3 Questions With Shelah McClymont Of August Abroad And The Foundrie

By Rachel Brandt
In Style

Today marks the kickoff to the most innovative and important Saint Louis Fashion Week to date. The entire STLFW team—including staff, designers, models, hosts, sponsors and partners—will come together with some of the area’s most influential bloggers, designers and media houses to celebrate our creative community.

Part of this official St. Louis Design Week event will be the St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards, hosted by local personalities Christia Desheilds and Lindsay Pattan, joined by a distinguished lineup of judges. The St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards acknowledge the talented fashion, lifestyle and design bloggers residing in the St. Louis metro area. The community’s top influencers will be awarded in categories including photography, content innovation and web design. Each of the winners in 16 categories will receive an award created by our friends at August Abroad.

Photos courtesy of August Abroad Shelah McClymont

Photo courtesy of August Abroad

August Abroad is a line of handmade jewelry and accessories inspired by travel, treasure, and adventure. Designer and Creator Shelah McClymont also owns The Foundrie, a carefully curated shop of vintage and handmade goods just outside of St. Louis. We caught up with McClymont for three questions before the big night tomorrow. Loc

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Photo courtesy of August Abroad

ALIVE: Why are you excited about the St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards?

SM:I am a big fan of fashion blogs and love that there are so many up-and-coming bloggers representing St. Louis and the Midwest. It’s exciting to gather the best of the best and celebrate their unique takes on fashion and style.

ALIVE: What inspires you to create your gorgeous, quirky, handmade accessories?

SM: I’m inspired by travel, adventure, music, vintage treasures, and all things handmade.

ALIVE: What can you say about the fashion and blogging community in St. Louis?

SM: I’ve seen the fashion and blogging community grow by leaps and bounds in recent years and it’s such a supportive community that I’m proud to be a part of. We all share in each other’s success and are determined to put St. Louis on the map as a hub of creativity and style.

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Photo courtesy of August Abroad

Join us at FABRIC featuring the St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards (The Official Saint Louis Fashion Week Kickoff Party; a St. Louis Design Week event) tonight, Sept. 26, at 7pm in the Public Media Commons in Grand Center between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio. Find information and tickets here. Subscribe to Style Notes for frequent Saint Louis Fashion Week news. Use #STLFW to share your favorite Fashion Week moments.

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