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True Artist Studio!

imageOver at Cincy Chic, we’ve recently started doing some work with my friend Shane at True Artist Studio. He’s been so kind as to do the video for all of our fashion shows so fans and followers online can feel like they were there! Shane also has a film fest that he’s been working on and it’s great for brides and brides-to-be! It’s definitely a neat concept, so I recommend you check it out!

First, you should know more about True Artist Studio. The business is a full-service video production company specializing in storytelling through visuals, dramatic voiceovers and cinematic music. Shane and his team are a group of Filmmakers with real filmmaking experience.

They all hold degrees in film and video with real world experience in production. So they know how to tell a story. They aren’t just wedding videographers, they also product commercials, music, videos, corporate videos, creative advertising, documentaries and have even worked on Hollywood films.

The group got into the wedding business in 2006 as a division of Michael Bambino Studios. Then, they were shooting strictly with Bambino photographers and after significant success and growth, they decided to branch out and start shooting a few weddings with other photography companies.

The growth and success helped them realize it was time to make the filmmaking department its own company, and it was then the journey of True Artists Studio began.

What makes this group different from other studios is that they’re filmmakers posing as wedding videographers.

“Brides tell us time after time that our work is ‘completely different’ and ‘tells an emotional but fun story,'” Shane says. “But the best one we’ve heard is ‘all the other films we saw from other videographers all looked the same, I couldn’t tell one company from another.'”

Shane says you can’t compare True Artist Studio to another wedding videographer in town because what they do is so totally different.

Did you have a video made for your wedding? Then you should consider checking out The Cincinnati Wedding Film Festival. It’s set up in a format similar to Sundance and is the first and only film festival that caters to weddings.

“Brides have the opportunity to see their big day on the big screen,” Shane explains. “We take a handful of Cincinnati’s top wedding films and cast an online voting poll.”

If you’re lucky enough to make the one of the top six films, your video will screen at the festival.

This year, the festival will be held at the Kenwood Theatre, across the street from the Kenwood Town Centre. Full concessions and a bar will be available for those who attend. You can purchase tickets on True Artist Studio’s website for only $5.

You can currently check out this year’s nominees and even place a vote of your own. Short clips from each nominated film will be posted and the film with the most online votes will win a special anniversary package!

You can learn more about the film festival by visiting www.cincinnatiweddingfilmfestival.com.

If you’re a bride-to-be, fear not. The festival is an alternative bridal show for brides-to-be as well. You can gather some of your closest friends and sit back with popcorn and experience real wedding films on the big screen. This will be your opportunity to see how all the planning comes together, get some ideas and get inspired for your own wedding.

You should keep in mind that limited seating is available so get your tickets now because you don’t want to miss out on this type of bridal experience.

Check out Shane’s work for yourself – click here to view this Vimeo reel!

New acne treatment by Mitchell’s!

Acne_Management_Facial_11x14_SignI just met one of my girlfriends for a glass of wine last week, and she was complaining of having a bunch of break outs all of the sudden. I feel her pain because the same thing happens to me every winter. All the dry heat dries out your face, then you load on the moisturizer, and then you get clogged pores.

I told her to get a facial and start an acne treatment (I personally use Proactiv, so I recommended that). But when she asked what kind of facial I’d recommend, I had JUST gotten an email about Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa offering a new and improved acne management facial, so I told her to try that out.

According to the email I got about the facial, they use clinical-level products for a deep pore cleaning with salicylic acid that’s used to neutralize oil on your face. Then they use a customized masque that treats your particular grade of acne. The concluding ice therapy session will relieve swelling caused by acne inflammation.

The pricing of treatment ranges from $70-$88.


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

Sara Benjamin’s Sale!

click Get ready to fall in love with Sara Benjamin’s new sale!

The sale will run until February 14th and will include 25% off one full-priced item of your choice!

Also, guests will receive an additional 25% off all sale items!

The store is under new ownership and this sale is a great excuse to get in the store and meet the new owner to see what she’d doing with the place!

Sara Benjamin’s is located at 6810 Wooster Pike, next to Starbucks, in Mariemont. Call 513-272-2280 or visit their website or Facebook page!

Stop by Kate Boutique for Galentine’s Day!

88Be sure to mark your calendar’s for this super adorable event at Kate!

On Wednesday, the store will be hosting their first annual “Galentine’s Day” celebration!

Every one who stops by the store will receive the 30% employee discount all day long! This is a great excuse to get out with your girlfriends and have a girls date night!

Then, from 5-7 Wednesday night, make sure you’re there for the Galentine’s Day cocktail party! Champagne and sweet treats will be provided while you shop! (aka my own personal heaven!!) See you there!

Bridal Show February 20!

Attention soon-to-be brides! Mark your calendars for February 20! From 6-9 pm Yellow Canary will be hosting an open housing for brides to experience a new kind of bridal show.

Interact with vendors for a fun and relaxing night of wedding planning. Check out the newest ideas and trends for weddings while brainstorming with awesome vendors!

Admission to the event is free and will feature an amazing list of vendors including Yellow Canary, Cupcake Crazy, Paint by the Glass, Creative Invites and Events, Letter B Designs, Pottinger Photo, Cafe de Wheels and OliviaMarc.

Yellow Canary is located at 3176 Madison Road in Oakley.


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

Saks Spring Shoe Trunk Show February 23-26!

image001Mark your calendars for the Spring 2013 Contemporary Shoe Trunk Show at Saks Fifth Avenue!

Featured brands include Ash, B by Brian Atwood, Rag & Bone, Vince, Milly and more! The trunk show is also a great opportunity to shop great styles from $65-$400.

This year, the even will be held February 23 through February 26 from 10-6! Champagne and sweet treats will be provided February 23 from 2-5 pm!

For more information about the event, call 513-421-6800 ext. 250!

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

Nail special at On The Bend Salon for V-Day!

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away! So just for this special holiday, enjoy a quick pick-me-up.

On The Bend Salon, a super adorable place in Northern Kentucky is offering a toe polish change and a mini manicure with gel polish for just $30! Or get a toe polish change and a mini manicure with regular polish for $25!

On The Bend Salon is located at 1402 N. Ft. Thomas Ave in Ft. Thomas!

Call 859-491-4800 to make an appointment! This is such a great deal and something you definitely don’t want to miss!

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

Support Kenzie’s CLOSET at a Girls Night Out!

imageGet ready for a girls night out! Get out on February 21 and support Kenzie’s CLOSET at the Hyde Park Country Club!

Attendees can enjoy a light dinner and cash bar. There will also be a designer purse and jewelry raffle!

Tickets are $50 per person for presage and $60 for a limited number of tickets at the door!

Kenzie’s CLOSET is a non-profit organization providing prom dresses to high school girls who can’t attend prom because of financial limitations. Make sure to get out there and support this great cause!

Visit the Kenzie’s CLOSET website or check out their Facebook page.


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

Hang out with Dress For Success Cincinnati!

Puffs has partnered with High Five Salon and Dress for Success to help women across America put their best face forward! Puffs facial tissues is hosting a night of pampering at High Five, while fans everywhere kiss for a cause!

10 inspirational women from the Dress for Success Cincinnati location will get head-to-toe makeovers and learn how to revitalize their look in a short amount of time. Women across the country will be looking and feeling their best and build the confidence they desire while beginning new chapters in their lives.

Representatives from Dress For Success will be able to talk about how you can contribute to the economic independence of disadvantaged women and help them thrive in work and in life. Also learn makeup tips from the team at the High Five Salon. And finally, learn the inspirational stories behind the 10 ladies receiving make-overs and how Dress for Success helped them.

Support the Kisses campaign and Dress for Success by visiting www.facebook.com/Puffs to send a virtual smooch and a fun note to loved ones everywhere. For each kiss sent, Puffs will donate $1 to Dress For Success to help promote the economic independence of women entering and re-entering the workforce!

The event is being held Tuesday, February 12 from 5-7 p.m. at the High Five Salon on Madison Rd. Free parking is available for guests attending the event.

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

Pure Romance Warehouse Sale starts February 8!


Get ready for some romance, ladies! Pure Romance, that is! 🙂 That’s right, it’s time for Pure Romance’s annual Valentine’s Day Warehouse Sale!

The sale will kick off on February 8 and run through February 14. The Loveland-based warehouse will be open from 10-8 p.m. every day of the sale. This year is also Pure Romance’s 20th Anniversary. So, to celebrate, the sales this year promise to be bigger and better than ever!

By attending, you’ll have access to the most popular items, limited edition Valentine’s Day bundles and the newest collection that just launched in January.

While you’re there, I recommend checking out one of their new beauty products called “Lip Locked.” The two tubes of flavored SPF 15 lip balm are for two pairs of lips. Yours and your special someone’s! Put them together and you’ll get one intense lip lock! The balm lets you mix flavors to make kisses more electrifying than you ever thought possible! ow ow! 🙂

The Pure Romance Warehouse is located at 150 Commerce Blvd in Loveland. Happy shopping! 

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