Future Fund Recap, Three New Trends

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I was the co-chair and fashion show emcee of a United Way event this weekend. It was a fun and fashionable time, and we raised $8,600 for the “Future Fund” of United Way, which is a new fundraising program we kicked off with this event.

What I loved most about this event is that it wasn’t “my” event (like it always is at all the Cincy Chic events I attend), so I got to sit back and enjoy a little more than I usually do. Because there was a fashion show element of this event, and all the “who’s who” of Cincinnati YPs were there, everyone was dressed to the nines.

The fashion show was put on by “4 U Boutique” in Over the Rhine and the jewelry was done by local jewelry designer Serket Jewelry. So, while trend #2 and #3 are trends I saw on attendees, trend #1 was spotted on the runway: 4 U Boutique and Serket will be household names for all local fashionistas very soon. I’m already starting to hear lots of buzz! The clothing was very “urban chic” and the price points are very affordable. Just the things people are gravitating toward right now!

Clothing by 4U Boutique, Jewelry by Serket
Clothing by 4U Boutique, Jewelry by Serket

Trend #2 are ruffles. Ruffles have been in for a while, but they’re now showing up in interesting little places like at a shoulder, or trim, or really pronounced and structured ruffles at the neck.

Photo Credits: color photos by Joe Simon, b/w photos by Photo Booth by David DeWitt
Photo Credits: color photos by Joe Simon, b/w photos by Photo Booth by David DeWitt

Trend #3 is the one shoulder. It’s back in a big way, much to the chagrin of my husband who calls them “caveman dresses.” But I love them. And judging from the amount of one shoulder dresses I saw at the event, I’m not the only one who loves them.

Photo Credits: color photos by Joe Simon, b/w photos by Photo Booth by David DeWitt
Photo Credits: color photos by Joe Simon, b/w photos by Photo Booth by David DeWitt