Are you ready for Preakness?
On Thursday, May 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., you are invited to an exclusive event, “Pretty for Preakness”. Come to Cupcake Boutique located at 813 S. Broadway to help Lisa of Cupcake Boutique and Hats in Belfry raise money for Ruth’s Closet.
If you didn’t know it or not, MICA’s experimental fashion event is one Charm City occasion that is a MUST ATTEND for me. Every time I attend MICA experimental fashion event I am so inspired by the concepts and designs each student comes up with.
In December 2011, I had the opportunity to preview the 2012 class designs in progress. It was great to see how all of the student’s visions developed throughout the months.
I want to thank the stylish, hardworking Valeka Populoh for inviting me to this lovely event again. I want to thank all the talented students as well.
Usually, I take time to give commentary on each part of the MICA event. They say pictures are worth a 1,000 words.
Well, I always say “videos can leave you with a million or more”.
Cirque d’Armoire illuminates the lives of forgotten clothing, toys and dolls; a glimpse into the mysterious world associated with lost and cherished items from our wardrobes. The collection draws inspiration from an imagined underlying narrative behind antique objects and toys. The performance swindles the audience into a crawl-space from another realm, highlighting somber and playful elements of the heart warming and some-what bone-chilling presence of the antique porcelain doll.
A lover of all things gloomy and grotesque, her collection is a manifestation of the melancholy literature of Edgar Allan Poe. It centers on her vision of reality and focuses on the tragic death of the beautiful women in his stories and poems, who are then catapulted into a utopian world that transcends reality.
CHECK OUT PART TWO HERE AND PART THREE HERE!
April 21 is the busiest fashion day in Baltimore this year!
There are four events happening on the same day!
SYNERGY, FASHION & ARTS FOR A CAUSE at The National Aquarium in Baltimore
On Saturday, April 21, come to the National Aquarium in Baltimore for an earth day inspired art auction from 7 p.m. to midnight.
The event will feature collections inspired by animals at the aquarium and go green themes. Participating designers include: Basket Kase, Kelly Tang, Julie Bent, Kalai Kai, and Kantankerous Couture.
General Admission: $50.00
Standing Room: $40.00
VIP Front Row: $75.00
Soul Fiesta Global Stylist Wars
On Saturday 21, Soul Fiesta Global presents the first ever Stylist Wars at Eubie Blake Jazz Center (847 N. Howard Street). It’s a stylist and model competition that will start at 7 p.m.
Four Stylists and 18 models will compete. This event will have free food, networking, great music, and a live performance.
Portions of the proceeds go to the Eubie Blake center, now in its 40th year serving the artistic community in Baltimore.
GET YOUR TICKET NOW
Charm City Fashion Show 2012
On Saturday 21, The 8×10 located at 10 East Cross Street will be the new location for the fourth annual Charm City Fashion Show!
From 9 p.m. to midnight, enjoy a fashion show, works from visual artist, and music from Baltimore’s finest!
Tickets are $20.
Tickets will be $25 at the door.
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MICA Experimental Fashion Event: Milquetoast
On Saturday, April 21 at 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. enjoy the Milquetoast: Experimental Fashion Event at 2640 Saint Paul St (also known as the St. John’s Church).
Tickets cost $5 available at the MICA Bookstore, 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and store.mica.edu.
Limited tickets will be sold at the door for $10.
Ms. Charm will be at two of these events on Saturday!
On Saturday, April 28, from noon to 5 p.m., come to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for their Dandy Day: A Celebration of Dandyism.
Monica Miller will discuss her book titled,” Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity”. Curator Shantrelle P. Lewis will take you on a gallery walk.
Students from Morgan State University Theatre department will perform monologues and music by DJ Jahsonic. Graze at clothing and accessories by indie designers hosted by Planet Maud Vintage & Co.
Jati Lindsay, Billy Colbert, 2011.
Museum admission required.
Members – Free
Children 6 and Under – Free
Maryland Public School Teachers (with ID) – Free
General Admission – $8
Senior Citizen (65+) – $6
Youth (age 7 to 17) – $6
Also, guys and gals will be able to shop for vintage treasures . . .