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Eco-Fabulous Fashion Show Next Friday!

I know I already told you about our March Eco-Fabulous Fashion Show, but I have some updates! After we sent out the first email invite, I got a bunch of emails from people who wanted to be vendors. So we added some new faces to the group of green vendors we’ll have at the event.

I probably shouldn’t show favoritism among my vendors, but I can’t help myself… the one I’m super excited about is Vogue Vert. They specialize in eco-conscious luxury goods. It was started here locally by a green-minded gal who loves her fashion. So, she launched the site (love the name by the way), forged relationship with green designers, started to sell their items on her site, and gives 10% of her proceeds to the Foundation she founded to provide scholarships to budding green designers. How awesome is that?!

So, make sure you come to the event to learn about Vogue Vert, all the other amazing vendors we’ll have there, and the talented DAAP students who will have their designs in the fashion show! Check out the press release below for all the details about the event! See you there!

Cincy Chic, DAAP Host Eco-Fabulous Fashion Show
Eco-centric event with fashion show featuring DAAP student designs, benefits Civic Garden Center

Who said it isn’t easy being green? Cincy Chic, an online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati is not only making it easy, but also fashionable, to be green. Friday, March 16 from 6-9pm, Cincy Chic will host its third-annual “Eco Fabulous Fashion Show” at Lexus RiverCenter in Covington (633 West 3rd Street, Covington, KY 41011).
The event will feature a fashion show with 20 looks designed by students from University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) program. Each look will incorporate repurposed, sustainable, or earth-friendly materials, dyes and production processes.
In addition, the event will feature shopping with several local vendors and boutiques, complimentary refreshments, a photo booth, as well as raffles to win a weekend Lexus lease and raise funds for the Civic Garden Center.
The event is free to attend. However, with a $10 donation to the Civic Garden Center, attendees will receive as a reusable Cincy Chic tote bag filled with “swag.” To purchase tickets or make a donation, please click here.
“This event is a three-pronged win,” says Amy Scalia, CEO and Publisher of Cincy Chic. “It showcases young designer talent, shows local ladies how they can easily ‘go green’ with their wardrobe, and it raises funds for the Civic Garden Center.”
The Civic Garden Center, located at 2715 Reading Road, is a non-profit horticultural resource that enriches lives through education, community beautification and environmental stewardship. One hundred percent of all proceeds will benefit this philanthropy.
Presenting Sponsor: Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance

Fashion Show Sponsors: Mitchell’s Salon & Day SpaGlass Zipper Boutique
Supporting Sponsors: PNCThe Plastic Surgery GroupKrombholz JewelersSt. Elizabeth HealthcareLexus RiverCenterPerformance Lexus

Vendors Include: Bella Forza FitnessMary Kay by Britt BornVotre Vu by Julena BingamanA Village Gift Shop at the Century HouseVogue VertStella & Dot with Beth Harris and Summer Weidenbein, and Charmed by Galite.

RSVP to: http://ccgogreen2012.eventbrite.com

Cincy Chic Chats with Avni Trivedi

Ilene Ross, my co-host on the Cincy Chic Show, interviewed Avni Trivedi, designer of the Boston-based Avni collection. Avni launched last year, has appeared at multiple national shows and will be featured in tonight’s Cincinnati Fashion Week finale show!

The collection is currently part of 212 Showroom NYC in New York City and is sold in boutiques across the country this year. Avni is also becoming a rising star among luxury eco-fashion labels because of the fabrics, materials and dye processes used in the manufacturing of the clothes.

According to her site: “Avni focuses on offering fashion collections that are environmentally responsible and support the centuries-old artisan cottage fabric-making industry in India. All Avni designs are crafted from fabrics that are commissioned exclusively by Avni. These fabrics are hand-made, utilizing customs that are hundreds of years old and uphold the tradition and history of India’s celebrated artisans. By requisitioning these fabrics, Avni not only helps maintain economic stability for artists, but also helps keep these ancient arts alive. All fabrics are 100% hand-dyed and woven by individual artists.”

Enjoy the webcast interview below with Ilene and Avni! And if you’re coming to the CFW finale, you’ll see her collection work the runway tonight!

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Eco-Chic Designer Courtney McCrone

Hope everyone had fun at last night’s Eco-Fabulous Fashion show yesterday at Lexus Rivercenter. I know I had a blast! Click here to check out pics Metromix took! If you were there and got pics in our photobooth, click here to go to our Facebook page and tag yourself in the photo album!

So, to build on all this green and glam fun, and this week’s earth-friendly theme, I wanted to spotlight a young fashion designer who strives to make the planet as beautiful as her clothes.

Courtney McCrone has been obsessed with clothing design since the tender age of 9 and strives to have her own vintage inspired line one day. She recently applied to both Parsons The New School for Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology located in the Big Apple. After looking at McCrone’s portfolio, it’s clear that she loves to create beautiful clothes out of everyday, reusable items. I personally love her new abstract swim suit collection made from cardboard, balloons, and wood! She also made a fab dress out of cigarettes! How creative!
She has been working with a slue of top designers in the Ohio area and currently is working with Valerie Mayen with her clothing line Yellowcake. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Valerie was on season 8 of Project Runway! After working with a number of designers, Courtney has big dreams. But she doesn’t want to take the easy route when it comes to actually producing the clothes. Many designers are turing to China for cheap labor but McCrone wants all of her clothes to be made in the US where she can help the economy grow.

Make sure you keep an eye out for this young designer. Who knows, maybe one day she will follow in the footsteps on Valerie and be on Project Runway!

Thanks to Holly Hoover, my intern, for helping put this blog post together.