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    As we prepare to host our 8th Annual Seasonably Chic Showcase, here’s a little sneak peek into some of the businesses you’ll find there this year. From boutiques and online shop owners to fashion designers and home decor experts, read on for a sneak peek of the chicest holiday shopping expo in town!

     
     
    Cincy Chic's Seasonably Chic Showcase is this weekend, November 5, at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati!
    Cincy Chic’s Seasonably Chic Showcase is this weekend, November 5, at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati!
    Enjoy a mimosa as you shop with more than 40 of Cincinnati’s best businesses for you and everyone on your list, have the kids decorate gifts, see a fashion show, get a free chair massage, and leave with a complimentary tote bag filled with swag and everything wrapped and ready for the holidays with free gift wrapping. It’s Cincy Chic’s 8th annual 2016 Seasonably Chic Showcase this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati, and you’re invited! It all benefits a great cause, too, as you get in free with a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank!
     
    Click here to RSVP and check out a preview below of some of the special vendors we’ll have at this event to help you shop for everyone — from your mother-in-law to your baby nephew — on your holiday gift list!
     
    Infinity Indoor Flowers
    Nicole Loisy is the local lady behind Infinity Indoor Flowers, a business that creates preserved foliage and flower arrangements for indoor use. “Each creation can be customized to the customer’s needs for interior design, themed events, gifts, and more,” explains Loisy.
     
    Loisy is the owner and designer of the business, and says that Infinity Indoor Flowers is a unique product in that they are real flowers but will last for years with no maintenance.
     
    Loisy says that she received her training in Paris, where she learned to work with and preserve flowers.
     
    You’ll find Infinity Indoor Flowers at this Saturday’s Seasonably Chic Showcase. Loisy says that she’ll be bringing many different types of arrangements to showcase her preserved flowers. There will be both large and small pieces available for purchase as well. 
     
    Loisy says she’s excited to check out Cincy Chic’s event and teach them about her business. “I’m excited to meet people and educate them about our products,” she says. “I’m looking forward to bringing fall-inspired creations as well.”
     
    Check out Infinity Indoor Flowers on Facebook and Instagram
     
    LeiMarie Limited
    Shopaholics will find LeiMarie Limited can help them check off a lot of names on their Christmas shopping list. “LeiMarie Limited is an online and traveling boutique specializing in providing easy access to the latest trends in clothing and accessories ranging from sizes small to 3XL,” says LeiMarie’s Founder Chrissy Gedeon. 
     
    Gedeon is the first to admit – shopping can be difficult. It’s an experience that highly depends on what’s going on around you, including your mood, your schedule, and your demands. “We bring you a fun and exciting online experience, from complete outfits to that single accessory,” she says. 
     
    Gedeon knows what it takes to bring your outfits to the next level, and wants to give her customers something that is Pinterest worthy. She sells mom-appropriate fashion that you’ll see on everyday women – not runway or magazine attire. “We know you go from work to sports to PTO meetings to happy hour and everywhere in between,” she says. “And we know you want to look your best through it all.”
     
    Gedeon says the name LeiMarie was inspired by her only daughter, Anisten Lei, with whom she shares a middle name. “She is my motivation, my reason for striving as a female entrepreneur,” she says. “This shopping service is my retail dream, and with the best team on board, including my amazing husband, best friend, and family, we’re providing joy through style all over the U.S.”
     
    When it comes to the Seasonably Chic Showcase, Gedeon says she will be bringing each of LeiMarie’s style pieces to illustrate and provide what you need to take your outfits to the next level. These pieces include tunics, cardigans, scarves, vests, outerwear, trendy tanks, and accessories. 
     
    Gedeon says that she’s the most excited about introducing LeiMarie’s passion for style to new customers at the Seasonably Chic Showcase. “We can’t wait to be part of this annual fun,” she adds.
     
    You can find LeiMarie Limited on Facebook and Instagram. You can also shop her items by clicking here
     
    Designs by Glenda
    When it comes to affordable, one-of-a-kind jewelry, Glenda Hain from Designs by Glenda has you covered. 
     
    Designs by Glenda sells earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, all of which will be at the Seasonably Chic Showcase, according to Hain. “I’ll be bringing fun, chunky, great looking jewelry that only I carry,” she says.  
     
    Hain says that she’s the most excited about not only meeting Cincy Chic fans and event attendees, but also sharing her love of jewelry with fun, colorful pieces that are unique to Cincinnati. 
     
    Collar Up Shirts
    Check off the men on your shopping list with a stop at Collar Up Shirts this weekend. Although the shirts can also be worn by women, Collar Up Shirts is targeted toward men. At Collar Up, comfort is the ultimate goal.
     
    “Comfort and fit are taken to the next level – with Collar Up undershirts. Bunching, twisting, wrinkles, bulkiness and discomfort – out,” says Bob Dilts, one of the founders and owners of Collar Up Shirts. 
     
    Stop by their booth to see all three versions of the “modern day dickey,” the sleeveless, short sleeve, and long sleeve shirts in the brand’s line. Co-Founder Julie Larger says that they’ll be bringing along a variety of sizes and will be able to show event attendees how perfect the shirts are for layering under sweaters and pullovers.
     
    Larger says the team at Collar Up Shirts is really looking forward to getting in front of a group of women who are searching for unique items, not only for themselves, but for the men in their lives. “This is really the first opportunity we’ve had to actually engage with the public, and we are really looking forward to it,” she adds.
     
    Learn more about Collar Up Shirts at www.collarupshirts.com. You can also follow along on Instagram and Facebook
     
    FENNOfashion
    Founded almost 10 years ago, FENNOfashion is the brainchild of Founder Megan Fenno. This accessory line is completely designed and handmade by Fenno herself.
     
    Fenno was inspired to launch her own business from a desire to connect people through accessories. She says she enjoys creating accessories and helping clients design their custom orders. 
     
    “The last custom project was taking two family heirloom pearl sets and turning them into four statement necklaces – turning them into pieces that can be worn on more than just special occasions,” she says. 
     
    Fenno, who has been designing and creating accessories since was in high school, attended the Savannah College of Art & Design with a degree in fashion and accessory design. From there, she was able to combine her dream of running a business with her love for accessories through FENNOfashion.
     
    Fenno says that she will be bringing a mix of handmade vintage-inspired jewelry, statement necklaces, a variety of earrings, and, new this year, trinket necklaces, which are small necklaces made with reclaimed vintage pieces that are perfect for layering. “There’s really something for everyone, and at great price points,” she adds.
     
    Fenno has participating in the Seasonably Chic Showcase for the last six years, and this year will mark her seventh year attending. Since she’s been around a while, she says that she’s looking forward to visiting with returning customers but also making friends with new ones!
     
    Check out FENNOfashion at www.meganfenno.com or on Instagram
     
    In addition to these businesses, there will also be several others participating in this year’s Seasonably Chic Showcase. They include:
     
     
    This weekend’s Seasonably Chic Showcase is free when you bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank. To learn more or RSVP, visit http://2016scs.eventbrite.com. 

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    A local lady is bringing a new semi-permanent eyebrow technique to Cincinnati at her new studio set to open in July! Keep reading for all the eyebrow-raising details!

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    Brow Envy offers the Microblading technique to give clients a natural looking brow.

    Amber Harrison, owner of Brow Envy, is a licensed semi-permanent makeup artist and eyebrow expert that has a love affair with makeup. As a child, Harrison hosted sleepovers and being the resourceful entrepreneurial that she is, would encourage friends to bring their makeup. With her new found pallet Harrison would would work makeover magic. For her, it was all about highlighting the unique beauty in each person.

    What part of our face is more unique and enigmatic than eyebrows? Who among us has not lusted over a customized full brow that beautifully showcases our eyes? Harrison had the same question and started researching permanent makeup options.

    “It dawned on me that brow design is my passion. It’s such a critical part of a person’s face, yet so many people struggle with having sparse eyebrows, drawing them daily, trying to get the right shape,” Harrison says.

    Harrison was already threading, filling and designing her friends, family and co-workers eyebrows but she was looking for the best of both worlds: a natural looking brow with more staying power than makeup. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention so Harrison decided to take her research deeper and discovered a more natural looking approach – the Microblading technique.

    Amber
    Amber Harrison, Owner of Brow Envy

    Brow Envy solely specializes eyebrow Microblading, a semi-permanent makeup technique, which like traditional permanent makeup is a tattoo but there are some big differences!

    The most common type of traditional eyebrow tattoos involves the use of a tattoo gun and a block style brow, which leaves the client with a dark outlined eyebrow and no depth. Harrison says “Microblading by Brow Envy leaves the client with crisp, thin lines that look identical to real hair. After consultation, a selection of pigment is carefully chosen to give depth and shape so that the natural brows and microbladed strokes blend seamlessly.”

    Microblading on average fades over the course of 18 months with normal skin exfoliation. It creates fine hair strokes that don’t blur over time or fade into unusual colors like you would experience with a traditional permanent makeup machine. According to Harrison this makes for very realistic results.

    Harrison explains that “Microblading is a tattoo and it requires a lot of practice and education” which is why her studio specializes in eyebrows. For Harrison “brow design is just as important as the service itself. I look at bone structure and the client’s facial features and design a brow that best suits them. This is something that can only be truly perfected with complete focus on this technique.”

    Brown Envy, located at 3825 Edwards Road will have its grand opening this July. Microblading starts at $450 but readers who book their appointment for July and August will receive 20% off!

    More details about the grand opening and specials will be released on Brow Envy’s website and social media pages later in June. Readers can also see before and after pictures and other news on their Instagram page or Facebook.

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