It’s time for another meetup!!! The next meetup will be Wednesday, October 9th from 6:30p-8:30p at Ashby, 3010 W. Cary Street. Ashby is a resale and accessories store in Carytown primarily buying and selling gently used, trendy womens and menswear. They sell second hand clothing, shoes and accessories and new jewelry and accessories all mostly under $30. All RVAFB members as well as any other RVA fashion, beauty or lifestyle bloggers who would like to join the group are invited. Stop by for some networking, after hours shopping and refreshments. Please RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are 4 fall fashion events happening this Thursday that would be great for RVAFB members to attend!! Details below:
Elieen Fisher Fall Fashion Preview:
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue in Stony Point Fashion Park, 9214 Stony Point Parkway
What: Check out Eileen Fisher’s Fall 2013 line during a fashion presentation at Saks starting at 6p and meet InStyle National Correspondant, Tai Beauchamp. Seating is limited so please RSVP to RichmondRSVP@saks.com or call 804.320.6960 ext 5328. to make a reservation.
Carytown Fashion Feeds The Byrd:
Where: The Byrd Theater, 2908 West Cary Street
What: The Carytown Merchant Association will host Carytown Fashion Feeds the Byrd (CFFB), a fashion show set to celebrate the glamorous history of the Byrd Theatre Foundation. Carytown boutiques, Bygones Vintage Clothing, Champagne & Shoes, Pink, Lex’s Of Carytown, Fab’rik Carytown, Alternatives Boutique Carytown, West Coast Kix, The Artisans Shops, Eurotrash Carytown, and GlassBoat will showcase vintage and modern looks. Seating is limited so visit http://www.showclix.com/event/CarytownFashionFeedstheByrd/tag/online to buy tickets.
Fashion Lovers and Bloggers Party Hosted by Baggio:
Where: Baggio, 9734 Gayton Road
What: Baggio Consignment is hosting an after hours party for bloggers and fashion lovers! You will be able to shop for the latest in fall fashion and enjoy light refreshments. Please RSVP here: http://www.evite.com/event/03A266NL6YZJYINMIEPDCPYOR24GYA
RAW Fashion Showcase:
Where: Canal Club, 1545 East Cary Street
What: RAW:natural born artists is an international independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art. RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases, and each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. More info here: http://www.rawartists.org/richmond/translations
Bailey Jo: Sheer Panel Dress
Chic Stripes: Monday Chic: Urban
Cobblestone Couture: Ledbury Pop-Up Coming to Stony Point
Glitter in my Latte: 2nd Hand First Project Outfit
Hole in Jean Pocket: Toro, Toro! BULLdozing All Doubt
Joanna Avant: INTERPRETING A TREND: WINTER WHITE
River City Fashion Uprising: Steven Alan Debuts Fall 2013 Collection at Need Supply Co.
RVA Fashion Girl: New Do’
The Wanderful Life: Updating Your Wardrobe
This weeks top 10 features some gorgeous outfit posts, a couple fall trend previews, some DIY nail design tips and more!!! Check out the line up below:
Barclay Inc: Von Vonni Transformer Dress
Classy Ladies: Back-To-School Cool : Kelly Weems
Emily Hudsepth: How to DIY Cool Nail Art
Fizz and Frosting: Three Ways to Wear a Maxi Dress
Joanna Avant: TRANSITION: 5 WAYS TO MAKE SUMMER ITEMS WORK FOR FALL
Kennedy Holmes: H&M and me
Lilly Rose: Celebrity Look for Less
Notorious Styles: Are you READY!!!!!!!……By Chynesha
Skirt Boutique: Take your maxi skirt to work day
Virtual Mutt: In the 212
Blog Name: Cobblestone Couture
Blog URL: www.cobblestonecouture.com
Your name: Courtney Skunda
Where are you located? Richmond, VA
Tell us a little about yourself: I have been in PR and Community Relations in RVA for over 10 years now. I am currently the Director of Community Relations and Communications for the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park. I also work for a company called The Nearby, based out of Charlotte and do freelance writing for various publications around town.
When did you start your blog? 2009
Why did you decide to start blogging? My friends in PR urged me to start the blog back in 2009 because there wasn’t much in the way of a fashion blog community in RVA. That has changed tremendously, especially because of the students coming out of the Fashion and Merchandising program at Virginia Commonwealth University. I was also incredibly tired of writing science, health and biotech articles all day for work and needed a creative outlet. So, Cobblestone Couture was born one weekend during a winter snow storm.
Where are your favorite places to shop in RVA? There are so many! I like Roan, The Shoebox, Pink, Wardrobe Richmond, Ruth and Ollie and Fraiche.
How would you describe your personal style? Big. Everything is oversized. The dresses, the bags, the accessories. I am extremely petite and small and I feel like I try to compensate for that with my clothes. I love a long dress or caftan. The bigger the bag the better. The larger the jewelry, I say go for it. And I never wear a flat…ever.
Who is your style inspiration? Rachel Zoe, Lee Radziwill, Stevie Nicks, and the Olsen Twins.
What has been one of your favorite experiences blogging has lead to? My blog has actually lead me to a really cool part time job working for someone that I really admire. I have been a huge fan for many years of Laura Vinroot Poole. Laura has literally transformed the fashion scene in Charlotte, NC. She owns two stores, Capitol and Poole Shop. They are known all over the US and Laura is known all over the world for her fashion sense. She and her team recently found me through my blog and references to work on a new cool ecommerce app called The Nearby. It allows you to shop local boutiques all around the US from your iPhone. It helps promote the entrepreneur or small business owner. I’m really excited to be working with her and the Nearby team.
If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? Write what you’re good at, not what you think people want to read. I struggled with that at first. Everyone wanted me to write “Look for Less” posts or “What to Wear to Work” articles. But, that’s not me. I write about my ridiculous obsessions with high fashion and couture. I also write about my travels and what’s inspiring me, music or otherwise. I try to stay true to who I am.
Today, Friday August 2nd, and tomorrow, Saturday August 3rd check out the “High Water Pop Up Shop” featuring goods from Shockoe Denim, The Odd Couple, Release the Hounds, and Steady Sounds hosted by Black Iris. The shop will feature Ledbury shirts and accessories, jeans from Shockoe Denim, vinyl from Steady Sounds, and furniture and other goods from The Odd Couple. Black Iris Gallery is located at 321 W. Broad St. and the shop will be open from 5-10pm on Friday and 12-5pm on Saturday. Stop by and support RVA fashion!!!
Bailey Jo: Scarf-Print Dress
Chic Stripes: Monday Chic: Star of the Show
Cobblestone Couture: Currently Coveting This Look
Elle and Em: On Our Mind
Fashion, Trends & More: Fall 2013 Wishlist
Fashionista Jenn: Outfit Post: Cow Girl meets Chic
Frsh Squeezed: FRSHSQUEEZED FOR DILLARD’S: SUMMER SALE EDITION
Her Late Night Cravings: Massive Loft Haul!
The Little White Collar: RVA’s Up and Coming: CLAYTON STORM HALL
Tiny Pockets: The Little (Effing) Mermaid
Check out this weeks top 10 featuring some gorgeous summer outfit posts, some product reviews and more!!! Check out the posts below:
A Stylish Hue: The Alicia Mare collection by Rogiani
Dayi’s Sense of Style: White Hot
Fizz and Frosting: Not-So-Desperate Housewife
Gaptooth Diva: Featured Style: Erica Wright of the DMV
In My Fashion: Style Watch: Vogue Voices – Alexander Wang
Joanna Avant: ANTHROPOLOGIE FLASHBACK
River City Chic: 30×30: Day 7
Style Goonie: Richmond’s Bacskocky Robbed by Project Runway
Virtual Mutt: XXXVII
Blog Name: BaileyJo
Blog URL: www.BaileyJo.com
Your name: Bailey Jo Yenglin
Instagram name: instagram.com/yenglinb
Where are you located? Near west-end Richmond.
Tell us a little about yourself: Last year I graduated from GVSU (Michigan) in advertising and PR. I was offered a marketing position at a firm with offices in Richmond, so here I am! My boyfriend moved with me for the same company, and we love it.
When did you start your blog? About a month ago. I’ve been using Instagram as my fashion outlet for a year now (celebrating 10,000 followers soon!), but BaileyJo gives me an outlet to write and post more pictures.
Why did you decide to start blogging? I’ve been asked many times to help create outfits for friends. I also get asked quite frequently where I buy clothes, so a blog seemed like the best way to express this side of myself.
Where are your favorite places to shop in RVA? I’m still learning my way around, but I’m obsessed with Stony Point. It has my favorite stores (BCBG and Aldo), I get to bring Bear (my Yorkie-Pug), and I can get frozen yogurt and Starbucks—all in one location!
How would you describe your personal style? Feminine, classic, dressy, and trendy.
Who is your style inspiration? Magazine editorials, other bloggers, my mom, people around town, friends—inspiration is everywhere for me.
What has been one of your favorite experiences blogging has lead to? I just received my first offer for a partnership with my blog which is extremely flattering (I thought it would be at least a year). Most of all, my Instagram followers always say things that are so nice and complimentary—I read and reread comments all the time!
If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? Be yourself—blog because you’re passionate about something.