Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Where has the time gone? It's almost spring!

My apologies for such a long time between posts! It's just that once you've passed New Year's Eve, there isn't that much fashion to discuss. But with the advent of spring, ah, that's when our fashion hearts start singing for joy!

And to help hasten that fashion joy in we have a few exciting fashion updates for you.

1. Do you have your tickets for Birmingham Fashion Week? This is such a fun event. We can assure you that if fashion AND helping others is your passion, you'll enjoy every single date of Birmingham Fashion Week.

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In fact, be sure and mark Feb. 26 on your calendar. The 16 semi-finalist in the Emerging Designer contest will be revealed at Saks at the Summit. Kimberley Newport-Mimran, President and Head Designer of the Pink Tartan line will be choosing one lucky winner who's design will then be featured on the runway during fashion week.

2. Did we mention design competition? Specifically the Belk Southern Designer's contest? You must check this out because if you win your designs could be featured at Belk and on! With over 300 locations, that's Southern Fashion at it's best!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

3rd Annual Birmingham Fashion Week

Can it be time already? Spring invites are popping up in our inbox like crazy! And we are so excited about the 3rd Annual Birmingham Fashion Week, for two reasons:

1. It's really awesome and there is something for everyone. Free shows & exhibits, some shows are for all ages, even brides get a big nod.

2. It's for a good cause, several in fact. Camp Smile-A-Mile, Alabama Forever and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes are all slated to benefit from Birmingham Fashion Week.

So join the fun, the beauty, the excitement, the designers, the models, the stores and usher in Spring '13 with flair!

JANUARY 13 – FEBRUARY 10, 2013
hosted by Birmingham Museum of Art
Free to the public.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm
-All Ages Show

hosted by Gus Mayer
Free to the public.
Hours 6pm-8pm
-All Ages Show

hosted by Bromberg’s
Couture Runway Shows:
 Bella Bridesmaid
 Bella Couture
 Mr. Burch
 Ivory and White
 Headlining Designer: Heidi Elnora
General Admission $15
Doors open at 1pm, Choose between 2 show times 2pm and 3:30pm
-All Ages Show

hosted by Saks
Free to the public.
Hours to be announced.
-All Ages Show

Many more events here:

There I was, on a cold wintery day and the FRESH Macy's Spring fashion email popped in my inbox!

There I was, on a cold wintery day, housebound and recovering from a cold. Everything was dull and gray, and then the FRESH Macy's Spring fashion email popped in my inbox!

As I perused the Spring '13 fashion offerings from the Macy's fashion staff I was so warmed, inside and out. Fresh colors, fresh shapes, fresh styles. Love, Love, Love.

Especially interesting were some of the men's items which I hope to showcase more of later.

And thank you Fashion Universe! The structured bag is bag!!

Kudos to all at the Macy's fashion office! Nicole Fischelis, Groups VP, Global Forecasting, Durand Guion, VP of Fashion Direction - Men's, Josh statterman  Vice President/Fashion Director - Millennial, and Russell Orlando, Vice President/Fashion Director -- Centercore. My hat is off to you!

 And can I just say this? I don't know how it is in other cities, but in Birmingham, I find that Macy's has a wide variety of price-points. In this day and age, that's appealing.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Birmingham Fashion Week brings top name designers starting February 23

Birmingham Fashion Week Kicks Off Saturday, February 23

Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Fashion Week, one of the hottest events of the year, is pleased to announce that it is back for its third annual event starting Saturday, February 23, with the finale runway show on Saturday, March 2 at Pepper Place in Birmingham, Al. Showcasing world-renown designers and top models, the week’s schedule has expanded from four days to seven days of runway shows and parties. The same high fashion found on the runways of New York will grace the city of Birmingham, from the makeup, hairstyles and outfits to the hottest trends. The schedule includes designer runway shows, fashions from local boutiques, and model and design competitions highlighting the latest fashions of the season. General admission and VIP seating are available, with a rocking After Party following each show.

Featured designers have included Southern Proper, Annie Griffin, By Smith, Prophetik, Heidi Elnora, Leona Collection and What Goes Around Comes Around. International designers will display their talents on the runway again this year and Birmingham Fashion Week will be announcing these names closer to the event. Participating boutiques for this year include Soca, Theodora, Laura Kathryn, Shaia’s, Gus Mayer, The Pants Store, lululemon, Faith Skate, and Pure Barre. A panel of local and national celebrities, who will be announced in the days leading up to Birmingham Fashion Week, will judge the design and model competitions.
For more information on Birmingham Fashion Week, ticket sales, a complete schedule of events, and participating designers and retailers, visit