On Thursday, September 17th, the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest will begin and Chloe’s of Captiva, a fashion forward boutique headquartered on Captiva Island, is kicking off the festivities by preparing to style some of America’s favorite female songwriters.
As the songwriters make their way to Captiva to inspire and entertain, Chloe’s is prepping to work with the female artists of the Island Hopper Songwriter Festival to ensure they’re fabulously fitted for their performances. In return, the songwriters have agreed to share their personal styling experience with the crowds. Chloe’s goal is to make the songwriters feel welcome to the Island and hopes to drive traffic to both the storefront and website, ChloesOfCaptiva.com.
Soon to be decked out in fashion forward island wear, songwriters like Bonnie Bishop, Kristin Kelly and Ruthie Collins will be stopping in to be treated like the stars they are while having their personal styling sessions. Shelley Skidmore and Kimberly Kelly will follow as they dabble in Chloe’s “fun, feminine and carefree,” clothing and accessories.
“We want to ensure that we are representing their personalities with stylish pieces from our boutique, so that they are comfortable and confident,” Store Manager, Chelsea Roberts explains. She and Chloe’s stylist, Catrina Gunter, will go through the racks to pull their favorite and most appropriate Island Hopper gear. The duo has no choice but to get creative with the heat that the songwriters will be trying to beat as they belt out lyrics beneath the stars and strum on their guitars.
Sticking to loose and lightweight fabric will be the clothing motto for this weekend’s performers and attendees alike. There is something about jetting off to the island that summons the floral maxi-dress and traditional Hawaiian prints. Chloe’s will include these island-style traditions while making sure each of the songwriters stick to their trademark look.
The native Captiva boutique couldn’t be more ecstatic about dressing the musicians for their opening night performances. Attendees can spot the ladies in their Chloe’s of Captiva wardrobe at the following performances:
Friday, September 18th
Saturday, September 19th: