Archive | May, 2010

A Letter to My Readers: Ms. Charm’s Chic is Changing a little

26 May

Dear Loyal Readers,

It was in February 2010 when I launched the Baltimore fashion news blog, Ms. Charm’s Chic to the world.

Over the last couple of months, I have been showered with comments and e-mails about how much people appreciate my blog and enjoy what I am writing about.

I am so happy that I have such lovely loyal readers that come back to read more about the stylish city of Baltimore.

Well, I decided it’s time to make a few changes.

When I say changes, I do not mean changing the content.

I will continue to showcase when fashionable events are happening, to expose you to more boutiques in Charm City, to introduce to emerging designers, and to give you original content you can not find anywhere else.

I think it’s time to change the appearance, to give my readers more ways to get involved, and to add some fashion inspired resources.

I just want to thank my readers for supporting this lovely blog and I can not wait to show you the new and improved Ms. Charm’s Chic  on June 1st!

Love,

Paulette W. (Ms. Charm’s Chic)

Get your “Sex in the City 2″ on at Urban Chic

24 May

On May 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Urban Chic in the posh Harbor East is having their “Chic in the City” event to celebrate the release of Sex in the City 2.

Urban Chic is calling for  all Charm City fashionistas to come out dress as their  favorite SATC character.

The best Sex in the City inspired outfit will win two tickets to movie. Ladies, sort through your closets and find your best Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, or Charlotte look.

Want to know when Sex in the City 2 movie is playing in Baltimore?  Check this out.



Weekend Catwalk Part Two: Doll House’s Dolls Run This City

19 May

Doll House Boutique has been dressing fashionistas in Baltimore for over 10 years. On Sunday, May 23, Natalie Graham and her dolls will present Dolls Run This City at Violetville on 4000 Benson Avenue. The fashion event will feature the Spring/Summer 2010 Ragdolls Couture collection.

Tickets are $30 for advance tickets and $40 for VIP seating. Get your tickets today at Doll House Boutique or call (443) 874-7900.

Weekend Catwalk Part One: Holly G Boutique’s fashion show

18 May

The Holly G boutique is having their first fashion show ever at the Mount Washington Mill on Saturday, May 22 at 12 p.m.

This isn’t your regular fashion show with a name like “Fashion Hound”.

Models will be walking down the runway in fashions from Holly G along with cute doggies in clothes from Dogma.

Other things happening include:

Mt. Washington Wine Company will have a wine tasting from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

At Dogma , you can meet  Baltimore author Michael Paul. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., he will be signing his book, The Adventures of Tiller and Turnbuckle.

After 1 p.m., the winners of raffle prizes will be announced and all the proceeds from the raffles will go to B.A.R.C.S.

Come to the Mill this weekend to support our four legged friends and to grab some hot new fashions from Holly G.

Weekend Catwalk: Whimsy 2nd Anniversary

14 May

This weekend one of my fave boutiques, Whimsy, turns 2 years old on Saturday, May 15.

Of course, there is going to be a fabulous birthday party planned by owners, Jennifer Solomon and Patty Pearson. From  6 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be brand new merchandise to purchase, storewide discounts, and giveaways.

3 Quick Q’s: Baltimore Love Project

11 May

One of the Baltimore Love Project's murals

Maybe you have spotted the loved themed murals on walls near Mount Washington and Carroll Park in Charm City.

These murals are a part of the Baltimore Love Project created by Michael Owen.

“When I came up with the first drawing of the hands spelling out the word “LOVE” I knew it had to be shown as a mural for this very reason,” Owen said. This image is absent of race, age, gender, sexual orientation and background. I know it could fit anywhere, so why not put it everywhere. The repetition would have more propensity of breaking into lives, if someone saw it more that once. The repetition also makes a statement of unity across the city, that love is not exclusive, but universal and applicable to all.”

The purpose of this project is to inspire people to come together and to spread love around the city of Baltimore.

Guess what, there is a way to help this project in a fashionable way.

Sean Scheidt recently did a photo shoot to promote the Baltimore Love Project T-shirts and I had the pleasure of asking him about his involvement with the project.

How did you come involve with the Baltimore Love Project?

Owen and I have been friends for a few years now. He approached me and asked if I wanted to partner with the organization. I knew a bit about what they were. After going into further detail, I couldn’t resist.

What do you remember the most about the Baltimore Love Project photo shoot?

The shoot was great in every sense. Not only was it productive and I think we did good images, but everyone got along pretty well. There was a real sense of fun and lightheartedness to the shoot.

Why do you think the Baltimore Love Project is important?

I think it’s a pleasant thing to be riding around Baltimore and coming across a consistent visual cue, a reminder, if you will to be more kind, to love. For me, the exciting thing about it is its consistency because the same mural will be painted regardless of neighborhood being rich or poor. Just love.

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Buy a Baltimore Love Project shirt today and support what everyone needs in life aka love.

Introducing Jill Andrews Gowns with Sara Mathes

10 May

Did you know there is a design studio in Hampden that makes custom gowns for weddings and special occasions?

Jill Andrews, the Center Stage’s master draper for over 20 years, opened Jill Andrews Gowns in November 2009 with former seamstress, Sara Mathes.

Bridal season is here and this is the place to be at in Charm City.

Andrews and Mathes are super busy making gorgeous gowns for their clients.

“This is our first season as a brick & mortar store and so far the response has been incredible,” Mathes said. “I love the trend back to buying what is available locally. It’s smart and responsible.”

I talked to the  co-owner of Jill Andrews Gowns, Mathes to learn a little bit more about one of the best shops for a Baltimore bride.

What inspired you to open the Jill Andrews Gown design studio?

With the economy changing, we needed to get creative about the way we make our living and the bridal industry seems to be somewhat recession proof.

Jill and I felt that Baltimore was a great place to start a custom clothing atelier. People already sought out Jill for wedding gowns, so we figured why not take it to the next level.

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BREAKING NEWS: Calling Designers for Artscape’s Second Annual Fashion Design Contest

4 May

When I started my blog back in February, the Festivals Coordinator of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Art, told me that Artscape design contest would have a twist.

Now, I know that the big twist is that designers must design garments using non-traditional materials and 75 percent of the garment must be from sustatianable materials.

Calling all fashion designers in Charm City!

Email Jessica Oehler at joehler@promtionandarts.com with one photo and a brief description of the garment and materials you will use. Don’t forget to include your name, address, and phone number.

THE DEADLINE IS MAY 28, 2010.

Click here for an entry form and for contest details.

3 Quick Q’s: Jaime Koslow Photographer for South Moon Under

3 May

South Moon Under is the only store in Baltimore that is always searching for models to be a part of their online division.

Models are able to work for 1 to 2 days weekly and get paid.

Of course, I talked to the South Moon Under photographer, Jamie Koslow to find out what he looks for in a model.

What do you look for in a model?

The first thing I am looking for is body type. Then, the next thing is the overall look of the model. We try to develop a style.  Considering we have like funky clothes, we try to keep our models in the same look and feel of the clothing.

Why is modeling for South Moon Under a great experience?

It really is a great experience. It’s a low pressure atmosphere. We are all fun. We love our jobs. It’s like a candy shop where you get to come in here and see all these great clothing and work with some really great people.

We really work with everyone on an individual level to help them on their way. If they are doing well and come in here and just do their job. It’s fantastic. Then, they are people that come in here that inspire to be working models and they have such great attitudes and it’s fun to work with them as well.

How can you become a South Moon Under model?

All you have to do is sent an email to mktg09@southmoonunder or southmoonunder68@gmail.com with the following:

-Your Name

-Age

-Phone Number

-Measurements

-Height

-Weight

-Full-Length Picture

-Head Shot

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