Tag Archives: Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Launches New Fragrance!

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it! That means it’s time to get your sweetie something special. Since Valentine’s Day is all about romance, fragrance is a great choice (because you get to enjoy it too! haha!).

So, it’s perfect timing that Saks Fifth Avenue is launching a debut fragrance called the MARNI Collection. Because there are so many fragrances already out there, it must be really good if Saks is getting behind the launch!

I can’t wait to stop by and see if it’s up to snuff for my sweetie on Valentine’s Day!

Shop Your Heart Out January 24!

Are you ready to shop for a great cause and learn everyday habits for a healthy heart at the same time? Then Shop Your Heart Out, in support of the Heart Ball by the American Heart Association Cincinnati is for you!

On January 24 from 5:30-8pm at Saks Fifth Avenue in Cincinnati, you’ll have the opportunity to sip and sample healthy bites from The Kenwood Executive’s Chef, Robert Giesman. There will also be a fashion show and complimentary beauty and skin care services to indulge in while shopping. To top off the event, Dr. Puvi Seshiah, a cardiologist with TriHealth Heart Institute will be there to help learn everyday habits for a happy heart!

Sakes Fifth Avenue is located at 105 W. Fifth Street. Tickets to the event are $30 per person and include complimentary valet parking on Race Street.

Check out the event’s Facebook page here to learn more or RSVP to Sia Ruppert at 513-842-8862 or sia.ruppert@heart.org.

The American Heart Association, benefitting this event, will also be benefitting from Cincy Chic’s Lady in Red event on February 9. To learn more about this, click here.


Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put 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!

Lafayette 148 New York Show at Saks Cincinnati

Brock from StyleEdit models one of my fav looks in the new Lafayette 148 collection

One of the first shows I ever covered as a blogger was a Lafayette 148 New York show. Through the years of covering this line, I’ve learned more and more about Edward Wilkerson… the dashing man behind these designs! 🙂 He’s a true talent who draws inspiration from his world wide travels. For example, two years ago, I wrote about his collection inspired by a trip to Rome and the Sistine Chapel.

Traveling and fashion are two of my great loves, so I’ve been particularly intrigued with how Edward translates his world travels into women’s wardrobes. He recently visited Saks Cincinnati for one of the biggest in-house fashion shows I’ve attended there (standing room only!). I squeezed my way into a little corner up front. I’m so glad I did, because this was by far my favorite Lafayette 148 collection I’ve seen thus far!

The line is usually a little “mature” for my taste (in price and in style). But this collection was the perfect blend of sexy, chic, sophistication – for any age. I got to talk with Edward after the show about the inspiration behind this collection (eee! so exciting!).  Since each collection is usually inspired by one of his trips, my first question was asking which location inspired this one. He said he traveled a lot this year, and instead of one city becoming his muse, he was instead inspired by the architecture in all the cities he visited. The textures of various materials and the strength of structures that’ve endured hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

I could definitely see the structure and strength come across in his bold statement blazers, and the mixture of textures with materials like tweed and leather. Click here to see the entire collection, and check out montage video of pics I snapped at the event!


11th Annual Dress for Success Cincinnati!

The 11th Annual Dress for Success Cincinnati Fashion Show & Luncheon is being held on Tuesday, September 18th from 11am-1:30 pm at The Hyatt.

Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting the event and its the biggest Cincinnati fashion show that they put on every year. Saks donates the proceeds to Dress for Success Cincinnati from people who show in the store the day of the luncheon- up to $10,000!

This year’s title is A Fashionable Affair where they will celebrate the success of more than 14,000 women who have been helped by Dress for Success Cincinnati since it was founded in 1999.

The mission of Dress for Success Cincinnati is to promote the success and economic independence of women in need and since its founding has served more than 10,000 women in the Greater Cincinnati community.

The event includes a reception and raffle, followed by lunch and the fashion show highlighting styles from Saks Fifth Avenue as well as Dress for Success clients who will share their experiences.

Sponsors for the event include Saks Fifth Avenue, Landor, PNC Bank, Always, Keating Muething &  Klekamp, Multi Craft, Sibcy Cline, TriHealth, and Wells Fargo Insurance Services. Corporate sponsorships are still available for the event.

Tickets for the fashion show and luncheon can be purchased for $75-$150 with table packages available from $750-$1,500.

If you want more details call 513-651-3372 or visit the events website here

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

Man Up for Man Power

Saks Fifth Avenue is teaming up with The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering to host Man Power for Father’s Day.

Saks will be donating 5% of men’s tie and pocket square sales to The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Annual Appeal to Fund Prostate Cancer Research.

Man Power will run from June 14-16.

On Friday and Saturday from 12-4pm you can enjoy complimentary shaves, shoe shines, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres.

RSVP or get more info at 513-421-6800 ext. 375


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

Fabushoe Friday: Saks Unveils Revamped Shoe Salon

Exciting news, my shoe-savvy fashionista friends. Saks Fifth Ave downtown just remodeled their shoe salon, and they’re having a shin-dig to celebrate its unveiling in style. Oh, and what’s better than shoe shopping in a pretty new shoe salon? Having a portion of proceeds go to a great cause! 10% of sales from the event will be going to go Vibrant – a non-profit dedicated to making Cincinnati a healthier, more vibrant place to live! Click here to read the story Cincy Chic did about the organization and its founder!

Check out the invite below… hope to see you and your chic shoes there!

Laura Mercier Beautification Event Oct. 28

I fell in love with Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer this summer. It’s light, but provides great coverage, and lasts all day. I went to Saks to get a refill on my stash and found out that there’s a Laura Mercier event coming up! Here’s info on it! See you there!

You’re invited! Saks Fifth Avenue Cincinnati and Laura Mercier invite you to discover insider secrets to achieving your Flawless Face and to preview Laura’s latest holiday collection.

Friday, October 28
11am – 6pm
Beauty on One

You’ll learn professional artistry techniques for perfecting your look and enhancing your personal style.

When you book your consultation, you will be given an exclusive mirrored compact from Laura Mercier. When you receive your personalized consultation on the day of the event, you will enjoy a complimentary deluxe sample of Invisible Loose Setting Powder and travel-sized Fan Brush, Laura’s essentials for a flawless finish and extended makeup wear.

For more information and to book your appointment, please call 513.421.6800, ext 366.

Covet list: Akris Punto at Saks Fifth Avenue

Make room in your closets, ladies. Fall fashion season is officially upon us! And if you discover upon raiding your wardrobe, you’re missing some key pieces to go along with your sophisticated swagger, I have just the sartorial solution. Recently, I had an opportunity to attend a luncheon at Saks Fifth Avenue downtown to view the Fall 2011 Akris Punto collection. The classically-inspired, yet incredibly modern pieces are perfect options for the ever-tricky transition from a day at work to an evening out.

The Swiss label is helmed by Albert Kriemler and is known for its clean lines and modern, luxury fabrics. The Fall 2011 collection was dominated by three specific movements-pops of Swiss red, shades of tone-on-tone grey, and jewel tones. Standouts for me were a camel-colored wool coat with a drawstring waist and a charcoal grey pant suit with subtle menswear details. I just loved how effortlessly the models wore the pieces (yes, I know they’re models and being effortless is their job, but I could tell there was nothing fussy or uncomfortable about the fits) and how the high-quality fabrics took pieces like the Modal stretch T-shirt to a whole other level of style.

Akris Punto brand representative, Edwin Gierbolini, was on hand to discuss the collection and said the label speaks to the modern woman who is social and loves to travel. “Akris Punto is for the woman who demands a lot out of her wardrobe. She’ll mix and match and is a trend wearer, not trendy,” Edwin added.

Most of the pieces are investments, but are guaranteed to stick around in rotation and be worn year after year. I definitely recommend investing in outerwear this season, as coats are a major way to make a chic statement and it’s the article of clothing people will see you wear the most this fall and winter.

Akris Punto Napa Leather Jacket

Head downtown to Saks and check out the collection for yourself (valet is complimentary for Saks cardholders FYI!) or click here to shop online.

Thanks to my intern Cher Schaeper for helping me put this blog post together!