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IN THE DARK: Wearable Technology with Light
January 30, 2014 / 7:00pm

FREE for MOCA Members & university students w/ valid ID
$8 Non-members

In partnership with the Cleveland Institute of Art



Here is an excerpt from an article the Cleveland Plain Dealer published about the event online:

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fashion meets technology at an avant-garde fashion exhibit and competition called “In the Dark,” which debuts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at theMuseum of Contemporary Art (11400 Euclid Ave.) in Cleveland and travels to three other venues around town during the next few months.

Students from Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering are working to create three innovative designs that merge art and technology with light.

The competitors have been working on their innovative, wearable designs since October. Guests will be able to choose their favorites at each venue (scroll down for details). Those results will play a role in the final judging in April.

“My design draws from centuries of European styles and fabric techniques,” CIA sculpture sophomore Graham Baldwin says of his piece, titled “Compendium.”

        Baldwin is incorporating 3-D printing, which he says can be difficult when dealing with multiple pieces that must             be correctly aligned. “The elbows were printed 13 times until the shape and design worked most effectively,” he             says.

CIA students Katie David, Jarrod Davis and Leah Yochman and CWRU student Zach Lerner teamed up to create what they call “H20 Glow.” The group says that the garment uses clear tubes with blacklight LEDs to expose the luminescent properties of tonic water.

The third entry, titled “Pulse,” is by CIA students Ben Horvat, Eric Payne and Marcy Kniss and CWRU student Ray Krajci. The group says the piece is a flowing garment that combines chic elegance with motion sensor light technology.

Tickets for Thursday’s event at MOCA, the first showing of the competition, are free for museum members and students (with valid ID), and $8 for nonmembers. Go tomocacleveland.org to purchase. As part of the design process, students will continue to revise their garments after each of the first three exhibits. The final judging will take place in April at the fourth venue.

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Cleveland is amongst the three cities in Ohio that now boast to have a Tiffany & Co. The ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebrates the luxury stores opening soon in Columbus, and Cincinnati. Grand opening in Cleveland was on Wednesday morning. Tiffany & Co. has weathered many recessions even with their hefty price tag since they opened in 1837 in New York City. Sadly Tiffany & Co. took over the retail location of Berger and Silver a Cleveland company for 98 years that went out of business December 31st.

Tiffany & Co. is well-known for their fine furnishings, jewelry, fragrances, crystal and much more. Many fashionistas may also remember their cameo in the movie Sweet Home Alabama about a fashion designer and her ventures back to her home town after an engagement with a beautiful Tiffany & Co. ring.

Tiffany & Co. in the movie Sweet Home Alabama

Cleveland’s own Tiffany & Co. in Eton on Chagrin Blvd:

Image from Fox8 News - RIbbon Cutting

Image from Fox8 News – RIbbon Cutting

Welcome to Ohio, Tiffany & Co.!

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Pretty Living PR features Pretty in Paradise

Pretty Living PR features Pretty in Paradise on July 25th

The Pretty Living PR crew in Pittsburgh (that also work with many Ohio companies and help plan events) are sizzling after their launch party.  They have been in a fast forward movement and are sizzling with their upcoming summer soirée Pretty in Paradise.

Those that know Allyn and Charissa expect no less than a fun filled classy event that is not only star studded with local celebrities from Pittsburgh but also Ohio!


Tidal Cool Creations – Model: Arrey Blahnik Lee

Tidal Cool Creations by designer Andrea Howell of Cleveland Ohio will be featuring resort apparel on the runway and Paradise on the Rocks will be the featured drink – can’t go wrong here!

Join the Pretty Living PR team under the palm trees at the Cabana Bar in Wexford and enjoy the many looks from Tidal Cool Creations and a fun filled night of networking and partying.

Visiting Pretty Living PR online, here and also for tickets.

Visit Tidal Cool Creations the featured runway designer, here.


Tidal Cool Creations – Model :Arrey Blahnik Lee

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From bottom of the state to the top it is a very busy weekend! While we only have a partial list here are some of our favorite events going on to mention that we would love for everyone to support. You can always email us if there is anything else and even post it to the Facebook page for others to see.


Bras with Flair on the Square – Visit Cincy Chic for more details!

Posh Pup Fashion Show – Link for details, here. I am excited to say I’ll be at this show and will have many photographs to bring you and a full review!


Shimmy AND Shake for Autism – make sure you stop by and say hello to The Artful Cricket! For more details visit their event page on Facebook.


Taxi – Mgmt Grand Gala. More details here including details about the event from the press release.

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Do you know of any events that are either a local fashion week, boutique opening, designer trunk show – anything fashion forward let us know!

Email us at: nora @ ohiofashionista.com

ImageImage from Michigan Fashion Week 2012 – Johnny Bomber

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It’s unfortunate to say we lost a good bit of content, but we are working on recouping or trying to some of the blog posts otherwise it wiill just be a ‘start’ fresh per se.

With Fashion Week Columbus behind us and cooler weather approaching we like to say Ohioians hibernate, well most of us at least. Calling all fashion spies do you know of any news, fashion events, fashion stories or if you know of a new and upcoming designer or boutique that you would like to see featured.

One of our favorite images from the Fashion Week Columbus Facebook albums: (do you know this designer? We would love to ID the designer the photo wasn’t labeled)

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Not sure how many of you will be wondering off to the Irish Festival in Cuyahoga Falls but it’s definitely worth while to make a trip over there sometimes this weekend.  I have been the last few years and it’s always a joy but also there are some great little shops along the water front there to peruse through during the day.  We all know the Kiss Me I’m Irish apparel from St. Patrick’s day but here are a few other fun diddies I pulled together that help show off Irish pride:

While searching about I also came across this very nice blog based out of Ireland that is all about local style not just for you and me but also home decor – enjoy!  Blog:  Blandaid

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Tickets here…

Special show announcement here…

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In honor of going to a lovely summer wedding today in Canal Fulton here are my five favorite trends for this wedding season – link yours in the comments below!

Etsy – Cleveland:  $49.99

Off-the-Should Tea Lengthy Gown – $119.99

Something blue!  Or at least a shade of it…

White Necklace with Turquoise Accent – $45

Sondra Roberts Satin Rose Bridal Clutch – $126

Sandal wedding shoes – $69.99

Hope everyone is staying dry from all this rain, have a great holiday weekend!  Happy Memorial Day!!

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Cargo capris from the Loft paired with zebra print tank and scarf worn by Christina Phillis from The Cosmopolitan Clevelander.

When you are looking for comfort for this summer many wouldn’t argue you with you about the comfort of a pair of cargos which are often made of cotton and are “soft and flexible”. Cargos are available in many various styles from shorts, capris or pants and look great paired with anything from sandals to heels.  A’la Jennifer Aniston style…:

They are a favorite amongst those that do many outdoor activities or even the photographer that either wanted to put cans of film (yes the process does still exist!) or just to throw gear in their pockets – like I always did!

Also from the Loft for the Hot at Beachcliff fashion show Stacey from Goodwill Huntingg modeled shorts paired with a sequined tank top (milky white) and boyfriend cardigan.

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