafting workshop, classroom, and handmade boutique equipped with expert instruction and every crafting tool one could fathom, including a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D printer. Spacecraft was a Critic’s Pick for Best Place to Get Crafty in the Charleston City Paper’s Best of 2013 issue and is located at 8 Avondale Avenue, Charleston, SC 29407.
    (843) 284-6253
  • Camela Guevara is a local Charleston textiles artist (Redux Contemporary Art Center), musician (The Local Honeys), and seamstress (Charleston Garment Manufactory). Guevara is a regular guest instructor at Spacecraft for classes like modern hand embroidery and Sewing 101. She most recently taught a beginner’s watercolors workshop for adults via the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Featured: It's Not Her, It's Me.

Check out Runaround Sue Vintage in this super amazing fashion blog by It's Not Her, It's Me.
That cute polka dot bag is none other than a sweet find from Runaround Sue:) Thanks, Toshika. You look fabulous.