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A locally-based, high-profile jewelry designer is hosting an upcoming event at her Oxford studio. Read on for all the dazzling details.

Karen Lindner will showcase her design work at her upcoming Sip, Shop & Socialize event in Oxford.

Known for custom, curated collections of antique-based jewelry, sourcing rare antiques,and working with clients on custom heirloom redesign, Karen Lindner Designs is celebrating its new by-appointment showroom in Oxford with a Sip, Shop & Socialize event.

“The three-day event will feature jewelry, art, and flowers from four local businesses,” says Karen Lindner, Founder and Owner of Karen Lindner Designs. “Along with me, the host, there will be photography by Audra Shields Photography, paintings and sculptures by Carrie Pate, and flowers from Two Little Buds – all of whom will have things available to view and purchase.”

The event is being held at Lindner’s new space at 104 South Beech Street in Oxford, beginning with an evening open house for the community and the Oxford Chamber of Commerce members on Thursday, November 15, from 5-7pm before continuing on November 16 and November 17 from 12-5pm.

Lindner says that through the event, which was inspired by her clients, art friends, and the community, she hopes to help introduce her new space.

“It was my hope to host something that helped introduce my new little space to those who are interested in custom, curated jewelry and antiques, and to let my clients know that I have a location where they can come in and meet with me – especially for custom heirloom redesign and special pieces they are interested in having me design for them,” says Lindner.

Lindner has plenty of experience in designer jewelry. She’s designed for more than 10 years and, in addition to working with retail partners, her work has been showcased on the runway, worn on television show hosts and award shows, music videos, celebrity weddings, and many magazine. “I have worked directly with internationally known designers as well as with top stylists to create celebrity pieces,” she adds.

Some of the clients she’s worked with are high profile, whether it’s with them directly or their stylists. Some of her partnerships began in her second year of business with her association with Miranda Lambert. Lindner’s first job for her was to do her entire wedding party and their own wedding jewelry.

“Later, I worked on music videos, awards shows, and pieces for her private collection,” she says. Other work includes a private collection for Joanna Gaines, a private collection for Long Island Medium Teresa Caputo, and runway shows and retail locations for Anne Barge and Vera Wang.

“My work has also been in national magazines on celebrities that were in feature spreads, and who had my work on via their stylists and copy editors,” says Lindner. “Locally, I have been on the cover and in photo spreads multiple times in Cincinnati Magazine’s Weddings issue.”

To get a peek of Lindner’s talent and jewelry collection, check out her Sip, Shop & Socialize beginning November 15. The event is free to attend and there are no tickets necessary.

To learn more about Karen Lindner Designs, visit https://www.karenlindnerdesigns.com/, and learn more about the upcoming Sip, Shop & Socialize here.

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Styling with Amy and Amy is back for the second video in a four-part series featuring capsule wardrobes and how they can make your life easier (and more stylish!)

Amy Scalia with Cincy Chic chats with Amy Elberfeld, founder of Styling with Amy and a personal stylist with NYGARD Direct. To learn more about Styling with Amy, contact Elberfeld at 513-260-2696, amy@stylingwithamy.com or you can visit her website at www.stylingwithamy.com.

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Business is booming in Over-the-Rhine and a nationally-known eyeglass chain just opened its doors in the heart of the neighborhood. Read on for the eye-catching details.

Warby Parker recently opened its first Cincinnati store in Over-the-Rhine.

Warby Parker recently opened its first-ever store in the Queen City. Located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, this store is the third in the state.

“We’re excited to join the community in Over-the-Rhine,” says Co-Founder and Co-CEO Neil Blumenthal. “There are so many neighbors we’re eager to meet and there’s tons to take in. We’re especially happy to be just blocks away from Washington Park.”

Since its launch in 2010, Warby Parker now has more than 75 stores across the U.S. and Canada with more than 1,500 employees.

“Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: To offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses,” says Blumenthal. “It all began when four friends wondered why buying glasses was so expensive and oftentime tedious. They set out to make the whole thing easy, affordable, and way more fun.”

Warby Parker allows customers to go around the traditional chain of purchase glasses. Instead, they design glasses in-house and work with customers directly to ensure that they receive high-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear that starts at $95.

“We can’t wait to have you over to our new Cincinnati home and keep the good times going,” he adds. “We believe that buying glasses should leave you happy and good-looking, with money in your pocket.”

The store is decorated with classic designs, much like you’d see in a library. It’s also similar to other stores in offering an atmosphere that is inviting and welcoming for customers.

Of course in a fashion-driven world, you want to look fashionable in every aspect of the word. And that’s where Warby Parker comes in. Their glasses are easy to fit, affordable, and fun.

The main identifier of the store is a larger-than-life-sized blue-footed booby (yes, you read that right), the company’s beloved mascot. It’s located in a sidewalk alcove just outside the store. Warby Parker says that the booby is there because the company identifies with its curious expression, charming tuxedo-esque plumage, and sense of playfulness.

To celebrate the opening of the store in Cincinnati, Warby Parker designed a pair of sunglasses that’s special to the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

OTR Warby Parker opened Oct. 27, located at 1419 Vine St.

“We took our roundlenses Flynn in Smoky Quartz Crystal and made it over with Flash Mirrored Pacific Blue lenses,” says Blumenthal. “This Cincinnati-exclusive frame won’t be around forever, so check it out soon.”

Also available in the store are glasses for kids. “We’ve taken some of our favorite grown-up frames in a rainbow of hues and miniaturized them for tinier faces,” he adds.

The glasses are available in two sizes: Jr. (for ages 8 and up) and Jr. Jr. (good for kids ages 4-7).

Customers who aren’t quite sure of the frames they’d like to order can check out the custom-built app in what the store calls Point of Everything. There, you can get an overview of the glasses you tried on and even see any of the measurements taken in the store.

Prescription glasses from Warby Parker are shipped within days, and non-prescription pairs are immediately available to take home, and thanks to free lifetime adjustments, customers can stop in any Warby Parker for a “tune up.”

And because Warby Parker knows that dealing with insurance can be confusing, the team is there to make your experience goes as smoothly as possible. They accept certain UnitedHealthcare and Spectera vision plans that can often lead you to get a new pair of glasses for the cost of your copay. Additionally, there are other ways to save at Warby Parker including out-of-network reimbursement, FSA, or HSA.

Warby Parker also has a Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program, and have distributed more than 4 million pairs of glasses so far. Through the program, every time a customer purchases a pair of glasses or sunglasses, Warby Parker donates a pair to someone in need. To learn more about the Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program, click here.

Warby Parker is located at 1419 Vine Street in Cincinnati. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm.

To learn more about the Cincinnati location, click here. You can also follow Warby Parker on Facebook and Instagram.

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Emerging fashion designers are showcasing their creations at an annual event that raises funds for The Dragonfly Foundation. Read on for the fashionable details.

Fashion for the Cure is coming up February 15, 2019 at Sycamore High School. The event is a fashion show that benefits The Dragonfly Foundation, a local nonprofit that helps young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families find strength, courage, and joy.

“The show features student-made designs, a basket raffle, silent auction, and the Dragonfly kids,” explains show coordinator Zaynab Syed.

According to Syed, the show was inspired by the desire to honor a high school counselor who died from ovarian cancer. “Over the years, students would pick a different organization each year to support and eventually decided to stay permanently with The Dragonfly Foundation,” she adds.

The show has a student-run committee that is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors, along with teacher advisors. The committee also works closely with representatives from The Dragonfly Foundation.

According to Syed, what makes this annual event unique is the students’ passion for creating a fundraising event using their own creative skills.

“We have fashion students who create their own outfits, along with Dragonfly kids wearing shirts with their own drawn designs,” says Syed.

This year’s show will include several auction items, including a New York weekend getaway.

This upcoming event will take place in Sycamore High School’s auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts promptly at 7:30 pm. Tickets to the show are $15 the week leading up to the event and $20 at the door. Preferred blue tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $50 at dragonfly.org.

Visit dragonfly.org to learn more about the event or follow along on Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/fftc2019/>.

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We're letting you in on a little styling secret in this week's edition of Styling with Amy and Amy! Keep watching to learn more!



Amy Scalia with Cincy Chic chats with Amy Elberfeld, founder of Styling with Amy and a personal stylist with NYGARD Direct. To learn more about Styling with Amy, contact Elberfeld at 513-260-2696, amy@stylingwithamy.com or you can visit her website at www.stylingwithamy.com.

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A new Liberty Twp.-based contemporary women’s clothing and accessories boutique carries top designers from around the world. Read on for more.

Sorella Boutique is a new boutique in Liberty Township that sells unique items from the world’s top designers.

An idea 10 years in the making has finally come to realization for Heather Trautman, owner of Cincinnati’s newest high-end women’s fashion boutique, Sorella Boutique.

“Sorella has been a concept Heather has been working on for almost 10 years, but now that her children are finally grown and out of the house she has found time to fulfill her dream,” says Duru Armagan, who is assisting Trautman in buying for the store.

Sorella Boutique is a contemporary women’s clothing and accessories boutique that carries designers from Los Angeles to New York to Copenhagen to Tokyo and Sydney.

“We specialize in small designers,” says Armagan. “Our designer list includes a mix of edge and more feminine styles. We choose each piece with careful thought and authenticity.”

In addition to small designers, Sorella Boutique also offers unique designers including DVF, Ganni, For Love and Lemons, Mother Denim, Lanston, JennBird, Boy Smells Candle, Elizabeth and James, and many. According to Armagan, you cannot find any of the designers carried in the store within 15 miles.

Armagan says Sorella Boutique has multiple events planned now through the holidays, including the store’s grand opening party on October 20, where there will be food, drinks, and a DJ.

You can shop at Sorella Boutique at 7130 Haskell Street in Liberty Township, outside the Liberty Center Mall.

To learn more about Sorella Boutique, visit www.sorellaboutique.shop. For the latest updates on the shop, see new arrivals, and find event details, follow along on Instagram.

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We're going WILD for animal print in this week's edition of Styling with Amy and Amy! Keep watching for the roaring styling tips!

 

Amy Scalia with Cincy Chic chats with Amy Elberfeld, founder of Styling with Amy and a personal stylist with NYGARD Direct. To learn more about Styling with Amy, contact Elberfeld at 513-260-2696, amy@stylingwithamy.com or you can visit her website at www.stylingwithamy.com.

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A local UC DAAP grad has a passion for fashion and recently launched a popular platform to share her designs with the world.

    

Yanni Xiang is a fashion blogger and illustrator who draws her inspiration from the biggest cities in the world — Milan, Paris, and New York City — but manages her popular platform from right here in Cincinnati.

Xiang’s Instagram account shares her vision through multiple mediums with her followers. Her illustrations incorporate mixed medias, markers, watercolors, oil paints or digital devices to create textures and new styles.

These illustrations inspire her fashion designs as she works on her newest collections. “Working creatively is my biggest motivation,” Xiang says. “I love designing sophisticated with a little bit edgy looks, when people wear my designs.”

Yanni Xiang is a fashion designer and UC DAAP graduate.

Xiang recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2017 where she studied fashion design in the DAAP program. She also decided to take the opportunity to study abroad at Central Saint Martins in London. In College, she spent time interning for Vera Wang in New York. “It has really been great opportunity for me to learn, the past experiences also surely inspired and encouraged me to work in the creative field,” Xiang says. 

Xiang says she tries to keep her Instagram updated with new inspirations and illustration at least two times per week. The feed ranges from pictures of animals to outfit sketches and fashion trends to taking pictures of surroundings, she explains.

“Working creatively is my biggest motivation, it gives me the eye to see great possibilities coming from even the easy little things in life,” Xiang shares.

To learn more, visit https://www.instagram.com/yanni.x_design.