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CODE Chaser Event This Saturday!

This Saturday, October 20, will be the first ever CODE Chaser Event! We first wrote about CODE in August here on Cincy Chic…. and now, this Saturday is the big event! The Cincinnati Open Design Event (CODE) will be hosted by WKRC Local 12’s Jen Dalton, from 7-10pm at Music Hall on 1241 Elm St., downtown!

One of my favorite designers, Amy Kirchen, will be there as well as Althea Harper (from Season 6 of Project Runway!), Jovani, and Kristy Nguyen. Music will be by DJ Etrayn and the After Party will have special guest DJ Clockwork.

The After Party will be at Mainstay Rock Bar’s Betty Bar- located at 301 W 5th St.

Click here and use the promo code CINCYCHIC for FREE standing room tickets!

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put those blog post together!


 

Sustainable Beauty Day

On October 15, The Parlour Salon will be hosting a Sustainable Beauty Day.

You can schedule an appointment by calling 961-HAIR for a cut and styling services and donate what you’d like ($15 minimum)

100% of your donation will benefit impoverished communities in Brazil through the planting of fruit trees.

This sounds like a great way to freshen up your look while helping out a worthwhile philanthropy.

Check out the Parlour’s Facebook page here for more info!

 

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!

Cincinnati Fashion Week 2012

The third annual Cincinnati Fashion Week is just around the corner, so mark your calendars! This year’s event will kickoff on Friday Oct. 5 with “Fall into Fabulous,” an in-store gala at the Macy’s Kenwood Towne Center where I will be hosting a fall fashion presentation!

This opening celebration will be followed by a week of fun and intimate events such as Labyrinth at the Cincinnati Art Museum, an exclusive look though the museum’s archives of haute couture guided by author and curator Cynthia Amnéus.

The shows start on Oct. 11 with RetroFittings by Saint Vincent Du Paul, featuring pieces put together by over 50 fashion design students from the University of Cincinnati. Oct 12, an In The Closet preshow—including a progressive runway presentation showcasing vintage haute couture from the Evolution studio—will lead into the 2012 Catwalk Centre fashion show. Festivities will conclude Oct. 13 with the Catwalk Centre, where models will be walking collections from established local designers as well as emerging talents.

Click here for the official schedule and ticket options.

Thanks to my intern Eric Cepela for his help putting this blog post together!

Dress for Success presents A Fashionable Affair

Dress for Success Cincinnati is hosting a fashion show next Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Hyatt Regency! The event begins with a reception and raffle, followed by a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show featuring the latest fall trends as guests enjoy a yummy luncheon. Dress for Success Cincinnati clients will also be given the chance to model and share their stories! The elegant afternoon will conclude with a champagne reception at Saks Fifth Avenue downtown. 10% of the event’s sales — up to $10,000! — will benefit Dress for Success Cincinnati, courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.

When: 11:00 a.m. Reception & Raffle; 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon, Program, & Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show

Where: Hyatt Regency Ballroom, 151 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Click here to reserve seats and participate in the raffle! Or contact Lisa Brown at 513-651-3372 to register by phone.

 

Thanks to my intern Eric Cepela for his help putting this blog post together!

Fashion’s Night Out Tonight!

Don’t forget about Fashion’s Night Out tonight! There are lots of events going on around town to get people out and about, celebrating their passion for fashion! I’ll be at Saks Fifth Ave.  downtown from 6-9pm in the blogger lounge. But I also heard about FNO events going on at Sloane Boutique in OTR and The Wardrobe in Madeira. So throw on something fab and celebrate this special night tonight!

Michael’s College of Hair and Design’s Runway Show October 13!

Michael’s College of  Hair and Design’s Runway Show and their sister company Mi Salon and Spa will be holding their Florence on Saturday, October 13th.  The evening will take place at its Florence location at 7535 Burlington Pike. 

They are so excited to announce its 3rd runway show and fundraiser and want you to join the fun, entertainment filled Saturday night in Florence at 7:00pm for the runway show and fund raise.

The runway and fashion show will be called the “Taking Flight Runway Show” and will be emceed by B105‘s The Statt Man, CMA, and ACMA award winner.

Entertainment for the evening will showcase of 20 models rocking the stage and catwalk featuring hair and cosmetic deign by current Michael’s College of Hair Design students. Designs will range from various genres including: Avant Garde, Bridal/Formal, Retro, Futuristic, and more!

At the beginning of the evening there will be an opportunity to network with more than 300 attendees. hors d’oeuvres and sweets are welcomes to the event and the price of an individual ticket is only $20.

You will be inspired as the event is also the finale of a full cosmetology school scholarship competition awarding over $25,000 in cosmetology scholarships. Finalists have a model with their hairstyle and cosmetic design, and winners will be announced at the conclusion of the show.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the “I Have Wings Breast Cancer Fund,” a local organization that keeps the donations in the Tri-State area. This incredible organization focuses on easing with financial, transportation to and from treatment, and emotion stress cause by breast cancer. “With Inspiration No one Goes Solo,” is the founding principal of the organization. Ticket sales and onsite fundraising efforts of a Silent Auction, Split the Pot, door prizes, and more will be supporting the cause. Fundraising efforts will take place at the event.

To RSVP or to contact someone contact Jenny Price, School Director at 859-282-7333 or email her here

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!

Wearable Art Fashion Show Sneak Peek

Our big annual Wearable Art Fashion Show is coming up THIS Thursday and I couldn’t be more excited! We’re going to be featuring two amazing designers (Lisa Robin Jewelry and Amy Kirchen) in the show, and also showcasing a ton of local artisans with booths at the event! In addition, we’ll have a cute art-themed photo booth, fun interactive “art project” for attendees to participate in, as well as complimentary refreshments and fare (from the new Crave Restaurant at The Banks)! Click here to RSVP!

And just to give you a sneak peek of the show, here’s just one of the many amazing Lisa Robin Jewelry designs you’ll see in the show. This local lady travels the world for inspiration, designs them herself, and then they’re fashioned by hand in the U.S. from oxidized sterling silver, gold, and gemstones. You’ll see this design and many more this Thursday! See you there!

Hyde Park Blast and Kate Boutique Sale!

Hey Ladies! Hyde Park Blast is this Saturday, June 30 with store hours from 10AM-10PM.

Drinks and small bites will be offered from 5PM-10PM and you can watch the bike ride, attend the block party, and enjoy live music by Cowboy Mouth.

Kate Boutique will be having a SALE with ALL NEW MARKDOWNS! Save from 50-70% off with chances to win a $100 gift card and if you spend $50+ you’ll get a free pair of Ipanema flip flops!

And be sure to check out their new deliveries including: Hardtail, LA Made, Genetic Denim, and Listette L!

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!

 

A Bride’s Mafia

Ok, I know images of The Sopranos play in your mind when you hear the word “mafia.” But when you think about it, a mafia is really just a group of connected people who take care of each other. That’s what my friend Nidhi Bedi (recently featured here in Cincinnati Profile for being single & successful!) had in mind when she launched “A Bride’s Mafia.”

It all started when she and a few family members opened the super successful Elements Event Centre in Sharonville four years ago. I’ve done a Cincinnati.com event there and they do a lot of my Cincy Chic rentals/catering, so that’s how I got to know her. Nidhi helped to grow the business with things like their new limo division. Then, people started asking if she would plan their weddings.

That’s when she started A Bride’s Concierge, which is now A Bride’s Mafia (ABM). Nidhi is making it into a huge one-stop-shop wedding gallery, which is perfect because it’s centrally located in the city at 266 East Sharon Road, Glendale, OH 45246.

The idea is to take the pressure and stress of planning a wedding off the bride with the help of the ABM partners. These partners are hand-selected by Nidhi to be a part of their exclusive group of trusted vendors in the industry. ABM brides get a membership card, which gives them access to special discounts with ABM vendors, as well as complimentary admission to Bride Socials and Galas (aka you’re officially “connected” if you’re an ABM member)!

Feel free to contact Nidhi (she’s super nice and great to work with!) at nidhi@abridesmafia.com to set up a complimentary consultation and see if you’d like to “join the mafia”!

Humanitarian League Pamper Party

My friend Jan Malley, founder of the Little Red School House, is involved in The Humanitarian League Charity Foundation. It’s an awesome organization that improves the lives of children and companion animals.

Last September, I went to their “Diva Day,” which the league hosts every other year as their big fundraiser. It featured faux furs from Fabulous-Furs and clothing from White House Black Market, modeled by the Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleaders.

Jan Malley

This year, The Humanitarian League Charity Foundation will be the beneficiary of our annual pet fashion show. It’ll be on Sept. 21 at Performance Lexus, so mark your calendar! More details to come soon, so make sure you’re subscribe at http://www.cincychic.com/subscribe

So, the REAL reason why I’m blogging is because we’re having our first Humanitarian League Charity Foundation meeting of the year at Jan’s gorgeous house in Triple Crown, Union KY. She’s doing a dinner-and-drinks poolside garden party, and bringing in Saks to do makeup demos and touch-ups. It’s an amazing group of women, so it’s not only a great cause but also very good networking.

If you’d like to attend, it’ll be on Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30pm. Please email Jan at jan.malley1@gmail.com or call her at 859-384-1840 if you’d like to RSVP (she’ll give you her address when you contact her).