Category Archives: Event

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 .

Easy Ways to Fundraise with Miss Em’s

I love shopping on my friend Emily’s site, www.missems.com, because there’s a TON of cute jewelry, bags/scarves and baby stuff (at SUPER affordable prices). But I also love doing business with her because she supports lots of local charities.

The first kind of charity she supports is YOURS. Click here to see a video I did last year that documents how to host an online shopping party with your friends and family to fundraise for a cause of your choice. For the sale I did last year, I raised funds for a family who needed money for fertility treatment… so your cause doesn’t necessarily need to be an official 501c3 charity.

You can also host online shopping events that are not related to a charity (like this one I’m doing on Oct. 23) where you earn credits to use on her site instead. But in case you’d like to host a Miss Em’s fundraiser, here are some highlights:

  • 15% of total sales from a Miss Em’s party get donated back as a check for your organization
  • Can be done online as a virtual/Facebook party (can you include the video you did last year as a party) OR…
  • It can be an in-home party where your friends and family come to you
  • All pieces of jewelry are $5-$25 or less so everyone can feel comfortable purchasing something without breaking the bank

Miss Em’s also hosts events throughout the year in Columbus and Cincinnati where a portion of proceeds benefit a local cause. Here are groups they’ve done fundraisers for previously: Boy Scouts, cheerleading teams, volleyball teams, southern Ohio survivors, Pelotonia, Cincinnati Children’s, and many more.

Click here to check out the “Upcoming Event” section of her site so you can see if there’s an event coming up (where she’s either hosting or being a vendor at) that you’d like to attend. It’s always neat to see and try on the items in person instead of buying online! You can also “like” Miss Em’s on Facebook so you get invited to events in the future. Here are a few pictures of previous Miss Em’s events and fundraisers so you can see how fun they are! Hope to see you at one soon!

2017 CiTiRAMA® at Woodlawn Meadows

2017 CiTiRAMA® – the 14th annual – will be held at Woodlawn Meadows, a development located in the Village of Woodlawn community off of Mayview Forest Drive. Woodlawn Meadows will feature 43 single family lots in the heart of the Village of Woodlawn, and it’s located in the prestigious Princeton School District. The Woodlawn Elementary School is located just a quarter mile from the development and is connected by Village sidewalks.
CiTiRAMA® will feature six (6) single-family homes ranging in price from $200,000-375,000.  CiTiRAMA works with the City of Cincinnati to get a TON of incentives for buyers, so if you’re in the market, definitely look into that. And CiTiRAMA is also a great place to come even if you aren’t in the market — the homes are BEAUTIFULLY decorated and you can get a ton of design ideas just walking through. The featured builders are: Brookstone Homes, Chris Gorman Homes, Maronda Homes, Potterhill Homes, Titan Real Estate Group, and Wieland Builders LLC.
The show will be open to the public daily from Saturday, October 7th through Sunday, October 15th.  The show hours are 4:00 – 9:00 PM Monday – Thursday and 12:00 Noon – 9:00 PM on FridaySaturday and Sunday.
Admission Tickets are $10 for adults at the gate; children 12 and under are free with an adult.  Discount tickets will be available online or at Kroger for $8 each. AAA members can purchase tickets at the gate for $8 by showing their AAA membership cards.
There’s also a list of special events that CiTiRAMA is hosting, several of them partnering with different groups and charities, so make sure you check that out! Cincy Chic is co-hosting one of those special events and we’d LOVE it if you joined us! It’s coming up Oct 136-9pm, and it’s called “Sip & Savor in Style”! You’ll be able to tour the six CiTiRAMA homes as local restaurants offer light bites of their favorite dishes, taste fine wines, shop and enter to “Win the Closet” filled with clothing and accessories from a local boutique in each home. After touring the homes, enjoy live entertainment and even more refreshments! It’s going to be SO fun! Tickets are only $15 per person or two tickets for $25, and that INCLUDES your CiTiRAMA admission, your refreshments, AND a donation to Kenzie’s Closet! Click here http://www.citirama17.eventbrite.com
to get more details about it and RSVP! To get more information about CiTiRAMA, visit www.cincybuilders.com

Designer Shopping Fundraising Open House THIS Saturday!

Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino… oh my! Get up close and personal with the best designer brands at Designer Items and More, the Tri-State’s new luxury women’s boutique. They’re hosting an Open House THIS Saturday, October 7th. Mention Cincy Chic and you’ll receive an additional raffle ticket for all the great gift baskets up for grabs! And let me tell you, I got a sneak peek of the store a couple weeks ago (they had a pop-up boutique at our Cocktails & Couture event at the Art Museum and our attendees were FREAKING out at all her amazing designer items… me included!) Check out the details on their event page: Designer Shopping Fundraising Open House! Hope to see you there!

Bring Your Mini Fashionista to Bras with Flair this Friday!

Have a mini fashionista? Bring them to “Bras with Flair” at Macy’s Fountain Place on October 6! This SUPER fun night includes an exciting fashion show down the escalator, DJ’ed music, swag bag, refreshments, fun photo booth, bidding on bedazzled bras decorated by local celebrities/artists {paired with spa packages, designer bags, jewelry, flight tickets, etc}, plus a 20% store-wide Macy’s discount, and fundraising activities with all proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen Southwest Ohio! Get your tickets before they sell out at www.2017BWF.eventbrite.com.

 

Chic Peek: Queen Bee Half Marathon

The Queen Bee Half Marathon is on a mission: to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds for local charities that focus on women. Race weekend will include plenty of pampering, swag, and fun — lots of which you’ll find at the Bee-YOU-Tique expo on Oct 6. Cincy Chic is actually styling the fashion shows throughout the day, so don’t miss those at 1, 3 and 6pm!

Then Oct 7 is the big race day! The course goes through some of Cincinnati’s historic and scenic neighborhoods and along the way you’ll be entertained by dozens of bands and DJs and refreshment zones that will ‘bee’ unique to the event.

When you cross the finish line you’ll enjoy special swag, chocolates, massages, the one of a kind Queen Bee medal and an incredible after party!

And what I love about it is that women of all abilities and fitness levels do the Queen Bee. Not quite feeling up to the whole 13.1 miles? No problem. Buzz through Saturday’s 4-mile event through Downtown Cincinnati instead.  You’ll be done in time to meet your half marathoners at the finish.

Learn more about the Queen Bee Half Marathon and events at www.queenbeehalf.com.