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4th Street Boutique Designer Backroom Sale!

From now until October 27, 4th Street Boutique will be having a Holiday Backroom Designer Sale!

The sale will feature designer brand apparel and accessories including furs, leathers, suede and evening wear. Some of the brands on sale include St. John, Armani, Etro, Akris and more!

The proceeds from the sale will go to Dress for Success Cincinnati, which 4th Street Boutique supports.

Prices throughout the store will be 25% off the ticketed price and items from the pervious sale will be 50% off the ticketed price.

Make sure to mark your calendars and stop by for great fashions and to support a great cause!


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

CODE Recap!

Cincy Chic assistant editor, Sara Elliott

I attended a friend’s wedding last Saturday. So, my Cincy Chic assistant editor Sara Elliott attended the CODE Chaser event at Music Hall and wrote this fab recap blog! Enjoy! ~Amy


This past Saturday, I had the amazing pleasure of attending the CODE Chaser Finale event at the Music Hall. Not only did I get to attend the event but I was also a VIP! I was so excited to be able to go, I even brought my best friend along! We had a great time checking out the scene and even more fun watching the fashion show.

The atmosphere during the night was so engaging. With DJ ETrayn in control of the music, a fun photo booth and a huge crowd!

The swag bag with Wella Professionals shampoo, conditioner, styling product and water bottle and the Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa packet with a trial shampoo and conditioner wasn’t too shabby either.

My VIP ticket got me a front row seat to the fashion show that ended the first-ever CODE event series. I’ve never felt more fashionable in my life. Sitting front row and watching models strut by was such a great experience and permitted my obsession of fashion to go into overdrive.

Amazing lines like the Amy Kirchen Boutique, Althea Harper, Kristy Nguyen, and Jovani Fashions all debuted their new collections.

Amy Kirchen’s Spring 2013 Collection was full of neutral tones and poshly professional pieces. The nature-inspired collection from Althea Harper was chic and nurturing. Jovani Fashions was, of course, as formal and fashionable as ever with sequins galore. And Kristy Nguyen’s men’s line was military inspired and full of army greens.

I couldn’t keep my jaw from dropping at these great new releases. Seeing the fun prints, sequins and men’s fashions made me so excited to update my (and my boyfriend’s) wardrobe this spring!

After debuting her new line Althea Harper made a fantastic announcement! She will be returning to Project Runway: All-Stars on October 25! As if the crowd hadn’t already seen and heard amazing things, this was definitely icing on the cake!

If you want to check out more from the event visit CODE’s Facebook page!


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!