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Recap: Miss Em’s Holiday Open House – Cincinnati

Cincy Chic’s Editor-in-Chic brought her two daughters to the Miss Em’s Holiday Open House at the Anderson Senior Center on Nov. 5.

This past Sunday (Nov. 5) was the Miss Em’s Cincinnati Holiday Open House at the Anderson Senior Center, and let me tell you, it was AMAZING! I took my daughters along with me and they had SO much fun.

I love shopping all the jewelry, accessories, and gift items from Miss Em’s, and then also all of the other vendors that were there too!

Lola got a REALLY cool book from Usborne Books where you shine a flashlight behind each page, which then reveals somtehing hidden behind each image. She is OBSESSED!

I’m so glad we stopped by – because not only did I get to spend the day with my girls and check out all of the great items that were at the Open House, but I also got to get a little holiday shopping done for family and friends, all while supporting a local business! PLUS – the event benefitted Cincinnati Children’s where shoppers got a discount if they brought in a toy to donate. I was there at the beginning of the event – when the bin was just starting to be filled, but Miss Em’s Owner Emily says it was completely full by the end of the day, which warms my heart!

There’s another Open House coming up in Columbus at the Worthington Community Center on November 19 from 1-4 pm – so mark your calendars now if you’ll be in the Columbus area! If you can’t make it to the next open house, you can always shop Miss Em’s online or host a Facebook party so you an earn while your friends shop with you!

 

 

WAITRESS Pie Recipe Contest

With the arrival of Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Waitress” musical, the organization is also hosting a  pie recipe contest!

Pie is a key ingredient to the storytelling of the show, and so Broadway in Cincinnati and Local 12 WKRC are requesting creative pie recipes that mimic the show’s whimsical pies like the “Almost Makes You Believe Again Pie” or the “Key (lime) to Happiness Pie.”

To enter, bakers, professional and amateur alike, must send their creative recipes to waitresspiecincy@gmail.com. Entries will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, November 10 with three finalists announced on-air Monday, November 13, by the Local 12 Morning Team. The three chosen finalists will appear with their pies on the Local 12 Morning Show during the week of November 13-16 with a winner chosen live on the air Friday, November 17.

The selected baker/bakery will be honored as the official pie of Waitress in Cincinnati, which includes:

  • Winner will receive 4 opening night tickets and a copy of The Waitress Pie Book. The winning recipe will also be posted on the WKRC and Broadway in Cincinnati’s social media sites, and on-air.
  •  Two runner-up winners will receive a pair of tickets to opening night on January 9, 2018.
  • Winning recipe featured as an insert in the official Waitress cookbook available for sale to audiences during each performance.

Contest rules/Requirements of the baker/bakery:

  1. Submissions must be received by 5 pm on Friday, November 10
  2. Recipes must be something you can actually bake
  3. Bakers must be available the week of November 13 to appear on the WKRC Morning News

And don’t forget to mark your calendars when Waitress heads ot the Aronoff Center for a limited two week showing from January 9-21, 2018 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 2017-2018 season presented by TriHealth.

Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org, or by phone at 513-621-ARTS.

Spotlight: The Paisley Elephant at Nov. 4 Holiday Shopping Event

CHIC SPOTLIGHT! The Paisley Elephant Boutique will be one of 40+ local boutiques/vendors at our Nov. 4 2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase! This online boutique has hand-picked items from small to 3XL! Also at this FREE holiday shopping expo, you’ll also get free swag bags and gift wrapping, plus a fashion show, ornament decorating for kids and so much more! More event details below — RSVP at: www.2017scs.eventbrite.com


2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase
Sat., Nov. 4, 10am-2pm

The Phoenix – 812 Race St. Cincinnati OH 45202

RSVP at: www.2017scs.eventbrite.com

Shop for everyone on your nice list with the best local boutiques and vendors – all under one roof! Bring a canned good for the FreeStore FoodBank to get free entry, a swag bag, and complimentary gift wrapping! Also enjoy refreshments, free 10-minute back massages, an interactive ornament decorating area for kids, and a freeze modeling fashion show showcasing the latest winter trends! Plus, more than $3,000 in prizes randomly awarded to attendees! Convenient $2 parking available at Garfield Garage located next door on 9th Street.

Healthcare Sponsor:
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Brunch N Learn Sponsor:
Painting with a Twist (Mason and West)

Photobooth Sponsor:
Victory Wellness & Medspa

Swag Bag Sponsor:
Ideal Image

Fashion Show Sponsor
Up2Tempo

Booth Sponsors:
Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp, Paisley Elephant, Jamberry with Sarah Nelson & Gina Parsley, Pure Romance by Amy Emerson, Tiffany Brennan – Rodan + Fields, Champion Windows, LeiMarie Limited, FREEWHEELER, BubbaRub LLC, Stella & Dot with Audrey Meade, Rebekah Dunning – AdvoCare Independent Distributor, Sparkle for Good, Senegence (Lipsense) with Krystie Berberich, DoTerra with Rhonda, Beautycounter with Kate Cunningham, Miss Em’s, Walton Creek Boutique, Urban Design Gallery, Ever Skin Care with Leslie Young, Fly Ground Clothing, The Plastic Surgery Group, Lularoe with Dana, Good Earth Good Eating, Scentsy with Shonda Million, Direct Cellars with Katie Jo Beahr, Foodie Cincy, Leeta Ruth Boutique, Younique with Lorrie Nelson, EcoEden LLC, Chuck Aardema, Author – In My World, Queen City Massage Therapy

Philanthropy:
Freestore Foodbank

Photographer:
Twin Spire Photography

Fashion Show Stylist:
Jennifer Blades Personal Stylist

Fashion Show Models:
Heyman Talent Agency

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact our event planner, Stephanie Simon, at ssimon@cincychic.com.

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase

$5 Canvas Painting Brunch ‘n’ Learns at Nov. 4 Holiday Showcase!

Join us for our 2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase Nov. 4 at The Phoenix where we’re hosting $5 (yes, only FIVE dollars) Brunch ‘n’ Learns with Painting with a Twist! These include breakfast, canvas and art supplies, so you can enjoy a yummy brunch and leave with a custom creation on canvas! Plus, shop with 40+ local boutiques/vendors, enjoy refreshments, an interactive ornament decorating area for kids, and a freeze modeling fashion show! Oh, and we’re giving away more than $3,000 in prizes throughout the day to attendees! Bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank to get FREE entry, swag bag and gift wrapping! RSVP: www.2017scs.eventbrite.com

Holiday Shopping Event at LouLou’s Boutique

Cincinnati’s Westside has one women’s fashion boutique that I know of… as a native westsider myself, I was excited to see it open many years ago, and how it’s grown. They have an active Facebook page, where they post about new arrivals and upcoming events. They posted recently about a “Jump Start the Holidays at LouLou’s” event that they’re hosting, and it sounds like fun, so I thought I’d share!

It’s on November 4 from 10 am to 3 pm at their boutique (6145 Bridgetown Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45248). They’ll have 20% off the entire store (including their “Happy Everything” line which is pretty exclusive and only goes on sale like this two times a year. The owner Nancy said she’s getting in a TON of new clothes and accessories, so you’ll have a lot to choose from. Plus, you’ll be able to get holiday ornaments personalized for free at the event! So fun!

Attached is the event invite — hope to see you there!

Sneak Peek: Miss Em’s Holiday Open House Nov. 5

Man, oh man! My favorite online accessory/gift item site, missems.com, is having their annual Holiday Open House Sunday Nov. 5 11am-5pm at the Anderson Senior Center in Anderson Township!

Not only is this an awesome opportunity to see all the HUNDREDS of pieces you can typically only find online — including bracelets, necklaces, earrings, purses, scarves, baby clothes, children’s gifts, holiday decor, and more — but there will also be other fabulous vendors there, too! She has LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, Usborne Books, Scentsy, Lipsense, and Thirty One currently scheduled to be there, and there could be more!


All of the jewelry is $25 or less, so it’s all VERY affordable. But get there early for the best selection. Most of the pieces she carries, she only has one of, so if you get there early, you’ll get the pick of the litter! 🙂

It’s for a good cause too! Bring a new, unused children’s toy worth $10 or more to donate to Children’s Hospital and receive 10% off your entire order from Miss Em’s. This is new! They haven’t done this in years past when I’ve come before, so that’s exciting! Even though the maximum discount you can get is 10% off (so you don’t get multiple discounts for bringing multiple toys) although I’m sure they’d LOVE It if you brought in more than one toy! Hey, it’s a great opportunity to offload the stuff your kiddos aren’t using to make room for all the goodies Santa will be bringing!

Here’s an event recap blog I did after going to one of Miss Em’s Holiday Open House events so you can see some examples of things I found. I included a few pics below of happy Miss Em’s customers wearing their fab finds, and also a sneak peek of some items on her site I’m excited to see in person at this year’s event!

Click here to learn more about the Nov. 5 event and I hope to see you there!

“Miss Em’s” (Emily Smith – second to left) herself, with her family and friends as support at a previous Holiday Open House

Stylist Show at Kenwood Dillard’s

I was asked by ECCO shoes to be on the style panel for an upcoming Stylist Show at the Kenwood Dillard’s this Saturday! Not only will they have yummy refreshments, rewards and a fashion show, but you’ll also get to meet ECCO’s Category Manager, Trisha Cox, who will share the inspiration behind ECCO’s Fall Collection and we’ll discuss how to pair the collection with today’s hottest fashion trends on the panel. I’m so excited! I hope you can join us! See below for all the event details.

Cincy Chic Partners with Charm at the Farm!

We’re excited to team up with the gals over at Charm at the Farm . Vintage Market for their Charm at the Farm – Fall Market, which is coming up October 28! The Fall Market means you get to shop TONS of local vendors, sign up for DIY workshops, and even get early access with a special VIP ticket! Learn more about the event, these awesome ladies, and purchase your tickets at www.charmatthefarm.com

 

Iris van Herpen Exhibit Review

Thanks to my intern, Kelly, for writing this chic review!

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography

What do Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Effie from The Hunger Games all have in common? Each of these women have all been adorned by Iris van Herpen’s iconic pieces. Now, you also can experience these priceless collections at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Known for her avant-garde sculptural designs, van Herpen works in collaboration with pioneers of technology, engineers, and architects to make her artistic visions come to life. Due to the complex nature of her designs and the materials used in their creation, van Herpen merged science and technology into fashion by 3D printing pieces in her collections. This innovative approach to design had never before been shown on high fashion runways. It is both beautiful and technical- technically beautiful.

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography

 

The exhibit commands an air of reverence and awe as you explore both galleries. The dimmed overhead lighting sets the ambiance while spotlights create beautiful silhouettes on the striking pieces; a combination which takes your breath away and makes you feel as if you must speak in hushed tones out of respect for the art.

“For me, fashion is an expression of art that is very closely related to me and to my body. I see it as my expression of identity combined with desire, moods and cultural setting. Wearing clothing creates an exciting and imperative form of self-expression,” says van Herpen of her artistic philosophy.

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography

van Herpen’s artistic philosophy is glaringly evident throughout her fashion collections due to the intention and clear inspirations guiding their creation. Each choice of material, each fold, each metallic detail is purposefully chaotic and invokes a reaction within the self. Everything van Herpen creates is inspired by a unique aspect of life- whether it be cellular, nuclear, magnetic, electric or the very simple magic that is water.

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography

The texture and exquisite nature of the designs begs you to reach out and touch them-it took much restraint to not feel each of the pieces! But do not be discouraged; there is an interactive, sensory portion of the exhibit where you can physically experience the creations.

The exhibit also includes a video showcase of the most recent runways that have been graced by van Herpen’s collections. The shows themselves are performance art; set to heavy, tribal music, each is individual and drastically different all while carrying the same sense of awe and reverence towards what is being presented.

Photograph captured by Brooke Genn of Brooke and Wilhelm Photography

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion is open to the public at the Cincinnati Art Museum from October 13, 2017–January 7, 2018. For more information, please visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/transformingfashion .