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Affordable fashions from an Ohio-based retailer are now heading to the Hoosier State. Learn more about the new location and their upcoming Grand Opening.

On the local fashion scene, Rose & Remington is the new black. With 9 stores currently open in the Greater Cincinnati area, two new stores are opening in the Indianapolis area. There are several more to come soon, too, one of which will be in Columbus.

“Rose & Remington is a women’s affordable luxury lifestyle brand that provides a space of empowering and contemporary fashion,” explains Marketing Specialist Ashley Dennis. “We carry a wide selection of women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories, beauty, eclectic home decor, gifts, and more.”

The newest location to open, the company’s first in Indiana, opened on September 14 in  Greenwood, just south of Indianapolis. Other locations include Castleton Square in Indianapolis, which will open on October 11. 

As for the Greenwood location, Dennis says that this store brings a fresh palette of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more that women can explore and be creative with. “We have an awesome price point that makes shopping our store so exciting.” 

Dennis says most dresses at Rose & Remington range from $30-$50 while tops range from $20-$40. 

The success in Ohio and the inspiration for opening new locations in Indiana came from the unique atmosphere the store offers its customers. Dennis says it’s a store that both mother and daughter can shop, plus it offers stylists who are experts at putting together outfits. 

The Grand Opening celebration for Greenwood will be October 25 from 5-9pm while the Grand Opening for Castleton is on October 11 from 5-9pm.

To learn more about Rose & Remington, visit roseandremington.com. You can also stay up-to-date on new arrivals, style videos, giveaways, and store openings on Facebook and Instagram.

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Cincy Chic’s annual Cocktails & Couture event is this Friday at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Click for a peek inside the fashionable fun.

Cincy Chic is hosting its annual Cocktails & Couture event this Friday, September 13.

Cincy Chic will host its annual Cocktails & Couture event on September 13 from 6-9 pm at the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

The event encourages attendees to learn history through vintage fashion vignettes and cocktail tastings, which are mixed by Molly Wellmann. It also includes access into the Cincinnati Art Museum’s “Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style” exhibition.

“Each year for this event, we have three vignettes that feature a special cocktails and fashion pieces that represent three different eras in history,” says Cincy Chic publisher Amy Scalia. “It’s a really fun way to learn history through what people were wearing and sipping at that time.”

The three eras and featured cocktails at this year’s event include: 1890 Daiquiri, 1930 Twentieth Century, 1870 Alabazam. “We will also have a bonus displayed near the vignettes of a 1960’s paper dress on loan to us from Designer Items & More,” explains Scalia. “It’s an extremely special and fascinating piece we’re excited for attendees to see in person.”

A variety of pop-up shops will be featured during the first half of the event, and then pinnacle of the evening will be a high-end designer vintage fashion show by Montgomery-based Designer Items & More. 

Vendors for the event include: Walton Creek Boutique, Stella & Dot with Alice, Pure Romance with Nikki, HempWorx Becky Wagers, Ever Skincare with Leslie Young, Paparazzi by Anna Forte, Lipsense Suzanne Goodpaster, Beautycounter with Kate Flaig, Slate & Vine, Becoming Mom Spa + Ultrasound, BeneYou Katie Kramer, Scentsy with Lacey Perkins, Renewal by Andersen, Mary Kay with Tiffany McMillon, Downton Abbey, DeGroot Handbags, Ann Phillips Color Street + more!

Tickets for the event are non-refundable and can be purchased at http://www.cincy.live/events/CC19. Front Row VIP tickets are sold out but VIP and General Admission tickets are still available. The $30 VIP tickets include a fashion show seat, swag bag, two cocktail tasting tickets, and light bites. General Admission tickets are $15 and include swag bag, two cocktail tasting tickets, light bites, and standing room access to view the fashion show.

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A new design business in Montgomery offers custom home designs and custom fashions, as well as pattern drafting and sewing classes.

Mojgant Tavallali started her fashion career with sewing at the age of 14. “I have been a passionate teacher from the start,” she says. 

Her passion for helping others learn the craft and succeed led her to become the founder behind Mozhde-Ye-No Fashion Design School, an organization that teaches pattern drafting and sewing to young women. 

With experience dating back 30 years, Tavallali relocated to the United States and has been actively involved in the sewing industry as a pattern designer, production sewer, and technical support for DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. 

“I have a solid background in fashion design, pattern drafting, grading, and sewing,” she explains. “Through Moji Fashions, I am able to offer education, custom home designs, and custom fashions.”

Education from Moji Fashions includes pattern making, sewing, and fashion design – all to help those who want to pursue a career in the industry.

“Our courses are an excellent opportunity to combine your creativity with your technical skills to create beautiful clothing,” says Tavallali. “The step-by-step learning program is offered regularly to anyone looking to expand their skills.”

Also offered by Moji Fashions is custom home decor. “Your home should reflect your personal style, right down to the smallest detail,” explains Tavallali. “I can help you create a unique look in any room of your house.”

Home design offers from Moji Fashions include custom drapes and pillows to satisfy client preferences and styles.

Also available from Moji Fashions is custom design. “Moji fashion design provides stylish designs and custom alterations services to all clients,” she says. “Our customizable outfit options are available in a variety of materials. And as with all services provided, the custom alterations options leave the decision up to you in terms of style and cut.”

The most important aspect of offering custom design to clients, Tavallali says, is to help clients feel confident and look great.

Moji Fashions is located at 7791 Cooper Road, Suite D, in Cincinnati. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm or by appointment. Learn more at https://www.mojifashions.com/. 

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When it comes to finding the right footwear for this season then it can be difficult because the weather is unpredictable. Will you need trainers, boots or sandals? Since it is getting to the winter weather, sandals are now out of the question.

If you are looking for a pair of shoes that are suitable for this weather, then you should consider buying boots. This is because the shape of boots tend to be more suitable for the winter. In this article, we will discuss which boots are in this season. If this is something you would be interested in, then make sure you keep reading this article to find out more.

Take a Look Online

When you have a look online, you will be able to see some of the different types of boots that are in this season. There will be a lot of different images online that you can get inspiration from when it comes to choosing the right boots this season. For example, you will find a selection of different boots that are popular such as ankle boots, knee-high boots, boots with heels and boots made out of different colours and materials.

Ankle Boots

One of the popular types of boots that are in this season is ankle boots, this is because there are many different ankle boots that you can choose from. Ankle boots are also in this season because they are perfect to wear with almost every outfit that you have. If you would like to buy a pair of ankle boots then you should consider buying ankle boots like the Orlla black ankle boots from Dune. These boots are gorgeous,and they are also perfect to complete any of your outfits.

Knee High Boots

Another popular type of boots that are in this season is knee-high boots, knee-high boots are perfect for adding to your wardrobe and it is not hard to see why. These boots are the perfect fashion accessory and can be used for casual wear or to wear on a night out to look more fashionable. These boots are also perfect for this season because they can keep your legs warmer in this cold weather. These boots can be worn with many different outfits which include jeans and even dresses as well as much more.

Boots With Heels

If you are looking to add some style or if you are looking for something with some height then, this option might be just what you are looking for. Boots with heels are perfect for this season because if you are looking for something trendy to wear on your feet then these are the option that you should consider. You can wear boots with heels every day or you can use them to dress up your outfit if you are going out for dinner or going to any events.

Different Colours and Materials

There are many different styles of boots that you can choose from and use to dress up your outfits when you are going out. When it comes to choosing a pair of boots to wear, there are many different materials and colours that you can choose from. However, some of the popular materials this season are suede and leather and the popular colours include the colours; black, brown and grey.

Start Browsing

Overall, there are many different types of boots that are in this season and, in this article, we discussed some of the different boots that you can choose from. So, make sure you start browsing today and use this article as a guide to help chooseyour boots for this season.

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From fashion mogul to stay-at-home-mom and back again, one local fashionista’s journey has come full circle with a new styling business. Click for details.

Local designer and fashionista Amy Kirchen launched a new styling business.

Amy Kirchen is no stranger to styling. She’s a former high-end designer and boutique owner before she closed up shop to stay home with her three children. 

Ready to dip her toe into the fashion world again, Kirchen launched Amy Kirchen Style, a styling business that is all about helping you achieve your ultimate style goals. “My goal is to help you feel confident about your style,” she says. “When you look good, you feel good and vice versa!”

Kirchen says she was inspired to launch her business by the women who supported her as a designer and as a boutique owner. 

There are a variety of services available from Amy Kirchen Style including event styling, closet makeovers, capsule collections, personal shopping, and style makeovers.

With a new business comes a lot of excitement, which Kirchen says is overflowing right now. She says that she loves the energy and excitement that is generated when she works with clients. “Fashion runs in my veins so it feels natural to me,” she says. “I’ve realized that my purpose is to be in the fashion world in some way.”

While building her new brand, Kirchen has used her previous experience to ensure that she gives clients the highest-quality service. “I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of women of all ages, shapes, and sizes, so I have an expert eye for style and fit,” she adds.

Kirchen says she’s also helping women to save money through her business. “In about an hour I can create an entire collection of wearable pieces from their existing closet,” she explains. “The amount of money you spend on clothes that don’t work far outweigh my small fee.” 

In addition to her new styling services, Kirchen says she is working on curating a mini collection of exciting pieces to offer to clients. “The pieces will be unique, beautiful, and similar to what I carried in my boutique,” she says. 

To learn more and follow along with Kirchen’s new business or for styling tips, fashion recommendations, and trends, visit www.amykirchenstyle.com.

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Read on for a look inside the life of a local woman who designs and sells one-of-a-kind patterns for a world of fascinating uses.


Eileen Fleming lives a creative and colorful life. Every where she turns, she says she finds inspiration for her next pattern design.

That’s why she launched Eileen Fleming Pattern Design LLC, a business that focuses on primarily selling surface/pattern designs. 

What makes surface/pattern design so unique, according to Fleming, is that it is artwork created by a designer that is applied to a variety of products such as packaging, textiles, apparel, table top, gift ware, stationery, etc. The designer enhances the visual appeal, communicates messages, and drives sales of consumer products, Fleming adds.

“Eileen Fleming Pattern Design, LLC is my long-time dream and I’m 100% dedicated to seeing it succeed,” she says.

Fleming recalls few available resources when researching the intricacies of pattern design, so she decided to go back to college to take a deep dive into her passions. In 2004, she applied to UC DAAP, was accepted, and began her journey in graphic design. 

“It wasn’t exactly pattern design, but it got me a great design background, taught me to use Adobe Creative Suite, which was huge, and got me thinking as a designer,” Flemming explains, adding that she finished her degree in 2009. 

Even with the college degree, Fleming says she still didn’t learn how to design patterns, so she began looking to books and the internet where she eventually found Michelle Fifis and the Textile Design Lab. Over the next two years, she took every course offered until she had felt confident in her new abilities. From there, she kicked off her business with the first generation of her website. 

Her business, as a B2B model, sells and/or licenses her designs to manufacturers, fashion houses, and other consumer product companies. She offers a full service design package from concept through production. That package includes: trend research, trend boards, custom designs to the client’s creative brief, technical repeats, color-way development, advising clients on best printing methods, communicating with factories to assure the finished artwork meets the factory’s production specifications, ordering samples or proofs, creating and sending the finalized artwork files to production upon final approval. 

Fleming also offers each of those services individually on an hourly contract basis. “For example, if a client has purchased artwork from another designer and needs technical help to put it into repeat, and prepare files for production I can do that for them as well,” Fleming says. “I actually love the challenges of the technical side of the work so I welcome these types of jobs.”

Fleming adds that when she’s not designing for work, you can find her designing for herself. “If I’m not designing to a client’s creative brief, I design from my heart. Meaning I design what I love, what strikes me in the moment, from inspiration around me, etc.,” she explains. “It sounds corny but I strive to design colors, textures and motifs that — when the elements come together — make my heart sing.”

Fleming loves vibrant colors, rich textures, and geometric themes. Her work entails many different styles, mediums and techniques. She says her designs range from fully graphic and digital, hand painted watercolor or monotype printed. “My favorite technique is traditional Turkish Ebru,” Fleming explains. “A pattern design may start with an original photograph, or it may be good old fashioned gouache or chalk pastels.” 

Fleming says her goal is to use all of her education and skills to do what she loves and to contribute to the world. “I would love nothing more then to be able to train and employ people that need jobs and want to do great work,” says Fleming, adding that she has hopes of being able to sponsor more children through World Vision and to be able to help the local homeless community more than she does currently.

Right now she is working on bringing her designs direct-to-consumer under the name GoMIngo. She is working with print-on-demand companies, as well as sourcing other products herself to put her art in front of consumers. “I will roll out some new products in time for the Christmas shopping season,” says Fleming.  

She says she will be out in the community at various art fairs and vendor expos across town, “as well as finding my expanded product line on a dedicated e-commerce site” she adds.

To learn more, visit https://eileenflemingpatterndesign.com  

Check out her surface/pattern designs here ; her fabrics here; and her latest online shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Gomingo

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A luxury wardrobe styling agency launches a new collection of authentic, hand-picked vintage pieces to add some flair to your fashion.

 

Photo by Andrea Sabugo

The Style Resolution is a luxury styling agency that concentrates on image consulting, closet editing, personal styling and the creation of in-home styling solutions.

“What we do is simple,” says Sydney Murdock, the founder of The Style Resolution. “We remove the difficulty associated with locating and styling outfits consistently to guarantee that you never have to spend hours on a shopping trip again.”

Murdock is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a background in retail management, visual merchandising and wardrobe styling. “I have experience in personal, editorial, commercial and product styling, which has been a benefit to all of our clients,” she explains. “My mission is simple – to employ stylists in the Greater Cincinnati Area. I believe our city is growing and the needs of our city are growing as well. I am happy to create solutions for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes right here, in our city.”

Murdock has been working as a wardrobe stylist in the commercial and editorial realm in Cincinnati for more than 10 years. She says women would often ask her how they could style themselves at home, which led her to realize that there was a huge gap of women who were not being served. She began by focusing on everyday women, to ensure that they looked and felt their best. 

“It can be extremely difficult for women to get dressed and love what they’re wearing – With demanding corporate careers, growing businesses, active children and husbands, it’s easy to lose focus of themselves,” Murdock explains. “So, The Style Resolution was born to remedy that – by alleviating the stress of shopping, the frustration with maintaining a signature look, and the worries of not being prepared for any event due to wardrobe.”

 “After becoming a member of The Style Resolution, you’ll receive clothing that reflects you, you’ll understand styling techniques that enhance you,” Murdock explains. “Most of all, you’ll have a stylist who knows you.”

The Style Resolution provides a luxury experiences for all of their clients, according to Murdock, adding that she aims to make women feel amazing, while also wanting the process to reflect that as well. “We go the extra mile by bringing styling solutions to our clients with full closet editing and organization sessions, in-home shopping appointments, and personalized look books that are catered toward their specific taste,” says Murdock.

The goal for the Style Resolution is to provide luxury and elevated styling services that are ongoing, stress-free and convenient for the everyday woman, Murdock says. She says she hopes to build a larger team of stylists in 2020 to expand to larger corporate projects, which will enhance the lives of women and men in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The Style Resolution will be presenting an in-person styling and workshop series called The Style Studio, where they will teach and work with women to develop and maintain their Signature Style in an intimate group setting. 

Murdock also recently launched an online, luxury vintage shop called The Closet of Style. “The shop creates monthly collections that are hand-picked, class and authentic vintage pieces that will remain relevant in your closet,” she says. 

In 2020, The Style Resolution will be launching a Signature Styling Membership, that takes the burden of styling, shopping and wardrobe maintenance off of the hands of women and men for a full calendar year.

“We are prepared to reach women at any level to ensure they are prepared with the tools to look and feel excellent each day,” Murdock explains.

To learn more, visit https://www.thestyleresolution.com/ or follow along on Instagram or Facebook.

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We all agree that there is no other attire like Saree. It is one of the most traditional yet sensational looking Indian ethnic wears that will never go out of fashion. Indian women have an undeniable love affair with this incredibly stylish Indian wear. Whether it’s a festive celebration, a wedding, a traditional ritual, or a regular day at work, this garment will never fail you. It is the epitome of elegance and unparallel regal charm. 

For centuries, this garment has been staple wear for women from different parts of the country. However, over the last few decades, it has evolved as a fashion wear. Saree has undergone a major transformation and have adopted various contemporary patterns to suit the needs of the modern Indian women. If you are looking for some interesting styles and gorgeous sarees, you can shop sarees online at https://www.lashkaraa.com/collections/sarees 

Trends keep coming and going, but this outfit never goes out of fashion. It continues to be the queen of all Indian attires. Meanwhile, the fashion designers are experimenting and exploring the saree trend like never before. They are bringing back some classic styles and creating some fresh saree looks for their star-studded fashion shows. They are setting new trends and creating a fashion stirrup. If you are a fashion-conscious person and you like to keep your fashion game forward, here are some ramp-shows inspired trends to wear sarees this season.

  1. Unique Blouse designs: There is a major shift in the fashion world. Not only the draping unit but also the blouse gets equal attention. It is all about how it looks as an ensemble. Therefore, paying extra attention to the blouse is important. These days designers and regular girls are playing with different patterns of blouses. This does not mean simply teaming the saree with a contrasting blouse. In fact, it is all about statement blouse with unique designs and textures. You can experiment with the blouse sleeves and create a fashionable attire with ruffled sleeves, off-the-shoulder sleeves, strappy studded sleeves or more. You can even experiment with the necklines and opt for a backless blouse, knotted blouse, brooch blouse, sheer back or more. There are numerous options to explore. So, start researching and look for the idea that will make you outshine the crowd. 
  1. Use Different shade of same colors: The latest trend is all about colors. While pairing up contrasting colors may not be a raging trend anymore, women are looking using different shades of the same colors in a palette. Pairing up soft and dark shade of your favorite color creates a gorgeous impact and gives the ensemble a modish appeal. It’s a suave way of styling your saree and look graceful. 
  1. Bring back the Traditional Sarees: Well, if you thought traditional Indian sarees are out of fashion, you are wrong. This is the best time to bring out your treasured sarees and adorn them in the most stylish way. Whether it’s Kanjeevaram, Banarasi, Patola, Paithani, kalamkari, Tanchoi, or any other typical traditional Indian saree, it is best to bring them out from your wardrobe and flaunt it. The trends hint at the revival of traditional designs and patterns this summer. The designers are making dedicated efforts to resuscitate these fashion trends that are an embedded part of India’s culture. Styling them well with ethnic Indian jewelry is the key to wear these sarees with old-world charm in a fashionable way. 
  1. Sheer sarees: Sheer sarees have been here for a while and it seems this trend is still hot on the ramps. There is nothing more glamorous than a sheer saree paired with an intricately designed blouse. Sheer sarees with shimmer and sheer sarees with vintage embroidery are making the rounds and creating some serious fashion splendour. You can choose from some new-age colors like mint green, gold, icy blue, powder pink, tangerine, metallics, grey, ombre shades, lemon yellow, dusty pink and more to create this look. There is a whole new range of colors to explore when it comes to sheer sarees. 
  1. Keep up with the pastels: While there is a whole new range of trending new colors, pastels remain the favorite. Women and fashion designers are not yet over pastels and still exploring its potential. The pale versions of eccentric colors are a must for the summer season. Sarees in pastel shades like lemon yellow, dull pink, sage green, sky blue, and peach are perfect for summer wear. Whether it’s a big formal event or a regular day at work, these colors are perfect to keep your look chic and trendy.
  2. Bold Prints: Apart from these colors, what is hot is prominent bold prints. Edgy and contemporary style prints with floral motifs, nature-inspired patterns, foliate designs, bird prints and more are trending, and women are loving it. These bold prints are all you need this season to look your sensational best. Make sure you opt for a light fabric when it comes to bold and opulent prints on a saree. Keep it minimal with makeup and jewelry and maintain a sophisticated look for these sarees. 
  1. Fabric play: While cotton still remains among the summer favorite, sarees in linen and khadi fabric are a raging trend. It’s a hit among working ladies who like to keep it stylish even in their ethnic wear. Also, these fabrics are easy-to-carry during summers and are perfect to wear it all day long. These two fabrics are considered summer-friendly and keep the body cool. 

So, are you ready to take your saree look several notches up with these ramp-inspired trends? 

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A local 12 year old entrepreneur and aspiring fashion designer recently launched an eccentric fannypack line. Read for more!

At only 12 years old, Erikka Franklin already has fashion designer and entrepreneur on her resume.

Franklin recently designed and launched Fannysofab, a fannypack line she says is based on uniqueness, creativity, individuality and fun.

“I was very crafty when I was younger,” Franklin recalls. “One day my cousin gifted me a small sewing kit, which consisted of small fabric patches and a needle and thread. As I started to experiment with the kit, I learned that I had a love for crafts and fashion. I used the fabric patches to make doll clothes.” 

Her passion for fashion runs deeper than a sewing kit, though. “I learned lots of tips for sewing from my grandma, YouTube videos and my mother,” Franklin explains. “As I got older, I started to create fashion pieces for real people. My favorite clothing piece to design are skirts and shorts.” 

She says she also loves to upcycle clothing. 

Fannysofab is currently a ready-to-wear and custom-made fannypack line. “I make them according to your liking,” says Franklin, adding that she has several pre-made designs as well. “I use pins and patches and lots of rhinestones to make it unique.”

Franklin currently has an online storefront where she receives orders for her custom and pre-made designs. She says the feedback she receives from customers is what fuels her. 

“I love to design because it shows a creative side of me,” Franklin explains. “It is a way to express myself and make me feel good.” She adds that the part that she loves most about designing is that her pieces can boost someone‘s confidence or or make them smile.

As for Franklin’s future, she says she will continue to pursue fashion design, but she also wants to be a lawyer and a gymnast.

To learn more, follow along on Instagram or visit her online shop.

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A regional resource for Cincinnati's fashion designers is joining forces to create new jackets for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Conductor John Morris Russel gets measured. (Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Symphony)

Sew Valley and Cincinnati Pops are teaming up to create a new look for the group’s talented musicians. Cincinnati Pops is a group at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra that strives to be a dynamic orchestra in the heart of the city with an ambitious and diverse group of musicians.

Then there’s Sew Valley, an organization that offers regional resources when it comes to helping designers and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry build a brand for a sewn product or fashion line.

Together the two groups will work to design and manufacture new Pops jackets in their signature Pops Red color.

Although it may seem like a long way off, the jackets will be revealed, new look and all, at the Pops Holiday Concerts on December 13, 14, and 15. 

The jackets are still in the pre-production stages but you can follow along with their progress and see the jackets as they come to life on Instagram and Facebook.