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: https://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

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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Support Local Fashion: The Love This Airstream Shop

We love supporting the local fashion community so when we heard about this awesome local brand and what they were doing we knew we had to share. Love This was started by Amber Lantz and Rupa Singh and their goal is to sell unique and stylish products from socially conscious brands that create “fashion for good.” They currently sell their collection at festivals, corporate campuses, and Love This Gatherings (house parties) but with the help of an Indiegogo campaign they hope to raise enough money to expand their shop to a 1969 Airstream. To learn more about them and what they are doing and to donate check out their campaign here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/love-this-airstream-shop

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Like Love This on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lovethisrva

RVAFB Meetup at Ashby Wednesday October 9th

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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 rvafashionbloggers@gmail.com.

4 Fashion Events this Thursday 09/26

There are 4 fall fashion events happening this Thursday that would be great for RVAFB members to attend!! Details below:

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Elieen Fisher Fall Fashion Preview:

Time: 6-8p

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.

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Carytown Fashion Feeds The Byrd:

Time: 6-8:30p

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.

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Fashion Lovers and Bloggers Party Hosted by Baggio:

Time: 6p-8p

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

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RAW Fashion Showcase:

Time: 7p-12a

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

Tuesdays Top Ten: Week 30

tt 30This weeks top ten includes some great fall looks, some local event coverage and announcements, a thrift haul and more!! Check out the posts below:

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

Lilly Rose: Thrift Haul from Diversity Thrift, Second Debut, and Ashby

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

Ledbury Sample Sale Today thru Sunday!!!

Starting today and through Saturday from 12p-5p, Ledbury will be hosting a sample sale featuring one-off shirts, the last of discontinued styles and other treasures.  Shoppers can expect to find a multitude of shirts, some accessories including ties and socks, as well as a limited number of blazers.  Prices will be low so make sure you get there early to have access to the best selection!!! Don’t miss this awesome sale event!!
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Saturday Spotlight: Courtney Skunda of Cobblestone Couture

Blog Name: Cobblestone Couture

Blog URLwww.cobblestonecouture.com

Your name: Courtney Skunda

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/CobblestoneCouture

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/cobblecouture

Instagram: http://instagram.com/cobblestonecouture

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/cobblecouture/

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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

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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.

Top 3 favorite blogs to read? The Cut Blog, Capitol Store Blog and Atlantic Pacific.

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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.

shoesIf 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.