Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Fashion Soirees

Ahhh...I can see it, feel it, smell it, Spring is in the air!  Just a few more weeks and Spring will finally be here.  Other than Fall, Spring is my second favorite season.  After a dreary winter with snow and icy mixes, dry beatened skin, and itchy wool coats, I am ready for the crisp, sunny days ahead.  What I love most is Easter (it's just something nostalgic about attending church, and eating a big brunch/dinner with the fam) spending more time outdoors, and checking out the new spring fashions.  I will posting my trend report shortly after Spring hits, but in the meantime, I have included a few fashion/beauty events you Urbanistas may be interested in attending this spring!

The Fashion Rules! Party
Thursday, March 4, 2010 
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac 

From fashion shows and desginer appearances, to celebrity sightings and nifty nosh, Neiman Marcus is hosting hundreds of happenings at stores across the country.  There will be a wine bar with passed appetizers, a Lafayette 148 spring fashion show, a presentation on creating trendy table settings for spring, and a beauty event featuring skincare, color, and fragrances by Beauty World.  Come out and enjoy eats, beats, drinks, and a chance to buy an oh-so-chic NM Exclusive Fashion Rules! t-shirt and tote (t-shirt and tote available for a limited time in stores only). 
Urbanistas this is a MUST attend event, and totally free!

Here is a list of upcoming fashion/beauty events hosted by Neiman Marcus:
March 6-Marc by Marc Jacobs Fashion Presentation-noon
March 12-13-Coomi Personal Appearance, Precious Jewels Salon
March 25-27-SHOE-TO-DO, Manolo Blahnik & Christian Lououtin Trunk Shows
March 31-April 1-Norman Ambrose Pesonal Appearance, Couture Salon
April 1-Natura Bisse Facial Event (Enjoy a complimentary facial), 10-5pm
April 9-10-Michael Boris Personal Appearance-Couture Salon
April 9-10-Anthony Luciano Personal Appearance, Designer Handbags
For a complete list of events, visit:  www. and click on "Store Location and Events"

Michael Drummond Trunk Show
Saturday, March 13th thru Saturday, March 27th
Craft Alliance Delmar Gallery
6640 Delmar Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO  63130

Check out a  haute spring trunk show hosted by Michael Drummond, local designer, and winner of St. Louis Fashion Week's Project:  Design! 2009

Preview the collection, Friday, March 12th or come have Drinks with Drummond Saturday, March 13th, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information visit:

Spring Fashion Soiree'
Thursday, March 25, 2010
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (fashion show starts at 7:00 p.m)

Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac 

Join Saks Fifth Avenue and ALIVE Magazine for a night full of fashion. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks while previewing Saks’ Women’s Contemporary Collection. The first 200 guests will receive gift bags; all guests will receive a 15% discount card good for that night with 5% of all sales benefiting HavenHouse St. Louis charity. Cost: $10 suggested donation to HavenHouse St. Louis.  

Although I am bummed that there will not be a SLFW (St. Louis Fashion Week), this will be a great alternative so I can get my fashion show fix!  You know Alive always throws THE BEST parties in town, plus I have to come through to support my girl, fellow Urbanista Sheniqua Faulkner, Associate Editor with Alive!

Spring Into Beauty
Open House & Beauty Bar
Thursday, April 8th
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
InsideOut Wellness & Acupuncture
8230 Forsyth Blvd. 
Clayton, MO 63105

Experience the Complimentary Beauty Bar featuring free microcurrent facelifts, acupuncture, upper body chair massage, beauty product samples, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres.  Interested Urbanistas should RSVP to by Wednesday, April 7th!  

You KNOW I will be there, you should too!
St. Louis Magazine Presents the
Contemporary Art Museum's DADA Ball
Saturday, April 17th
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m (Afterparty starts at 10:00 p.m.)
Contemporary Art Museum
3750 Washington Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO  63108

St. Louis Magazine and the Contemporary Art Museum are proud to present the 2010 Dada Ball!  Mark your calendar for this glamorous evening of fashion and fun.  Honorary event chairs include Cameron Silver, Karlie Kloss, Derek Blasberg, and Chloe Sevigny. Guests will enjoy cocktails and delicious fare, a vintage couture fashion show, and an exciting live auction of unique fashion-related experiences.  Plus, the Dada Ball would not be complete without a dramatic after party hosted by Anheuser-Busch featuring the creative costumes (or lack thereof) of the local artist community. Tickets are $200 per person, $500 per patron, $1000
per sustainer, or $35 for After Party only. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 314.535.0770 x206 or click here.
Runway Lights Fashion Show
Saturday, April 17th
10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Chase Park Plaza
212 N. Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO  63108
Join Variety Women at the annual Runway Lights Fashion Show to see Neiman Marcus present the “Art of Fashion.” This premier luncheon event held at the Chase Park Plaza will feature a performance by jazz artist Denise Thimes, with additional musical entertainment by the Bosman Twins. All proceeds from the event will help St. Louis area children with physical and mental disabilities reach their full potential. The Runway Lights Fashion Show is presented by American Airlines. Tickets: First Class Seats $150, Business Class Seats: $125, Coach Seats $100.  Click here to purchase tickets or for more information or to reserve your table, please call Molly at 314.453.0453 ext. 123, or e-mail her at

Monday, February 15, 2010

Urbanistas in the City-January

The Urbanistas hit up two of the most popular bridal events in St. Louis, Alive Bride and UNVEILED.  We first checked out Alive Bride held at Lumen.  As mentioned, I attended this event last year and had a fab time; this year I was not disappointed.

Upon arrival, we received goodie bags.  We then headed to the bar for a complimentary glass of Mirrasou Pinot Grigio, and sampled some of the delacacies at Mihalis Chop House and Bryan Young Catering.  After nibbling on all the free samples, we headed upstairs to the grooms' lounge where they had mini burgers and pizza and a cool lounge area for the grooms to be.  The event wrapped with a bridal gown viewing.

Spotted were Alive Magazine's Christy Miller, Attillio D'Agostino, Jason Nichols and Urbanista Sheniqua Faulkner.  I also spotted Jeanne Roberts Johnson, Danielle Hunt, Danielle Lee with Fete Society, Teddy "B Free" Blackett, and Urbanistas April McKinney and Coco the Photographer.   Click here for all the  pics!

After a lovely church service Jasonee and I headed down to UNVEILED at the Chase, compliments of St. Louis Magazine.  There were several bridal vendors in attendance, but what I most recall is the LAVISH dessert table!  After nibbling on just about every dessert they had, (and several mimosas) we headed to the fashion show.  The show was very traditional compared to Alive's trendy show, but I enjoyed seeing fashions for mothers of the bride.

 Spotted were STL Magazine's Megan Riley Frishe and Ms. Lee,  model and business exec Janet Jackson (yes, that is her REAL name) designer Paul Gibson, and my girl-fashion model Jade.  Click here for all the pics!

Last, but certainly not least, the Urbanistas headed to the Boulevard to catch the Cash and Carry Boutique Sale put on by Cheresse Ink; and caught some great deals on all things designer, just in time for Spring! All the fab fashion boutiques were in the house including Jule, Codi, Blush, and Ivy Hill.  I picked up this colorful pink and green flowing dress that I plan to rock during the AKA Boule' this summer!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Urbanistas Throughout the Year!

Hey Urbanistas!  As you all know February marks the Urbanistas 1 year anniversary, so as a tribute, I decided to post some pics of us out and about throughout the year...enjoy!