Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fashion-focused events posing for CIAA 2012

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:30 PM

As the city starts to heat up with CIAA tournament game attendees, executives and partygoers alike, I"m sure you're wondering what the fashion lovers get themselves into. While there are a ton of social activities to choose from this week, there are only a few that are fashion-focused, and as the StyleMayvin, you know that's right up my alley!

So, here are three great events to wet your style whistle.

On Wednesday, Feb. 29. head over to The Ritz Carlton in Uptown to check out the So Vintage Fashion Show produced by Fierce. A-Dot from Power 98 is hosting the event and it looks like this will be a great way to kick off your CIAA week. Tickets start at $20 and are available at www.ez-tixx.com or for a VIP table call 704-957-0340. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and is open to fashionistas of all ages, even the mini divas in training.

Also starting on Wednesday, you can enjoy three nights of fashion with Mode Noir — CIAA Fashion Week. This is slated as a high-end fashion production that will showcase emerging and national designers as well as local Q.C. boutiques from Feb. 29 through March 2. The purpose is to raise funds for the Presbyterian Hospital Blume Center of Charlotte, which treats children with Sickle Cell Disease so not only will attendees have a very stylish time, it's all about fashion for a cause. The event starts nightly at 7 p.m. at 1800 Brewton Drive. Tickets can be purchased at modenoir.eventbrite.com.

For her first annual event, Crystal Butler brings "Glamaholics" to Charlotte. This is a networking event that was "designed to connect men and women of the fashion, art and beauty industry as well as introduce them to premium brands." I'm interested to see this particular event because it's slated to be twice the fun than expected. For the first two hours, attendees will get their network and mingle on while also enjoying the artwork, a makeup station and a selection of jewelry as well as the offerings of the other vendors. Then, the second half of the event will consist of a runway show and a special segment entitled "ShoePhoria." All the fun will culminate at the First Ward Recreation Center on Saturday, March 3 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. $20 advance tickets can be purchased at www.glamaholics.com.

T. Strong is a TV personality, personal stylist and fashion journalist who contributes commentary on Creative Loafing’s Klepto blog in addition to writing for several other national media organizations. To learn more visit www.StyleMayvin.com or follow “therealtstrong” on Twitter.

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