Category Archives: Fashion

Red, Pink & Blue Coming Up June 23!

One of Cincy Chic’s most unique events of the year is coming up in just a couple weeks! I can’t wait! Basically, it’s a big party and fashion show on the Purple People Bridge. We have drinks, shopping, music and fun, then as the sun starts to set over the city, we have a fabulous fashion show with the runway lining the bridge! It’s pretty cool! Hope you can make it! All the details are below!

2017 Red, Pink and Blue

A fab party and fashion show on the Purple People Bridge with shopping, raffles, cash bar, DJ and impeccable views — all to benefit heart, breast and diabetes health! $10 per person, ticket includes access into event, seat along the runway, and swag bag!

When: Friday June 23 7-10pm
Where: Purple People Bridge
RSVP: www.2017rpb.eventbrite.com

Sponsors Include…
Healthcare Sponsor: St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Fashion Show Sponsor: Frameri

Salon Sponsor: Jim Brofft Salon Central

Swag Bag Sponsor: Ideal Image

Photobooth Sponsor: Victory Wellness & Medspa

Booth Sponsors: Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp, LuLaRoe with Jessica, Jamberry with Sarah Nelson & Gina Parsley, Tiffany Brennan – Rodan + Fields, Ideal Image, Champion Windows, BubbaRub LLC, Earthganic Elements, BubbaRub LLC, Beautycounter with Kate Cunningham, Senegence (Lipsense) with Krystie Berberich, Rebekah Dunning – AdvoCare Independent Distributor, Mary Kay with Tiffany Phillips, DoTerra with Rhonda, Pure Romance with Arin, Stella & Dot with Peggy Sullivan

DJ: Big Daddy Walker Productions

Photographer: Twin Spire Photography

Stylist: Jennifer Blades Personal Stylist

Models Provided by: Heyman Talent

Beneficiaries: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association & Pink Ribbon Girls

2017 Red, Pink and Blue

Cincinnati Fashion Night Details Announced!

Three epic fashion shows. Three local designers. TONS of local businesses with pop-up shops. All in a lush, perfect-for-summertime location. All for a great cause.

That’s what you’ll get at this year’s Cincinnati Fashion Night! Details, RSVP info and sponsors are all listed below. Hope you can make it, and I’ll see you there dressed to impress! 🙂

Cincinnati Fashion Night

WHEN: Friday, July 28, 6-9pm
WHERE: Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45202
ENJOY: Three-part fashion show series of local designers, cocktail demos by Molly Wellmann, drinks & light bites, and shopping with a variety of local businesses & pop-ups.
RSVP: www.cfn2017.eventbrite.com
TICKETS:
$20 general admission ticket includes: swag bag, refreshments, and standing room for fashion show.
$30 VIP ticket includes: swag bag, refreshments, fashion show seat, and chance to win 2 Ultimate Air Shuttle tickets.
All event fundraising proceeds benefit The Friends of Krohn

SPONSORS INCLUDE:
Fashion Show Sponsors: FREEWHEELER, Frameri, Paolo Jewelers
Supporting Sponsors: St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Ultimate Air Shuttle
Photobooth Sponsor: Victory Wellness & Medspa
Swag Bag Sponsor: Ideal Image
Booth Sponsors: LuLaRoe with Kellie Gomia, Jamberry with Sarah Nelson & Gina Parsley, Blue Clover, Rebekah Dunning – AdvoCare Independent Distributor, NYR Organic, NOVE Home + Body Decor, BubbaRub LLC, Sparkle for Good, Stella & Dot with Audrey, Your Stylist LLC – Jackie Neville, Tiffany Brennan – Rodan + Fields, Champion Windows, Beautycounter with Kate Cunningham, Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp,
Photographer: Twin Spire Photography
DJ: Big Daddy Walker Productions
Models Provided by: Heyman Talent
Co-hosted by: Cincy Chic, Date Night Cincinnati, Wellmann Brands

2017 Cincinnati Fashion Night

Cincinnati Bell Launches #CincyGive T-Shirts!

I wanted to do a quick shout out to Cincinnati Bell for my new favorite shirt that lets me show off my hometown pride!

Because Cincinnati Bell has been a part of the Greater Cincinnati community for more than 140 years… yes, 140… and they have 3,200 employees who call the region home, Cincinnati Bell wanted to do something that shows their love for, and supports, the Tri-State in a fun new way.

That’s why they launched #CincyGive, a community campaign that gives Greater Cincinnatians a way to showcase their hometown pride, while also giving back to four local charities dedicated to improving lives throughout the region: CancerFree KIDS, The Dragonfly Foundation, USO of Southern Ohio, and SPCA Cincinnati.

Through the #CincyGive campaign, there’s a series of limited-edition t-shirts designed by Covington-based My State Threads (nationally known for their state-themed “Home” shirts). I have their first t-shirt that debuted in early February with this cool image of the Roebling Suspension Bridge. The second shirt was revealed just before Reds Opening Day and features a baseball-themed HOME design. The third one just launched and is inspired by the Flying Pig marathon and the “little piggies” in our city’s history. The shirts retail for $20 and ALL proceeds from their sale go directly to the charities.

T-shirts can be purchased at any Cincinnati Bell retail store or at www.CincyGive.com while supplies last. Props to Cincinnati Bell for truly supporting community – I know it makes me feel even better about doing business with them! So, definitely check ‘em out, show your Cincinnati pride and share with your friends so they can #CincyGive too!

FYI: This post is sponsored by Cincinnati Bell, but content and opinions expressed are my own!

Aviatra Accelerators: Women on the Rise

Thanks to my intern Kelly for attending the Aviatra Accelerators event and doing this interview with Jackie Neville of Your Stylist, LLC!

Jackie Neville of Your Stylist, LLC giving her pitch at Aviatra Accelerators: Women on the Rise event.

Innovation and girl power- an unstoppable combination! Flight Night hosted by Aviatra Accelerators was a celebration of 5 local women pursuing their entrepreneurial passions.

The evening began with casual cocktail conversation, mingling, and an amazing food spread at the New Riff Distillery. The sun was shining through the opened garage doors that led to a third floor patio furnished with chic black settees complete with panoramic views of the Queen City and her surroundings.

Kicking off the event was an alumna of the previous program speaking about her experience and the success that Bad Girl Ventures helped her to achieve. Afterwards, Cincinnati’s favorite mixologist, Molly Wellman, shared her story of following her passions and not compromising her visions or values while creating her business which ultimately led to her very successful career as a female entrepreneur.

“My advice for the winner is to stick to your guns. Really make whatever you are pursuing all yours. Be unique! The public wants something new, and that is what you can bring to the table,” says Wellman. As I was listening to the five finalists pitching their businesses, I realized that this was the commonality between all of the unique endeavors: all of these women were seeking to put themselves into what they were doing. They were dissatisfied with the status quo and set out to make the world a better place through their services.

Whether it was making healthy, organic, sustainable food available to all or empowering professional black women; putting dog owner’s minds to rest because they know their fur babies are being properly cared for or fostering confidence physically and mentally through personalized fitness classes- these women were vying for change.

Jackie Neville, CEO of Your Stylist, LLC, is a personal shopper focused on empowering women by making them look and feel their best. “The best part of this experience is learning what I am truly capable of on my own. I left a 22 year career to start Your Stylist, LLC–and it’s working!! It feels pretty incredible to create something that not only changed my life but also changes women’s lives by making them feel amazing through their wardrobes!” says Neville.

“What I take away from this LAUNCH class is the value of making connections and building my network of women supporting other women. There needs to be more of that and I am a big believer in women working with each other, not against each other,” says Neville.

Although she did not win the grand prize, Neville was awarded free business consultation. “Aviatra places importance on staying connected even after we complete the program. So I plan on attending future networking events of theirs, and hopefully coming back as a presenter to future Aviatra participants encouraging them to follow their passion in life.”

To learn more about Aviatra Accelerators check out their website (built by a former graduate of Bad Girls Ventures) which will be up and running this summer. In the meantime, learn more about what they are doing in and for the community at their Facebook page. You can learn more about Jackie at https://www.yourstylistjackie.com/.

 

 

 

An Interview with Your Stylist, LLC

A big thank you to my intern Kelly who was able to sit down and chat more with Your Stylist, LLC CEO Jackie Neville! Check out this blog post to learn more about her journey through Aviatra Accelerators!

Jackie Neville, CEO of Your Stylist, LLC, and a member of the first class of the newly rebranded Aviatra Accelerators (formerly Bad Girl Ventures).

Have you ever felt the need to vamp up your wardrobe, and not know where to begin? That’s where a Cincy Chic client, Jackie Neville, CEO of Your Stylist, LLC- comes to the rescue!

This Wednesday, come support Neville as she concludes an exciting adventure to expand her business and receive $25K in funding!

It all began when Neville applied in December to participate in Bad Girl Ventures – a program that provides small business education, mentoring, and connections to capital for women. She knew several women business owners who had gone through the program themselves so she decided to give it a try. After answering detailed questions about her business, submitting her plan, and providing references, Neville was informed that she had been chosen to be in the program! “Honestly, since my business [Your Stylist, LLC] wasn’t even quite a year old when I applied, I didn’t think I would get accepted because they only choose five businesses for LAUNCH and get tons of applications,” says Neville. “Classes began in March while Bad Girl Ventures was rebranded as Aviatra Accelerators. I am excited to be the first group to complete LAUNCH classes as an Aviatra!”

As a business owner, Aviatra Accelerators helped Neville piece together her ideas in an organized way and understand what it takes to create a successful company. For Flight Night on Wednesday, May 10th, Neville has been preparing by completing the assigned work and doing additional work on her business plan. Finalists are required to complete their financials that contain three-year projections (2017, 2018, 2019). They also have to include their business plan and marketing strategy along with the pitch. “I am not a numbers person but it has to be done and this a big piece of what we are presenting. I was able to organize my growth plan in phases after speaking with a board member about my idea to expand,” says Neville.

“As part of my pitch with Aviatra, my plan for expansion will be covered. In the Midwest, there is a misconception that stylists are for celebrities, ritzy people or pretentious people-which is false. I work with real women of all ages and sizes who have careers, busy lives and budgets. My idea is to expand to other cities in the Midwest because most stylists are on the east and west coasts,” says Neville. The most important aspect of her brand is helping each client become the best version of themselves.

Now, she is rehearsing for the public pitch this Wednesday! Finalists will have 8 minutes to present and at the end of the evening, $25k will be awarded to the winner in order to make their business dreams come true.

Learn more about “style therapy” and what sets Neville’s services apart from other stylists in her pitch this Wednesday or visit her website

Grab-a-Gem at Koop Diamond Cutters THIS WEEKEND!

Every year, Koop Diamond Cutters has a cool event called the “Grab-a-Gem.” Here’s the idea: they have a ton of different gems (including a 1.07 ct Diamond, 22.15 ct Aquamarine, and 1.26 ct Sapphire!), you buy a chance for $25 and you’re guaranteed to get a gem with your pull… possibly one of the big ones! Pretty cool concept, eh?

Well, this year, the event got even better because the 2017 Grab-a-Gem is set to benefit the NICU at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital! Woohoo! So, keep in mind when you’re buying your chances that 5% of all sales will be donated to the NICU at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in honor of staff who helped support owner, Justin Koop, and family after their daughter Audrey spent the first few weeks of her life in the NICU.

The event will be held on May 12 from 9 am to 6 pm and on May 13 from 9 am to 4 pm. Oh, and if you’re unable to attend, call and do a draw over the phone and have your winnings mailed to you!

This is such a great idea for a Mother’s Day gift… take your mom (or have your family take you, mama bears!) and let her pick a gem or two, and then have her make a custom piece with the gem she gets! And to get your inner fashionista prep for the event, here are a few ideas of Koop jewelry designs you could make with your gems! 🙂