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On a mission to make the community a better place, one local fashionista is letting her sparkle shine. Learn about the organizations she’s raising funds for through trendy trunk shows in area boutiques.

Sparkle For Good aim to make the community a better place by supporting local nonprofits.

Inspired by making the community brighter, Michele Carey created Sparkle for Good, a boutique that pops up around Cincinnati.

With a professional career that spanned more than 20 years, she used her spare time to work with nonprofits. Since launching Sparkle for Good, Carey is able to create a natural extension of her passion for finding ways to raise money for organizations that make the community both better and strong.

“When you shop at Sparkle for Good, you will find beautiful, quality jewelry and gift items at affordable prices,” says Carey. “The best part is that your purchase benefits nonprofits in our community.”

At just a little over 1-year-old, Sparkle for Good has raised approximately $5,000 to benefit its community.

Carey says that at Sparkle for Good, she primarily sells jewelry that will make you sparkle; however, she is also building a business model that includes other women – mostly makers – whose artful work will help her create a unique gift shop that gives back.

Products at Sparkle for Good range from $10 to $200, giving you an opportunity to purchase and give back at a price that works for you.

If you want to see Sparkle for Good’s inventory in person, you can check them out at their pop-up shops at The Brick in OTR throughout the month of May as well as during the 2017 holiday shopping season in addition to other events throughout the year – including Cincy Chic events.

Sparkle for Good will also be hosting upcoming events in February. The first, which will be held during Sparkle for Good’s “Be Your Valentine” weekend at The Brick from February 10-12. Proceeds from sales on Friday and Saturday will benefit Girls on the Run while proceeds from Sunday’s sales will benefit Walnut Hills Latin Class’s student trip to Rome.

The event on February 11 will feature Miss Ohio, Alice Magoto, for “Sip Cocoa with Miss Ohio” from 10 a.m. to noon.

“We encourage people to bring their daughters for this event where Miss Ohio will share her own story of self-acceptance and building her self-confidence as a teenage girl in today’s social media-driven world,” says Carey. “Guests will have the opportunity to try on jewelry, take photos with Miss Ohio, and enjoy a delicious hot chocolate bar.’

The mimosas will make an appearance at noon as will dietician and accountability coach Lindsey House, who will speak to guests about how to live a life of “progress not perfection.”

“She will offer easy and natural steps to help you achieve your health goals,” adds Carey. “Together, these fabulous women will lift our hearts and open our minds to the fact that we are the true jewels of Valentine’s Day!”

Then, on Sunday, February 12, shoppers will get the help they need finding the perfect gift for their sweetie. Sparkle for Good will open open at The Brick from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Holtman Donuts and coffee to enjoy while you shop.

If you want to keep an eye out on the good Sparkle for Good is doing for the community, Carey says you’ll want to look for the “Women Who Sparkle” media campaign. “We will feature women and the causes they care about in our community,” says Carey.

She adds that Sparkle for Good is still seeking nonprofits to support in 2017. “Whether it is a school group looking to raise money for their PTA, someone raising money to run for a cause, or a really great organization making a difference for people in our community, Sparkle for Good is a fun way to build awareness, gain new supporters, and raise money,” says Carey.

If you’d like to nominate a “Woman Who Sparkles” or you know a worthy organization looking for a social event to build awareness and raise money for their cause, contact Carey at

To learn more about Sparkle for Good or to see where they’ll be popping up this year, visit their Facebook page. Want to shop online? Click here.

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He’s been designing luxury menswear for years, and just launched a new custom line for women. Read on for details and where you can check it out in person.

Jonathan Mezibov will host a pop-up shop open house event on Friday, Feb. 12 from 6-9 p.m. in Over-the-Rhine.
Jonathan Mezibov will host a pop-up shop open house event on Friday, Feb. 12 from 6-9 p.m. in Over-the-Rhine.

When it comes to custom clothes, men always get the love. But Jonathan Mezibov is changing all that.

For years, Mezibov has specialized in custom tailored shirts for men, but he just announced a new line of made-to-order women’s designs.

That’s not the only thing he’s announcing. He has a new pop-up shop in OTR, and he’s hosting a Valentine’s Day themed open house event Friday, February 12. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m.

The event is free to attend, and guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments, a mini photo session with professional photographer, as well as a meet-and-greet with the designer. Attendees will also have a chance to give back to the community, as a portion of sales at the event with benefit UpSpring.

Mezibov, who specializes in fine tailored shirts for men, explains the excitement toward the spring season: “I love the bright, hopeful, and easy feeling that accompanies this time of year,” he says. “I am a big fan of color and the fresh palettes that come to the forefront in spring.”

Until now, Mezibov’s pieces have only been available for men, and sold only online. At the pop-up shop, not only will guests be able to purchase and be fitted in-person, but they will also get a sneak peek at his new designs for women. “We are really excited to now be offering made-to-measure shirts for women. They feature the same fine ingredients, craftsmanship and attention to detail as our men’s shirts, but [will be] totally customized to the individual’s specifications,” he says. “There is a certain freedom in making women’s shirts, in terms of colors, fabrics and styles…I am really enjoying the process and the ability to now offer shirts to anyone who enjoys our aesthetic.”

In addition to the stylish nature of the event, a portion of all sales will go to benefit UpSpring, formerly known as Faces without Places. UpSpring is the region’s only non-profit exclusively serving the educational needs of homeless children and youth. Mezibov is passionate about the organization, and says, “Childhood poverty is an unfortunate reality and Cincinnati is near the top of the list for highest child poverty rates among major U.S. cities. Poverty is a hindrance to many aspects of our society, but education certainly should not be one of them…[UpSpring’s] mission could not be more timely or important.”

Jonathan Mezibov’s pop-up shop event will take place at 1421 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, February 12. To RSVP for the event, visit To learn more about the designer, visit