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A Stylish Day at Atelier in Hyde Park Square


Me and Arlene with all my fab finds!


I’ve been friends with Arlene Aranzamendez for years. She’s always been a creative person. When I first met her, she was running her own graphic design and web development company, and did jewelry design on the side. Little by little, her passion for jewelry design grew (and so did the demand for what she was making!) and she made a career shift to focus more on jewelry design than the graphic/web design.

A little over two years ago, she opened up a women’s clothing and accessories boutique in Madeira, called “Atelier by Adorn USA” selling select clothing and accessories from other high-end designers, as well as her own designs under the brand name “Konstantin.” Her pieces — which are PETA-friendly, colorful pieces made with man-made and earth-sourced materials — have since landed her partnerships with retailers including Anthropologie and NastyGal.

Last year, she moved to a beautiful, and much bigger, boutique space on Hyde Park Square (right next to Tanya’s Salon). I’ve been meaning to get to her new boutique ever since she moved, but life has been SUPER hectic. I finally made it last week, though, and I’m so glad I did.

Not only was it gorgeous, bright and sunny, but I felt like a princess. Yes, she’s my friend, but I know she would have treated me the same regardless. She offered some fresh, cold-pressed juice from the Juicery across the street. Then we sat down and talked … about me (eek!). She asked about everything from metal allergies, colors I like to wear, problem areas I’d like to conceal, areas I’d like to highlight… to what my days are like from start to finish.

I explained that I get up early to get myself ready, and then the little one wakes up and I get her ready for the day. Then we hop in the car to take her to my mother-in-law’s who watches her while I’m out on appointments. I’ll be in and out of appointments (and the car) all day, and then I usually am hosting or attending an event at night.

“So you need fabrics that don’t wrinkle in the car, wash well if the little one has dirty hands, are comfortable but look professional throughout your day of meetings and events…”

“Yes, exactly… does that even exist?”

The answer was yes, and she pulled out a stack of things she had already pulled for me by looking at things I wore in Facebook photos. And then, she pulled additional items based on our conversation.

It was honestly the most personalized shopping experience I’ve ever had. I felt like she wanted me to leave with pieces that feel like they were made for me. And I did. I left with three outfits (two dresses and a skirt/top) with matching accessories. I can’t wait to share pics of me wearing them (I know I’ll be wearing one to the Haute Hyde Park event that Arlene is sponsoring!) Everything I got was just STUNNING… but the best part is that they fit my style — and lifestyle — perfectly.

I just wanted to share this experience with you in case you’re looking for a little personalized experience to find something perfect for you, too.

Atelier is located at 2716 Erie Avenue, on the 2nd Floor next to Tanya’s Salon. To learn more, visit Atelier’s website and follow along on Facebook!


Curate Boutique’s Final Day June 30


As I mentioned last week, Curate Boutique announced that it’s closing its brick and mortar store (going to operate online only from here on out). They posted that their last day is June 30, so these are your last days to grab your goods at SUPER discounted prices (not only are they very discounted but she’s also doing a buy two get one free sale). Click here to like Curate on FB to get all her updates and info on what her next steps are in the online world!


Curate Boutique in Hyde Park Closing, Liquidation Sale

Courtney PeGan, owner of Curate Boutique
Courtney PeGan, owner of Curate Boutique

Courtney PeGan, the owner of Hyde Park-based Curate Boutique, send out a heartfelt email today announcing that she plans to close the store, citing “It has been incredibly difficult to maintain a brick-and-mortar retail location: keep up with rising costs, falling foot traffic, and an overall shift in how people shop.”

She’s hosting a friends and family night Wednesday this week for first dibs on inventory at deep discounts, and then is offering the public 50% off all merchandise beginning Thursday this week.

I’m truly sad to see her go. I loved the store, I loved working with her, and even more so, I loved her passion. We wrote about her inspiration for launching (her late father) here in Cincy Chic. I also blogged about her and the events we worked on here several times.

Come out and take advantage of the liquidation sale, support this fabulous local business in its final days, and send Courtney off for her next adventure (whatever that may be!) in style! <3

Atelier Celebrates One-Year Anniversary, New Location


In less than two months, Local Entrepreneur, Arlene Aranzamendez, will be celebrating the one year anniversary launch of her first brick and mortar boutique Atelier (currently at 7892 Camargo Rd., Cincinnati, OH, 45243). This week, Aranzamendez announced she is in the process of moving the store to a new retail location in Hyde Park Square (2716 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208; 2nd floor).


“It’s been a developmental year for our business,” said Aranzamendez. “Our signature handmade jewelry line Konstantin was picked up by several reputable vendors including Antrhopologie.com and the The Autry National Center Museum in Los Angeles – most recently, Nasty Gal has requested to carry our line.”


In addition to Konstantin, Atelier also offers curated custom and designer clothing, as well as other accessories such as handbags, antique jewelry clothing and gifts.  


“Hyde Park Square will be a great new home for our boutique – we couldn’t be more excited,” added Aranzamendez.   


About Arlene Aranzamendez

Arlene Aranzamendez started her career with Insignia Design Associates in 1995 and worked there for five years before moving on to LPK, an international design agency based in Cincinnati. In 2004, she founded her award-winning web design and branding company, Aranzamendez Design. The company focused on helping small- and medium-sized businesses successfully launch their brands, and gave “facelifts” to 100-plus-year brands. Most recently, she launched ADORN USA, which features custom-made, high-end, but affordable jewelry and bags exhibited in the showroom in Los Angeles. The product line includes artisanal hand-crafted works, such as pieces from six select designers, as well as Aranzamendez’s personal line, Konstantin. She is concentrating on building the ADORN USA brand and has plans to expand to New York and the East Coast Market. Arlene is also working on distribution through regional boutiques, trunk shows, and eventually prime department stores such as Barneys, Henri Bendel, and Nordstrom. She launched her first boutique Atelier in 2014.

The NEW Style Edit Studio!

style edit

Style Edit is a dynamic wardrobe styling business that is located right here in Cincinnati, Ohio. The duo, Brock and Marsha, have built a name for themselves in the Tri-State area by bringing wardrobe styling into the forefront for the city. These ladies have built their business around personalized wardrobe consultations, special occasion styling, outfit coordination, style workshops and more. Not to mention that that these ladies have worked with various corporate partners such as magazines, designers, and department stores.

Style Edit has been quite successful within the Tri-State area, which explains their new business expansion. These ladies have recently opened a new opened a brand new studio space in Hyde Park Square! This space will be used as a client meeting space, styling office, and a place for creative styling inspiration. We are so proud of these two ladies for their brand new business expansion! Check out Style Edit’s new studio space in Hyde Park at 3443 Edwards Road, 2nd Floor! Congratulations Brock and Marsha!

Post written by Guest Blogger, Sydney Murdock


Custom Suit Package Sale at 45/46

The menswear shop, 45/46, in Hyde Park Square is having a custom suit package sale now through the end of December. It includes a custom suit, shirt, tie and shoes for $1299. As a woman, that sounds like a not-so-great-deal because I can go to Ann Taylor and get a nice suit, shirt, accessories and shoes for about $500. But, with a hubby who wears a suit every day to work, I know this actually IS a good deal for made-to-measure menswear. So, if Santa still needs to spoil the suit-wearing men on your “Nice List,” think about taking advantage of this sale… or at least just tell them about it if you don’t have a spare $1300 laying around for a random gift! haha!



Clean Your Panty Drawer for a FREE Pair of Drawers!

unnamedSpring is finally here and that means it’s time to do some Spring Cleaning! Out with the old and in with the new! Making it easy, now through March 31st, Knickers of Hyde Park is having a “Buy 3 Panties Get 1 Free” sale!

It’s the perfect time to stock up on fashionable knickers for spring while saving on all your favorite styles and labels including Betsey Johnson, Cosabella, Elle Macpherson, Fantasie, Freya, Hanky Pank, On Gossamer, Rene Rofe, Wacoal and more!

The sale also includes Knicker’s Closet panties that are already 25% to 75% off!

Knickers of Hyde Park is located at 2726 Erie Avenue on Hyde Park Square in Cincinnati. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kate Boutique Closing, 40% Off Sale

Sad news for local fashionistas. Kate Boutique on Hyde Park Square is closing. Megan Grove, the owner just sent out an email to her clients saying that she wants to spend more time at home with her kiddos because they’re only little once. So true.

The good news is that her entire store is 40% off to liquidate inventory. So, get in while the gettin’s good. She did change her store hours from now until the closing, so make sure you click here to see what they are before you head to the store.

Sad to see one of my favorite local boutiques, who loyally sponsored several different Cincy Chic events, close their doors for good. But, ya know, life is short and you have to listen to your heart!! Best of luck to Megan as you tie up the loose ends at the shop and start your new adventures!