Category Archives: Event

Go Mad Tonight

Just found out about this “Mad Men” themed event. My friend Sara Celi asked me to go… Sounds like fun! I’m going to do some retro fingercurls, false lashes and a 60s chic dress. I just love that classic ladylike look!

I did a sneak peek blog for Julie over at Wine Me Dine Me a few weeks ago. And I did get the chance to check out Bartini’s on its opening night. It was packed! I’m glad we were in the VIP section (my husband is friends with the special events/marketing manager there so she got us in) because it looked like a long wait for a drink at the other bars. That was really the only bad thing I could see. I’m sure after the newness dies off, it won’t be that ridiculously crowded though.

The service was awesome, the pinot grigio was some of the BEST I’ve ever had in my life, and their spinach and artichoke dip was to die for. I’ve been craving it ever since I had it. It was a different texture than I’m used to… I think they used bread crumbs or something…or crack because I’m certified addicted to the stuff… whatever it was, it was delish.

Should be a fun event, for a good cause. Hope to see you there! I will be the one in the corner with the fingercurls gorging on spinach and artichoke dip.

Sneak Peek of ALK’s BWF Fashion Show

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Sneak Peek of new ALK Fashion line to be released with the Oct. 1 Bras with Flair event (click to enlarge)

As part of our Bras with Flair on the Square event Oct. 1, we’re doing a fashion show on Fountain Square.

There will be two parts of the show… a high-end fashion show featuring ALK Fashion, and then a survivor fashion show featuring Serket Jewelry.

I’m super excited because Amy Kirchen, the designer for ALK is going to custom make a dress for me to wear at this event. I just got fitted for it on Monday!

I sent her a picture of this dress for inspiration. I sent her a few other fun necklines too. But I do want the dress pink because it’s a breast cancer fundraiser, and I want everyone to “think pink” for this event! I can’t wait to see the final product!

The photo to the right is a sneak peek of ALK’s new line that will be released with the Bras with Flair show. I couldn’t pull off this plunging neck line, but I know a lot of women who could! And look at that strong shoulder! Reminds me of an 80s power suit. This dress just has the perfect balance of sexy and strength.

Click here to see a photo I snapped of a few sketches Amy brought to our Bras with Flair fashion show meeting. As you can see, ALK’s new line will feature a lot of bold black pieces. I’m kind of excited that black is the “new black.” I love how glamorous, timeless and classy the color black is!

Can’t wait to see the rest of the line on Oct. 1! Click here to buy tickets to the show!

And remember, tomorrow is your last chance to nominate yourself if you’re a breast cancer survivor in need of some pampering! Cincy Chic and Locals on Living will be recognizing survivors at our Bras with Flair on the Square event, and will be giving a pamper/shopping package to one lucky survivor! But tomorrow is the deadline for submissions! I’ll keep you posted on the finalists and how you can vote!

Save The Date: Retrofittings

Last year, I went to Retrofittings for the very first time. Oh… my … gosh… what a cool event! I loved all the creativity! It’s like Kasmira‘s flair for funky vintage fashion meets my newfound fav fashion blog “New Dress A Day.”

Here’s the event concept: UC DAAP students get items from St. Vincent de Paul, recreate them into something fashion-forward, worthy of a fabulous fashion show. People purchase tickets to the show, and all proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul.

The only thing I didn’t like last year is how crowded it was. It was at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley. I was literally crawling over people to get to a half a seat available when I got there. Good problem to have for them, because it’s so popular. But it was kind of annoying that it was so crowded.

Well, apparently other people shared my same gripe and said something to St. Vincent de Paul. So, this year they’re holding it at the Hall of Mirrors! This is the first time they’ve changed the venue. Granted, the HoM has a very different vibe than the 20th Century, but I think this is going to help take the event to a whole new level! And hopefully I won’t have to climb over anyone this year!

Cincy Chic is helping them to promote it this year. Here’s the save the date card so you can have all the info if you’re interested in going!

Bra Making Party!

Cincy Chic is working with Locals on Living again for the fourth annual Bras with Flair on the Square campaign.

Here are all the details for this year’s event:

Get together with your gal pals, get crafty and bedazzle a bra however you’d like! Drop off your bejeweled bra donation to any Widmer’s location in the Tri-State area August 30-September 24.

We’ll display these decorated bras on Fountain Square, Friday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. During this time, you can have lunch on the Square, check out hundreds of decorated bras on display, and cast your vote for your favorite! After work, join us back on the Square for happy hour 5-7 p.m. to sip on a Ta-Ta-tini. At 7pm, Fountain Square will transform into a runway for a fabulous fashion show. The top 10 favorite bras will be up for auction – to benefit Susan G Komen For the Cure – at the after party at Tonic on 4th.

Purchase your fashion show ticket at Tickets are only $15/person and include a reusable tote bag stuffed with swag!

Also, we’re going to honor breast cancer survivors at the end of the fashion show! Click here to learn more about the contest and prizes valued at more than $3,500!

Last year we honored Heather Ray, who we unfortunately lost in Feb. this year. I feel very lucky to have met her because of Bras with Flair ’09. This year, we will honor Heather, and remember her brave fight and the inspiring life she lived.

The men and women battling breast cancer like Heather did is exactly why we do this event every year. This is a fun way to raise funds and awareness, so that one day, we can end breast cancer forever.

To support this event, I’ve been a part of two bra bedazzling parties for Bras with Flair already (photos below), and I encourage you to do the same! Go to to learn more about the event!

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The bra all the Locals on Living bloggers made together! It's so fun! (click to enlarge)
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The bra making party we did at Stone Creek West Chester with the HBA! (click to enlarge)

Brush Factory to Open Retail Location in Oakley

Just got news that the Brush Factory is opening a new retail location in Oakley! I’m so excited for them! Their space in Brighton is truly amazing, so I can’t wait to see how they’re going to top themselves at this new location!

We did this Cincy Chic story on the Brush Factory back in January. Then they were at Cincinnati Fashion Week (they were my #6 favorite look of the show!). And now they’re opening a second location! Yay for them! Here’s the info I just received … hope to see you there!

Brush Factory Presents:

A new retail location opening celebration in the Oakley shopping district!

Soft Opening Celebration
3227 Madison Road
Friday September 3, 2010
7pm – 10pm


Store hours begin September 17, 2010
Tues – Sat 10 – 6
Sun 10 – 4

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