As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, Amy Kirchen Boutique is closing and she’s liquidating all merchandise — from the clothing and accessories to furniture and artwork. (Click here to check out my blog about it and all the FAB things I found!) My intern Sydney Murdock popped in this past Saturday to check out the boutique to give you a window into what’s still in-store. Here’s what Sydney had to say when she sent over the below pics: “From ready to wear to select samples, the boutique still had a quality selection. Make sure to check out the amazing deals, most of the pieces were no more than $40!” So, make sure you stop in! The last day she’s open is April 11!
125 Main Street • Milford, OH 45150• 513-550-7802
Store Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Closed Sundays and Mondays
Amy Kirchen Boutique is celebrating 3 years this May! In honor of this milestone, the boutique is hosting a celebration May 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. where you can enjoy champagne, friendship and special giveaways!
A free Signature Collection t-shirt will be given to the first 50 guests who arrive!
They’ll also be holding a raffle to win a “Modalu Pippa Bag” valued at $329. Guests participate by having their name entered once for every $50 you spend the week leading up to the celebration (May 24-31) and by attending the party! The raffle will be held at the conclusion of the celebration and you do not need to be present in order to win.
Amy Kirchen Boutique is located at 125 Main Street in Milford, so I’ll see you there!
Amy Kirchen is introducing a custom design studio out of their Milford location! The brand new Signature Collection will feature custom wear, prêt-à-porter collections and will be operated out of the newly re-designed boutique!
The new design studio will begin in-house production of all Amy Kirchen designer pieces that emphasize your personal wants and needs. These fabulous pieces are specifically designed and produced for each individual.
Richard Hurley will be joining the design staff and heading the custom design studio as Senior Technical Designer. Hurley has years of experience in Paris working with Christian Dior and in Milan working with Giorgio Armani.
The new Signature Collection for spring will be debuting soon. The collection will be shown twice a year and showcase the pieces that are essential to every woman’s wardrobe. Amy has infused her signature style with seasonal colors, patterns and fabrics.
I just love love love Milford. One of my favorite shops in the entire city (the Amy Kirchen Boutique) is in Milford and just down the street from her shop is 20Brix, one of my favorite happy hour hotspots. But what’s great about Milford is that there are new(er) businesses like those, and also the tried and true mom and pop shops that have been there for decades. You have everything from restaurants, sweet shops and bars, to jewelry shops and fashion boutiques. It’s really a great mix. And what better way to check it all out for yourself than to come to the upcoming 8th Annual Art Affaire in Milford on Sept. 28! Here are some highlights of what you can expect there:
· 65+ artists – largest Art Affaire in its 8-year history
· Four live musical groups
· Eight local authors presenting, and signing, their latest book releases
· A huge raffle featuring items donated by participating artists as well as local businesses and individuals
· Held on the majestic grounds of Promont House Museum
· On Route 28/Main Street – free parking in the Kroger lot and free shuttle service
See more details below and click here to download a coupon they said I could offer to Cincy Chic readers! You can also check out their latest YouTube video here! Enjoy! Hope to see you there!
Amy Kirchen Boutique, located in Old Milford, just held its Midsummer Boutique Sale over the weekend where all the summer merchandise was 40%- 70% off! So, lots of the Studio54-inspired looks we saw in our Red, Pink, and Blue show were marked down, and SO much more! While the sale is over now, I’m sure she still has lots of great deals in-store. Make sure you “like” her on Facebook so you’re the first to know about her future sales. She also just revamped her website amykirchen.com and now updates her blog frequently with all the behind the scenes of developing her designs and producing fashion shows.
Amy Kirchen never ceases to amaze me. As I mentioned before here on the blog, she had a 2-year anniversary party for the boutique in May called “High Heels in High Places.” Mint snakeskin brocade, nude florals and chic whites were in full bloom and were worn by the many admirers of Amy’s custom and prêt-à-porter creations.
Amy Kirchen is always bringing the latest trends to her boutique in Milford. I love it because it’s a mix of both vintage and modern… things you’d see Jackie O wearing, but could still be worn today. The best thing about her boutique is that it’s super affordable…. so, you can look like a million bucks without spending it!
Her collections and custom designs are housed in the back of her boutique. And while they’re not as affordable as the boutique items you’ll see in the front, you do get what you pay for. I saw that first-hand when she made my Dancing with the Stars dress. When I got asked to compete, my first call was to her so we could create a fab dress together. She came up with a breath-taking design, we tweaked and perfected it to hug every curve (but still keep everything in! haha!), and it turned out better than I could have ever imagined! The entire experience was amazing as I got to see the entire design process play out! So, if you have a wedding or special occasion coming up, click here to get her contact info and give her a call!
I also wanted to give a big thanks to Amy’s team for our recent 2013 Red, Pink, and Blue fashion show on the Purple People Bridge to benefit heart, breast and diabetes health. Amy created a Studio 54, 70’s glam-inspired runway show full of dynamic colors, high-waisted silhouettes, and splashes of sequins. Amy mixed boutique pieces with custom wear and together the 1970s were reborn on the People Purple Bridge! I will definitely be heading to Amy Kirchen Boutique to get some of those 70s-meets-today looks from the show!
Click here to see pics from the Red, Pink and Blue show and see below for a few pics snapped at Amy Kirchen’s anniversary event!
My favorite event of the year is right around the corner!! Cincy Chic’s 2013 “Red, Pink and Blue” will be on June 28 and we just posted all the details about it here (I pasted them below too)! Watch the webcast below to see a recap of last year’s event and get excited for June 28! See you then!
Cincy Chic’s 2013 Red, Pink and Blue A party and fashion show on the Purple People Bridge to benefit heart, breast and diabetes health
Friday, June 28, 7-10pm
RSVP at http://2013rpb.eventbrite.com
$10 per person, ticket includes access into event, a front row seat along the runway, and swag bag!
I’ve never teared up putting away a pair of shoes before, but tonight I did. I’m so sad that my long, fun, and challenging experience of Dancing for the Stars is over.
Of course, having a type-A personality, not winning wasn’t part of my plan. 🙂 But that’s ok, because those who did win – and everyone who participated for that matter – did an amazing job and should be commended for supporting a good cause, and dedicating their time, heart and resources to the competition.
And that’s the thing I took away from this competition. I really, truly committed to this. I put everything out there. I spent absolutely every minute I possibly could either learning choreography with Brian McNamee at Cincinnati Ballroom Company (who is an INCREDIBLE instructor by the way), or at home in my kitchen twirling around, knocking over pots and pans trying to practice.
So, after one sore back, seven lost pounds, 60+ hours of dance practice, 35 hours of Amy Kirchen‘s dress making, and seven hours at the Alba Beauty Studio getting beautified… I can officially say I came, I went, and I conquered my samba.
In six years since starting Cincy Chic, I’ve never committed so much heart, soul and time to something that wasn’t business-related. I did this for me. To rip myself away from my phone and computer a few times a week to dance. To challenge myself beyond my comfort zone. To learn something new. To become something new.
I can successfully say that I did all of that and more. I’ve never felt more beautiful and confident than I did on that dance floor Saturday night. And that is my reward. I’ve now fallen completely, madly and deeply in love with dancing.
So, as I put my dance shoes away tonight, I just had to say… Thank you old friends for the journey. Hopefully you won’t stay on the shelf long.
(I’ll update this post with a link to more pics, as soon as I get them!)
I’m so honored and excited (and yes a little scared) to be featured in this year’s “Dancing for the Stars” event, which benefits the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Overture Awards. It takes place April 13, at Music Hall, and it’s already 50% sold out! The winner is based on crowd applause, so need lots of loud, obnoxious people in my corner! I hope you can make it – I would REALLY appreciate your support! Click here to learn more and get ticket information!
Brian McNamee at the Cincinnati Ballroom Company is my pro and he’s been a great teacher! We meet twice a week for an hour and a half each, and then I practice in between and on the weekends, so I’ve been putting a TON of time into my routine. But before I even got my feet on the dance floor, I met with Amy Kirchen to start designing my dress! She just sent me the final sketch and I’m out of my mind excited for how it turned out! It’s going to look fabulous!! Check it out!