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May, 20th 2013

Party for a Good Cause

Baltimore magazine

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has nominated local clothier, Christopher Schafer, as Man of the Year. To celebrate the nomination (and hopeful win), plus raise some extra funds for the cause (admission is just $10!) there is a block party happening from noon to 8 p.m. on June 1st, with bands, vendors, prizes, and even a motorcycle show!

This Saturday, keep an ear out for Monsters Are I, FathomThe Solicitors, and Condor. Keep an eye out for wares from Christopher Shafer ClothierElla Moda Couture, Regus, GiveCorps, Scabal, and ...

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May, 10th 2013

The Roaring 2013s

Baltimore magazine
Today is the day: Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby debuts. To commemorate the occasion,Tiffany & Co. has created two old Hollywood-inspired collections--The Ziegfeld Collection, enough glam to get dolled up but can still be worn with everyday outfits, while The Great Gatsby Collection is for the serious fanatics of the 1920s. These pieces incorporate the diamond and pearl theme that was so common in that era, and can be seen on the big screen worn by the cast. Here’s a few samples of the lovely pieces that we suggest adding to your jewelry box.gatsby...
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May, 6th 2013

Q&A with Melissa Vap

Baltimore magazine

Local milliner, Melissa Vap, shares the story of how her career began, describes the similarities between hats and horses, and tells us where you can pick up one of her wonderful designs. 

Q: How did your millinery career begin?

My grandmother taught me how to sew when I was a little girl. I worked on Wall Street and used to walk home in the evening. I studied all the window displays at Saks and Bergdorf’s and along Madison Avenue. I love fashion!

I began designing hats a couple of years ago. I had been invited to a wedding in France, and there wasn’t much of a selection in New York. I had to have one—but I had to wait to get to Paris to find one—at the last minute.

At the wedding, I fell in love with the hats. As each French woman moved around the room, it became obvious that her hat revealed her personality. The excitement and the confidence were real—as was the fun.

After that wedding, I made my first hat...

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May, 1st 2013

Hats Off

Baltimore magazine

Everyone knows that a fabulous hat is a must-have for Preakness. Stop by Cupcake in Fells Point on Thursday, May 2 from 6-9 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Pretty for Preakness event hosted by House of Ruth Maryland Young Professionals Group. Hats in the Belfry will be supplying its great selection of Preakness worthy hats, while Cupcake will help you out with the rest of the outfit. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to House of Ruth.

4:41 pm Tags: charity, event, Fells Point, Preakness
Corrine Gasiorowski's picture
April, 29th 2013

Harbor East FashionEASTa Fashion Show Event

Baltimore magazine

The 2nd Annual Harbor East FashionEASTa Fashion Show was a success—great runway show, turnout, and street style. 

The theme was definitely statement pieces, while the outfits were well planned as a whole, there was always that one piece that stood out to us. 

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Hilary Geisbert's picture
April, 24th 2013

J.S. Edwards Turns 30

Baltimore magazine

J.S. Edwards, the men's clothing and accessory shop located in Pikesville, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Owners (and husband and wife team) Diane and Edward Steinberg first opened the store's doors at the Hilton Plaza on Reisterstown Road back in the spring of 1983, and moved to its current location (Festival of Woodholme Shopping Center) in 1989. Carrying lines like Zanzella, Canali, Tommy Bahama, and Donald Pliner Shoes, the store has attracted a large clientele including Ravens players, governors, and father and son duos. To celebrate, J.S. Edwards will be hosting several trunk shows over the next few days. See below for details. 

Thursday, April 25: Daniel Dolce trunk show from 12-8 p.m. Come meet Havre de Grace native/designer Daniel Dolce, who will be bringing his latest dress shirts, cufflinks, and neckwear. 

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April, 4th 2013

Pass the Torch

Baltimore magazine

Leanne Hannah, a local freelance illustrator and former Towson University graduate (yay Tigers!), has collaborated with PressBox to create the official "Your Turn" Ravens/Orioles t-shirt. Hannah’s illustration shows a raven and an oriole bird giving each other a "fist-bump," implying the hope of another winning season and ultimately the championship! Symbolically speaking, the Baltimore Ravens are passing the torch to the Orioles. (No pressure!)

You can purchase the tees ($18.95) at the Pressbox store. 

For over a decade, Hannah has worked on many projects including her nostalgic yet exuberant design, Blue Milk Special. This web comic (which was voted number 9 on TopWebComics) features parodies of the classic...

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April, 3rd 2013

Fashion Events That Just Got Better

Baltimore magazine

The second annual FashionEASTa event just announced that one of the models walking the show will be our very own place-kicker/2013 Superbowl Champion, Justin Tucker. It’s not surprising that Tucker would be more than happy to participate in this sort of thing. Aside from his boyish good looks, he’s known to have a thing for nice clothing, suiting in particular. When interviewing him for our January Top Ten page, he told us that his custom-fit navy chalk-stripe three-piece suit (with surgeon cuffs, natch) is up there on the list of things he can't live without. To him, it's “a must-have for travel and game days.”

 

For those who are fans of the ...

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April, 3rd 2013

Truth or Dare?

Baltimore magazine
Atomic Books, celebrating its 21st year, announced on April 1st that they will be expanding and its neighboring pals, doubledutch Boutique, will be moving to the 1000 block of W. 36th St. in Hampden this coming spring. Atomic Books along with Celebrated Summer will be taking over the entire first floor of the Oddfellows building, located at 3616 Falls Rd., where both businesses will continue to offer a great selection of rare books, art, and records, while also adding a listening station. The blog post also mentioned plans to transform the now office area and accompanying record store into a bar for events and clubs, called “Dead Poets Society,” which would carry its own beer. (Drink up to that.)
 
Meanwhile, doubledutch will be sharing its new space...
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March, 28th 2013

BSA Expressions

Baltimore magazine

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the Baltimore School for the Arts Expressions Gala. The annual fundraising event showcases the works of the very talented students ranging from art, music, dance, and theatre.

This year, over $450,000 was raised for the school, which will help with school supplies, summer and college scholarships, and support for its community outreach programs. Co-chairs Molly Shattuck and BSA alumnus Christian Siriano hosted the opening weekend, where Christian showed his Spring 2013 collection in various forms—a runway show (all of the models were BSA students, and did a fabulous job), trunk show, and on Molly herself (she made sure to make several wardrobe changes throughout the night).

While chatting with Christian briefly after the show, he told me that he was leaving for Paris Fashion Week the next day, but enjoyed his visit, saying, “I feel honored to be able to be a part of this event. It was nice to be back at my high school—in a way it feels like I’ve never left.”

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