RVA Fashion Week Fall Fashion Weekend Oct. 24 & 25

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RVA Fashion Week will host it’s First Annual RVA Fashion Week Fall Fashion Weekend starting tomorrow, October 24th & 25th at Haxall Point. This 2 day event will showcase some of the best of Richmond’s local fashion designers, artists and jewelry designers.

Friday will be the Art and Jewelry Showcase at 7pm at Haxall Point where you will be able to view and purchase jewelry and art from local makers. In addition there will be a fashion show where RVAFW models will show the jewelry designers pieces. Jewelry designs by Surface, Brittanny Chanel Jewelry ,Styledentity, and Sassy Jones Boutqiue!! Stop by for a fabulous evening of art, cocktails and music. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The next event will be the highly anticipated Designer Show Saturday October 25th. Doors at 7p, show starts promptly at 8p, designers who will be showing their fall collections include:
- Angelia Cooper, Angelia’s Couture
- Markie Colden, PLV
- Nikki Fisher, Nkiba
- Ivy Stewart, Part 2 RVA
- Jevin Kinard, Child Rebel
- Corlette Dixon, Tough Cookie

Tickets for Saturday are $20 at the door and $15 in advance.

Check out rvafashionweek.com for more details.

Carytown Fashion Feeds the Byrd, Thursday Sept. 18th

cffbNext Thursday, September 18th, The Byrd Theatre and The Carytown Merchants Association will host the second annual “Carytown Fashion Feeds the Byrd” , a charity fashion show celebrating the art of fashion in film. The event will include a cocktail hour and silent auction in addition to the fashion show and all proceeds from the event will go to The Byrd Theatre Foundation. Doors open a 6:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m and an after party at Portrait House. Participating show boutiques include Bygone’s, Lex’s, The Glass Boat, Walkabout Outfitter, AlterNatives, Fab’rik and more. Check out this fabulous event and support a great cause!!

For more info check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/699431220138092/

Purchase tickets here: http://www.showclix.com/event/3871096/

***Make sure you check out the freshly updated blog roll for lots of new RVA fashion blogs!!!***

RVA Fashion Events April 24th – 27th

Fashion Revolution Day 4/24:

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Fashion Revolution day is tomorrow! It’s celebrated all over the world and there are 2 events in RVA for it. First from 11a-2p at the VCU Student Commons Love This will host a fashion show in collaboration with the VCU Dept of Sociology and the VCU Dept of Fashion Design and Merchandising. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378030659147607/

Also AlterNatives boutique in Carytown is hosting a fashion show and an after hours shopping event to represent the day. Come in wearing a garment inside out to show who made your clothes and receive 20% off your purchases, at 6p there will be a fashion show then more shopping! More info on their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alternativesboutique

 

Rebecca Taylor @ Saks Fifth Ave 4/24:

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Stop by Saks Fifth Ave in Stony Point Fashion Park 3p-5p and meet designer Rebecca Taylor and preview her Spring 2014 collection. More info here: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/stores/event.jsp?storeNumber=671&eventId=06bb69a9-85ba-4258-a4c1-d53045b5573b

 

Halcyon Spring Rummage Sale 4/25 – 4/27:

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This weekend is the biannual Rummage Sale at Halcyon!!! Friday, the 25th and Saturday the 26th from 11-5:00 and on Sunday from 12-5 find select merchandise for 75% off. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/256451947873990/?ref=5

RVA Fashion Week 4/27-5/04:

10257005_914999696269_7001642287818468749_nRVA Fashion Week starts this Sunday and lasts until the next Sunday May 4th with events happening everyday in between. More info on our blog here: http://rvafb.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/6th-annual-rva-fashion-week-april-27th-may-4th/

6th Annual RVA Fashion Week April 27th- May 4th

1969390_10152072026414912_1015186242_nThe 6th Annual RVA Fashion Week begins Sunday, April 27th and concludes Sunday May 4th. This week long fashion event showcases all aspects of RVA fashion from designers to local boutiques and each event is held in a location that represents and shows how diverse and beautiful Richmond, VA is. Something new about RVA Fashion Week this year is that  proceeds from the events will go towards UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) and an UNOS transplant recipient will share their story at each event held during the week.

Schedule of events:

- Carytown Fashion Shows, Tour of Carytown Boutiques Sunday, April 27th starting at 11am
Take a tour of a mile of style as Richmond’s most popular Carytown boutiques present their Spring/Summer collections for RVA Fashion Week. Participating boutiques include:
AlterNatives
Glass Boat
Fab’rik
Ten Thousand Villages
Traveling Chic Boutique

- Jewelry & Accessories at Glave Kocen Tuesday, April 29th from 6pm-9pm at 1620 W. Main St.
Independent jewelry and accessory designers will showcase their immaculate collections at this year’s Jewelry Showcase to be held at Glave Kocen.

- Art Show at United Network of Organ Sharing Wednesday, April 30th from 6pm-8pm at 700 N. 4th St.
UNOS, RVA Fashion Week’s exclusive non-profit beneficiary, will host their first ever Art Showcase.

- RVA Threads Fashion Show Thursday, May 1st starting at 5pm at Spartan Studios in Scott’s Addition
Featuring various consignment and vintage boutiques from throughout RVA, this will be RVA Fashion Week’s first ever vintage fashion event to be held at Spartan Studios in Scott’s Addition.

- Designer Showcase at The Broadberry, May 2nd from 7pm-9pm at 1021 E. Cary St.
Showcase featuring the fresh faces of fashion. Richmond’s new, up-and-coming designer talent debut their collections at this new music venue.

- Fashion Show Finale @ The National Saturday, May 3nd from 7pm-11pm at 708 E. Broad St.
Richmond boutiques come together for the epic finale event to be held at the National. The finale will also feature musical performances on behalf of RVA Has Talent.

- 2nd Annual Trunk Show at The Observation Deck above City Hall Sunday, May 4th from 2pm-6pm at 900 E. Broad St.
Sitting above City Hall, this unique event takes place at the Observation Deck overlooking Richmond’s famous skyline. This event is an ultimate trunk show, presenting more than 40 vendors including independent jewelry and accessory designers, street wear designers, local artists, restaurants, hairstylists, and more.

Tickets will be on sale soon so make sure you keep up with RVAFW on Facebook or if you are a blogger and would like to apply for a press pass go here: http://www.rvafashionweek.com/participate.php

Meet The Maker Clare Vivier at Need Supply 4/4

1978729_10152001153465869_1351976690_nThis Friday from 7-9p Need Supply will host their 13th Meet the Maker event featuring LA based handbag designer Clare Vivier. Stop by to meet Clare Vivier, shop an exclusive Need x Clare Vivier clutch, and enjoy custom cocktails from Saison. To RSVP email clarevivier@needsupply.com

For more info check out Need’s blog: blog.needsupply.com/2014/03/21/meet-the-maker-clare-vivier

Dress For Success Rock Your Red Fashion Show 4/02

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This Wednesday check out the Dress for Success Rock Your Red Fashion Show which will benefit Dress for Success Central Virginia in its mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and a network of support. The event will be at the Canal Club (1545 East Cary St) at 6:45p and will show looks from local designers. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here: http://www.eventbee.com/v/rockyourred

For more info check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/260982124067335

RVA Fashion Week Bloggers Social Thursday March 27th

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Thursday, March 27th from 6-8p RVA Fashion Week will host a Blogger Social at Isley Brewing Company (1715 Summit Ave). Stop by to network with other RVA fashion bloggers as well as the RVAFW staff and learn more about this years events, which are April 27th- May 4th. There will also be info on how to apply for a press pass and RVAFW will launch it’s brand new website plus giveaways & refreshments provided by Carytown restaurant Mezzanine!! To RSVP or if you have any questions email digital@rvafashionweek.com. Hope to see you all there!!!

Saturday Spotlight: Kayci and Ali of Not So Billionaire Girls Club

Blog Name: Not So Billionaire Girls Club

Blog URL: notsobgc.blogspot.com

Your name: Kayci Graham and Ali Bolster

Facebook URL: facebook.com/notsobillionairegirlsclub

Instagram name: instagram.com/notsobgcunnamed-1

Where are you located? Richmond, VA

Tell us a little about yourself:

Kayci: As a fashion merchandising major, I aspire to be in fashion show production or own my own lingerie store. I have an obsession with online shopping…more like an addiction. A typical snapshot of my day would be me jamming out to Lana del Rey cuddled up with my laptop, working on our blog.

Ali: My athletic roots have made me the unique combination of fashionable and sporty. I often find myself torn between going to the gym and taking off my thoroughly planned outfit or socializing and displaying my creation for the remainder of the day. I also love to draw, paint, or simply create things.

unnamed-4When did you start your blog? January 2014

 Why did you decide to start blogging? We felt that a blog would be a good way to get our names out there and both demonstrate and practice our fashion-related talents. The blog was also a way for us to publish our creative styling techniques to the young fashion world.

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Where are your favorite places to shop in RVA? The two of us tend to vary in how we style items, but together our favorite places include American Apparel, Need Supply Co., and RVA thrift shops.

Top 3 favorite blogs to read?

Kayci: “…cos it’s The Bee’s Knees,” “River City Chic,” and “Song of Style

Ali: “Frsh Squeezed,” “Mr. Kate,” and “The BLVD Paradigm

How would you describe your personal style?

Kayci: Feminine grunge with a focus on intricate accessories.

Ali: Tomboy/androgynous, street style. sat spotWhat has been one of your favorite experiences blogging has lead to? The two of us were at a social event and a stranger began to express his admiration for us. We were puzzled at first until he identified us as the Not So Billionaire Girls. The fact that we were being recognized and acknowledged for our hard work meant a lot to us. We love our followers!!

If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? You never know what you can do until you try! We always had the idea of a blog in the back of our minds but finally taking the initiative to create our vision was the biggest and most important step. Overcoming your fear of failure will always lead to success.

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RVAFW and Cinderella Dreams 2nd Annual Prom Dress Drive TONIGHT

1800373_10152007310359912_79172239_nHave an old prom dress or accessories that you no longer need and would like to donate? If so check out this great event TONIGHT Wednesday night, Feb. 26th, at F.W.Sullivans Canal Bar & Grille (1001 Haxall Point, Richmond, Virginia 23219) from 6-10p hosted by RVA Fashion Week in support of Cinderella Dreams!! Cinderella Dreams helps to “shoulder the financial burden of attending this formal event by providing gowns and accessories for free to any girl who, like Cinderella, needs help obtaining a gown for the ball.” Donate a dress or accessories and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, extended happy hour specials and be entered to win a VIP ticket to RVA Fashion Week 2014!!!

More info about the event here: www.rvafashionweek.com/calendar/cinderella-dreams-dress-drive