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As we approach the Final Runway for Fashion Week Cleveland we take a brief glimpse of selections the designers have posted online that may hint towards their runway collections.


Jamie Seel – Columbus, Ohio

Jamie Seel

Jamie Seel – Sneak Peak Via her Instagram



Jae Jarrell – Chicago, Illinois (native of Cleveland)

Jae Jarrell

Jae Jarrell – Source: Facebook: Collections Album

Stephanie Nunn – Cleveland, Ohio

Stephanie Nunn

Knitwear Designer Stephanie Dunn in a photo showcasing her work for the Cleveland Plain Dealer



Jazmine Fischer – Akron, Ohio

Jazmine Fischer - Akron

Jazmine Fischer – Akron

Tina Hughes – Columbus, Ohio

Tina Marie – Spring 2014 Collection

Patrick T. Cooper – Atlanta, Georgia 

Patrick T. Cooper – SS2015


Berny Martin – Indianapolis, Indiana



Mallory Blaha – Bridal wear

Mallory Blaha


Pictures were not found for the following designers online – contact me if anyone has pictures and can update the post:
Mary Ann Carandang – Columbus, Ohio – Children’s Wear
Kelli Raes – Womenwear


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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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Hands in the air if you are tired of all the snow already…

…ok I’m putting mine back down so I can type.  I have like many others pretty well had my full share of the snow this year as I look out and it says “feel like -25” – ouch. Watching the news and weather maps looks like all of the US is getting it’s fair pounding though with low unusual temps. But, we will prevail and know here locally only about 3 more months of it to go and then onto summer and complaining about the heat waves. Quite a vicious cycle this thing called climate and sadly there is no escaping it.

Whilst grazing through some runways trying see trends other then scarves and boots I strolled thru Spring 2014 RTW – here are a few favorites:

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2014 RTW

I really like this piece because of it’s European qualities with the lace work contrasted against the navy blue. A nice dress for a spring time wedding or other social event.

Ralph Lauren – Spring 2014 RTW

 I like this look from the Ralph Lauren Spring 2014 RTW collection. It is minimalistic but yet classy and can be worn either for a night on the town or even to a casual business meeting. An alternative that I like to the heel and knee high look would be come tall boots instead.

Prada - Spring 2014 RTW

Prada – Spring 2014 RTW

Pop art every couple seasons reemerges on the runways – Prada embraced it this year in there 2014 RTW collection. Bright and bold contrasting colors are a favorite amongst the young crowd for casual nights out. Andy Warhol would be proud!

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Are you a suicide survivor? Sadly, many of us this day in age are survivors of suicide. Whether we have lost friends, family, or co-workers most Americans have lost someone close to them to a leading cause of death, suicide.

Allyn Lewis from Pretty Living PR is helping to raise awareness after losing her father to suicide at the age of 18. Allyn has pushed through this adversity and along with her talent team from Pretty Living PR is hosting an event this Saturday as a fundraiser for suicide prevention.

The event is in near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but as they say for Ohioians what is a good run for the border – especially for a good cause.

Visit La Nuit Noire’s website for more details. (Click Here)

Event details:

La Nuit Noire
Event benefit:  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Purchase tickets online at Eventbrite (click here).

Cefalo’s  –  428 Washington Ave, Carnegie PA 15106

Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 7pm – 11pm.

Entertainment will be a fashion couture show by Tidal Cool Creations and there will be live music with several celebrity guests in attendance.


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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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