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Raw Baltimore 2015: Grandeur on March 12

22 Feb

RAW BALTIMORE’S 2015 season continues with Grandeur on March 12 at the Creative Alliance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Each monthly event features film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist or makeup artist.

*CALLING ALL ARTISTS!  The time to submit your work for their April showcase at @The Creative Alliance is NOW! Submit your work at http://www.rawartists.org/baltimore

 

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To view more information about the artists, click here.

 

Where They Are NOW? series 2015 : EMILY LI MANDRI

22 Feb

Who was the first person that I met in person for an interview for Ms. Charm’s Chic?  It was indeed, Emily Li Mandri, creator of Natty Paint, at Common Ground in Hampden. At the time, I had no car and it was pounds of snow on the ground. I walked many blocks to get an exclusive interview with one of Baltimore’s up and coming fashion designers.  I will never ever forget that moment.

 

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1. When you received an email for an interview from a journalism major college student with a fashion blog, what was your first impression of the blog as well as me?

I was excited that a student was interested in what I was doing and wanted to learn more. I thought the blog was fun and professional at the same time.

 

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2. How have you evolved since your interview from 2010?

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I’ve moved to NYC, received my MBA from NYU Stern, and after receiving wholesale clothing orders from Urban Outfitters and working at other companies like Virgin Mobile, I’ve launched my own ecommerce/marketing consulting company called MLE Consulting which focuses on the fashion/retail industry. Here’s the link www.consultmle.com.

3. What are you up to now? What is the next big project or when is your next big event?

 

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I relaunch my clothing line under the Natty Paint umbrella.  The aesthetic is older, sleeker, and aimed at the young urban professional that loves statement pieces. I’m also building out my consulting company MLE Consulting.

4. Did you ever think Ms. Charm’s Chic would be around for 5 years? What do you enjoy about the blog?

 

Yes, because you’re passionate about what you do and you are recognized for it! You shouldn’t stop doing something that makes you happy and gets you recognition. I like that you showcase up and coming events and individuals in Baltimore. Those voices need to be heard!

Where They Are NOW? series 2015 : KARMEN FOX

15 Feb
Supporting local boutiques and shops has been my mission since the moment I started Ms. Charm’s Chic in 2010. One of my favorite boutiques to visit during my first year of blogging was a cute shop called Holly G Boutique in Mt. Washington. Karmen Fox instantly became a friend of mine! To this day, she is one of my favorite fashionistas I have ever interviewed. 
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1. When you received an email for an interview from a journalism major college student with a fashion blog, what was your first impression of the blog as well as me?

“This is just what Baltimore needs!” I was thrilled there was a blogger who knew there was a fashion scene here beyond the malls. Her bright smile. She was so friendly and sweet when she came to interview me at Holly G Boutique. Oh, and course, her adorable style. Who could forget that?

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2. How have you evolved since your interview from 2010?

A half year after the interview, Holly G Boutique closed. Sure, it was sad to walk away from retail at first, but my love of fashion paved the way for my next career path: writing. I started off writing style articles for Girls’ Life Magazine, where Paulette used to intern (random!). While I still love fashion and all things glam, I also covered fitness, relationship advice and a slew of other topics in my three and a half years there. I now see fashion as more of a lifelong hobby than a career.
 

3. What are you up to now? What is the next big project or when is your next big event?

 
Currently I freelance as a copywriter for idfive, a content manager for Gray Street Solutions and a writer for the Baltimore Sun. Whether it’s freelance or full-time, my goal is to keep on writing.
 

4. Did you ever think Ms. Charm’s Chic would be around for 5 years? 

 Definitely! As long as there’s a fashion scene in Baltimore, you know Ms. Charm’s Chic will be here to document it all.

 

Ms. Charm’s Chic 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY with POPPY AND STELLA

8 Feb

 

Its official Ms. Charm’s Chic is 5 years old now!

To celebrate this blogging milestone, Ms. Charm is having a BIG Giveaway!

There is no doubt that Ms. Charm’s favorite shoe boutique is POPPY AND STELLA! And, there is no doubt

that many of my readers have an obsession with shoes!

I have teamed up with the ladies of POPPY AND STELLA to give away TWO $50 gift certificates!

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That’s right, TWO WINNERS!

 

HOW TO ENTER:

 

Do you know everything there is to know about Ms. Charm’s Chic? Test your knowledge!

A trivia question about the Ms. Charm’s Chic blog will be presented on the following days:

 

  • Feb. 9
  • Feb. 11
  • Feb. 13
  • Feb. 17
  • Feb. 19

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   *You can comment with your answers to on all Trivia questions until Feb 19.

 

When you see a “Giveaway” photo placed on Facebook or Instagram like this . . .

 

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Facebook: Just leave a comment with your answer to the giveaway trivia question.

 

Instagram: Just comment on photo with @mscharmschic with your answer to the giveaway trivia question.

 

*Two Winners will be chosen through who scores the most correct answers out of 5.

 

 

P.S. Here’s the small print about the giveaway…

  • You must like Ms. Charm’s Chic on Facebook.
  • You must follow @mscharmchic on Instagram.
  • This contest is open Maryland residents.
  • You can answer the Trivia Question (there will be five questions) either on Facebook or Instagram.
  • Correct answers will be accepted as an entry into the giveaway.
  • You can comment with your answers to on all Trivia questions until Feb.19.
  • Winners will be chosen through who scores the most correct answers.
  • Winners will be contacted via message on Facebook or by email. If our team does not hear back within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected in your place.

 

GOOD LUCK!

Fashion & Film Series Premiere: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Presented in Partnership with WEAR IT OUT BALTIMORE

6 Feb

Yesterday, The Creative Alliance, Bonneau Caprece LLC (Caprece Jackson-Garrett) and  Foxxfara Studio  (Elisa J Wells) debuted the first ever Fashion & Film Series!

The event included viewing of the iconic fashionista classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s and a live showcase of 10 local designer interpreting LBD style.

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I was beyond honored when Caprece and Elisa asked me to come on board to promote as well as judge this classy, sassy presentation of Baltimore fashion talent.  My night began with helping out to set-up the entrance and doing my best to sell as much raffle tickets as possible for the transportation fund for Baltimore Design School. 

 

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After that, I grabbed a seat next to Elisa and watched as 10 amazing designer/stylists showcase versatile versions of the Little Black Dress. 

I loved it all!  Be sure to look at the gallery below: 

 

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Where They Are NOW? series 2015 : SEAN SCHEIDT

1 Feb

When I started my journey in fashion blogging, I wanted to make sure I covered every person that makes fashion, well fashion. Of course, the fashion designer always needs a good fashion photographer to document their designs.

 The first photographer I ever interviewed was Sean Scheidt, who I discovered after Julie Bent, a local designer, recommended I interview him. 

 

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1. When you received an email for an interview from a journalism major college student with a fashion blog, what was your first impression of the blog as well as me?

I am not sure I had any definite impression other than you seemed to be hard working and driven. Its often hard to access people from email. I’ve been impressed with how quickly your blog took off.

 

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2. How have you evolved since your interview from 2010? 

A look happens in 5 years both personally and professionally. Since then the amount of large commercial shoots have increased and I travel across the world more than ever. The biggest evolution is def personal with technical ability following shortly behind.

 

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3. What are you up to now? What is the next big project or when is your next big event?

I am still working hard on my Burlesque series, which will eventually be a traveling series around the country. I teach part-time at Towson University (studio lighting). But other than that I will keep working on commercial and personal projects.

 

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4. Did you ever think Ms. Charm’s Chic would be around for 5 years? What do you enjoy about the blog?

I had no doubt it would last as long as you wanted it to!

 

Where They Are NOW? series 2015 : WHICHGOOSE

25 Jan

ETSY is one the best resources for finding undiscovered and unique fashion talent. It was in Summer 2010 when I discovered WHICHGOOSE. I sent Emily Zych (Emily Suidikas) an email immediately after visiting her Etsy shop and becoming obsessed with her nature inspired accessories. 

 

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1. When you received an email for an interview from a journalism major college student with a fashion blog, what was your first impression of the blog as well as me?

I thought you doing really amazing for your age! When I was in college, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was really impressed with the commitment you had, your degree of local coverage, and professionalism.

 

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2. How have you evolved since your interview from 2010?

Very, very thankfully, I am still doing the same thing that was doing in 2010. I feel so lucky that my crazy leap away from “the working world” has paid off and allowed me to do what I really love.
My business is always evolving very slowly and slightly. I am always trying to innovate with my designs and marketing.
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3. What are you up to now? What is the next big project or when is your next big event?

 

I gave birth to a baby girl in November 2014 so that is changing things for my business (and life) significantly. I still don’t really know how my business will play into my life as a mother, but I hope to be able to continue as much as I can.
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4. Did you ever think Ms. Charm’s Chic would be around for 5 years? How has the Ms. Charm’s Chic blog helped your business or what do you enjoy about the blog?

 

 

Of course! It is amazing that 5 years have gone by so fast, but I’ve really enjoyed following Ms. Charm’s Chic over the years. I’ve loved seeing the blog grow into new social media (love the Instagram and Facebook, too!) As a local seller, I love seeing other local entrepreneurs getting some play on a great blog!! Keep up the good work :)

Emily Suidikas Whichgoose
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