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Weekend Catwalk: Honfest 2011

8 Jun

The Honfest will take place from Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13.

(Photo from

Here’s a preview of Hon-tastic fashion that will happening at Honfest:

1:00 Festival opens with “Good Morning Baltimore
11:10 Li’l Miss Hon Contest
11:50 The Singing Lucies
12:00 Miss Honette Contest
1:00 Crabs for Christrmas 30th Anniversary Review
1:55 Pledge of Allegiance and Star Spangled Banner
2:00 Baltimore’s Best Hon, Round One
3:15 Antonia and her Belly Dance Troupe Elecktra
4-7pm CRUISE
To see what else will be going on, check out the Honfest 2011 website.

Weekend Catwalk: MICA’s Week of Fashion: 18th Annual Benefit Fashion Show “Genuine Articles”

13 Apr

MICA’s Week of Fashion continues this weekend!

On Saturday, April 16, The 18th Annual Benefit Fashion Show, Genuine Articles will take place at 8 p.m. in the Brown Center: Falvey Hall located at 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

The Annual Benefit Fashion Show explores how fashion impacts our society by showcasing practical and outrageous designs.

Designers and design teams: Anna Obikane, Cary Gray, Etty Leon, Jenae Smith, Katharine Weintraub, Maria Chaverri and Jacob Whayne Dillow, Maria Chimishkyan and Leanna Pascual, Matthew Reading, Mika Eubanks, Semi Shin, Nolla Yuan, Sally Park, Stacie Baek, Taylor McMahon and Grace Kubilius, and Virginia Rohr

The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Intercultural Development, the fashion show extends the designers’ concepts and vision beyond the MICA community.

The tickets cost $15 for students and $20 for the general public.

After the show, attendees will be able to mix and mingle with the designers and view an exhibition of fashion-inspired photography, illustration and fiber arts in the lobby of Falvey Hall. Fashion pictorials of the students’ designs captured by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks ’00 will be part of the exhibition.

Weekend Catwalk: MICA’s Week of Fashion 2011 Begins with RACK

6 Apr

Last year, I had the most amazing time at MICA’s Experimental Fashion Event, Panoptic. After experiencing the event, I decided that this is one fashion event in Baltimore that I refuse to miss.

On Saturday, April 9, the lovely Fiber Department of MICA will present RACK: An Experimental Fashion Event at 6 p.m. and at 9 p.m. at the location of  2640 (St. John’s Church), 2640 St. Paul St.

The annual Experimental Fashion Event is a capstone for students in MICA’s experimental fashion concentration within the Fiber Department. Students presenting their work include:

Sharela Bonfield
Yeji Byun
Maria Chaverri
Rachel Christensen
Jacob Whayne Dillow
Ginny Duncan
Kyle England
Mika Eubanks
Sarah Ivancic
Soyoung Park
Matthew Reading
Katharine Weintraub
Nolla Yuan

These talented students will present their innovative fashion and costume designs through visually stunning live performances and projected video. And, I can not wait to see it!

I had the pleasure of getting the 411 about two amazing designer showcasing at this event: Molly Roberts and Sarah Ivancic.

(Photo from Molly Roberts).

“My line is called Sprightly. Sprightly is a line of ready-to-wear garments created with the fashion forward youth in mind. The collection is comprised of pieces which are intended to be versatile and unique–many pieces are crafted of one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed fabrics. Each garment evokes a sense of burgeoning energy and carries with it the feeling of Spring.”  -Molly Roberts

(Photo from Sarah Ivancic).

“Monstrosities is inspired by a comment made in jest that a fashion collection be based upon dinosaurs.  The costumes enabled an exploration of textile techniques, such as surface design to create dinosaur inspired prints and textures. The conceptual challenge was to develop characters that represent ideas around feminine strength and power, through costume and clothing. What emerges is the flirtatious, lady dinosaur both terrifying and tantalizing. Don’t get to close, you might get bit… or covered in glitter.” -Sarah Ivancic

Trust me, you do not want to miss this event. Tickets are $5. You can buy them at the MICA Book Store, 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. and  Limited tickets will be sold at the door for $10.

Weekend Catwalk: 4th Federal Hill Fest of All Party & Fashion Show (2011)

24 Feb

My first ever blog post on Ms. Charm’s Chic involved me introducing my purpose for writing this blog and sharing information about Federal Hill’s 3rd Fest of All party and fashion show.

Guess what, it’s that time of year again! On Saturday February 26 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m, the 4th annual Fest of All event will take place at the Baltimore Museum of Industry located at 1415 Key Highway.

This year, the lovely Jessica Atkins of Couture Closet will be the coordinator for the Fest of All Fashion Show. Amy’s BoutiqueBabe.(a boutique), Couture Closet, Seleh’s De Federal Hilland Whimsy will display spring looks from their collection of fabulous clothing on the Fest-of-All runway.

Enjoy the 3 F’s I love: Food, Fun, and Fashion. Tickets are $60 in advance and will be $75 at the door. BUY YOUR TICKET NOW!

Early Weekend Catwalk Alert: MICA Art Market

8 Dec

A Quick Announcement

Yesterday, I found out that one of my blog posts from Ms. Charm’s Chic got published in The Printed Blog‘s Top Sheet first issue! My blog post about the talented Baltimore designer behind Mirilovelove is featured.  Check it out here:

MICA Art Market Starts Today

Time to get in that holiday mood with Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
Today until December 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Brown Center’s Leidy Artium and Falvey Hall lobby located at 1301 West Mount Royal Ave, MICA’s 4th  Art Market will take place.

It’s a four day sale featuring  illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, book arts, toys, and wrapping paper designed and created by more than 250 MICA students, faculty, alumni and staff.


Vendors will accept the following forms of payment: Visa, MasterCard, cash, and check. The greatest part is that admission to the market is free.

Weekend Catwalk: Holiday Heap, Merry Mart, & Urban Chic Holiday Coat Drive

3 Dec

Woo hoo! It’s almost time for Baltimore Etsy’s Holiday Heap!

On Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Baltimore crafts will be at 2640 St Paul Street, Baltimore MD 21218, inside St John’s Church.

Crafters from Charm City and beyond will showcase their goodies for a huge crowd of crafty lovers to buy.

Who will be there:

Sweet Pepita

Spaghetti Kiss

Red Prairie Press

Pistol Stitched

Beth Pohlman

The Broken Plate Pendant Company

Elisa Shere Jewelry

Tigerlilly Shop

To view more vendors, visit the Holiday Heap page NOW.

Of course, you know that Holiday Heap is happening on Saturday, December 4. How about making your whole weekend crafty?

On Sunday, December 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Creative Alliance at the Patterson located at 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD, 2122 presents Merry Mart.

Every gift you purchase is made in Charm City. Jen Menkhaus and Allison Fomich of TigerLilly Shop will host an amazing show with clothing, handbags, felt accessories, ceramics, soaps, kids’ toys, mixed media, jewelry, and great art.

Indie crafters from the Charm City Craft Mafia, the Baltimore Etsy Street Team (BEST), Highlandtown refugees, CA staff, artists and more from across Bmore.

Read more about the crafters and designers participating at Merry Mart on their blog.

Urban Chic Holiday Coat Drive

Now until December 8, Urban Chic is having a holiday coat drive.

How does it work?

Drop off a gently used coat at your local Urban Chic and receive 20 percent off of one item.

You can continue to save 15 percent off per item with each addition coat donation.

All coats will be donated to The Women’s Housing Coalition.

Black Friday Sales in Charm City 2010

24 Nov

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Did you know that Saturday, November 27 is the first-ever Small Business Saturday?

Shop locally and keep our economy growing in Charm City. Check out my Baltimore Shopping Directory for places to check out.

Just want to wish everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving”!  You know after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday time.

So, I have complied a list of sales to check out:

Something for the Ladies

Urban Chic is doing their Black Friday sales percentages based on what time you decide to come in and shop. Arrive between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., take 30 percent off. Arrive between 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., take 25 percent off. Arrive 11 a.m. to closing time, take 30 percent off. Take an extra 20 percent off of all sale merchandise all day!

South Moon Under is spreading holiday cheer with their Black Friday sale. 20 percent off for you, 20 percent off for your friend and 25 percent off all sales! Print out the promotion ad below and bring it with you.

Handbags in the City is having a 2-Day sale from November 26 to November 27. When you make a purchase, you get 33 percent off.

Holly G Boutique is having a sale all weekend from Friday to Sunday! 25 percent off on everything from clothes to home goods.

Red Prairie Press is having a special 15% discount code :bmoresbs in their shop Thursday, November 25 until Saturday, November 27.

TheBrokenPlate is offering $5 off all pendants. Customer can receive an additional 1o percent off by using the Coupon Code: THANKS2010

JerseyGirlDesign and  YummyandCompany are offering 10 percent off by using the Coupon Code: THANKS2010

Tigerlillyshop is having a sale for 20 percent off all electroformed and metal jewelry.

Spaghetti Kiss has a cool deal that starts today until Sunday, November 28. Any 2 Womens Tees for only $40! It’s a FULL $10 or 20 percent off the normal price!

[Updated 4:55 on Wednesday, November 24, 2010]

Babe a Boutique has 20 percent off on all coats, dresses, and jeans on Friday  as well as Saturday.

Urban Baby Runway is giving 20 percent off your entire order on Friday. Just enter the coupon code BLACK10 online at checkout.

Whimsy boutique has 20 percent off of dresses on Friday and Saturday.

Fresh! Boutique has 30 percent off of all merchandise (excludes jewelry, handbags, and accessories). If you shop between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., you get an additional 10 percent off.

Something for the Guys

First option is PedX Baltimore‘s big Black Friday sale that lasts from November 26 to November 28.

PedX Baltimore will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Some of the things on sale include: 30 percent off of all fall clothing, 25 percent off of foot wear, and up to 50 percent off all other product.

If you spend $100, you get a free tee of your choice.



Fearless Hearts, a Baltimore street style brand is having a Black Friday Sale that lasts from Thursday, November 25 at midnight to Monday, November 29 at midnight. 20 percent off of everything in their entire shop! The Promo Code: Burnt Turkey!

Weekend Catwalk: Decor Galore, Catwalk for a Cause, Babe A Boutique & Beauty TweetUp

12 Nov

Junior League of Baltimore – Decor Galore

On Saturday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  the Junior League of Baltimore will have a free all day shopping event, Décor Galore featuring  children’s clothing and toys, jewelry and other accessories, house wares, gifts, and items for your pets.

All proceeds from Decor Galore will help the Junior League of Baltimore continue their service in the Baltimore community. The event will take place at 1830 York Road in Timonium, Maryland.

Babe A Boutique Turns 3

On Saturday, November 13, Babe. A Boutique is celebrating their third birthday.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests will be able to enjoy storewide discounts, gift bags, raffles, drinks, food, and new merchandise.

Did  you know Babe A Boutique now has an onilne store?

Now, fashionistas in Baltimore and beyond can enjoy the great styles picked by Lisa Ponzoli and order them online!

Check it out now and start shopping.

Catwalk for A Cause

It’s time for Baltimore’s biggest fashion show in November and I am going to be there! :)

On Sunday, November 14, the Catwalk for a Cause event will take place at the Tremont Hotel located at 225 North Charles Street. Erica Kane will host the event and DJ Lil MIC will provide music. The doors will open promptly at 4 p.m.

From 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., guests will enjoy a cocktail reception were they can meet and greet with other guests. At 6 p.m., the fashion show will begin featuring:

Macy’s exclusive line: INC

Kantankerous Couture

Kalai Kai, Winner of 2010 Artscape Competition

Katwalk Boutique

A People United

Andrew Nowell Menswear

Arenas Collection- Custom Designed Stilettos and Pumps

Brian Collins Custom Tailoring

There will be hair and makeup by David Palmer Salon of Waldorf, MD. The special runway guest model will be Isis King from America’s Next Top Model.

* Door Prizes including $500 in Macy’s gift cards

Early Event Alert – Baltimore’s First #Tweetup

(Photo from Be Life Style website).

On November 18 from 5:30 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. , join Be Lifestyle Medspa and the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland in Towson for Baltimore’s first #BeautyTweetup hosted by @CKisMom. Meet the staff, tour the facility, and get beauty info. Complimentary sips and bites will be provided.

Register to attend in advance for a free gift bag at the event!

All attendees will receive discounts on services. The event is located at 8322 Bellona Avenue, Ste 300, Towson, MD 21204.


Weekend Catwalk: Mobbies and Jewelry at the Walter’s Museum

5 Nov

Ms. Charm’s Chic Nominated for the Mobbies

A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail about being nominated for Baltimore Sun’s The Mobbies 2010 competition.

It’s a weeks-long blog contest on during which users can nominate and then vote for Maryland’s Outstanding Blogs.

I have no idea who nominated me, but I really appreciate it!

Now until November 12, you can vote for Ms. Charm’s Chic in the Mobbies category of Art/DYI!

I have no idea what will happen, but all I know is that I am honored to be nominated by Baltimore’s own newspaper, The Baltimore Sun. :)


Walter’s Art Museum Brings Fashion to Town

The Women’s Committee of the Walter’s Art Museum will present the Can You See What I See: Jewelry Fair from November 5 to November 7 from  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $10, which includes the entry fee to the Jewelry Fair for the entire weekend. Twenty jewelers will be showcasing traditional to contemporary pieces.

Guess what, there is going to be an opening night party, a fashion show, and a daily scavenger hunt for jewelry hidden around the museum.

Here’s all the cool things going on:


On Friday, November 5  at 8:45 a.m., the Jewelry Box Breakfast and Fashion Show will take place in the Graham Auditorium. The price of the ticket is $35 that includes a continental breakfast and weekend admission fee.

The fashion show will be led by Ray Mitchener, the owner of Baltimore’s Ruth Shaw. Guests will enjoy a light, continental breakfast before the show starts. High school and college students will model jewelry from exhibiting jewerlers.


On Friday, November 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Opening Night Cocktail Party will take place in the Sculpture Court.

Tickets are  $75 and includes weekend admission fee. Guest will have the chance to look at jewelry, visit jewelers, and make purchases while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Buy your tickets for this weekend long event here.

Weekend Catwalk: Halloween Time 2010

29 Oct

Get Spooky with Warhol

On Saturday, October 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 11;30 p.m., the Baltimore Museum of Art is having a Warhol Late Night.

For $10 (BMA members equals free), you can party like it’s 1979.

What does that mean?

It’s time to rock your bell bottoms, platform shoes, and afros.

There will be live 70s and 80s hits from Superflydisco, a literary death match, art-making workshops, a cash bar, and a performance from Single Carrot Theatre.

You can still buy tickets.

The Wind Up Space’s Halloween Fun for 21 and Up

Fabulous Ladies of The Bellevederes (Photo from The Bellevederes Website).

On Saturday, October 30 at 8 p.m. to October 31 at 1:30 a.m., The Wind Up Space located at 12 W. North Ave will have their Third annual “All Sinner’s Night”.

It will cost $10 to get in.

Some of Baltimore’s local talents will be performing like Gunwife Gone, The Belleveders, Voodoo Pharmacology, Duck Force, and the Sticky Buns Burlesque featuring Nicolette LeFaye, Paco Fish, Marla Meringue, and Roma Mafia.

Speaking of The Belleveders, Jasika Scruggs of Two Back Flats is dressing the ladies of Bellevederes in their lovely hats. Also, There will be a costume contest at midnight for a $50 cash prize.

Urban Baby Runway Halloween Grand Opening

Calling all stylish Baltimore parents and kids!

On Sunday, October 31, Urban Baby Runway, the coolest new children’s boutique in Hampden, will have a big Halloween Grand Opening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come with your kids in costume and enjoy a storewide sale.

Love Life Images will be there to take  child or family portraits at the “Spook Booth”. At 1 p.m., Urban Pirates story time begins.

Whether you are an avid Urban Baby Runway online shopper or come to the event, you can enter to win Urban Baby gift cards.

Don’t forget about Hampden’s family HalloweenFest on The Avenue.

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