Thursday, May 31, 2012

A little bird tweeted to me about Michael Kors coming to the Summit!

"A  store will open @ 's Summit in 

Aug, next to Flip Burger. "

For now, the writer if that tweet shall remain nameless, but suffice to say, she's the woman who had a vision for fashion coverage in this fine city, and she's worked tirelessly to bring that vision to the rest of us And if you ask me, she should get the credit for kicking Birmingham into high gear where fashion is concerned these past few years.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again,  _ _ _ _ _ _    _ _ _ _ _ _  put fashion writing and fashion event coverage on the map in this town.

(Some out of state readers may not know that The Summit is home to the worlds most fabulous Belk Department Store, Saks and Gus Meyer, just to name a few.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Put this in the "Ask & ye shall receive" category: Renowned Designer Joseph Abboud to visit Birmingham & Host Launch Party at Belk

We have long LOVED the crisp, clean lines of designer Joseph Abboud's menswear and were entranced by his book, "Threads: My Life Behind the Seams in the High-Stakes World of Fashion."

And we were just wishing and hoping that more menswear style events would happen in Birmingham.

And what happens? Belk announces that Joseph Abboud himself is coming to Birmingham to host a launch event for his Black Brown 1826 line! Details below:

Award-winning designer & noted author Joseph Abboud will be in Birmingham May 24 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. at Belk Riverchase Galleria to host a launch party for his Lord & Taylor line "Black Brown 1826."
In conjunction with Lord & Taylor, 61 Belk stores and will carry the exclusive line that includes an array of shirts, shorts, blazers and denim that has been especially merchandised with the Southern gentleman in mind.
Did we mention it's a party?

  • Craft Beer tasting provided by Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
  • Appetizers and wine from B & A Warehouse
  • Authentic Cigar Rolling demonstration provided by My Cigar Roller
  • Complimentary cigar for the first 50 attendees
  • Register to win a $500 Black/Brown 1826 Wardrobe
  • Register to win a weekend trip to Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge Resort
  • Informal modeling
  • DJ spinning your favorite tunes

Belk will also have a special photo area and a photographer on hand, so bring your friends and show them how it's done "Southern Style!"


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

You know what this city needs? More men's style events!

You know what this city needs? More men's style events!

Cute moms in Birmingham

Wish I had thought of this before now, but wouldn't a Pinterest board of cute, fashionable moms in Birmingham  have been great?

I would have definitely have added Arielle's mom to my board! Check her out here:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My eyes are ready for classic, clean looks!

We were swimming at the Gretystone YMCA and I noticed a pair of classic nautical styled swim trunks. And my eyes took a big sigh of relief and said "Thank you."

And I realized that while I do love spring fashion and love all the explosions  of color that happens, my eyes were missing the clean and crisp lines of classic nautical inspired looks.

I looked and looked online to try and find some swim trunks like the ones I saw so I could buy them for my son somewhere in Birmingham, but the closest I could find were these at Alexa and Alexa.

The pair I saw at the Y had a smaller line and a blue that was closer to navy blue, but these will do just fine!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Jessica Simpson finally had her baby! Congrats to her, now what about you?

Babies are the next big thing in fashion and it is sooo much fun to buy those sweet little baby clothes. Can you imagine the wardrobe little Maxwell Drew Johnson is going to have? And I miss those days of oooohhing and aaaahing over smocked onsies from Feltman Brothers. My wee one is now 7 and he's all boy. He only ever wants to wear blue jeans. Not shorts, not kahkis, just blue jeans.

So far we have the best luck in finding blue jeans for him (at of all places) Target! He doesn't like the ones with all those crazy washes, just the regular denim. Whew! But I digress...

I wanted to talk about Alexis Barton at and her pregnancy fashion tips! She really hit it out of the park yesterday and today and I think you'll really enjoy her column if you're expecting. Even if your're not, it's still a great read. Alexis posts as as a fashion blogger and at her own site: Check her out!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Guess who is getting a present today? You are!

Guess who is getting a present today? You are! Well, you could be. All you have to do is join the celebration at the ArtBelles blog. Sisters Shermika and Tamika Dunner are celebrating the one year anniversary of their beautiful blog by giving one lucky reader a gift from Fashionable Notes.

What are you waiting for! Click here and head there!