The Cincy Chic Holiday Glam Fashion Show is this Friday (Dec. 7) at Lexus RiverCenter and there are only a few tickets left so make sure you RSVP! The event features complimentary drinks and fare, shopping, festive photobooth, and fashion show featuring “holiday glam” looks. Bring a gently used coat for St. Vincent de Paul and get a free swag bag! In that swag bag, we’ll have lots of goodies, product samples, and gift certificates. One of them that I’m super excited about is this Jeffrey Bartlett certificate.
Jeffrey makes custom menswear (click here to check out a fashion show he did for Cincinnati Profile recently). The certificate is for 2 custom shirts for the price of one (I believe shirts range in price from $150 – $595). He said I could post the certificate for my blog readers in case some of you aren’t able to come to the event! So, here you go! What a great holiday gift idea for that well-dressed man in your life!
They’re located in Hyde Park Square (which will have free valet parking Saturdays Thanksgiving-Christmas 10a-6p by the way!). I always knew they were on the Square, and I knew they featured outdoor gear and trips, but I had never been inside. However, I’ve been working with them on this awesome event this Thursday that I’m putting together for Cincinnati Profile, and they’re going to be my go-to place for all my “guy gifts” from now on!
So, I have several vendors scheduled at this event. One of which – Dan Netter with Tom James Co., a custom clothier – wanted to meet because this was his first of several vendor events he wants to do with Profile (we did this nice write-up about this company here on Cincy Chic).
In our meeting, Dan was asking what people would be most interested in/respond best to at the party, so I told him to give me his schpeal and then I would let him know. He starts showing me his look book – chalked full of men’s and women’s clothing, both professional and casual – and he starts telling me about these “bolt end” sales. Basically, Tom James will sell off the ends of the fabric bolts to their reps at super cheap prices, and the reps can then make suits for their clients a lot cheaper than they ever could with regularly priced fabrics.
I loved the look book, especially the ready-to-wear casual apparel, and I loved this bolt end sale concept, so I asked him to do a little video with me so I could share the info on Cincinnati Profile and this blog! Check out the video below! And hopefully you can come to the Profile Launch Party on March 18 at Performance Lexus in Mason!
I love the concept of the boutique because you can bring in cute cocktail dresses (or wedding dresses) you’d like to sell and then you can buy new and gently used ones! I hate to be seen in the same cocktail dress twice …but that can get expensive. Sites like renttherunway.com are a good alternative to wearing something new all the time on the cheap, but it’s tough to know what will fit you when you order through a website. So Black & White Exchange is a great way to love it, wear it, and exchange it for something else to love, wear and exchange.
You wont want to miss the Corwyn event if you’re in the market for new ties. He’s doing a 50% discount on all neckties from his Spring 2011 collection!
Below is a video from when I went on Fox19 to highlight some new menswear trends! Enjoy!
One of the things I didn’t get to focus on much is the “swazer” the last model was wearing. It was a blazer, but it was more of a soft, sweater material. It even had a detachable quilted, leather trimmed neck under the lapel, which I thought was interesting. So, it gives a more relaxed look to a blazer if you want it, or need the extra protection (with style) from the elements. Here’s a close up pic of the swazer. I got it at Nordstrom Rack for $129.